The Pinkerton Academy boys’ and girls’ track and field contingents both put forth noteworthy work in New Hampshire Indoor Track League competition at the University of New Hampshire last Saturday, Jan. 2.
The defending Division I champion boys won their nine-team meet handily, scoring 114 points to easily outdistance runner-up Nashua North (56) and the other seven squads.
The Lady Astros tallied a point total of 49 points to finish third out of eight squads in a meet paced by Bishop Guertin of Nashua (74) and Bedford (72).
The boys’ meet got off to a strong start with Astro standout Nick Sevilla winning the 3,000-meter run in a state-leading 9 minutes and 00.6 seconds.
In the hurdles, Evan Rodgers took a strong second place. Kaycee Scheibert won the 55-meter dash (6.60) and also took an excellent second in the 300.
Mark Iannazzi qualified for the state meet while winning the 600 in 1:28.40. Tom Hanlon won the 1,500-meter run in a now state-leading 4:08.7.
Colin Coutts qualified for the state meet in the high jump while taking a third place.
The Astros also won both the 4×400 relay (3:40.60) and the 4×160 relay (1:16.70), and that latter quartet’s time became the fastest in the state.
A select group of PA boys will travel to the Dartmouth Relays this coming weekend.
This meet began in exciting fashion for the Astro girl’s, with Maison D’Amelio placing first and qualifying for the state meet in the 3,000 with her time of 11:03.24. Coming in second in that event and earning a fast provisional time of 11:31.84 was Sadie Farnsworth.
Veteran standout Morgan Sansing placed second in both the 1,000 and the 1,500, and Jordan Vaillancourt took third in the 1,000, while Ciara April snagged third in the 1,500.
In the 300, Nicole Alves qualified for states and placed third as well.
The Lady Astros will have a crew participating in the Dartmouth Relays in Hanover on Saturday.