Local Roundup: Hanover First Varsity Outraces PEA on Conn. River

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    The Hanover High first varsity boys row their way to a three-second win over Phillips Exeter Academy during Sunday’s head-to-head crew races on the Connecticut River. (Dave Kynor photograph) Dave Kynor photograph

Published: 5/8/2017 12:24:22 AM
Modified: 5/8/2017 12:58:59 PM

Hanover — Racing against the Connecticut River current, the Hanover High boys first varsity claimed the Marauders’ sole win in a head-to-head crew regatta with Phillips Exeter Academy on Saturday afternoon.

Hanover’s first boat completed the 1,400-meter race in 4 minutes, 44.6 seconds, besting PEA by just shy of three seconds (4:47.2). Both schools put four other boats in the water, and Exeter claimed all four races by margins ranging between 2.3 second at the fifth varsity to 43 seconds at the third.

The Hanover and PEA girls competed in six races, and the visitors claimed victories in each. Exeter’s first varsity (5:22.6) nipped the Marauders by five seconds (5:27.6). Hanover’s second varsity came closest to a win, clocking 5:47.6 to Exeter’s 5:45.2.

Hanover heads to Concord for its next crew meet on Saturday.

H.S. Track

Gordon Leads O’s

South Burlington, Vt. — Danielle Gordon took runner-up honors in the girls discus and the Giesing sisters did their usual to lead Oxbow at Saturday’s Coaches vs. Cancer Twilight Invitational at South Burlington High School.

Gordon threw the disc 81 feet, 3 inches, to take second behind Burlington’s Suzan Hoffman (84-8). Izzy Giesing won the 800-meter run (2 minutes, 17.52 seconds) and was second in the 400 (59.64), while Hannah Giesing provided points with a fourth in the javelin (91-7).

Oxbow’s boys also got an individual victory, with Jon Puffer ruling the pole vault at 13 feet. The Olympians were fifth in the girls team standings and 11th among the boys.

College Track

Dartmouth Fifth at Heps

New Haven, Conn. — The Big Green men and women both finished fifth at the Outdoor Heptagonals at Yale, with each team producing three all-Ivy League competitors.

For the men, Nico Robinson made the all-Ivy first team by winning the decathlon with 7,338 points; Robinson claimed the 100-meter hurdles, long jump, shot put and 110 hurdles, edging teammate (and second-team all-Ivy performer) Benjamin Ose, who tallied 7,192 points.

Dartmouth’s Corey Muggler made the all-league second team in the long jump. Princeton (156) won the meet by seven points over Cornell (149), outscoring the Big Red, 8-0, in the decathlon to decide the meet. Penn (86), Harvard (85) and Dartmouth (64) filled out the top five.

The Big Green women produced two all-league first-teamers in sprinter Cha’Mia Rothwell (100 hurdles) and Olivia Wiener (javelin). Bridget Douglas scored second-team honors in the javelin as well.

Harvard (164) dominated the team tally, beating Penn (125). Princeton (103), Columbia (97) and Dartmouth (60) followed.




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