Phoenix Varsity Track vs Hyde-Woodstock, PCD, STM

Girls Scoring

Hyde-Bath – 49

Hyde-Woodstock – 48

Providence Country Day – 20

St. Thomas More – 0

What can you do with five individuals? Be a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Start a notable boy band using letters of their first names. Become a member of the ‘Fab Five.’ Win a track meet?

On Saturday, our girls track and field team travelled to Woodstock for the spring edition of the President’s Cup competition. Competing against Hyde-Woodstock and Providence Country Day, the Lady Phoenix were tasked with maxing out their events in order to battle for a meet win. They certainly did not disappoint, securing a one point victory of rival Hyde-Woodstock after a win in the final event of the day. Throughout the competition, Hyde-Bath would win the 100, 200, 800, 1500, 3000, 400 meter relay, 1600 meter relay, and the long jump. Sophomore sprinters, Helenna Wallace and Timesha Walker, were key role players finishing second and third in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Both ladies were also members of the two winning relay teams. Lilli Allen had a career day, winning the 100, 200, LJ and anchoring the winning 400 meter relay. Senior distance runners, Jenny Balter and Avery Booth, combined to win the 800, 1500, 3000, and were members of the winning relay teams. As the day concluded, all five ladies displayed members of selfless determination and grit that contributed to securing a President’s Cup victory.

 

Boys Scoring

Hyde-Woodstock – 100

Hyde-Bath – 94

Providence Country Day – 36

St. Thomas More – 19

While the girls were scrapping together relays and people to fill events, the boys team had a much larger force to battle the Wolfpack for track and field supremacy. The field events kicked off the meet and Jamie Lynch ’15 threw a PR (136’ 3.5”) to secure the event victory while newcomer Tenzin Crane ’15 had a fifth place finish. Senior Bryan Wang would go on to finish second in the Discus and Shot Put events. On the track, notable first place finishes came from Toby Taradeina ’15 in the 400M, Kiefer Cundy ’15 in the 1500M, and Paul Maurice in the 100M and 200M. Jacob Deutschlander ’15 and Sky Zhao ’15 also had a one, two finish in the 300 hurdles. After winning the 1600 meter relay, the Phoenix fell short by a mere six points. Phoenix track and field will be back in action for Spring Family Weekend next week.