Wolfpack Cross Country @ Gould, Manchester Invite, Festival 0f Champions & Kents Hill

Hyde Wolfpack Cross Country at Gould Academy
September 16, 2017

Boys Meet:

  1. Hyde: 34 (2, 4, 6, 10, 12)
  2. Gould: 39 (1, 3, 8, 13, 14)
  3. Hebron: 69 (7,11,15, 17,19)

Girls Meet:

  1. Kents Hill: 31 (3, 4, 5, 9, 10)
  2. Gould: 34 (2, 6, 7, 8, 11)
  3. Hebron: 85 (1, 16, 19, 23, 26)

Hyde Wolfpack Cross Country travelled to Gould Academy on Saturday, September 16th for their first meet of the season. It was sunny, hot (81 degrees), and humid, making the race quite challenging despite the relatively flat course.

In the boys race, nerves were high as none of the athletes knew much of what to expect. A great effort from all of our runners allowed us to clinch first place in our first meet. A great way to start the season. Our scoring runners wereJose Bay-Cheng ’19 scoring 2 points with a time of 20:05, Jeremiah Wright ’18 scoring 4 points with a time of 20:38, Edwin Ezedonmwen ’18 scoring six points with a time of 20:42, Parris Thompson ’18 scoring nine points with a time of 23:5, and Evan Hutchinson ’21 scoring 10 points with a time of 24:24.

In the girls race, we were only able to enter 3 runners which made us unable to score points as a team. However, all three runners put in an admirable effort with Zakiiyah Pulliam-Holmes ’20 pushing hard and setting a benchmark for her future races. The other two Wolfpack runners, Rosalynn Bragg ’19 and Sunday Maker ’18, encountered a runner from another team suffering from severe muscle cramping. They stopped mid-race and assisted this runner for a significant distance until the athletic trainer arrived on the scene with a vehicle. This was an incredible act of sportsmanship and altruism and we could not be more proud to have these two as part of our team!

After setting a tone of great sportsmanship and the highest effort, we look forward to continued improvement in our times over the season. Our next meet is a huge invitational at Derryfield Park in Manchester, NH on Saturday, September 23rd.

Go Wolfpack!

Coaches Sargent and Sperzel

 

Hyde Wolfpack Cross Country at Manchester Invitational

September 23, 2017

Hyde Wolfpack Cross Country travelled to Derryfield Park in Manchester, NH on Saturday, September 23rd for the 43rd Manchester Invitational. It was sunny, hot, humid, and more hilly than our runners are used to, making the race quite challenging. There were many schools in attendance and very stiff competition in all 11 races. Hyde was unable to place overall, but nearly every runner set a personal record (PR) and our top 4 runners finished within 11 seconds of one another: Jose Bay-Cheng ’19 20:11, Edwin Ezedonmwen ’18 20:13, Joe Hale ’21 20:17, and Jeremiah Wright ’18 20:22.

Our next meet is another huge invitational: The Festival of Champions in Belfast, ME on Saturday, September 30th.

Go Wolfpack!

Coaches Sargent and Sperzel

 

Hyde Wolfpack Cross Country at Festival of Champions

September 30, 2017

Hyde Wolfpack Cross Country travelled to Belfast, ME on Saturday, September 30th for The Festival of Champions. It was perfect weather for a race and the course was flat and grassy, making it a great day for setting new personal records. There were many schools in attendance and very stiff competition in all races. Hyde was unable to place overall, but once again nearly every runner set a new personal record (PR)! Highlight performances were Jose Bay-Cheng ’19 18:31 and  Jeremiah Wright ’18 19:49 who both ran their best times of the season and broke into sub-20 times! Another highlight was the Wolfpack women (Zakiiyah Pulliam-Holmes ’20, Sunday Maker ’18, and Autumn Condon ’18) who all shaved minutes off their times!

Our next meet will be a quad meet at Kents Hill on Saturday, October 7th.

Go Wolfpack!

Coaches Sargent and Sperzel

 

Hyde Wolfpack Cross Country at Kents Hill

October 7, 2017

Boys

  • Gould: 22
  • Hyde: 62
  • Hebron: 68
  • Kents Hill: 75

Girls (we entered 4 runners, not enough to score points)

Hyde Wolfpack Cross Country travelled to Kents Hill, ME on Saturday, October 7th. We were a small team with several runners missing due to the SAT. We arrived to cool, damp weather, and found a somewhat hilly course with many roots and rocks in the trails. It was a challenging course in challenging conditions. A great performance from our top 5 this race who all finished in the top 20 and led us to a second place team finish: Joe Hale ’21Parris Thompson ’18, Evan Hutchinson ’21, Aidan Carpenter ’20, and Courtland Coleman ’19 (his first race!). Also, Chip Carter ’18 ran in hiking boots and was still able to beat 9-minute mile pace!

We will return to Gould Academy for our next meet on Saturday, October 14th.

Go Wolfpack!

Coaches Sargent and Sperzel