ConVal, Conant in final regular meet

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 1/31/2017 8:23:59 AM

Local indoor track teams competed Sunday in their final meet before the NHIAA Division II championship on Feb. 5.

Mascenic Regional High School took the week off. Jake Movsessian, a senior, is the only Viking athlete qualified for next week’s meet. The 9:24 3000m he ran at Dartmouth College in December has him currently ranked fourth in the division.

The 3000m run is not offered at the last NHIAA league meet of the year, so there was no chance for Movsessian to improve that time had he run this week.

Teams from ConVal and Conant did make the trip to the University of New Hampshire, and had runners move up the state battlenotes rankings.

ConVal’s Clare Veverka continued her dominant season with another 1000m win to complete a regular season in which she was undefeated in head-to-head individual races.

Her 3:05.74 time was, narrowly, her best of the season. It is the sixth best in the division this year. She is also ranked division-wide as fifth in the 1500m (4:52) and fourth in the 3000m (10:33).

On Sunday, Jan. 29, she also competed in the sprint relay with Emma Brown, Alexis Cleary and Yamari David, placing 13th; and the 4x400m relay with Lucy Freeman, Haley Doherty and Greta Topping, placing sixth.

ConVal was sixth in the seldom offered 4x800m relay as well. It is only run at the last NHIAA meet of the season. The team of Doherty, Alyssa Janoch, Sarah Newell and Rachel Hurley, all underclassmen, ran 11:14. Their official season-best time will be 10:27, fifth in the division, from an exhibition meet in Milford earlier in the week.

Also scoring points for the Cougars was Rhiannon Bell in the shot put (fourth, 29 feet, one-and-one-half inch), and Lucy Freeman in the 600m (fourth, 1:48).

Topping was eighth in the hurdles (8.24 seconds), and Savannah Hall was 12th in the shot put (25 feet, 9 inches) to round out competitors.

On the boys’ side, ConVal had only one individual competitor, Evan Coyne. He placed sixth in the 1000m in 3:02. Earlier in the season, he ran 2:55, which has him ranked 27th in the division.

The Cougars competed in two relays. Finn Wegmueller, Carter Hunt, Kyle Shearer and Coyne were ninth in the 4x400m. Max Boisvert, Matthew Smith, Harrison Kim and Hunt were 13th in the sprint relay.

Conant athletes also competed Sunday in a later meet. Tyler Sands was the school’s lone scorer for the day, running three events and placing in one.

He was sixth in the 300m dash in 40.54 seconds. He did not make the final in the 55m dash, running 7.24 seconds in the preliminary round. The 4x400m relay team he anchored with Ethan Ahern, Seth Mann and Chris Taylor was disqualified for a violation.

The girls ran a 4x800m, placing seventh in 11:42. The team was made up of Julia Aho, Monique Hill, Lily Bennett and Isabella Mormando.

Jordan Banish placed 11th in the hurdles running 10.55 seconds.

She is ranked 16th in that event at the end of the regular season. Sands is in the battlenotes twice: 15th in the 55m dash and 10th in the 300m dash.

Coaches representing the who division will meet tonight at Londonderry High School for the official seed meeting to finalize entries for the Feb. 5 championship.


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