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A strong showing for Hanover at CVC track meet

  • Hartford senior Abayomi Lowe and Hanover junior Kyle Doucette run in the boys 200m during the CVC Championships track and field meet at Hanover High School in Hanover, N.H., on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Doucette placed first and Lowe was second. (Valley News - Joseph Ressler) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Hartford junior Maliya Sinclair throws in the girls shotput finals during the CVC Championships track and field meet at Hanover High School in Hanover, N.H., on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Sinclair placed first in the event. (Valley News - Joseph Ressler) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Hanover junior Anna Stafford hits the bar in the girls pole vaulting finals during the CVC Championships track and field meet at Hanover High School in Hanover, N.H., on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Stafford earned second place. (Valley News - Joseph Ressler) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Staff Reports
Saturday, May 11, 2019

HANOVER — Hanover High’s Kyle Doucette swept the 100-, 200- and 400-meter races — edging out Hartford star Abaymoi Lowe in the latter two — and Christine Aman and Anna Stafford paced the girls as the Marauder girls won and the boys were second at Saturday’s Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet at Hanover High School.

Hanover’s girls beat Bellows Falls by 10.5 points, while Keene edged the Marauder boys by six points. Lebanon’s boys took third, Thetford’s boys finished in sixth and Newport’s boys placed seventh. Hartford’s girls placed fifth and Thetford’s girls eighth on the team scores.

Doucette, a junior, had an impressive afternoon, setting a personal record in the 400 with a time of 51.37 seconds and a season record in the 200 with a 22.85. Both times barely beat out Hartford’s Lowe, who ran a season-best 51.86 in the 400 and a season-best 22.95 in the 200.

Doucette also won the 100 in 11.40, beating out Mount Royal’s Gavyn Magistro, who finished in third place (11.75).

Colm Seigne added a victory in the 1,600 (4:39.56) for Hanover and a second-place finish in the 800 (1:59.83). The Marauders also took second in the 4x400 relay and third in the 4x100 for the team victory.

Hanover’s girls, meanwhile, got balanced scoring from a number of athletes. Christine Aman was the Marauders’ lone winner, finishing the 400 in 1:01.24. She also took third (2:28.31) in the 800. Leila Trummel placed second in the 3,200, Anna Stafford took second in the high jump (4-11), second in the 300 hurdles (49.82) and third in the pole vault (8-5). Ella Maclean also finished third in the 200 (27.25).

Field events propelled Lebanon’s boys to third overall, led by senior Ryan Sullivan, who won the long jump (20-3.75), the high jump (6-2) and finished fourth in the 100 (11.82). Cole Ames won the javelin throw with a personal-best 131 feet, 8 inches.

Will Tanski also tied for first in the pole vault (10-11) with Brattleboro’s Orion Stone. Lebanon’s girls were led by junior Claudia Simione, who took second (15.89) in the 100.

Hartford’s girls also were paced by field events, with junior Maliya Sinclair winning both the shot put (34-3), a personal best, and the discus (109-03). Kennedy Mullen won the triple jump (34-1.5) and took second in the long jump (15-09.75). Mullen, a junior, also placed fourth in the 800 (2:28.85). The Hurricanes’ boys also won the 4x400 (3:37.01).

Thetford’s Knute Linehan took second in the boys triple jump (39-11.5) behind Springfield’s Cadence Wheeler; he also placed third in the long jump (18-9.75) and fourth in the high jump (5-6). Owen Deffner also won the 3,200 (10:09.56). Grace Davis won the high jump (5-1), placed second in the girls 100 hurdles (17.58), third in the long jump (15-8.5) and fourth in the triple jump (31-10.5).

Newport’s Mason Martel won the 110 hurdles (15.24) and took second (42.36) in the 300 hurdles. Eliza Bates won the girls 300 hurdles (48.63) for Newport and took second in the 100 hurdles (17.39) behind Kearsarge freshman Kate Cochran.

Windsor’s Eli Milligan placed second in the discus (120-03) and Owen Abrahamsen took third in both the 110 hurdles (16.22) and the 300 hurdles (42.45). Sharon’s Sophie Chesnut also ran a personal best in the 1,600 (6:10.22).

Boys Team Scores: Keene 76, Hanover 71, Lebanon 56, Kearsarge 53.25, Brattleboro 53, Thetford 48, Newport 42, Bellows Falls 36.33, Hartford 34, Springfield 33, Windsor 24.5, Fall Mountain 20, Monadnock 12, Mount Royal 6, Hinsdale 4.

Girls Team Scores: Hanover 106, Bellows Falls 95.5, Keene 76, Kearsarge 62, Hartford 56, Brattleboro 43, Fall Mountain 40, Thetford 31, Lebanon 22, Newport 15, Monadnock 11, Green Mountain 1.