No matter what competitive situation has faced them, the Londonderry High School boys’ and girls’ indoor track and field athletes have managed to excel thus far through the 2015-16 winter campaign.
And the successes kept right on coming for the Lancers and Lady Lancers – even without any team accolades up for grabs – at indoor qualifying standards meets in the University of New Hampshire’s Paul Sweet Oval in Durham last Saturday, Jan. 23.
The LHS males had talented and battle-tested veteran Trevor Guay stand out in several areas, and the Lady Lancers had standout Yorgelis Ortiz and several relay quartets create some significant waves as well.
The qualifying standards events are held at the ends of the indoor regular seasons to enable athletes to potentially improve their times and seedings, and to also help the tracksters keep their competitive edges intact with the big state championship meets coming up.
Guay wound up being a real going concern in the long jump – which he won with a top effort of 20 feet, 6 3/4 inches – the 55-meter hurdles (third overall), and the 4×160 relay, in which he teamed up with Derek Davies, Brandyn Proulx, and Mark Gigliotti for a third place.
Kyle Foden collected a second place in the shot put, and Davies ended up third overall in the long jump, two spots behind teammate Trevor Guay.
Ortiz teamed up with Jessica Brien, Ellie Goodspeed, and Gretchen McGrath on a victory in the 4×160 relay (1 minute, 27 seconds), and Yorgelis also did plenty solo with a second in the 55-meter dash and a third in the high jump.
The Lady Lancers also had their skilled and speedy 4×400 relay quartet of June Cranmer, Courtney Guay, Kaitlyn Marchant, and McGrath snare a second place.