Hanover Track Team Shines at Frosh/SophMeet
Girls Win; Boys' Relay Sets Record
The Hanover High School track team is off to a great start this spring, and one of the prime reasons is the depth and quality of the 9th and 10th graders on the team. That was made abundantly clear on Saturday, as the Marauders turned in a noteworthy performance at the 26th annual Doug Sargent Freshman/Sophomore Meet at Keene. The Hanover girls won their meet, beating out several large NH and Vermont schools. The boys finished fifth, and the 4 x 400 meter relay team turned in the top performance on the day, winning the event and smashing the all-time meet record by more than two seconds.
girls won four events and finished second in eight, running away with the team
title. Hanover finished with 132 points,
outdistancing Keene and Bellows Falls, who tied for second with 113. Brattleboro was fourth with 63 points, and
Lebanon finished fifth with 34.
Hanover flexed their distance muscles in the 3200 meter run, taking four of the top five places. Leila Trummel won with a very strong 11:21:31, beating teammate Luck Glueck by nearly 20 seconds. The third place finisher was more than 90 seconds off the pace. Emily Bregou took fourth place, and Hannah Chipman finished fifth. Trummel also finished second in the 1600.
The Marauders were equally strong at middle distances. Peiper Thomas won the 400 meter run, and 9th grade classmate Anna Stafford was second. 9th grader Christine Aman was second in the 800 meters.
Hanover also won the 4 x 100 meter relay with the team of Alice Garner, Anna Stafford, Peiper Thomas and Pepper Joseph. Joseph also places second in the 100 meter dash, and Garner was 4th in the 200. In the 330 hurdles, Stafforrd took second place, and Joseph was right behind in third.
The Marauders were strong in a number of field events. 9th grader Kate Henggeler won the shot put with a toss of 29’2.5”, and finished fourth in the discus. Sarah Kleber took second place in the triple jump. Scoring in her fourth event, Anna Stafford was third in the pole vault.
It was an equally exciting day for the Hanover boys, highlighted by the dazzling performance in the 4 x 400 relay. The team of Kyle Doucette, Bauti Gallino, Deveon Martin and Colm Seigne won in a time of 3:40.01, shattering the existing mark of 3:42.7, and beating Keene, their closest competitor, by more than 17 seconds. Three of the four runners also placed in at least one individual event. Doucette continued his outstanding season with a second place in the 100 yard dash and a third in the long jump. Martin celebrated his birthday with a second in the 200 meter dash. Seigne was fourth in the 200 and also placed fifth in the long jump.The Marauders did well in the middle distances, with Quincy McBride taking 5th in the 400 meters, and Daniel Bandler placing 6th in the 800. The 4 x 10 meter relay finished 6th, featuring Ivan Hacker, Quincy McBride, Hagin Onyango, and Andrew Chen.
“The was a great day for the entire program,” commented Head Coach Steve McDonnell. “The 4 x 400 was particularly impressive, running the fastest time in the 26 year history of the meet. That’s pretty legitimate.”
The entire Marauder squad is back in action on Tuesday at the CVC North Qualifying Meet.