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Indoor Track Roundup: Local competitors shine at Meet No. 4



Recorder Staff
Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Mahar Regional School boys and girls both went 2-0 Friday in the early session of the PVIAC Indoor Track & Field Meet 4 at Smith College in Northampton.

Kamryn Reilly had a big day for the Mahar girls’ team, finishing second in the long jump (15 feet, 9½ inches), fourth in the 55-meter dash (7.90) and sixth in the 300 (46.90) to help the Senators to wins over Baystate Academy (82-6) and Springfield School of Science & Technology (73-15).

Anna Wetherbee finished fourth in the 1,000 (3:31.20) and sixth in the long jump (14-5½) for the Senators, while Marie Nottleson took eighth in the high jump (4-2) and ninth in the 55 hurdles (10.59). Chloe Taddeo finished fifth in the shot put (26-11½) and eighth in the 600 (2:04.64).

Aaron Hendry led the Mahar boys on the day, winning the 300 (37.82) and taking fourth in both the 55 (7.04) and 55 hurdles (8.69) to help Mahar to wins over Baystate Academy (80-5) and Sci-Tech (79-6).

Sebastian Shaw came in second in the 1,000 (2:55.23) and seventh in the mile (5:04.70) for the Senators, while Hugo Frost had three top-10 finishes with a fourth in the long jump (18-9½), fifth in the 55 hurdles (8.79) and eighth in the shot put (32-4¼). Ash Shaw took second in the high jump (6-0), Aidan Didonato was fourth in the 600 (1:32.70), and Sean Doyle was ninth in the shot put (31-4).

In the late session, Meghan Davis continued her dominance in distance events, winning both the 1,000 (3:14.38) and the mile (5:27.32) to help the Mohawk Trail Regional High School girls finish 2-2 on the day. The Warriors defeated Greenfield High School (61-30) and High School of Commerce (66-24) but lost to Pope Francis (52-39) and South Hadley high schools (65-29).

Gabby Shean was fourth in the shot put (30-7½) for the Warriors, and Lily Wickland-Shearer was ninth in the 55 hurdles (10.39).

Amy O’Sullivan led the Greenfield girls, finishing third in the mile (5:53.79) and fifth in the 1,000 (3:28.40) but GHS went 0-4 on the day with losses to Hampshire Regional High School (49-41), Pope Francis (59-32) and South Hadley (70-21).

Eighth-grader Allison Wiles finished ninth in the high jump at 4-6 with a seven-inch improvement on her personal best, and just two inches off the school’s indoor record. She also qualified for PVIACs with the jump. Jamie Day took seventh in the mile (6:15.68) for the Wave, and Dina Samake was ninth in the shot put (24-1).

Seth Hoynoski had three top 10 finishes for the Mohawk boys as the Warriors went 3-1. Mohawk beat Greenfield (62-24), Pope Francis (55-35) and Commerce (50-28), and lost to South Hadley (53-38). Hoynoski took fifth in the 300 (39.05), seventh in the shot put (36-6¼) and ninth in the 55 (7.08).

Cullen Brown was fifth in the 600 (1:36.46) and sixth in the 55 hurdles (9.49) for Mohawk, and London Summers was sixth in the 600 (1:38.09).

Greenfield finished 1-3 with a 51-31 win over Hampshire and losses to Pope Francis (55-31) and South Hadley (73-17).

Tyssen LaBombard was ninth in the 1,000 in 3:13.28.