Phoenix Track & Field @ Phillips Exeter

Phillps Exeter Academy Track Meet – 4/30/16

The Hyde School Boys and Girls Track & Field teams traveled to Phillips Exeter Academy for a meet against Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter High School, Pingree School, and Hebron Academy. At a beautiful facility, the athletes honored the environment with notable improvements. It was a beautiful day for a track meet and the phenomenal talent at the meet tested the Phoenix grit and led to more New England Qualifiers and several personal records.

Boys Meet:

  1. Phillips Exeter Academy 158
  2. Exeter High School             126
  3. Pingree School                         27
  4. Hyde School                         26
  5. Hebron Academy             14

Wowed by the Exeter talent, our runners stretched and pushed harder than ever, but came up with little to show in the score. To kick off the meet, Hyde’s 4x100m relay team of Bernard He ’17, Antoine Montgomery ’16, Alex Hilton ’17, and Trevor Saucier ’16 bobbled some hand offs but still raced to a third place finish in the race (though credited with fourth place). In the 100m dash, Antoine Montgomery ‘16 took 4th place with a personal record of 11.52 seconds, while Trevor Saucier ‘16 earned a 5th place finish with his season record of 11.61 seconds. Demeke Geremew ’17 finished 3rd in the 3000m with a personal record of 9:44.1 and 4th in the 800m with a time of 2:11.7. Evans Kagame ‘16 also placed 4th in the high jump, clearing 5’2”. Bernard He ’17 closed out the running points with a 5th place finish and personal record in the 300m Hurdles, with a time of 49.5.

On the field, James Scharpf ‘16 earned Hyde’s only 1st place finish of the day with a season PR of 142’7” in the javelin. Devon Stanford ‘16 also earned a PR and 3rd place finish in the discus, with a throw of 128’5”

Other noteworthy efforts from the day…

Evan Davis ’17                        PRs in 1500m and 3000m (by 22 seconds!!!)

Yihang Li ’17                        PR and NE Qualifier in the 110 High Hurdles

Aaron Ayala ‘17            PRs in the shot put and javelin

Bill Li ’17                        16 second improvement in the 1500m

Khaleil DePass                        Personal record and NE Qualifier in the Long Jump; Running

Khaleil DePass                        Winner of the #RunningManChallenge (see video attached)

Though disappointed with place earnings, there were many proud moments in grit, determination, sportsmanship, and team camaraderie. The team will travel to Belmont Hill School for a quad meet with Belmont Hill, Phillips Exeter, and Pingree on Saturday May 7 at 3:30.

Girls Meet:

Tiny in numbers but mighty in effort, the women’s team continues to showcase grace and grit in their performances. Olivia Kueler ’19 proved woman of the day for the Phoenix with a PR and New England Qualifying throw in the javelin. Lilly Hannah ’17 gave the 800m run her best effort in her first ever mid-distance race. Shirley He ’16 earned another PR in the 400m, while Timesha Walker ’17 had a great first ever 400m race, and then earned a PR in the 200m dash. Kelly Mugabo ’16 also earned a personal best in the shot put, by more than a foot in distance. Patricia Mudogo’s unflappable positive attitude led to another PR in the javelin.

The ladies hope to continue with their all-in attitudes and build toward and impactful MAISAD performance in two weeks. Their next meet is yet to be determined.

Coach Folan