Wolfpack Track & Field Hits the Road for Quad Meet

 

Hyde at Wheeler with Moses Brown and Bancroft

April 20, 2016

 

The Track & Field team took to the road this week for their first away meet of the spring.  Hosted by the Wheeler School the boys and girls of Hyde faced stiff competition in some events and did their best to make the most of the beautiful spring afternoon.

Girls

Hyde School            4

Wheeler            62

Moses Brown            75

Bancroft            67.5

 

Boys

Hyde School             59.5

Wheeler            65

Moses Brown            95.5

Bancroft            13

 

Hyde’s small group of girls faced teams with four times as many competitors yet still competed to their best. With two girls on the injured list the team had to rely on others to make significant improvements.  Coco Cai ’17 earned points in both the discus and the javelin.  Elsa Zhang ’18 also earned points in the javelin helping move the needle forward.  Kim Xu ’17 tried her hand at the 100 m and the team welcomed senior Francie O’Neil to her first competition in the javelin.  Our injured athletes are working diligently to repair themselves for future competitions.

 

The boys’ team came out strong in the field events.  Newcomer to the javelin, Markus Rhyner ’16, launched his instrument a full 98’ 4” for a 4th place finish.  Khalil Johnson ’17 jumped an astounding 39’ 1.5” in the triple earning first place points for the team and edging him closer to the school record.  In the high jump, Rodney Ray ’17 placed first with a jump of 6’ 0”, Eamonn Joyce ’16 earned second with 5’ 10”, and Daniel Murray ’17 garnered a fourth place at 5’ 8”.  Victor Wright ‘17, recently off the injured list, threw the discus a solid 82’ and change for first place and also put the shot 33’ 3.5” for fourth place.  Just behind him was junior Devin Van Brunt with a fifth place finish and points at 33’ 2.5”.

 

The boys’ running events showed some areas where improvement was needed.  The 4 x 100 team was disqualified with an out of bounds pass.  More practice is in order.  Andrew West ’17 ran a solid 1500 m at a 4:50 time for a second place; he also earned first place finishes in the 300 IH in a time of 48.6 and in the 3000 m with a time of 11:01. In the high hurdles Daniel Murray ’17 ran a 21.5 for second place.  Jason Ruan ’17 and Charlie Tran ’16 both earned points in the 100 m.  Sam Song ’18 dropped another couple seconds off of his 800 time as well. While some athletes improved their personal time, it was clear that much of the team needs to refocus their efforts for away track meets.

The Wolfpack is back on their home turf on the 27th to meet the Portsmouth Abbey Ravens.

Coach Rigney