Local roundup: Hanover’s Gleiser, Solberg star at New England indoor track championships

Staff Reports

Published: 03-04-2023 10:30 PM

BOSTON – At Saturday’s New England Interscholastic Indoor Track Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center, Hanover High’s Lucian Gleiser set a personal record with his second-place finish in the 1,000 meter run, and Ian Solberg of Hanover tied for third in the high jump.

Gleiser’s time of 2:31.62 beat the third-place finisher by four one-hundredths of a second. The winning time was 2.29.51.

Solberg cleared 6 feet 5 inches in the high jump on his third and final attempt, which tied him with two others with the same height. The winning jump was 6 feet 7 inches.

The championship brings together thousands of athletes from hundreds of public and private New England high schools.

Ulysses Bunker-Joyce of Thetford Academy set a personal record and finished 17th in the long jump (20 feet 3.5 inches). Thomas Wolfe of Lebanon also set personal record with a 17th-place finish in the two-mile run (9:53.58). Tanner Ames of Lebanon was 22nd in the shot put (46 feet 11.75 inches), Carson Jones of Lebanon was 23rd in the 1,000 meters (2:42.24), Ayodele Lowe of Hartford finished 22nd in the long jump (19 feet 11 inches) and Bennett Moreno of Hartford was 26th in the 600-meter run.

Other Upper Valley athletes who participated were Joey Knapp, Gavin Farnsworth, Jack Fournier-Stephens, Gabe Guillette, Payton Bessette, Nolan McMahon and Jordan Davis of Hartford and Abby Egner, Ava Hayden, Sora Bolles and Cecilia Luce of Thetford.

Girls hockeyWoodstock 3, Middlebury 0

WOODSTOCK – The top-seeded Wasps are headed back to the VPA Division II finals to defend their 2022 state title after blanking the No. 5 seed Tigers at Union Arena.

Lily Gubbins scored in the first and third periods and Izzy Konijnenberg made it 2-0 in the second to lead Woodstock (18-4). Hannah Gubbins had two assists and Meridian Bremel made 16 saves to earn the shutout.

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Woodstock will play the winner of the other semifinal between No. 2 seed Burr & Burton and the No. 3 seed Kingdom Blades.

Two of Woodstock’s four losses were against the Blades, who won 3-2 in December and 1-0 in February, while Woodstock won the teams’ second contest in January, 5-3. The Wasps defeated the Bulldogs in their one meeting in February, 2-1.

The championship game is Thursday.