By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Track and Field Teams got outdoors to start their 2022 and competed in two events in two states.
On Tuesday, April 12, the teams traveled to Keene where they faced the Black Birds and the Merrimack Tomahawks.
The boys took second at the meet and the girls were third.
Then on Saturday, April 16, the boys’ team traveled to Haverhill Mass., for the Ottaviani Invitational where they competed against over a dozen other teams and took first place.
The highlight of that event, besides a team win, was LHS senior Colby Ramshaw being named the Boys Outstanding Performer of the meet. He won the Long Jump, finished second in the 110m High Hurdles, and was a member of our second place 4x100m relay team.
In Keene, Sam Street took first in the 100-meter with a time of 11.50 and Anthony Amaro placed third with 11.65.
In the 200-meter, Street took first again, with a time of 23.71 and Amaro was third at 24.10.
Sean Clegg finished first in the 400-meter with his time of 51.29.
In the 800-meter, Tyler Kraft placed second with a time of 2:12.13.
Ryan Fortin placed third in the 1,600-meter with a time of 4:44.09.
Colby Ramshaw was second in the 110-meter Hurdles with his time of 16.75.
In the 4×100 Relay, the team of Amaro, Ian Dresser, Ramshaw and Street placed first with a 45.13 finish.
The team of Matt Palmer, Cole Borovicka, Clegg and Kraft took second in the 4×400 with their time of 3:39.14.
In the Long Jump, Ramshaw reached 19’6″ for his first place win. Jake Schena placed third at 18’4.5″.
Donovan Gannon was the top finisher in the Triple Jump with a leap of 37’8.5.”
In the Shot Put, Jayden Navarro placed first with a throw of 41’9.25″ and Mike Sampson placed third (38’9.5″).
Gannon placed second in the Discus with his 100-foot toss.
In the Haverhill meet on Saturday, Amaro took fifth in the 100-meter (11.80) and Andrew Kullman was sixth (11.81).
Street place third in the 200-meter with a time of 23.24.
Clegg was first in the 800-meter (1:59.03).
Fortin took second in the Two-Mile Run (9:56.00).
Ramshaw was second in the 110-meter hurdles (16.45).
In the 4×100 Relay, the team of Amaro, Dresser, Ramshaw and Street placed second with a 44.81 finish.
Kullman took second in the High Jump at 6-feet.
Ramshaw was first in the Long Jump (19’10.75″).
In the 100-meter, Ava Ruppel came in second with her time of 13.70.
In the 200-meter, Amanda Robinson placed second (30.21) Lilly Cawthron was third (30.31) and Meara Horan was fourth (30.39).
Linsey Gregoire was second in the 400-meter with 1:09.69 and Horan was third (1:10.94).
Grace McDonough placed second in the 800-meter with a time of 2:34.48.
McDonough also placed second in the 1,600-meter with a time of 6.08.01.
Adrianna Nadeau was third in the 3,200-meter race with a time of 13:38.22.
The Lancer team of Cawthron, Madeleine Plante, Amada Fawcett and Rumpel won the 4×100 Relay with a time of 54.56.
In the 4×400 Relay, the team of McDonough, Maura O’Shaughnessy, Emma Smith and Sayde White were third at 4:52.94.
Londonderry finished in second and fourth in the High Jump. Gregoire and Isabella Landry finished at 4’7″.
In the Long Jump, Fawcett was second at 14’7″.
In the Triple Jump Rppel finished fourth at 28’8″.
Phoebe Bartlett had a throw of throw of 26’11.75″ for second in Shot Put.
In the Discus, Bartlett took first (84’10”) and Nkechi Wambu finished in second at 77-feet.
In the Javelin, Mary Croteau placed second (64’5″) and Stephanie Gervais was third at 63’9″.