“It was not our best meet,” said coach Russell Mayhew. “But apparently times were slow across the board for all teams.”
The Wildcats have been strong in the girls sprints all season, but Tuesday was just not their day. “I believe we were on pace for a strong finish in the 4x100-meter relay,” said Mayhew. “But we had a baton drop on the second exchange.” Despite that miscue, the team of Alex Kennedy, Jennifer Jones, Emily Furlon, and Sammy Cunningham-Darrah still managed a fourth place finish with a time of 59 seconds.
Kennedy took third in the 400 with a time of 1:11.4. She also ran the 100, turning in a time of 15.1 seconds. Cunningham-Darrah took a third in the 200 with a time of 30 seconds. She finished fifth in the 100 at 14.2, and also ran in the 800. Jones matched that time and place in the 100. Chelsea Schneider turned in a 15.6 in the 100.
Hannah Swanson had a good day on the field, flipping the discus 50 feet and putting the shot 22 feet.
On the boys side of the ledger, TJ Manton turned in a time of 29.11 in the 200 and 14.33 in the 100. Newcomers Hunter Therrien and Keegan Littleton each ran in the 100 and turned in times of 13.4 and 15.4, respectively. Therrien was also clocked with a 26.9 in the 200.
Seven teams competed on the track and in the field on the day: Twin Valley, Hartford, Green Mountain, Brattleboro,
Windsor, Bellows Falls, and host Springfield. The team heads back to Chester in Friday for another meet at Green Mountain, and again to GM on Thursday, May 12. Both meets start at 4 pm.