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Track and field: JRMS opens season at Amherst


Friday, April 26, 2019 10:5AM

Six middle schools toed the line in a track meet in Amherst last week. Besides the host school, Milford, Hudson, Mountain View (Goffstown,) Boynton and Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School fielded teams.

When the wind had blown the final cool drizzle into everyone’s faces, the JRMS boys’ team had placed a respectable 5th place, ahead of Boynton, while the girls fared slightly better in fourth place ahead of Mountain View and Boynton.

The JRMS star for the day was Jonathan Hartnett who won the long jump event with his very first jump of 14’ 9”. Thirty-eight other boys would try to better that, but none could.

Hartnett also won the 200M run, where he ran one of the fastest Division III times for the year, a 27.55.

For the girls, Olivia Jadlocki got her season off to a great start and took first place in her heat of the 100M hurdles. When the dust had settled, she took second-place overall, with a time of 17.58 seconds. This is not far off of last year’s State Meet qualifying time, so things are looking good for this veteran hurdler.

Perhaps the surprise of the day was the race of rookie 6th grade hurdler, Kourtney Hagstrum. Her time of 19.34 seconds placed her fourth, overall, in her very first race.

Also completing the 100M hurdles were Emily Brown in 21.37, Amarah Lapinsky in 21.65, and Kendra Wooster in 22.52. JRMS showed its continued strength in the girls 100M hurdles by taking five of the top 12 places.

One of JRMS’ most dominant speedsters in the last few years, Emma Tenters, placed fourth in both the 200 and 400 meter runs, with times of 31.58 and 1:11.96, respectively.

For the girls 100M dash, Lainey Holombo got her season off to a good start with a solid 15.33 performance, placing her 10th in the field of 35.

In the boys 400M, first-year trackster, Daniel MacIntyre, an eighth grader, ran a blistering 1:07.55 run, placing a very respectable 9th place in the meet. A tick of the clock later, was Jacob Sawyer, in 1:08.52 placing him 15th in the field of 37 runners.

Nathan Simmons and Austen Richard both started the season off with very good 800 meter runs. Nathan ran a 2:54.05, and Austen ran a 3:13.21.

In the girls 800M, Neve Mormando showed her strength, placing 12th with a 3:17.17. She was followed by smooth-striding Emily Brown (3:23.11,) Kylie Aho (3:23.33,) Isabella Brooks, (3:37.11) and Maya Pressman, who looked strong at 3:39.52.

Amarah Lapinsky ran a grueling 1,600M run in the rain, covering the (approximately one mile) distance in 6:49.92 seconds, placing seventh in the field.

In the boys 1600M, 6th grader John Morrilly ran a very fine 6:17.15. He was followed to the line by “Iron Runner,” Austen Richard (who had also run the 800M and a relay race) finished in 6:56.08.

Veteran hurdler Kaden Colby ran an 18.11 in the 100M hurdle race for the boys. This placed him 10th out of the 23 competitors in that event. Kaden also competed in the boy’s shot put, leading JRMS team with his 20’0.5” toss, placing him 10th in the field.

Laurel Bennett led the girls shot put efforts with her 14’ 11” toss, placing her 10th in the field.

JRMS’s lone entry for the girls discus was Peyton Lawn. She wound up and threw the disc 37’ 5”, capturing an amazing 5th place in this 6-way track meet.

Drake Parkerson also tossed the disc a very respectable 40’ 1” in the boys’ competition.

The meet ended with the schools competing in relay races. Jaffrey-Rindge performed quite well in these events. In the girls 4X100M relay, Olivia Jadlocki, Lainey Holombo, Adrienne Kennedy and Emma Tenters teamed up to finished fifth. While in the 4X400M relay, Amber Gnoza, Amarah Lapinsky, Neve Mormando, and Kylie Aho out-sprinted Hudson Middle School to the finish line and placed third.

The boys’ 4X100M relay team placed fourth, with lead-runner Ben Sawyer handing off to Lucas Fuller, Kaden Colby, and then Jonathan Hartnett.

The boys 4X400M relay was a very exciting race with anchor runner, Jacob Sawyer fending off the runner from Hudson, putting JRMS in third place of the six schools. Daniel MacIntyre was the first runner on this relay team. He was followed by Nathan Simmons and Austen Richards.

The team will next be in action on Monday, May 6, at Boynton, followed by Wednesday, May 8, at Keene Middle School.