Greater Nashua schools compete at UNH track meets
The Milford girls were led by Rebecca Durham who set a new school record in the 600 meters in 1:40.84, taking third. She now owns all of the indoor track records from 600 to the two-mile. She also led off the first-place 4Ã–400 relay team (4:25.04) along with Robyn Krafft, Renee Wilson, and Meg Sawyer.
The same four girls also placed second in the 4Ã–160 relay at 1:31.74. The girls 4Ã–800 relay took the win in 10:39.54 with Ashleigh Matsis, MaKayla Sullivan, Liz Rodil, and Destiny Bartlett.
Viankah Williams (16-1.5) and Renee Wilson (15-4.25) went 1-2 in the long jump. Robyn Krafft placed fifth in the shot put at 32-1.25.
The Milford boys posted a pair of relay wins: The 4Ã–800 (Caleb Korthals, Ben Valliant, Cam O’Shaughnessy, and Blake Audibert) in 8:51.54 and the 4Ã–160 relay (Matt Hannon, Victor Garcia, Cam O’Shaughnessy, Josh Shaw) in 1:19.4. Victor Garcia placed fourth in the long jump (19-4.25) and Blake Audibert was fourth in the 1500 at 4:24.84.
The Souhegan girls had a fine performance as well. Abby Cranney was second in the 55 meters (7.84) and the 300 (43.64). Elise Lambert also delivered a pair of runner-up places, in the 600 1:38.84 and the high jump, clearing 5-2. Jane Leighton was second in the 1500 meters in 4:55.04.
The 4Ã–400 relay of Leighton, Marissa Romano, Lambert and MacKenzie Hayden was second in 4:27.44. The 4Ã–800 of Jenny Ladd, Hayden, Adrianna Zlotnick and Molly Jennings was third as was the 4Ã–160 group of Cranney, Hannah Rowe, Katie Noyes and Kayla Kilcrease.
The afternoon session was for all the Division I teams with Alvirne, Merrimack, North, South and Bishop Guertin participating.
On the girls side, Dominique Milinazzo scored a second place in the 600 at 1:41.24, while Jenna Bradish took second in the 1,000 at 3:14.24.
Caroline Fischer sped to victory in the 600 meters at 1:40.04. Meredith Basta was second in the shot put at 33-2.25. The Cardinals took third in the 4Ã–400 with Julie Nigro, Rebecca Ntengeri, Katelyn Grise and Fischer.
Johanna Koroma was second in the dash at 7.74. On the boys side, Jonathan Pauhamus was second in the 300 at 38.64. Andrew Peyton was third in the 1000 at 2:47.84. The Hawks relay team of Paulhamus, Eric Stack, Brian Genet and Jacob Myers was third.
The North boys scooped up wins in the 1000 with Max Ireland in 2:39.64, the 1500 with Daniel Vorbach in 4:08.14, and the long jump with Triston Delicema at 20-3.75. Connor Dunning was second in the high jump at 5-8. Joe Curran was third in the 1500 at 4:21.04. The 4Ã–800 team of Bryce Eckenrode, Colin Miller, Curran and Gediyon Prince came home on top. The 4Ã–400 group of Dunning, Eckenrode, Miller and Curran was third. The Titan girls had a pair of winners in Arianna Roberts taking the 300 in 44.94 and Abby Coy soaring 15-10.5 for the high jump victory. Coy also took third in the hurdles at 7.84. Kathryn Lynn was third in the shot put at 32-5.25. On the boys side, Paul Marchand was second in the long jump at 20-0.25.
Sydney Lewis stepped up her game, winning the high jump at 5-foot-4 and earning a second in the hurdles with a 9.34 clocking. She also ran a leg on the 4Ã–160 relay that took third, along with Taylor Mohler, Corita Chartier and Crismeily Borg.
Alvirne had several fine performances in a meet at UMass Lowell. The Lady Broncos started the day off in fine fashion taking first and second in the meets first event the 200 medley relay. The team of Emilienne Tarrant, Emma Beals, Hayli Ruteir and Jane Ostberg chalked up a (2:17:67) win, followed by the relay team of Lara Malizia, Katherine Callery, Autumn Flemming and Katrina Szwec (2:28:98) in second. Ostberg then followed with a personal best time in the 100 free (1:04:21) good for another first place victory and shaving one second off her previous best time.
North, South, Merrimack
North boys defeated Merrimack and South Saturday afternoon. Leading the way was Mario Rodrigues winning both the 100 Free and 100 Back. Hunter Chenard won the 200 Free and was the runner up in the 500 free.
Other notable performances were Joseph Pappas with a win in the 100 Breaststroke, James Bolton with a win the 1 meter dive and Justin Hoprich with a runner up in the 50 Free.
South beat Merrimack and North in the girls meet. Lucina Yi won the 200 free for the Panthers. Payson Mooso won the 50 free and the 100 back. Haleigh Swabowicz won the 100 free and Evelyn Lee the 500 free. Jason Lam took the 100 fly.
For North, Jacqueline Dumont finished second in the 50, Maggie Pare finished third with a personal best in the 100 free. Kat Juris also finished the day with a third in the 100 back.
Merrimack winners included a double from Lauren Brennan in the 100 fly and 100 breast, Toby Stevens in the 50 free, Evan Whaley in the 500 free and Catey Selby in the 200 IM.
Milford swam against Pinkerton, Souhegan, Winnacunnet, Mascenic and Wilton. Calista Chappell got her first two state meet cuts in the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle. Alice Danas placed third in the 200 IM and second in the 100 fly. Allie DeGraffenreid placed fourth in the 50 free. Elaine Danas placed third in the 200 freestyle with a state meet cut and fourth in the 100 breaststroke.Tim Gagnon had strong swims in the 50 and 100 freestyle.
Capital Classic in Concord
Alvirne High had a couple spectacular performances at the Capital City Classic to take ninth among 25 teams. Freshman Kyle Gora took home the title at 160 pounds, while teammate Cam McClure dominated the 145-pound ranks as the Broncos’ stars began their push toward the postseason in style. Heavyweight Tim Driscoll was third.
Merrimack High got a runner-up performance from its young rising star Anson Dewar at 132 pounds. Nathan Kennedy was fourth at 182 pounds. Hawk 220-pounder Dom Damata and heavyweight Eric Griffin each took sixth overall. Damata had reached the semis and might have been a threat to win before being forced out with an injury.
Hollis Brookline had three placers in the tournament as well. Senior Clement Sherwood took third at 195 pounds, while Cam Lapierre grabbed fourth at 152. Zack Brickner was fifth at 170.
Nashua South claimed fifth place among 17 teams Saturday in the Methuen Invitational Tournament, and they did it as a team, without an individual champion. Trevor Linscott, at 182 pounds, and Jeremy Bridge, at 132, were the top Panther finishers, taking runner-up medals.
Kyle Salemi was third at 113, Matt Lamarche took third at 126 and Tom Cullerton was third at 155. Rounding out the placers were Trevor Froburg in fourth at 138 and Colby Spencer, who was sixth at 106 pounds.
Campbell goes 1-2
Campbell High fell to Milford, 39-36, and to Lisbon (Maine) 42-24, but salvaged Saturday with a handy 48-18 win over Winnacunnet. Brendan Douglas, Tyler O’Mara and Trevor O’Mara all went 3-0 on the day for the Cougars.
Nashua South-Pelham 3,
Manchester Memorial 2
The Kings captured their third straight to improve to 4-6, this time in dramatic fashion with three third period goals – two in the final three minutes, the last two eight seconds apart – after being down 2-0. Riley Nutter had two goals while Johnny Pinksten got the game winner with just under two minutes left.
Joe Moore, Nolan Foss and Nolan Harvey had assists.