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Local roundup: Lebanon’s Sullivan doubles again

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Published: 6/2/2019 10:04:01 PM
Modified: 6/2/2019 10:03:59 PM

DURHAM, N.H. — Lebanon High senior Ryan Sullivan is apparently going out with high-flying colors.

A week after winning the high jump and long jump at the NHIAA Division II state meet on the same Wildcat Stadium surface, Sullivan repeated the double during Saturday’s NHIAA Meet of Champions at UNH. The Raider’s efforts highlighted participation by five Upper Valley schools in the final New Hampshire high school meet of the season.

Sullivan beat his D-II result in winning the high jump, leaping 6 feet, 4 inches, to nip Exeter’s Jake Langevin. Sullivan won the divisional meet with a 6-2 result.

He doubled up with a long jump of 21 feet, 2.5 inches for a narrow defeat of InterLakes’ Eli Dupigny. The mark was short of the 21-10 he popped at D-II but good enough to end his NHIAA career with a fourth individual state success in the span of eight days.

Lebanon teammates Cody Davis and Claudia Simione also took part. Davis was ninth in the boys 1,600-meter run (4 minutes, 33.48 seconds), while Simione took 10th in the 100 dash preliminaries (13.28), missing the final.

Hanover had one runner-up result and came within a whisker of a second. Christine Aman took second in the girls 800 (2:17.14), and teammate Kyle Doucette (23.269) was edged out for the same spot in the boys 200, nipped at the line by Pinkerton’s John Brooks (23.265).

Doucette later joined Eli Stack, Deveon Martin and Moe Kado to claim fifth in the 4x100 relay (44.27), the best finish by a non-Division I school. Colm Seign was fourth in the boys 800 (1:59.00). Among Hanover’s girls, Ella Maclean grabbed seventh in the 100 dash (13.46), Leila Trummel was ninth in the 1,600 (5:14.24) and Anna Stafford landed fourth in the pole vault (10-0).

Stafford and MacLean followed Zoe Onyango and Abigail Feyrer in an eighth-place 4x100 relay (50.92). Maclean, Trummel and Aman joined Kira Smith to take ninth in the 4x400 (4:15.42).

Newport hurdlers Mason Martell and Eliza Bates both hit the top six in their events. Martell was third in the boys 110 (15.16) and sixth in the 300 (40.88). Bates crossed the line in the girls 300 in fifth (47.01).

Stevens freshman surprise Janiah Young was eighth in the girls 200 (26.99), 11th in the high jump (5-0) and 12th in the 100 prelims (13.37). She also anchored a 14th-place effort in the 4x100 (52.03) with Julia Tursky, Leann McCarthy and Audrey Puksta.

Bella Kondi represented Mascoma, taking 10th in the discus (93-1).

The final official event of the high school season comes up on Saturday in the form of the New England Championship at Maine’s Thornton Academy.

BOYS TENNISHanover duo in state semis

DERRY, N.H. — Hanover High’s top doubles tandem, Aidan Biglow and Evan Yang won three matches on Sunday at Pinkerton Academy to advance to the semifinals of the NHIAA boys doubles tennis tournament.

Biglow, a senior, and Yang, a freshman, opened with an 8-3 defeat of Londonderry’s Cam Ness and Jay Hayes. Ranked sixth in the draw, Biglow and Yang followed with an 8-3 victory over Pinkerton’s Henry Andrews and Jeff Marquis.

That moved the tandem to a quarterfinal showdown with Bedford’s Jason Boucher and Derek Dong, who took a 9-7 decision from the Marauder pair en route to the NHIAA Division I state team championship last week. Biglow and Yang gained a measure of revenge, making use of a late break and solid serving for an 8-5 victory to make the semis.

Biglow and Yang will return to Pinkerton on Thursday for the semifinals, facing off against the Astros’ top pairing of Seb Tonini and John Marineau. The tandems split their two previous meetings, with Hanover taking a regular-season encounter and Pinkerton rebounding during last week’s D-I team semifinals.

H.S. CREWMarauders take Sleigh Cup

HANOVER — The Hanover High boys and girls crew teams beat five public school foes on Sunday to claim the Sleigh Cup, emblematic of high school rowing supremacy in New Hampshire among eight-rower boats.

Both Marauder squads scored 15 points from their races to earn state honors. Bedford trailed in the girls with eight points, and Concord claimed runner-up among the boys with seven points.

The Hanover girls’ first boat had the closest call, nipping Great Bay Rowing by one second.

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