Londonderry Invitational Track: South’s Zhang leaps to double win
Warm weather equals opportunity, and local athletes took advantage Saturday at the Londonderry Invitational track meet.
Nashua South came home with a combined five wins. Julia Zhang was a double winner taking down the long jump at 16-5.75 and the triple jump at 35-9.25. Vanessa Norton, Nadia Zhecheva, Hannah Swain and Angie Suaza won the 4×400 at 4:07.51. Sydney Lewis ran the 100 hurdles in 16.44 to take the win and was also runner up in the high jump (5-2). Cali Coffin took second in the 3200 (11:29.10), and Suaza was third in the 200 (27.01). Madeline Stevens, Kourtney Lopez, Norton and Lewis were third in the 4×100 (51.02). South’s Eric Carlo, Maxim Merkuryev, Jason Compoh and Brendon Frost took down the 4×400 win at a time of 3:31.95. Frost also placed second in the javelin at 142-3.
Bishop Guertin’s Ethan Holt cleared 6-4 to win the high jump. Jacob Pacheco won the pole vault at 12-6, a foot. Freshman Fiona Doherty ran a time of 2:20.86 to win the 800. Grace Jones was third in the long jump (15-11.75).
Merrimack’s Johnathan Paulhamus, Ben Eichman, Zach Twardosky and Adam Thornton were second in the 4×100 (43.84). Ryan Fischer, Adam Ellis, Andrew Frothingham and Elijah Demeo finished second in the 4×800 (8:28.35). Paulhamus (100), Andrew Peyton (800) and Eichman (triple jump) all grabbed thirds. Jared Dyer was runner up in the shot put with a distance of 47-11.25.
Sydney Ogbunamiri, Mary Vance, Melanie Hutchinson and Johanna Koroma were second in the 4×100 with a time of 50.99 seconds.
Nashua North’s Victoria Conrad stamped herself as a threat in next week’s state meet with a shot put win (38-8.5) and Aliana Mercado won the javelin (110-3).
Chantel Finlay and Adaobieze Nwankwo finished second in the 400 and long jump respectively. Kathryn Lynn was third in the shot put. Joseph Curran had the best finish for the North boys running to a second place finish in the 800 (1:58.75). Taking third place finishes were Gediyon Prince in the 3200 and Nasir Perry in the 110 hurdles.
Alvirne’s Skyler Bomba found a win in the high jump with a height of 5-4, took second in pole vault (10-0) and third in triple jump (33-2.75). Adrienne Mckoy-Sophos added another win in the 400 (62.20) for the Bronco girls. Davante Mckoy-Sophos had the best finish for Alvirne on the boys side with a third in the 400 (51.20).
Campbell’s Joshua Hoffman grabbed the sole win for the Cougars with a distance of 151-3 in the discus. Jeffrey Allen had a solid runner-up finish in the 1600 (4:25.14).
Lily Jackson secured a win for Hollis Brookline in discus with a superb distance of 113-9, beating her nearest opponent by 18 feet. Chase Adams had the best finish for the Hollis Brookline boys with a fourth in the 300 hurdles.
Chloe Trudel led Souhegan with a runner up in the 1600 (5:14.57) and a third in the 800 (2:23.98). Georgia Jones ran to a third-place finish in the 1600.
Dawson Hamele was fourth in the high jump for Souhegan’s best finish on the boys team.