’Hawks tracksters reach New Englands

MERRIMACK – Most track and field athletes around the Granite State have called it a season

Only the elite remain in competition. And when the best of the best hit the track at the University of New Hampshire in the New England Interscholastic Championships, Merrimack High School will be well-


Merrimack hosted the New Hampshire Meet of Champions and a handful of Tomahawks stepped up and punched their tickets to fight the final challenge of the spring season.

Sophomore Jared Dyer provided the individual highlight of the day, taking second place in the shot put behind Londonderry junior Patrick Hegearty.

The Tomahawk standout threw the shot 46-10.5 to earn his trip into the spotlight.

Also making noise on their home turf was the 4×100 relay team, which placed second in 44.02.

Juniors Adam Thornton and Tristan Wood were followed by sophomore Jay Wozniak before senior Brian Genet brought it home with a sizzling anchor leg.

Also dialing up a big effort was the 4×800 team.

And talk about a bright future!

Sophomores Elijah Demeo, Andrew Frothingham and Andrew Peyton, along with freshman Josh Felo blazed home in third place with an 8:14.68 clocking behind Winnacunnet and Keene.

The New England Meet is slated for 10 a.m. in Durham Saturday.