Hyde Indoor Track @ Northbridge Regional High School

Boys:  Hyde 29.33 vs. Leicester 34.67 |Hyde 13 vs. Bartlett 72 |Hyde 38 vs. Marianapolis 30
Girls:  Hyde 8 vs. Leicester 70|Hyde 13 vs. Bartlett 64| Hyde 24 vs. Marianapolis 33

In our last meet against the teams in the SWCL, indoor track continued to show overall improvement and the boys won over Marianapolis as well as running a close meet against Leicester.  The girls nipped at the MPS girls heels but came up just short of a victory, still quite an accomplishment for a team of two.

In the boy’s meet, everyone put points on the board for the Wolf Pack.  Kevin Wang got us off to a great start by throwing his seasons best 33’8.75” and finishing 2nd against MPS, 2nd against Leicester and 3rd against Bartlett.  Christian Bassette also had a great throw with 32’3” Just a few inches behind his personal best for the season. Victor Wright shaved a tenth of a second off of his 50m time tying Christian for first against MPS.  He also went on to add inches to his high jump PR by clearing 5’3” and scoring first place points against MPS and Bartlett.   Bill Lin ran his season’s best mile by roughly five seconds in 5:43 and scored first place points against MPS there and in the 600m where he PR’d at 2:01 and scored first place points against all three teams we competed against. Ryan Slutzky had a rough go at the two mile, while his time was not one of his best, he hung in and he still managed to score first place points against MPS and Leicester.  Ivan Xu ran his best mile of the season dropping 16 seconds from his previous best to finish in 6:13 earning 2nd place points against MPS there and 3rd  in the 600m.  Excellent work from the guys, spreading out across events and being willing to put their best effort in led them to victory.

On the girls side, both Melissa Leventhal and Alexis Bourgoin continued to show a can do attitude and jumped in to several events keeping the scoring close against the much larger teams.  Melissa dropped half a second from her previous best 300m and finished in first place against Marianapolis in 57.4s.  She also picked up first place points in the shot, and 3rd in the 50m while her marks were essentially the same as the previous meets.  Alexis Bourgoin had some gutsy starts but really struggled to commit to the pace today.  The fast start did help to pull her to a PR in the mile where she ran 6:53 and placed 1st against MPS and 3rd against Bartlett.  She also shaved another second off of her 1000m and scored 1st place against MPS with a time of 3:58.  She also added an additional inch to her high jump clearing 3’11” and finishing in 2nd place against MPS.
I know the kids were excited to ring the bell this evening to mark their win over Marianapolis.