Lancers Track and Field Teams Host REAL Invitational

By Chris Paul

The Londonderry High School Boys’ and Girls’ Track and Field team’s hosted the annual R.E.A.L. Londonderry Invitational with about 14-teams competing at the meet on Saturday, May 20, under the threat of rain for a good part of the afternoon.
The Lancer boys had a number of first-place winners at the event, winning the 400-Meter Dash, the Triple Jump, Pole Vault and the Long Jump.

BOYS
Senior LHS record-breaker Sean Clegg, who just recently was coming off an injury, took first place in the 400-Meter Dash with a time of 50.07 seconds. One full second past the nearest competitor.
Senior, Donovan Gannon had a first-place finish in the Triple Jump with a jump of 41’7.75″, just edging out the second-place finisher by .75.”
Senior Andrew Kullman had a first place finish in the Long-Jump, reaching 20’6,” three inches further that his nearest competitor.
Kullman had a second-place finish in the High Jump, reaching 6’2.”
In the Pole Vault, senior Donovan Gannon tied for first place at a height of 12-feet. That event was halted due to rain.
In the 4×800 Relay the Lancers had a fifth-place finish from the team of freshman Jack DiBuono, Fortin, junior Aiden Oljey, and Twomey.
In the 1,600-Meter Run, senior Ryan Fortin managed a third place finish with a time of 4:31.10, less than three-seconds behind the number one finisher.
In the 4×100 Relay, the team of Amaro, Seth Doyon, Jon Inglese, and Andrew Kullman had a fifth-place finish with their time of 44.66.
In the 200-Meter Dash, senior Anthony Amaro had a sixth-place finish with his time of 23.35 seconds.
In the 4×400 Relay, the Londonderry team of Clegg, Griffin Massahos, Josh Twomey and Amaro finished in seventh-place.

GIRLS
In the 4×100-Meter Relay, the Londonderry team of freshman Jaylin Galeaz, senior, Marline Fitzgerald, sophomore Emma Nadeau, and junior Madeleine Plante had a time of 52.56 for fifth place. The Nashua South team finished in first with a time of 48.47.
In the 4×400-Meter Relay, sophomore, Linsey Gregoire, Madeleine Plante, freshman Drewanne Sherma, and Amara Williams finished in sixth with a time of 4:41.87. The winning time was 4:09.33 by Nashua North.
Gregoire had a top-ten finish in the High Jump, finishing in ninth with height of 4’8″.
In the Pole Vault, junior Amanda Robinson cleared 10-foot and finished in a tie for second place. Senior Marline Fitzgerald had a fifth-place finish at 9’6″, and junior Lilly Haggart finished in seventh (8’6″).
Freshman Alexandra Pena came in ninth in the Long Jump, finishing with a jump of 15’1″.
In the Triple Jump, Robinson had a seventh place finish with her 32’8.5″ finish.
Sophomore Nkechi Wambu had a Discus Throw of 84-feet and finished in the top eight.
In the Girls’ Javelin, junior Mary Croteau had a throw of 95’5″ and finished in the seventh-place spot. Haggart threw 85’8″ and came in at the ninth spot.
Both teams will head to the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Division I State Championship on Thursday, May 25, at Salem High School starting at 4 p.m.

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