Bedford’s Kenny blazes at Dartmouth

Much of the top track and field talent in New England gathered last weekend at the Dartmouth Relays. The Bedford High tracksters did well to represent.

Bedford’s Aidan Kenny continued his superb winter season by taking first place in the 600 meters when he broke the tape with a 1:23.74 sizzler. Kenny, a junior, did it the hard way, coming out of the third heat for the upset.

Bedford’s Zach Verow was sixth in the 300 meters at 36.95 seconds.

The sophomore also raced all the way to the 55 meter semifinals with a 6.79 clocking. Kenny, Verow, Toby Sarette and Connor Kiefer were sixth in the 4×400 relay in 3:40.75. Kenny, Verow, Dan Hawkins and Joseph Aiello combined for 11th in the 4×200 relay at 1:38.55.

Lucien Mumpini long-jumped 20-1 for eighth place and triple-jumped 40-6.75 for 12th.

On the girls side, Brianna Coco came out of the sixth heat to place 13th overall in the 300 meters, with a 44.00 clocking. Teammate Elizabeth Flynn was 20th in 44.73. Brianna Coco also qualified for the semifinals in the 55 hurdles with an impressive 9.43 clocking.

The Bedford 4×200 relay team of Veronica Gikas, Hannah Mikol, Brianna Coco and Elizabeth Flynn grabbed fourth place in 1:51.10.

Olivia Coco took ninth in the 600 with a 1:44.76, while Delaney Flanagan was 20th in the 1,000 in 3:19.63.

BHS Sports Talk: The Bedford High girls hoop team continued its dominant ways in the Granite State, making it 7-0 with a 57-27 victory over Salem Tuesday night. On the boys side, a 40-34 win over Merrimack was a good feeling to the Bulldogs, now 1-2. On the ice, the Bedford boys have clearly found their stride, making it three in a row for 2018 with a victory Wednesday over North-Souhegan. The Bulldogs are now 4-2, while the Bedford girls in their first varsity are 1-4.