track and field
Fafard, Haigh pace Vikings
The Mascenic track and field team travelled to Winnisquam on May 13, having another solid outing in the distance events.
In the men’s 1600, Tim Fafard led two of his teammates below the five minute mark. Fafard finished second in 4:54.7, Avery Traffie finished third in 4:56.7, and Jake Movesessian finished in 4:57.3, good for fourth place. Following the top three Vikings were Jackson Whitehouse in sixth, running 5:07.0, Sam Main in ninth, running 5:27.0, and Jimmy Thompson in tenth, running 5:28.2. All six Vikings qualified for the Wilderness Championships.
In the men’s 3200, Fafard once again led the charge for qualifying, pacing Whitehouse below the 11:05 qualifying standard. Fafard finished in 10:46, Whitehouse ran 10:51, while Movessian ran 11:03 for the second consecutive meet. The trio of Fafard, Whitehouse, and Movessian took top three overall. Tristan Kazo finished in 11:44, followed by Traffie in 11:49, Jimmy Thompson in 11:50, and Logan Traffie in 11:51. All times were good enough to qualify for the Wilderness Championships.
On the ladies side, Brier Haigh led the charge in the 1600, running 6:34.2 and finishing seventh, qualifying for Wilderness while Victoria Bostwick ran 7:01.6. In the 3200, Bostwick turned the tables, finishing second in 15:06 with Haigh in 3rd with 15:12 and Briana Boulerice in 4th with 15:26, all three Vikings set new personal bests.
In the sprints, Teren MacDonald ran 14.7 in the 100 to qualify for the Wilderness meet.