Woodstock, Stevens Athletes Stand Out

Thetford’s Ian Weider competes in the long jump on his way to victory yesterday at Hanover High. (Valley News - Libby March)

Thetford’s Ian Weider competes in the long jump on his way to victory yesterday at Hanover High. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »

Hanover — Woodstock sophomore Kathryn Bassette and Stevens junior Akeem Bailey won a meet-high three events each at yesterday’s Hanover Invitational, a tuneup for the upcoming state championship meets.

Bassette won the long jump (16 feet, 7 inches), triple jump (34-00.25) and 100-meter hurdles (16.77 seconds) while placing second in the pole vault with a lunge of 10-01.

Bassette’s teammate, Carmen Bango, was runner-up in both the 1,600 (5 minutes, 8.00 seconds) and 800 (2:20.14).

Windsor freshman thrower Katey Comstock captured both the discus (89-04) and shot put (32-06), edging Hartford senior Stephanie Grobe in the latter. Grobe did win the 400 in 1:01.48.

Lebanon freshman Lauren Anikis won the high jump (5-00) and was second in the long jump (15-05), ahead of teammates Emma Greenough (third; 4-06) in the high jump and Heather King (15-04.6) in the triple jump.

Raider senior Moriah Morton won the javelin with a heave of 122-01 and joined King, Kelly Ludew and Emily Kovacs for a 4x400 relay victory in 4:20.14.

Hanover’s Karina Lukovits, Susanna Penfield, Katherine Vincelette and Melanie Subbiah edged runner-up Lebanon in the 4x100 with a time of 51.73.

Vincelette also won the 300 hurdles (49.4), Subbiah took the 100 (13.24) and the Marauders’ Lindsey White captured the 200 in 27.62.

The Cardinals’ Bailey led all boys competitors by sweeping the sprints, taking the 100 in 11.17 seconds, the 200 in 22.94 and the 400 in 53.50. Teammate Kai Kleyensteuber won the javelin with a heave of 144-09.

Thetford’s Ian Weider won the long jump (21-04.75) and high jump (6-00).

Lebanon won a pair of relays, with Matt Stebbins, Nevin Kapuscinski, Will Merchant and Craig Telfer taking the 4x100 in 44.89 and Telfer, Martin Gradijan, David Hampton and Evan O’Reilly winning the 4x400 in 3:36.98.

— Jared Pendak


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