Selanis wins PVIAC shot title

  • Mohawk’s Meghan Davis ran to a third-place finish in the 1,000-meter during the PVIAC Championship meet Friday at Smith College in Northampton. For The recorder/jerrey roberts

Recorder Staff
Friday, February 09, 2018

Like he did all season long, Kris Selanis dominated the competition Friday night and cruised to an individual title.

The Athol High School senior topped the next-closest thrower by nearly eight full feet, as his best heave of 54 feet, 10¼ inches gave him first place in the PVIAC Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Smith College in Northampton.

Selanis was the lone individual winner for the local teams, though there were several stellar performances in the de facto Western Mass. championship.

Mahar Regional School’s Ash Shaw nearly joined Selanis as a winner. Shaw wound up settling for second place in the high jump, as he cleared 6 feet, but was defeated in a jump-off by Longmeadow High School’s Carter Rosewell.

Shaw added a seventh-place finish in the 600 meters (1:28.12), while Sebastian Shaw of Mahar took seventh in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:48.94. Teammate Hugo Frost was eighth in the long jump (19-5¾), and the Senators nabbed sixth in the 4x400 relay (3:42.87).

With Selanis leading the way, Athol also had several athletes crack the top 10 on Friday. Mason Barrieau was fifth in the 55-meter hurdles (8.46 seconds) and seventh in the 300 (37.36), while Dennis St. Jean added an eighth-place performance in the 1,000 meters (2:49.19).

Pioneer Valley Regional School’s Scott McDonough took sixth in the long jump on Friday (20-5¼), and Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s Seth Hoynoski earned a 10th-place finish in the 300 (38.90).

Greenfield High School senior Amy O’Sullivan had the top finish of any local competitor on the girls’ side, as she was the runner-up in the 2-mile with a final time of 12 minutes, 7.14 seconds. Teammate and fellow senior Jamie Day was sixth in the 2-mile, as she crossed in 12:42.65.

Mohawk junior Meghan Davis ran to a pair of third-place finishes on Friday night. Davis set a personal best in the mile, finishing with a time of 5:16.49 to nab third. She also was third in the 1,000 meters, where she posted a time of 3:12.38.

Mohawk’s Gabby Shean finished seventh in the shot put, with her best throw measuring in at 31-6¾.

Mahar’s Kamryn Reilly paced her squad with a sixth-place performance in the long jump (16-0).