Track & Field
Conant teams sweep home meet
Orioles have four multiple winners; Mascenic’s Fafard and McGurk dominate
It was a beautiful day for a track meet.
And Conant took full advantage on Saturday. The boys racked up 131 points on their way to the win, while the girls’ 113 points were more than enough to do the same, as the squads outlasted five other teams in the Orioles’ second home meet of the season.
The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls finished second to Conant with 86 points and the WLC boys were third with 75 points. The Mascenic girls placed fifth with 44 points and the boys were also fifth with 34.
It was quite a day for some of the locals. Conant had four different multiple event winners, while Mascenic had a pair grab two wins. WLC had one with two victories.
Conant senior Katie Tonyai dominated the sprinting events with wins in the 100 meters (12.53 seconds) and the 200 meters (25.6).
Mascenic sophomore Tim Fafard continued his strong season with victories in the 800 in 2:15.23 and the 3,200 with a time of 10:36. Mascenic senior Elizabeth McGurk also had a clean sweep of the 800 (2:32.89) and the 3,200 meters (12:22).
WLC’s Jordan Litts grabbed two of the Warriors’ three overall wins on the day. Litts won both the long jump with a distance of 18 feet, six inches and the high jump, four feet, eight inches. Litts was also second in the 200 and 400. Jaida Silamba had the other WLC win in the girls javelin, throwing for 67 feet, two inches.
Conant senior Erika Donovan had the most individual wins on the day with three. She won the 100-meter hurdles in 18.0 seconds, the long jump with a leap of 13 feet, 11 inches and the triple jump, 30 feet, 11 inches.
Justin Hasse won two of the three boys throwing events for Conant. His throw of 117 feet, one inch in the javelin was over 10 feet further than teammate Derek Williams and he also captured the shot put title.
Conant’s Brittany Rich also won two throwing events, the shot put, 25 feet, 5.5 inches, and the discus, 89 feet, one inch. Conner Hahnl of Conant won the boys pole vault with a height of seven feet.
WLC’s Robert Hayden grabbed a pair of runner-up finishes, taking second in the shot put with a throw of 34 feet, 10 inches and the discus, 82 feet, seven inches.
Conant junior Shannia Aho took second in both the 100 and 200 meters, finishing only behind Tonyai.
Mascenic’s Kailey Allen placed second in the 400 meters in 1:16.85 and teammate Shaina Reynolds was third in the 100-meter hurdles.
Conant’s Noah Miller finished just three seconds off the pace of Fafard in the 800 to finish second and was also fourth in the 1,600 in 5:16, just one second behind Tyler Pimental for third. Conant’s Aaron Bresnick grabbed a pair of third-place finishes in the 100 and 400.
WLC’s Hannah Bailey was second in the girls discus and third in the shot put.
Meghan McClure, a junior at WLC, finished with a distance of 13 feet, seven inches to take second in the long jump, while teammate Adam Teger was third in the boys event. Kelsey Randlett of WLC placed second in the 1,600.
The Conant girls and WLC boys won the 4 x 100.
All three teams are in action today. Conant and Mascenic travel to Campbell, while WLC competes at Moultonborough. Mascenic will host its only meet of the season on Saturday. Conant will have one more home meet, the Monadnock Invitational, on May 18.