Hyde-Woodstock Track and Field @ Marianapolis

 

Boys: Hyde 75 vs MPS 69

Girls: Hyde 6 vs MPS 133

The Track team took the short trip to Marianapolis for their final regular season meet, head to head with MPS.  The MPS and Hyde Woodstock teams have had a history of sharing facilities, and working together at practices, and in hosting meets, over the past several years and it was great to have them host our final regular season meet at their new facility.  They were kind enough to thank Coach Rigney for what he has contributed to their program through partnership with Coach Dicicco of MPS.  They also honored our seniors along with theirs announcing their names and giving them flowers at a cookout at the end of the meet.  The day was filled with camaraderie, and friendly competition.

Our boys came in fired up for a victory, but missing a key element in senior Khalil Johnson who is typically a lead point scorer.  Many of our athletes knew we would be looking to them to step up and fill in the holes his absence would leave.  Either their motivation to win, or the surface on their new track seemed to have great benefit to some of our athletes who brought home PRs for the day.  Teddy St. Louis ’18 broke the school record while securing first place points in the 200m, running 23.1s.  He also set a personal record and won the 100m in 11.69, and was in a 3 way tie for first place in the High Jump as well as anchoring the 4x100m team.  Dan Murray ’17 stepped up in the jumps setting a PR of 19’ 8.5” in the Long Jump for first place.  He hit 39’10” for first in the Triple Jump and was the overall winner of the 3 way first place tie in the High Jump. Andrew West ’17 continued to be a key contributor by taking 2nd place in the 1500m, 300IH, 3000m, and contributing to the 4x400m relay. Omar Raddaoui ’17 brought in points from two first place finishes in the 110HH and the 300IH.  Mehki McCray ’17 dropped his 800m PR by 6 seconds to place first in 2:15. Alex Wang ’17 took 2nd place in the pole vault through a tie breaker and put important points on the board.  In the throws, Noah Lazarus ’18 and Victor Wright ‘17 took first and second in the Discus where Noah threw a PR at 124’ 10”, Victor also took a second place in the Shot and Noah took first in the Javelin. There were many other great performances, personal records, and points gathered.  They guys did an excellent job picking up points everywhere they could in order to take home a win to cap out the regular season, undefeated in the SENE.  This Saturday they will return to Marianapolis for the SENE Championship and O’Dell invitational.

On the girl’s side, we were down two of our athletes, or roughly 25% of the team but they managed to put up a few points and earn a couple of PRs for the day.  Dairy Rojas had a strong day, improving in the shot by another 6” and finishing in third place.  She has consistently improved in that event from 22’ early in the season to 26’ 7” on Saturday.  Coco Cai also hit a new PR in the shot improving to 18’ 11.5” Autumn Condon had a solid day at the pole vault taking second place points by clearing 6’. Georgia Horelick and Elsa Zhang also earned new PRs in the Javelin at 64’5” and 50’1.” The girls continue to put forward their best efforts despite their small numbers.  Vivian Yu captured a third place finish in the 3000m.

Wish them all luck as they wrap up the season!!