Dartmouth Relays Coverage

Precious Holmes of Hillhouse, CT is one of the top returning 400m runners in the country. (File photo)

Dartmouth Relays (NH)

 

Coverage

Performance List - Boys | Girls

Results - Friday | Saturday Field | Saturday Running

Photos  - Album #1 | Album #2

Videos

 

Highlights 

  • Precious Holmes (Hillhouse, CT) established a new US#1 time and meet record by winning the 400m in 55.80.  She had the fastest time of the day by over 3 seconds; a truly impressive feat on the non-banked track of the Dartmouth Field House.

  • Mike O'Donnell (Methuen, MA) took the boys seeded mile out in 61 seconds for the first 400m and forced the pack to play catch-up at the half.  O’Donnell split 2:12 at 800m and then Connor Rog (Fairfield Prep, CT) and Wes Gallagher (Pembroke, MA) launched an attack.  Gallagher took over the lead and crossed 1200m at 3:20, but O’Donnell was not done.  He went to the outside with 300m to go and regained the lead; forcing Gallagher to find a completely new gear over the last 25 meters.  Gallagher collected the win in 4:23.45 with O’Donnell in second (4:23.58), and Harlow Ladd of Messalonskee, ME closing out nicely in third (4:24.09).

  • It was a stacked field in the girls 55m hurdles, with the top four finishers posting times that now have them ranked in the top 25 nationally.  The finals resulted in a photo finish, with Vanessa Clerveaux of Brockton (8.23) edging Betsy Garnick of Bishop Guertin (8.26) and Kyle Plante of Colonie (8.29) for the win.  Garnick would finish the hurdles, then immediately return to the starting line for the finals of the 55m.  Understandably tired, she finished 6th in that race (7.45) and then walked straight to the long jump where she finished 7th (16’9.75”).  One of New England's best all-around athletes, Garnick finished in the top 10 in three very competitive finals within a 45 minute time-span. 

  • Hillary Holmes of Exeter (NH) had a multi-event day that rivaled the impressive performance of Garnick.  Holmes posted marks of 17’6” in the long jump (3rd), 5’4” in the high jump (2nd), and 8.61 in the 55m hurdles (7th). 

  • Carla Forbes (Newton North, MA) opened up the long jump competition with a 19’4” (US#3) bomb.  To prove it was not a fluke, she launched two more jumps over 19 feet to win the competition by over five inches.  Forbes also won the triple jump with a US#1 mark of 40”10”.  She leads the country in that event by almost nine inches.

  • Giancarlo Sainato (Colonie, NY) matched Andre Rolim’s US#1 600m time of 1:21.67 from last weekend.  Rolim was in the race, but finished a very respectable second place in 1:22.53.

  • Molly Keating (La Salle, RI) entered the meet as the most decorated female distance in the field, but Courtney Hawkins (Milford, NH) and Hannah Kimball (Timberlane, NH) were determined to defend their home turf.  Keating went straight to the lead at the gun and split 72 seconds for the first 400m, and 2:30 at the 800m, with Hawkins in tow.  Hawkins took over at 1200m, crossing the line in 3:49, but Keating responded to the challenge and pulled way in the next lap for the win in 5:03.85.  Hawkins’ gamble may have cost her second place, as Kimball closed nicely over the final 200m to edge her 5:09.35 to 5:09.80, respectively. 

  • Both 2 Mile races were dominated by single athletes pressing the pace alone en route to nationally ranked times.  Stephen Robertson of Wakefield (MA) took the lead from the gun and lapped the field as he posted a US#4 time of 9:23.35.  Bethany Brown of Waterville (ME) did much the same, except her 10:48.35 is US#1.  Brown has now posted the two fastest times in the country this season.

  • After splitting 1:57 for 800m on Friday night in the DMR, Joe Vercollone of Pembroke returned to win the 1000m in a meet and school record time of 2:30.51.  Vercollone took the lead with 300m to go and displayed tremendous foot speed in the final 200m.  This was his first meet of the indoor season after competing in the Nike Cross Nationals last month.

  • Mike Cyphers of Lebanon, NH won the pole vault by 2 feet with a US#2 mark of 15'0".

  • Kevin Thomas ran an incredible 1200m leg in the DMR to give his Marshfield (MA) team a respectable lead at the first exchange, but Pembroke closed 10 seconds on the gap behind the strong performances of Chris Horn (400m) and Joe Vercollone (800m).  Chariho High School (RI) fought back to join the mix, and at the final exchange all three were just seconds apart.  Anchor legs Joel Hubbard (Marshfield) split 4:18 and Wes Gallagher (Pembroke) split 4:20 in the mile to break away from the chase group, but it was Marshfield that would get the win with a US#3 time of 10:26.42.  Pembroke finished second at 10:29.61 (US#5); followed by Chariho (US#13 / 10:38.07), and Fairfield Prep (US#16 / 10:39.24).

  • The La Salle Academy (RI) DMR team of Madison Meehan, Erin Kane, Caitlin Marino, and Molly Keating crushed the field to win by over 30 seconds.  They made easy work of some talented competition, and their 12:12.44 posting is currently the second fastest time in the country.  Colonie (NY) finished second at 12:44.80, and Bishop Feehan (MA) was third at 12:55.12.

More impressive performances.....

HS Girls

1000 Meter Run 2:58.80 Catherine Maloy Academy of the Holy Names
1000 Meter Run 3:02.78 Emily Krasinski Frontier
1000 Meter Run 3:03.90 Hanako Shigenobu Ridgewood HS
1000 Meter Run 3:04.23 Chelsea Savage Pembroke High School
1000 Meter Run 3:05.84 Kaitie Schillaci Colonie
1000 Meter Run 3:06.88 Schuyler Pruyn Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
1000 Meter Run 3:06.94 Alli Wood Chelmsford High School
1000 Meter Run 3:07.48 Caitlin Marino La Salle Academy
1000 Meter Run 3:08.42 Katie Powell Bishop Feehan High School
Two Mile Run 10:48.35 Bethanie Brown Waterville High School
Two Mile Run 11:12.24 Abbey Mcnulty Bishop Feehan High School
Two Mile Run 11:35.18 Pierce Laura H.C. Williams
Two Mile Run 11:37.33 Grace Ndungu Lowell High School
300 Meter Dash 39.54 Kyle Plante Colonie
300 Meter Dash 42.90 Makayla McPadden Ridgewood HS
300 Meter Dash 43.12 Danielle Gajewski Timberlane High School
400 Meter Dash 55.80 Precious Holmes Hillhouse High
400 Meter Dash 59.83 Jordan Gray Toll Gate High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:48.29   Newton North High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:48.98   Brockton High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:49.13   South Burlington
4x400 Meter Relay 4:07.43   Hillhouse High
4x400 Meter Relay 4:10.08   Timberlane High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:38.69   La Salle Academy
4x800 Meter Relay 9:47.76   Ridgewood HS
4x800 Meter Relay 9:50.85   Hillhouse High
55 Meter Hurdles 8.22s Vanessa Clerveaux Brockton High School
55 Meter Hurdles 8.23 Vanessa Clerveaux Brockton High School
55 Meter Hurdles 8.26 Betsy Garnick Bishop Guertin High School
55 Meter Hurdles 8.29 Kyle Plante Colonie
55 Meter Hurdles 8.32s Betsy Garnick Bishop Guertin High School
55 Meter Hurdles 8.32s Kyle Plante Colonie
55 Meter Hurdles 8.36s Hillary Holmes Exeter High School
55 Meter Hurdles 8.42 Jen Esposito Mansfield High School
55 Meter Hurdles 8.46p Vanessa Clerveaux Brockton High School
55 Meter Hurdles 8.47p Betsy Garnick Bishop Guertin High School
55 Meter Hurdles 8.49s Nicole Genard Somerville High School
55 Meter Dash 7.30s Mollie Gribbin South Burlington
55 Meter Dash 7.31 Carla Forbes Newton North High School
55 Meter Dash 7.31 Mollie Gribbin South Burlington
55 Meter Dash 7.34p Mollie Gribbin South Burlington
55 Meter Dash 7.35s Carla Forbes Newton North High School
55 Meter Dash 7.38s Betsy Garnick Bishop Guertin High School
600 Meter Dash 1:38.49 Kaitlin Close Academy of the Holy Names
600 Meter Dash 1:39.40 Kaleigh Higgins Niskayuna
600 Meter Dash 1:39.74 Kayleigh Lavender Shaker
600 Meter Dash 1:39.90 Jen Kimball Weymouth High School
600 Meter Dash 1:40.10 Mia Toffoli Northampton High School
600 Meter Dash 1:41.15 Mary Kate Coogan Barrington High School
600 Meter Dash 1:42.67 Jayvona Mcdaniel Hillhouse High
600 Meter Dash 1:42.84 Alicia Decastro La Salle Academy
800 Meter Run 2:16.01 Molly Mccabe Bishop Guertin High School
800 Meter Run 2:19.21 Leah Triller Academy of the Holy Names
800 Meter Run 2:22.27 Meghan Bellerose Newton North High School
Distance Medley Relay 12:12.44   La Salle Academy
Distance Medley Relay 12:44.80   Colonie
High Jump 5-4 Hillary Holmes Exeter High School
High Jump 5-6 Dakota Dailey-Harris La Salle Academy
Long Jump 19-4 Carla Forbes Newton North High School
One Mile Run 5:03.85 Molly Keating La Salle Academy
One Mile Run 5:09.35 Hannah Kimball Timberlane High School
One Mile Run 5:09.80 Courtney Hawkins Milford High School
One Mile Run 5:13.41 Kellie Davis Hillhouse High
One Mile Run 5:15.02 Caroline Davidson Ridgewood HS
One Mile Run 5:18.98 Sarah Burke Bishop Guertin High School
Pole Vault 11-0 Mimi Devita Ridgewood HS
Pole Vault 11-0 Kara Snyder Colonie
Pole Vault 11-6 Steph Brown Newton North High School
Shot Put 40-3 Isabella Stuopis Souhegan High School
Sprint Medley Relay 4:07.11   Hillhouse High
Sprint Medley Relay 4:13.77   Colonie
Sprint Medley Relay 4:17.13   Nashua North High School
Sprint Medley Relay 4:18.60   La Salle Academy
Sprint Medley Relay 4:18.97   Shaker
Sprint Medley Relay 4:21.09   Niskayuna
Sprint Medley Relay 4:22.05   Marlboro HS
Triple Jump 36-7 Mckayla Brooks Frontier
Triple Jump 36-9.25 Vanessa Clerveaux Brockton High School
Triple Jump 37-10.25 Mollie Gribbin South Burlington
Triple Jump 39-1.5 Molly Shapiro Emma Willard
Triple Jump 40-10 Carla Forbes Newton North High School
Weight Throw 40-11.25 McKenzie Kuehlewind Lancaster
Weight Throw 41-1 Brenda Perrella Frontier
Weight Throw 42-5 Emily Jacobs Frontier
Weight Throw 45-5 Alex Miller-wampler Lancaster
Weight Throw 46-0.75 Catherine Maloney La Salle Academy

 

HS Boys

1000 Meter Run 2:30.51 Joe Vercollone Pembroke High School
1000 Meter Run 2:34.28 Austin Lane Greenwich
1000 Meter Run 2:34.60 Dan Kilcoyne Chariho Regional High School
1000 Meter Run 2:34.67 Jon Vinnenberg Bow High School
1000 Meter Run 2:35.64 Andrew Sweeney Rush Henrietta Sperry
1000 Meter Run 2:35.89 Devin Motivala Nashua North High School
1000 Meter Run 2:36.30 Alexander Sullivan Northampton High School
1000 Meter Run 2:36.35 Bryce Kelley Chariho Regional High School
1000 Meter Run 2:36.61 Joe Gioelli Wolcott High School
1000 Meter Run 2:36.67 Nathan Mccarthy Lowell High School
1000 Meter Run 2:37.64 Mark Vuono Bishop Hendricken High School
1000 Meter Run 2:37.64 Christian Stafford Pembroke High School
1000 Meter Run 2:37.86 Jake Johnson Colonie
1000 Meter Run 2:38.50 Christian Alvarado Fairfield Prep High School
1000 Meter Run 2:38.66 Rich Moschella Bishop Feehan High School
1000 Meter Run 2:38.68 Patrick Corona Fairfield Prep High School
1000 Meter Run 2:39.32 Tom Barry Barrington High School
Two Mile Run 9:23.35 Stephen Robertson Wakefield Memorial High School
Two Mile Run 9:36.80 Trevor Crawley Cumberland High School
Two Mile Run 9:38.17 Jake Kilcoyne Chariho Regional High School
Two Mile Run 9:38.29 Tyler Henseler Bishop Hendricken High School
Two Mile Run 9:40.38 Michael Potter Bishop Hendricken High School
Two Mile Run 9:41.92 Dennis Muldoon Catholic Memorial High School
Two Mile Run 9:43.41 Brandon Latham Bishop Guertin High School
Two Mile Run 9:43.52 Buddy Herkenham Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
Two Mile Run 9:44.00 Travis Spicer Ridgewood HS
Two Mile Run 9:44.56 Nate Smith Pioneer
Two Mile Run 9:46.95 Brendan Sullivan Foxboro High School
Two Mile Run 9:47.73 Colin Tierney Bishop Hendricken High School
Two Mile Run 9:51.74 Evan Grandfield Bishop Feehan High School
300 Meter Dash 36.08 Kiivone Howard Foxboro High School
300 Meter Dash 36.43 Joshua Landy LaSalle Institute (Troy)
400 Meter Dash 50.16 Donovan Henry Catholic Memorial High School
400 Meter Dash 51.10 Bryan Browne St. John's Prep
4x200 Meter Relay 1:34.00   Chelmsford High School
4x800 Meter Relay 8:15.20   Pearl River
4x800 Meter Relay 8:16.30   Ridgewood HS
55 Meter Dash 6.39 Jerickson Fedrick Salem High School
55 Meter Dash 6.48 Charles Ruffin King Philip Regional High School
55 Meter Dash 6.53s Jerickson Fedrick Salem High School
55 Meter Dash 6.54p Jerickson Fedrick Salem High School
55 Meter Dash 6.55s Charles Ruffin King Philip Regional High School
55 Meter Dash 6.61s Ramario Bailey Stevens High School
600 Meter Dash 1:21.67 Giancarlo Sainato Colonie
600 Meter Dash 1:22.53 Andre Rolim Somerville High School
600 Meter Dash 1:23.00 Kieran Brennan Pearl River
600 Meter Dash 1:25.89 Alexander Neumann Amity High School
600 Meter Dash 1:26.01 Micah Patterson Saranac
600 Meter Dash 1:26.68 Peter Winslow Exeter High School
Distance Medley Relay 10:26.42   Marshfield High School
Distance Medley Relay 10:29.61   Pembroke High School
Distance Medley Relay 10:38.07   Chariho Regional High School
Distance Medley Relay 10:39.24   Fairfield Prep High School
Distance Medley Relay 10:47.01   Hackensack HS
High Jump 6-6 Zachary Grube Peabody
One Mile Run 4:23.45 Wesley Gallagher Pembroke High School
One Mile Run 4:23.58 Mike O'donnell Methuen High School
One Mile Run 4:24.09 Harlow Ladd Messalonskee High School
One Mile Run 4:26.17 Connor Rog Fairfield Prep High School
One Mile Run 4:26.29 Dylan Lafond Manchester Central
One Mile Run 4:28.02 Chris Cogliano Bishop Guertin High School
One Mile Run 4:28.71 Griffin Gagnon Bishop Guertin High School
One Mile Run 4:30.24 John Pujols Hackensack HS
Pole Vault 15-0 Mike Cyphers Lebanon High School
Sprint Medley Relay 3:36.86   Colonie
Sprint Medley Relay 3:36.96   Rush Henrietta Sperry
Sprint Medley Relay 3:40.99   Merrimack Valley High School
Sprint Medley Relay 3:42.54   Mt. Ararat High School
Weight Throw 54-0 Matt Casbarro Bishop Hendricken High School
Weight Throw 54-1 Pj Andrews Lincoln High School
Weight Throw 55-2.25 Joe Vincent Bishop Hendricken High School
Weight Throw 56-7.75 Steve Lefebvre La Salle Academy
Weight Throw 57-2.25 Edward Cummins Lincoln High School
Weight Throw 57-11 Charlie Ionata Barrington High School
Weight Throw 59-1.75 Mark Thomas Shenendehowa
Weight Throw 61-3.5 John Celona Bishop Hendricken High School
Weight Throw 69-3.5 Rueben Horace Bishop Hendricken High School

 

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