Local competitors strut stuff at Steele Relays
Frontier Regional School won three events during the track and field Steele Relays Saturday at Northampton High School.
The relays differ from a regular track meet in that each event takes multiple participants from each school and adds their results together for a final team score. Frontier was one of three schools to win three events.
The Red Hawks won the javelin with a combined distance of 81.86 meters. Ioana Tutsch had the longest throw for the Red Hawks with a distance of 28.44 meters, while Katherine Conlisk cleared 26.73 meters, and Megan Slocombe threw 26.69 meters. The Red Hawks also won the high jump with a combined height of 14 feet, 8 inches. Clare Cycz cleared 5 feet for the top leap for the team, while Sarah Conlisk and Kat Miner also had solid jumps.
The third Red Hawk win came in the 4x1600 relay, where Caitlin Burnett, Jackie Spencer, Taryn Marquis and Natalie Mako raced home in a time of 23 minutes, 46 seconds, including Mako’s anchor leg time of 5:16.
The Red Hawks also had four second-place teams. The trio of Raven Williams, Christina Lankarge and Amanda Mozea (team-best throw of 87-0.5) came in second in the discus at 228-5.5, while the team of Mairead Ferry, Katherine Conlisk and Brenna Sicard came in second in the shuttle hurdles with a time of 53.9 seconds. Miner, Clare Cycz, Emilie Cycz and Sarah Conlisk placed second in the sprint medley — which consists of two 200-meter sprints, one 400 and one 800 — with a time of 4:33.1, which left Frontier 11 seconds behind winner Amherst Regional High School, which qualified for Nationals. Frontier also placed second in the pole vault with a combined height of 21 feet, behind the team of Ferry (7-6), Marquis and Jaime Byrne.
Frontier also had two third-place showings. The Red Hawks took third in the shot put at 79-5, with Sarah Conlisk, Katherine Conlisk and Mozea (31-7), and the team placed third in the triple jump at 90-4.5, with Ferry (31-7.5), Kimmi Logan and Kim Wildman-Hanlon.
Abbie Yezierski, Kayla Baus and Emma Jepsen pole vaulted a combined height of 21 feet to tie Frontier for second in the pole vault at the Steele Relays.
Mohawk finished just behind Frontier in the 4x1600 to take second in the event on the day with a time of 24:17.6 by Maddie Boucias, Julia Shean, Lily Wells and Yezierski.
The Warriors also placed third in two events. The quartet of Jepsen, Ashley Pierce, Lydia Morris and Natasha Olanyk took third in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:19.2, while the javelin team of Danielle Hartnett, Morris and Pierce came in third with a distance of 75.14 meters.
Four Rivers second
Longmeadow High School closed out Saturday’s championship game during the Northfield Mount Hermon School Ultimate Tournament on a 4-1 run to edge Four Rivers Charter School with a 13-10 victory in Gill.
Four Rivers went 3-1 en route to the second-place finish. In the semifinals, Four Rivers beat Northampton High School, 15-7. The win came after the two teams were tied at 6-6 before Four Rivers switched from man-to-man defense to a zone defense. Jack Conant made a number of crucial defensive plays in the win.
In earlier play, Four Rivers defeated St. Johnsbury, 15-8, and Amherst Regional High School junior varsity, 15-5.
NMH finished third in the tournament.