Local Roundup: Hanover Crew Wins Sleigh Cup
Hanover — Host Hanover High won five races to capture the Sleigh Cup as the New Hampshire public school boys and girls rowing champion during Saturday’s Hanover Invitational regatta on the Connecticut River.
Seven of the state’s eight public school teams made the trip for the race, and Hanover dominated with its depth by grabbing 11 finals. The Marauders’ first girls varsity eight beat four competitors, topping second-place Concord by just shy of 6 seconds. Hanover also took the win in first varsity boys eight, nipping Concord at the line by 1.4 seconds. The Marauders completed the day with victories in five other varsity finals and four novice finals.
Lebanon put on a strong showing, taking the boys fourth novice four race over Hollis Brookline by 5 seconds. The Raiders also took two second places, finishing about 5 seconds behind Hanover in the girls first novice eight and ending up 7 seconds behind Concord — and a half-second ahead of Manchester — in the girls first varsity four final.
View Party for NCAAs
Hanover — Dartmouth College will turn the new video board at Memorial Field into the town’s largest high-definition television on June 14, using it to host a viewing party for senior Abbey D’Agostino’s final run for the Big Green track and field team.
D’Agostino, along with sophomore Dana Giordano, will compete in the women’s 5,000-meter run that day at the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Ore. Both qualified with their times at the East Regional meet in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday.
The Memorial Field shindig is free of charge, beginning at 5:30 p.m. D’Agostino and Giordano are scheduled to run in the national finals at 6:24 p.m. Water and ice cream will be available to everyone attending the view party.
Dartmouth is sending five athletes to the NCAA meet. Senior Megan Krumpoch runs in the women’s 800 final on June 11, while John Bleday and Curtis King have their date in the men’s 5,000 on June 13.