Relay teams fare well

S trong performances from its boys and girls relay teams and a pair of individual first place finishes highlighted a banner day for Whitehall’s indoor track team.

The boys’ and girls’ 4X200 meter relay teams each recorded top six finishes at Williams College on Sunday and Tyler Sweenor and Morgan Winters each won their respective events.

The girls’ 4X200 meter relay team of Olivia Short, Francis McKinney, Abby Dickinson and Winters recorded a time of 2:06.5, good enough for a second place finish. The performance was the team’s best this season.

The boys’ team, consisting of David Greenough, Josh Desautels, Sweenor and Brad Hanna, finished fourth with a time of 1:46.30. That time was a tenth of a second faster than the previous record, set in 2010.

That same team also finished fourth in the 4X400 meter relay with a time of 4:15.10. Earlier this year, the team set a new school record in the event.

The top-six finishes in the relays were part of a strong all-around showing by Sweenor, who won the men’s pole vault, clearing 10 feet, 6 inches. Cullen Flynn cleared 7 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault to finish fourth.

Other place finishers for Whitehall were David Greenough in the boys’ high jump (5 feet, 8 inches) and Brad Hanna in the 55 meter dash (:07).

Winters continued her strong season by winning the girls triple jump with a leap of 30 feet, 5 inches. It’s the third time in four meets Winters has won the event. She also finished sixth in the girls’ 55 meter dash.

Dickinson finished second in the girls 1,500 meter run with a time of 6:22 and was fifth in the girls shot put with a throw of 25 feet, 7.5 inches. Short finished fifth in the girls’ 55 meter dash (:08) and sixth in the girls’ triple jump (24 feet, 4 inches); McKinney was fifth in the girls’ 300 meter dash (53.9); and Haley Wiskoski was fourth in the triple jump (26 feet, 4.75 inches) and sixth in the 55 meter hurdles (11.5).

The team competes next at the Wasaren League Championships at Williams College on Jan. 26.

 

 

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