Tenney wins 4 events as Senators sweep
Tiffany Tenney won four events on Thursday and Mahar Regional School swept a girls’ track and field double dual meet at the Woodward Complex in Orange.
The Senators earned a 96-49 victory over rival Athol High School in a Franklin County League meet, and Mahar also earned a 98-38 victory over Putnam Vocational High School in an independent tilt.
Tenney swept the four events she entered taking the 100 meter dash in 13.1 seconds and the 400 dash in 65.9 seconds. In the field, Tenney captured both the long jump (14-43/ 4) and the high jump (4-8).
No other Senator athlete swept two events on the day. Amber Colon won the 800 (2:45.7), Kadie Jillson won the mile (6:21.6), and Cassie Verheyen won the 2-mile (13:16). Kelsie Bardsley won the triple jump (31-4), Caitriona Cronin won the javelin (100-7), and Elizabeth Currie won the shot put (26-8).
Emily Cassella won two events for Athol, taking the discus (104-4) and the shot put (35-7). Holly Brissette won the pole vault (7-0), and Tanner Favreau won the 400 low hurdles (77.3).
South Hadley 76, Frontier 69 — For the second year in a row, South Hadley High School did something that no other team has done since Mohawk Trail Regional High School did it in the 1997 season: beat Frontier Regional School in a girls’ track & field meet.
Last season the Tigers put an end to a 107-meet winning streak with a 75-70 victory over the Red Hawks and on Thurdsay South Hadley made it two years in a row as it defeated Frontier, 76-69, in a Suburban League meet in South Deerfield.
The Red Hawks, who were participating in their first meet of the season, will look to repeat what they did last season as they did not lose a meet the rest of the season after the loss to the Tigers and went on to win the WMass Division II meet.
South Hadley won 11 events on the day including all but one of the individual running events (Frontier swept the two relay events) to help them earn the victory. Angela Thibeault won two events, taking the 100 high hurdles (18.4) and the long jump (15-3/ 4), Hannah Werenski took two events with wins in the 400 low hurdles (74.3) and the triple jump (32-3).
Frontier gave the Tigers all they could handle including a dominant performance in the high jump in which Frontier swept the top three spots with heights of at least 5 feet for each. Kat Miner won the high jump in 5-2, while Sarah Conlisk and Remi Quesnelle came in second and third at 5-0.
“My kids stepped it up today,” Frontier coach Bob Smith said. “There were some really good things that happened and we threw everything we had at them.”
Sarah Conlisk won the javelin at 111-11, while teammate Ioana Teutsch came in second at 103-6. Conslisk also won the 800 in 2:30.2. Jaime Byrne won the pole vault at 8-0 feet.
Pioneer 95, Greenfield 50
Greenfield 97, Catholic 44 — Danielle Devine won three events for Pioneer Valley Regional School and the Panthers won all but one event on Thursday afternoon in a 95-50 FCL girls’ track & field meet in Northfield.
Greenfield earned a split on the day with a 97-44 victory over Holyoke Catholic High School in an independent meet.
Devine won the 100 meter dash in 14.2 seconds, she won the high jump at 5-2, and the triple jump at 32-21/ 2. Savannah Sojka picked up a pair of victories, one coming in the shot put (30-5), the other in the discus (99-1), while 10 individuals won a single event for the rest of the Panther victories. Sydney Martin won the pole vault at 9 feet, and Sarah Kaczenski chucked the javelin 82-11/ 2. Victoria Laskoski and Megan Weld captured the two hurdling events — Laskoski winning the 100 highs in 21.3 seconds, and Weld winning the 400 lows in 1:30.3. Devon Roy captured the 200 in 30.3 seconds, Natalie Hale won the 400 in 74.4 seconds, Emily Geser took the 800 in 2:58, Amelia Smiaroski won the mile in 6:28, and Audrey Corrigan captured the 2-mile in 13:25.
Ajah Farrington won the lone event for Greenfield with a leap of 12-93/ 4 in the long jump.
• Against Holyoke Catholic, Farrington won two more events with a time of 31.7 in the 200 and a high jump of 4-2. Valenka Kosick won the discus at 62-10 and the shot put at 25-3, and Erika Glabach took both the 100 (14.5) and the triple jump (27-43/ 4). Claire Abelson won the 800 (2:59), Grace Duseau won the 100 hurdles (22.3), Mollie Sullivan won the javelin (66-3), and Kaitlyn Noyes won the pole vault (7-0).
Frontier 101, South Hadley 44 — Frontier won just one more event than South Hadley did on Thursday but the Red Hawks’ depth was too much for the Tigers to overcome and the Hawks cruised to a 101-44 victory in an independent boys’ track & field meet in South Deerfield.
“We swept five events,” Frontier coach Walt Flynn said. “Our depth really paid off today.”
Torsten Nelson won a pair of events, chucking the javelin 128 feet, 1 inch and clearing the 400 intermediate hurdles in 74.1 seconds. Oliver Fox won the 400 in 54.2 seconds, Andy Habel won the mile in 5:10.2, and Dylan Landry won the 2-mile in 11:28.2. Collin Higgins captured the long jump in 17-111/ 2, Frankie Watroba won the triple jump in 37-33/ 4, and Jamie Blinder had a big day on the pole vault with a height of 11-6.