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Personal bests were achieved and school records were broken
by Souhegan athletes at the annual Merrimack Invites on Thursday, May 9. Top 10
boys' scores among the 14 participating schools, mostly Division One,
were Nashua North 111, Pinkerton 84, Souhegan 66, Concord 65, Memorial
52, Exeter 37, Pelham 31, Alvirne 20, Coe-Brown 17, Merrimack 14.
Ben DeForest was the sole individual double-winner for the
Sabers with a clocking of 14.89 in the 110 meter high hurdles and a leap of 6'
in the high jump. In one of the most anticipated races of the evening Tanner
Kent blazed his way to a new school record in the 800 meters with a 1:56.16.
Nate Kittredge also bettered the old school record with his third place time of
1:57.84. Eli Moskowitz created a new school record in the 1600 meters with his
third place time of 4:31.76. Not to be outdone, Ryan Hinrichs joined the
record-breakers with his fourth place time of 9:57.91 in the 3200 meters. The 4
by 400 relay team of Jake Kittredge, Nate Kittredge, Jason Bender, and Tanner
Kent completed the exciting meet with a first place time of 3:27.81.
The Souhegan girls' team was also successful. Top girls'
team scores were Coe-Brown 154, Exeter 87, Concord 46, Salem 44, Merrimack
34.5, Pinkerton 31, Souhegan 30.5, Nashua North 20, Alvirne 14, and Nashua
Mikayla Hickey was second in the 100 meters with a time of
13.09. Sarah Hurd ran a personal best in the 400 meters (61.95)- also second
place. More personal bests were achieved in the 800 meters with Hannah Couver's
2:23.21 (4) and Amy Lambert's 2:23.54 (5). Also scoring points were Pia Marciano
in the 1600 meters (5:41.17) and Brooke Tanguay, fifth in the high jump (4'
6"). The 4 by 100 relay time of Brooke, Mikayla, Shannon Disco, and Hannah
Culver also ran a season best time of 54.10 (4th).
TENNIS WRITE UP
Tough, tight loss yesterday. Nate, Jason and Anthony
all had a tough day at the office losing 2-8, 4-8 and 3-8 respectively.
Capt Pat did his standard come from behind, drive his opponent insane 8-4
win. Big Alex spotted his opponent the first 3 games before legging out
another 8-4 win. Parker was the only singles match not requiring his
coaches to be self restrained cruising to an 8-3 victory. Thanks Parker.
Ah, back to doubles. Pat and Nate played a see-saw
thriller coming up short 5-8. Brendan and Big Alex’s doubles was over in
a blink with an 8-1 thumping. And then there was one. Jason and
Anthony dropped an 8-9 (5-7) winner take all marathon. They had a nice
lead, lost it, came back, came from behind in the tiebreak and then just came
up ever so short. Tough one.
TENNIS WRITE UP FROM COACH DAN
Nice job men on a 7-2 win vs Con-Val on a beautiful Sothern Cal like day. Our JV players of Max, Charlie and Alex Frazier had their hands in 4 out of the 7 varsity victories. Our A team of Nate and Big Alex took care of business with killer efficiency earning 8-2 & 8-3 victories. Brendan Sileo won convincingly at #3 8-1, vastly improving his game with every match. Max gets the Lt Dan nod (Forest Gump reference) for his battlefield commission getting thrown into the #4 spot. Although he lost 0-8, he softened his opponent up for the SHS #2 doubles to win a thrilling tie break match. Charlie had the singles match of the day with an 8-5 win and a red face from exertion. Alex Frazier was trying to race Nate off the court first with a quick 8-1 victory.
Nate/Alex fell 5-8 at #1 doubles most likely due to the bad Mojo of Nate’s uniform jersey. Brendan/Alex won a tense 9-8, 7-2 tiebreaker as well as Charlie/Max winning 9-8, 7-3. Our MVP is Brendan Sileo. His match skills have improved drastically and we are very impressed how he likes to lure his opponents into tie-breakers for the ultimate kill. Well done.