Some of Londonderry High School’s top male and female track stars tested their skills against some of the best athletes in the region on Saturday, June 13, at the 2015 New England Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine.
LHS senior star Natalie Howes capped off her fine high school career with several superb performances at the New Englands, snaring a first place in the javelin and a fifth in the pole vault to lead the Lady Lancer performers.
Howes busted her own area record in the javelin with a winning throw of 139 feet, 1 inch. She tallied an effort of 11’3” in the pole vault, which was 6 inches higher than her winning effort at home during the New Hampshire Meet of Champions, to finish in the top five there as well.
Londonderry also had Jordan Dufresne (13th) and Rachel Larkin (17th) end up in the top 20 in the pole vault.
The locals also received an 11th place in the 200-meter dash from Yorgelis Ortiz, and she and 4×100-meter relay teammates Jessica Brien, Andrea Wooldridge, and Ellie Goodspeed notched a 16th place in their event.
Senior Starlin Ortiz finished off his illustrious high school track and field career by bagging a third place – in a three-way tie – in the high jump (6’3”).
Trevor Guay notched an eighth place on his own in the 300-meter hurdles (39.72 seconds) and contributed to one in the 4×400 relay with teammates Derek Davies, Keith Perry, and Lukas Charbonneau (3 minutes, 27 seconds).
Kyle Foden claimed a 24th place in the shot put for Londonderry.