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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

BG’s Garnick breaks own hurdle record

Betsy Garnick of Bishop Guertin High School set a state record for the third consecutive week, as she and almost two dozen other area athletes competed in the New England Regional track championship meet Saturday at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine.

Garnick came in second in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 14.09 seconds to place behind Vanessa Clerveaux of Brockton, Mass., and breaking the New Hampshire record she’d set the previous week at the Meet of Champions. Garnick first set the mark in the hurdles at the Division I meet on May 25, breaking the record of Oyster River’s Alison Poulin (14.52), which was set in 1988.

Souhegan’s Isabella Stuopis also came in second in the shot put, throwing 40-feet, 11-inches, and the senior also took 12th in the discus. Milford’s Courtney Hawkins was 11th in the 1,600 and Nashua South’s Arashana Yanes was 11th in the long jump and 16th in both the 100 and 200.

Brittney Lambert of Alvirne took 11th in the high jump and Hollis Brookline’s Emma Newton came in 21st in the 1,600 and 26th in the 3,200. Newton’s teammate, Lindsey Beauregard, placed 29th in the triple jump. Elizabeth Allard of South tied for 18th in the pole vault.

South’s Kevin Shea was the top performer on the boys side, taking fourth in the high jump, 14th in the triple jump and 16th in the 110 hurdles. Souhegan’s Jake Kittredge, Bert DeForest, Nate Kittredge and Tanner Kent came in fourth in the 4x800 relay and 10th in the 4x400, setting school records in both events, while teammate Ben DeForest took 10th in the 110 hurdles.

Mike Lynch of Nashua North placed eighth in the shot put and 13th in the discus and teammate Zakari Jenkins finished 15th in the 200. Milford’s Jarad Asselin tied for 11th in the high jump while Alex Tamulonis tied for 16th in the pole vault for the Spartans.

Alvirne’s Aaron Bellomo placed 11th in the 1,600 and Bishop Guertin’s Griffin Gagnon was 13th in the same event. Ethan Boucher of Alvirne came in 27th in the 300 hurdles.

Keene’s Jacilyn Briggs was the lone winner from New Hampshire, as she won the girls pole vault by clearing 12-9.