Pinkerton Academy’s boys’ outdoor track and field squad wasn’t able to defend its 2014 Division I title – finishing a respectable third instead – and the Lady Astro tracksters ended up fourth at the Division I championships at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton last Friday, May 29.
Coach Carol Quarles’ Astro guys tallied 67 points to end up third behind the new D-I champs from Nashua North (81) and the rival Londonderry High Lancers (77).
On the girls’ side of the ledger, coach Ed Vaitones’ Lady Astros ended up fourth (54 points) behind the dominant D-I champs from Bedford (116.50), runner-up squad Londonderry (75), and Exeter (59.50).
The former champs nabbed a slew of point-scoring, top-six performances, but the lone event win came from Isaiah Backels in the pole vault (13 feet, 6 inches).
Third places were delivered by Sam Lanternier in the 400-meter dash, Nick Sevilla in the 3200-meter run, the 4×100 relay team, the 4×400 relay quartet, and Erik Goulet in the triple jump.
Goulet also scored points for PA in the high jump (fourth) and the long jump (fifth).
Jadyn Ruimwijk snared fourth place in the 200 dash, other fifth places were bagged by Josh Johnston in the 100 dash, Kevin Johnson in the 400, Jeff Reddy in the 1600, and Tom Hanlon in the 3200, and sixths came from Johnston in the 200 and Reddy in the 3200.
The Lady Astros didn’t win any events, but they had a bunch of scoring performances from a number of sources.
Second places came from Morgan Sansing in the 3200 and Hannah Rogers in the triple jump, Kayla Watson took third in the shot put, and fourth places were claimed by freshman Nicole Alves in both the 100 and the 200, Sansing in the 1600, and Michaela Blackwell in the long jump.
Fifth places were collected by Blackwell in the 100 and Watson in the discus, and sixths were snared by Brianna Warnick in the 100 and Blackwell in the 200.