Saber Invite a hit
Familiar stars shined bright and fresh, new ones rose as Souhegan High School hosted the Saber Invitational Track Meet on Saturday.
For an area track contingent just getting into the season, with the first major event of the year, many excellent performances were turned in.
The Merrimack High boys and the Nashua North High girls took the titles.
Here’s a look at the top performers on the day from the area
The Spartan boys finished fourth with 61 points.
Emmanuel Ughu won the discus throw (140’9“) and finished runner up in shot put. Billy Cook was runner up in the pole vault (11’6”) and Colton Burrows was third in shot put. Caleb Korthals (1600 run) and Jake Williams (110m hurdles) each took fourth place finishes.
Lauren Robinson picked up a win in the 1600 run (5:26.00), Leslie MacGrath won the high jump (5’0“), Renee Wilson won the long jump (16’1.75”) and Robyn Krafft won the discus throw (130’11”).
Rachel Gizzonio finished runner up in the javelin, while Olivia Vogel (pole vault) and Sarah Sawyer (long jump) had third place finishes.
Gizzonio, Sawyer, Ashleigh Matsis and Wilson were runner up in the 4×100 relay. the girls finished fourth with 88 points.
The Sabers finished in eighth place with 22.5 points.
Bill Drake, Nathan Stine, Thomas Headington and Ethan McFee won the 4×800 relay (8:41.81).
Dawson Hamele finished fourth in the high jump.
Chloe Trudel was the winner in the 3200 run with a time of 11:25.84. Winning the 4×800 relay was Trudel, India Jones, Arielle Zlotnick and Georgia Jones (8:41.99).
India Jones, Emma Herrero, Jenny Ladd and Georgia Jones finished runner up in the 4×400 relay. Georgia Jones was runner up in the 400 dash, India Jones placed third in the 400 dash and Ladd finished third in the 800 run.
Both teams got right back to work on
Here’s a look at the top efforts on the track.
The Spartans knocked off both Pelham and Oyster River in a tri-meet.
Milford owned the field events with Blly Cook (pole vault), Victor Garcia (long jump), Colton burrows (shot put), Junior Ughu (discus) and James Blais (javelin) scoring wins.
The Sabers placed smack-dab in the middle of the five-team field at ConVal. Dawson Hamele won a pair of events, taking the 200 in 24.95 and the high jump with a solid 5-8 in some tough weather.
Zach Cotter was the lone other Souhegan winner, scoring a victory in the triple jump at 33-9.
Distance sensation Lauren Robinson flashed her versatility, winning the 400 and 800 as Milford KO’d Pelham and Oyster River. Liz Rodil (3200), Leslie MacGrath (high jump), Olivia Vogel (pole vault), Renee Wilson (long jump), Sarah Sawyer (triple jump) and Robyn Krafft (shot put) also scored individual wins.
Souhegan rolls to victory
Five teams descended on ConVal and the Sabers came out the best of the bunch. Ashley Barham was a double winner. The junior captured the 100 hurdles in 19.28 and crushed the field in the 300 hurdles with a 54.63 clocking. Other Sabers winners included Katerina Stuopis at 4-6 in the high jump, Jenny Ladd at 7-0 in the pole vault and Abigail Robinson at 27-11.75 in the triple jump.