Things didn’t go as well for Londonderry High School’s track and field contingents in Beeman Trophy competition at LHS Tuesday, April 19 as the host Lancer squads would have liked. But the LHS teams did have some strong individual and relay performances that day, and they’d do so again at the 11th annual Nashua North Invitational last weekend.
In the head to head Beeman battles with the rival Pinkerton crews, the Lancer males suffered an 81-61 defeat and the Lady Lancers were bested by their Pinkerton counterparts by a 77-66 tally.In the boys’ meet, the Lancer guys collected eight first places, thanks to the efforts of Kyle Foden in both the shot put (45 feet, 9 1/2 inches) and the discus (116’2″), Derek Davies in the pole vault (11’6″), Cullen Enwright in the javelin (150’9″), Trevor Guay in the triple jump (41’4″) and the 300-meter hurdles (41.4 seconds), Mark Gigliotti in the 100-meter dash (12.0), and Noah Schrank in the 3,200-meter run (10:51.9).
In the girls’ event, the Lady Lancers notched six victories and were paced by Sarah Moriarty in the shot (27′ 1 1/2″) and the discus (79’8″), Kate Balcom in the javelin (87′) and the pole vault (8′), and Yorgelis Ortiz in the 100 dash (13.1) and the long jump (16’10 1/4″).
Then over at the North Invitational in the Gate City last Saturday, April 25, the Lancer males received a win from Foden in the shot (46′ 4 3/4″) and Guay in the 300 hurdles (40.46) and third places from Davies in the pole vault, Enwright in the javelin, and the squad’s 4×400 relay quartet.
For the Lady Lancers, Ortiz stood up tall and bagged first places in the 100 (12.26) and the high jump (17′ 1/4″), and a second place came from the LHS 4×100 relay quartet.