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Eagle boys’, Tiger girls’ teams second at local track & field meet

EVENTUAL WINNER ESTELLA Laird of North Branch School (No. 4) takes an early lead in the girls’ 1,500 meter on the Middlebury College track this past Thursday. The pack includes Tigers Ella Landis (No. 6) and Beth McIntosh (No. 8), Eagles Lauren Cousino (No. 5) and Abigail Johnson (No. 7), and Commodore Torrey Hanna (No. 9). Independent photo/Steve James

MIDDLEBURY — U-32 swept both the boys’ and girls’ team competitions at a track and field meet hosted by Middlebury Union High School at Middlebury College on Thursday, May 19.

The Mount Abraham boys were a strong second, and the Tiger girls were also runners up in an event that drew eight teams.

The Eagle boys claimed five individual events. Gavin Bannister dominated the hurdling races, Joseph Darling won both the long and triple jumps, and Tristan Parker prevailed in the javelin.

EAGLE ALEX YAGGY tosses the javelin on May 19 at Middlebury College at a meet hosted by MUHS. He finished second in that event and also placed in the shot put and discus and has qualified for the D-II state meets in those events and in the 100-meter dash.
Independent photo/Steve James

Highlights for the fifth-place Tiger boys were a second-place effort by Joshua Kafumbe in the long jump, two placings by Baxter Harrington in distance events, and two seconds in relays.

Vergennes was last, but Ryder Messinger took third at 400 meters, and the Commodore four-by-800-meter relay team placed second.

The boys’ team scores were U-32, 169; Mt. Abe, 138.5; Fair Haven, 132.5; Colchester, 71.5; MUHS, 56; Enosburg, 46.5; and VUHS, 15.

U-32 amassed 237 points for a big victory on the girls’ side. The Tigers outpaced the rest of the field at 119. Fair Haven (64.5) was third, edging the fourth-place Eagles (63). They were followed by Colchester (59), Enosburg (42) and Milton (34.5).

North Branch ninth-grader Estella Laird scored 20 points on her own by winning the girls’ 1,500 and 3,000.

The Tiger girls’ earned three first places. Jazmyn Hurley edged teammate Hannah Turner to win at 400 meters, both helped the Tigers win the 4X400 relay, and Turner anchored the MUHS victory in the 4X800 relay. Zoe Noble placed well in both hurdling races.

EAGLE HAZEL STODDARD can’t quite clear the bar on this effort in at meet hosted by MUHS at Middlebury College on May 19, but she finished fourth in the girls’ high jump.
Independent photo/Steve James

The Eagle girls’ placed in two relays, received third-place efforts from Lauren Cousino in the 800 and Olivia Devino in the pole vault, and earned top-eight scoring efforts from a number of other athletes.

BOYS’ RESULTS

The boys’ individual winners and local top finishers were:

  • 100 meters: 1. Beayon, Noah, FHU, 11.80; 8. Foster, Ethan, MUHS, 12.74; 10. Kafumbe, Joshua, MUHS, 12.98.
  • 200: 1. Tarte, Brady, Colch, 24.67; 9. Messinger, VUHS, 26.6; 10. Kafumbe, MUHS, 27.00.
  • 400: 1. Rivera, Yadiel, Enosburg; 56.01; 3. Messinger, VUHS, 57.18; 4. Wilhelm, Greg, MUHS, 57.22; 6. Ball, Hugh, Mt. Abe, 58.15; 7. Engvall, Noah, Mt. Abe, 58.54; 8. Sinclair, Ian. MUHS, 1:00.35; 9; Iliff, William, Mt. Abe, 1:04.20.
  • 800: 1. Buckley, Thomas, Colch, 2:09.23; 3. Harrington, MUHS, 2:11.12; 5. Bosworth, Trey, MUHS, 2:12.98; 6. Olsen, Haakon, MUHS, 2:13.03 8. Silberman, Ronen, MUHS, 2:15.48; 10. Spritzer, Ethan, MUHS, 2:16.43.
  • 1,500: 1. Burns, Sargent, U-32, 4:24.39; 4. Harrington, MUHS, 4:26.51; 6. Berg, Matthew, MUHS, 4:37.65; 7. Berg, Noah, MUHS, 4:41.16; 8. Spritzer, MUHS, 4:46.72; 9. Engvall, Mt. Abe, 4:47.12; 10. Nelson, Baker, MUHS, 4:49.91.
  • 110 hurdles: 1. Bannister, Mt. Abe, 16.96; 3. Lavigne, Dustin, Mt. Abe, 20.68.
  • 300 hurdles: 1. Bannister, Mt. Abe, 44.90; 4. Lavigne, MAU, 51.92.
  • 4×100 relay: 1. FHU; 46.53; 2. MUHS. 48.47 (Foster, Kafumbe, Olsen, Wilhelm); 4. Mt. Abe. 54.55 (Andrew Lester, Parker, Sean Davison, Lavigne).
  • 4×400: 1. U-32, 3:46.19; 2. MUHS, 3:48.03 (Olsen, Schneider, Wilhelm, Foster); 3. Mt. Abe, 4:01.32 (Bannister, Iliff, Ball, Engvall).
  • 4X800: 1. U-32, 9:06.58; 2; VUHS, 10:03.01 (Calvin Gramling, Grey Fearon, Riley Gagnon, Calder Rakowski).

    TIGER ETHAN FOSTER (No. 12) hands off to Joshua Kafumbe on a middle leg of the boys’ 4X100m relay on May 19 on the Middlebury College track in a meet hosted by MUHS. The duo helped the Tigers finish second in the race.
    Independent photo/Steve James

  • Shot put: 1. Doran, David, FHU, 11.50 meters; 2. Yaggy, Alex, Mt. Abe, 10.81m; 4. Darling, Mt. Abe, 10.36m, 10. Lester, Andrew, Mt. Abe, 8.49m.
  • Discus: 1. Doran, FHU, 31.15m; 4. Yaggy, Mt. Abe, 27.53m; 5. Darling, Mt. Abe, 27.32m; 9. Marks, Eli, MUHS, 25.08m.
  • Javelin: 1. Parker, Mt. Abe, 35.33m; 2. Yaggy, Mt. Abe, 35.10m; 5. Gustin, Nathaniel, Mt. Abe, 29.94m; 7. Iliff, Mt. Abe, 26.44m; 8. Gagnon, VUHS, 25.58m; 9. Wilhelm, MUHS, 24.93m; 10. Messinger, VUHS, 24.70m.
  • Pole vault: 1. Stone, Patrick, FHU, 10-0; 2. Roy, Evan, Mt. Abe, 8-0; 4. Gustin, Mt. Abe, 7-0.
  • Long jump: 1. Darling, Mt. Abe, 5.72m; 2. Kafumbe, MUHS, 5.18m; 3. Lavigne, Mt. Abe, 4.99m; 7. Newell, Damian, Mt. Abe, 4.00m; 9. Obarski, Teagan, Mt. Abe, 3.71m; 10. Pudvah, Tristan, Mt. Abe, 3.38m.
  • Triple jump: 1. Darling, Mt. Abe, 11.25m; 4. Bannister, Mt. Abe, 10.40m.

GIRLS’ RESULTS

  • 100 meters: 1. Moustakas, Isabel, U-32, 13.39; 7. Donaldson, Madeline, Mt. Abe, 14.65; 8. Hammond, Viviana. MUHS, 14.73; 9. Hill, Maisy, Mt. Abe, 14.81.
  • 200: 1. Little, Greta, U-32, 29.35; 4. Johnson, Mary, MUHS, 30.23; 7. Thomas, Ellison, Mt. Abe, 32.23; 9. Dragon, Jillian, MUHS, 32.77.
  • 400: 1. Hurley, MUHS, 1:01.12; 2. Turner, MUHS, 1:03.40; 3. Dowgiewicz, Seina, MUHS, 1:08.55; 4. Benz, Sarah, MUHS, 1:08.76; 6. Pitner, Cady, MUHS, 1:11.12; 7. Sturtevant, Abigail, Mt. Abe, 1:11.73; 8. Donaldson, Mt. Abe, 1:14.54; 10. Crowne, Maddie, MUHS, 1:16.12.
  • 800: 1. Long, Ginger, U-32, 2:37.03; 3. Cousino, Mt. Abe, 2:48.65; 6. Johnson, Abigail, Mt. Abe, 2:56.38.
  • 1,500: 1. Laird, North Branch, 4:58.83; 3. Landis, Ella, MUHS, 5:20.80; 4. McIntosh, Beth, MUHS, 5:26.74; 6, Cousino, Mt. Abe, 5:54.88; 7. Johnson, Mt. Abe, 5:58.66; Hanna, Torrey, VUHS, 6:51.88.
  • 3,000: 1. Laird, NBS, 11:07.27.

    TIGER SENIOR NOAH Berg leads a group of runners in the boys’ 1,500 on May 19 on the Middlebury College track that includes Eagle Noah Engvall (No. 11) and Ethan Spritzer (No. 7) and Matthew Berg (No. 8) from the host Tigers.
    Independent photo/Steve James

  • 100 hurdles: 1. Moustakas, U-32, 17.25; 2. Noble, MUHS, 17.80; 5. Hall, Ruby Jean, Mt. Abe, 19.75; 7. Brayton, Nell, MUHS, 20.12; 8. Hill, Mt. Abe, 20.36; 10. Shea, Isabella, Mt. Abe.
  • 300 hurdles: 1. Moustakas, U-32, 50.88; 3. Noble, MUHS, 55.48; 6. Brayton, MUHS, 1:00.75.
  • 4×100 relay: 1. FHU, 56.99; 4. Mt. Abe, 1:01.95 (Stoddard, Hill, Dykstra, Abigail Sturtevant).
  • 4×400: 1. MUHS, 4:23.02 (Benz, Hurley, Landis, Turner); 3. Mt. Abe, 4:51.41 (Cousino, Hill, Donaldson, Kayla Friend).
  • 4X800: 1. MUHS, 10:36.50 (McIntosh, Dowgiewicz, Landis, Turner).
  • Shot put: 1. Richardson, Cara, U-32, 9.85m; 5. Bodette, Jessie, MUHS, 5.57m.
  • Discus: 1. Richardson, U-32, 23.62m; 2. Johnson, MUHS, 21.36m; 3. Pitner, MUHS, 21.34m; 7. Donaldson, Mt. Abe, 18.58m; 9. Bodette, MUHS, 16.26m.
  • Javelin: 1. Chalmers, Mallory, Milton, 27.34m; 4. Pitner, MUHS, 19.89m.
  • High Jump: 1. Garrow, Ryleigh, Colch, 5-1; 4. Stoddard, Hazel, Mt. Abe, 4-4; 6. Dykstra, Whitney, Mt. Abe, 4-1; 7. Hall, Mt. Abe, 3-10.
  • Pole vault: 1. Hedman, Nora, Milton, 8-0; 3. Devino, Olivia, Mt. Abe, 7-0; 6. Mott, Genevieve, MUHS, 6-0; 7. Johnson, MUHS, 5-0.
  • Long jump: 1. Garrow, Colch, 4.47m; 4. Dykstra, Mt. Abe, 4.07m; 6. Pitner, MUHS, 3.76m. 9. Mott, MUHS, 3.35m.
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