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Local Roundup: Big Green Sweeps Dartmouth Relays



Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hanover — The Dartmouth College track and field teams swept to victories in the Dartmouth Relays at Leverone Field House on Saturday, with the women winning by a lot and the men by just enough.

The Big Green women won six individual events and used team-wide depth for a meet-best 238.5 points. The Southern Connecticut State squad of coach (and Lebanon native) John Wallin claimed second (68), and Vermont was third (61).

Nicole Deblasio (7.78 seconds) won the 55-meter dash, Caroline Walter (58.41) grabbed the 400 and Claire Dougherty (2:11.62) took the 800 to get Dartmouth started. Rachel Ludwikowski (10:02.10) won the 3,000, Zoe Dainton claimed the high jump (5 feet, 7 inches) and Brooke Brunet prevailed in the pole vault (11-9.75). Dartmouth’s A-team of Kayla Gilding, Jacqueline Perron-Smith, Kathryn Laskoski and Walter won the 4x400 relay (3:55.03).

The Big Green men needed all the points they could get, ultimately nipping SCSU, 146-142, with Vermont a distant third (52). Dartmouth grabbed three event wins: Donovan Spearman in the 55 dash (6.84), Michael Thurston in the 800 (1:55.86) and Alexander Kushen in the 3,000 (8:31.37). The Big Green also claimed the 4x400 relay with Max Frye, Charlie Wade, Benjamin Ose and Myles Holt (3:20.47).

Former Thetford Academy standout Ian Weider, competing for the Burlington-based Sprinticity Track Club, won the high jump (6-8).

Skiing

Green Settled for Second

Lake Placid, n.y. — The Dartmouth College ski team succumbed to Vermont on the final day of the St. Lawrence Carnival, as the Catamounts swept a pair of classic-style cross country races on Sunday to take the weekend races.

UVM athletes came out on top of the men’s and women’s 10-kilometer races at Mount Van Hoevenberg, ultimately giving the Catamounts an 895-865 carnival victory over the Big Green. Dartmouth had held sway through much of the weekend based on results in Alpine races at Whiteface Mountain.

Leah Brams (34:47.6) and Taryn Hunt-Smith (34:59.3) finished 4-5 in the women’s 10K, but UVM put its three scoring skiers among the top seven finishers. Vermont’s Lina Sutro won the race in 34:30.7.

The Cats put four skiers in the men’s top five to take the day. Ben Ogden (28:47.2) and Bill Harmeyer (28:55.1) claimed the top two podium spots for UVM. Adam Glueck had Dartmouth’s best result, a 14th-place time of 29:57.9.

Dartmouth heads to the New Hampshire Carnival this weekend.

H.S. Track and Field

Rock Leads O’s at UVM

Burlington — Oxbow’s Jarret Rock followed up a strong day at Saturday’s Dartmouth Relays with another one at Sunday’s VITA indoor meet at UVM’s Gutterson Field House.

Rock paced the Olympian boys by taking second place in the 55-meter dash in a time of 6.93 seconds. Calvin Cook was fourth in the shot put (35 feet, 8 inches), and Tobin Durham claimed fifth in the 3,000 (10:28.86). That helped Oxbow claim sixth place out of 19 scoring teams with 40 points.

The girls were fifth out of 18 teams to hit the scoresheet, amassing 47 points. Kelly Daigle led the way as runner-up in the shot put (29-6.5). Tyrus Rosten had a pair of thirds (1,000 meters, 3:36.47; high jump, 4-4) and teamed with Abby Bartlett, Kimberly Grant and Helina Torres-Dindo for third in the 4x800 relay (13:33.11). Lana Wood added a fifth in the shot (26-1).

Oxbow will send a contingent to Saturday’s throwing meet at St. Johnsbury Academy.

Boys Basketball

Cushing 66, KUA 59

Meriden — The Wildcats (6-3) dropped a close NEPSAC Class AA contest on Saturday to open the second half of the season.

Kimball Union had itself in a 53-53 tie with five minutes left before running out of steam. Meriden’s Trey Parker hit five of nine from 3-point territory en route to an 18-point night for the WIldcats. Enoch Cheeks paced KUA with 19 points, 11 of them coming in the second half.

Kimball Union visits Vermont Academy on Wednesday.