Astro Tracksters Battle New England’s Best in Maine

Some of Pinkerton Academy’s top male and female track stars tested their skills against some of the best athletes in the entire region on Saturday, June 13, at the 2015 New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine.


The Pinkerton guys got their best performances from Nick Sevilla and Erik Goulet, who both bagged ninth-place finishes in events.

Sevilla snared his ninth in the 3200-meter run (time of 9 minutes, 43.79 seconds), and Goulet finished in a five-way tie for ninth in the high jump (6 feet). Goulet also managed a 14-th place finish in the triple jump.

The PA 4×100 relay team of Kaycee Scheibert, Josh Johnston, Jadyn Ruimwijk, and Nico Buccieri snared an 11th place, as did the 4×400 quartet of Ruimwijk, Matt Robinson, Kevin Johnson, and Sam Lanternier.

The freshman Ruimwijk collected a 15th place on his own in the 200-meter dash, with teammate Johnston taking 22nd place in that event.

Tom Hanlon finished 20th in the 3200, New Hampshire all-stater Isaiah Backels was 20th in the pole vault, and the 4×800 relay quartet of Robinson, Tyler Albano, Austin Smith, and Noah Davis wound up 20th as well. And Lanternier collected a 29th place in the 400 on his own.


New Hampshire Track Coaches Association all-star Morgan Sansing claimed 11th place in the 3200 at the New Englands, and her teammate Hannah Rogers ended up 19th in the triple jump there.

The effort at regionals capped off a strong junior campaign for Sansing, whose New Hampshire all-star recognition was well earned, PA coach, Ed Vaitones said.

“Probably the most focused athlete I have had on my team, ever,” said Vaitones. “Morgan works hard, and works intense. She races aggressively. She sets high goals. She was great as a freshman, and she just keeps getting better. Morgan works well with coaches, constantly seeking ways to improve and get an edge. And she’s one great person.”