After a delayed start to their season due to a snow-covered track, the Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School had their opening meet at Monadnock Middle School, last Wednesday. Other schools competing included Keene, Bellows Falls, Surry, and Marlborough.
With the JRMS 8th-graders away on a field trip to Washington DC, the 6th- and 7th-graders did quite well, especially in the 200M, 1600M, and the two relay races.
In the Girls 1600, Kylie Aho (6th grade) lead a strong JRMS contingent with a 4th place finish, overall, in 6:21.7. Placing 5th was Kaia Colby (7th grade) with Sadie Ostergard (7th grade) in 6th place.
For the boys, in the 1600M, Matt Bernier (7th grade) placed 3rd in the 800M in 2:36.2 and also placed 4th in the 1600M, in 5:41.1. Also, Ethan Vitello (7th grade) blistered the 200M in 30.0 for 5th place.
2nd year coach, Kevin McCusker, and his assistant, Jenny Roberts, feel there is abundant talent on the team, which is only surpassed by the myriad of great personalities. Volunteer coach Chris Bernier has been instrumental in helping the team as well.
JRMS’s next competition is during school vacation, on April 27, when the team travels to Keene Middle School for a 4 p.m. meet.