Hyde Wolfpack Track & Field’s Final Home Meet in Woodstock

5/3/2017

Boys Score:                          Girls Score:

Hyde: 122                             Wheeler: 96

Wheeler: 61                         Bancroft: 55

Moses Brown: 44               Moses Brown: 54

Bancroft: 8                           Hyde: 26

On a windy spring day, the Wolfpack Track & Field team hosted Woodstock’s final home meet against Wheeler, Moses Brown, and Bancroft for a quad meet. Despite the windy conditions, both the boys and girls squads put forth their best effort to make Hyde Woodstock’s last home meet a memorable one. The girls’ team scored the majority of their 26 points led by senior Autumn Condon ’17, who earned 6 points by finishing 1st place in the pole vault with a height of 6 feet, and a 3rd place finish in intermediate hurdles. Freshman Zakiiyah Puliam-Holmes ‘20 and sophomore Dairy Rojas ’19 continued to contribute points taking two 3rd place finishes in High Jump and Shot Put. Rojas has achieved personal records at every meet thus far, showing grit and determination to continually improve. Senior Vivian Yu ’17 battled through the 3,000m to finish in 3rd place, earning valuable points for Hyde. Despite their low numbers, the girls’ team continues to persevere as they fight to raise their score at each meet.

With a dominating record of 3-1 (with a narrow second place finish last week) the boys’ team took to the track and field events with the determination to win. The boys’ perseverance has gone unmatched all season, and despite many days with uncomfortable conditions, many new personal bests were obtained. The meet started with yet another strong showing from the boy’s field team. Seniors Dan Murray ‘17 and Khalil Johnson ‘17 took 1st and 2nd respectively in the long and triple jump. Khalil Johnson ’17 posted an impressive 42’7’’ triple jump, just four inches off the school record, and Dan Murray ’17 posted personal bests in both long jump (18’11’’) and triple jump (40’). The team continued to dominate in the high jump securing all seven first place finishes. Sophomore Teddy St. Louis ’19 posted a 5’10” high jump, and senior Victor Wright 17’ took two first place finishes in shot put (40’08.5”) and discus (118’08”). Junior Noah Lazarus ‘18 continues to impress in the throws with a 150’02” in javelin, throwing more than twelve feet past Moses Brown’s second place finisher, and crushing his old personal record by more than 20 ft. Altug Yilmaz ‘19 demonstrated consistency in javelin earning a 3rd place finish. Senior Alex Wang ’17 cleared a 7’ pole vault to take first place as well. As the field events concluded and the wind began to pick up, the Wolfpack stepped onto the track in hopes to improve from previous meets.

The Hyde 4×1 team ran a steady race, leading to a 2nd place finish. Senior Andrew West ‘17 continued to be a key contributor on the track for the Wolfpack finishing 2nd in the 1500m and 1st in the 3000m, beating the second place finisher by over 54 seconds. Sophomore Teddy St. Louis ‘19 earned two first place finishes in the 100m and 200m races, with a personal record in the 200m with a time of 24.83. Senior Omar Raddaoui ‘17 ran to one first place finish in the 300m intermediate hurdles, earning the team valuable points in difficult events.

The boys improve to 4-1 on the season, and walk away with a greater sense of competition and determination to succeed. The Wolfpack competed valiantly solid competition, demonstrating great effort, vigor, and teamwork. The Wolfpack will travel to Marianapolis this Saturday, 5/4, where they will may face their toughest competition of the year so far. Both the boys and girls teams look to finish out the regular season on a winning note in preparation for SENE’s the following weekend.