So that happened. Saturday practice morning, always interesting.
The boys team started off the regular season with a two wins, three wins against Westerly, South Kingstown, and Exeter West Greenwich. Eyster won the 300 and the 55. DelSanto won the weight throw. Blythe won the 1500 and the 3000. The 4x200 of Eyster, Lowen, Harding, and Miller won and the 4x400 of Rakip, Eyster, Blythe, and Josefson won as well.
Good start, meet next week is against North Kingstown and Narragansett. Those are two tough teams, we definitely have a good chance against Narragansett so bring your A GAME next Monday night!!!
The boys started off the weekend with an eighth place finish in the Sprint Medley Relay. Splits were Lowen with a 24.2 on the opening 200, Justus with a 24.2 as well on the second 200, Brad with a 53.5 on the 400, and then Cooper took it home with a 2:07 split on the 800! Fantastic times from these guys! The DMR followed and John, Alex, TScott, and Seany B all ran well for a combined time of 11:51. Saturday's individual performances were just as impressive with a majority of the team coming home with personal best times! Congrats to those athletes.
The next meet is not until this Sunday so we have plenty of time to get back to work this week!
With a loss to North Kingstown and victories over Westerly, Narragansett and Exter-West Greenwich, the boys team finishes 8 and 2 this 2013 regular season. Thats a much better performance than last years 5-4 record. The only individual 1st place finisher was Brad Wicks in the 55. Brad finished the entire regular season in the southern division undefeated in the 55 m race. Congrats Brad! It is also worth noting the the 4x400 team dropped their time down to 3:40.4. That ranks them now 3rd in the state but with a lot of improvements yet to be made. Stay focused boys!
Coming up this weekend is the Dartmouth College Relays in New Hampshire. Only a select few of our top athletes will be coming to this meet. Because we leave with both the girls and the boys team on Friday afternoon their will be no organized practice, although you are encouraged to workout on your own. There will be no JV meet this weekend or practice either. Again, working out on your own is encouraged.
Even though the regular season is over, there are plenty of competitions left for both JV and Varsity athletes. Keep working hard over the next couple weeks. Hard work pays off!!
Last Friday night the boys went up against the 2012 Indoor State Champions Chariho High School. Unfortunately, we were not able to pull out the team win, suffering our first lost of the season, 69-40 Chariho wins. Individual winners included Wicks in the 55m, DelSanto in the Shot Put, Norton in the Weight Throw, the 4x200 team of Boahin, Lowen, Perry, and Von Heinegg. We did win against Narragansett
It is worth noting that the 4x400 team ran 3:42.4, which ties them at 4th in Rhode Island with 4x4 powerhouse Central High School. NK is 1st, Hendricken is 2nd and Chariho(finished .2 ahead of us) is 3rd. Also the school record is 3:39.7, so it's possible that we could drop that this season. Those athletes were Wicks, Rosenberg, Richmond, and Eyster.
In fact, the 4x800 is also ranked in the top 6 and our 4x200 is ranked just outside the top 6. Relays are having a great season. Work hard and let's see how far you can take it!
Two more wins last night, both against teams we lost to last season, Coventry and South Kingstown. Congrats fellas. 1st place finishers were: Wicks in the 55 and 300(undefeated in the Southern Division so far), Brown in the 600, the 4x200 of Lowen, Wicks, Eyster, and Rosenberg, and the 4x400 of Eyster, Perry, Richmond, and Brown.
Varsity meet on Saturday. Entr
The Boys team won their first regular season competition last night against Prout and Rogers High Schools. Winning their events were Perry in the hurdles, Lowen in the long jump, DelSanto in the weight throw, Brown in the 1500, Rosenberg in the 600, Wicks in the 300 and 55. The 4x4 of Brown, Oppel, Rosenberg, and Rakip won as well as the 4x2 of Wicks, Eyster, Rakip, and Perry.
It's worth noting two things:
1. The 4x2 ran a faster time last night in it's first time running all season than ANY TIME ran last season. Great start but lets get that time down even more. School Record this season??
2. Even though Varsity had a meet last night, we still had 20+ guys show up for practice. Great attendance. Signs of a hard working track team.
Check the Depth Chart page for all times/distances as we go through the season.
PHS Boys Track 2-0 so far in the Southern
I wanted to congratulate the entire girls team for a successful season this year. We finished the dual meet season yesterday with a difficult meet against Barrington and Bay View to end the season with a record of 6-2-1. We had a season with a new school record, and lots of personal records from sprints, distance, jumps, and throws. Looking forward, we have invitationl meets, division, class, Freshmen, JV, and State Championship meets ahead of us, so our work is not over yet. I am looking forward to even more improvements and successes in the coming weeks. Remember you will only get out what you put in, so lets give every practice and every race our best effort to finish with a season we can be proud of!
1. Congrats to Becky Cousens who has been accepted to West Point! She will be competing for the track and field team there as a hammer and weight thrower. We wish her the best and congratulate her for that incredible and prestigious honor.
2. Congrats to Alex Briggs and Nick Tyler who both had outstanding performances over the February vacation.
Nick Tyler won the State Championship pole vault competition with a jump of 14'00", new school record. This is just shy of his all time best from last outdoor season. A sign of a very good outdoor season to come!
Alex Briggs place 5th in the New England Weight Throw Competition with a heave of 63'7", new school record. That is his best ever and moves him up again on the national rankings.
3. Congrats to to the girls 4x200 and 4x400 teams that competed at the New England Championships last Friday. They set new school records and improved their seed rankings. The 4x200 was Jessica Kaufman, Hannah Petrie, Leah Hibbad, and Mariah Kaiser, they ran 1:48.74 and placed 14th in N.E.! The 4x400 was Leah Hibbad, Jessica Kaufman, Natalie Yaw, and Mariah Kasier, they ran 4:10.50 and placed 15th in N.E.!
Lastly, Congrats and Good Luck to those athletes that will be competing at the New Balance Indoor Track and Field Nationals this Friday March 9th in New York City!
Weight Throw: Alex Briggs, Becky Cousens, Abby Cousens
4x200: Jessica Kaufman, Leah Hibbad, Hannah Petrie, Mariah Kaiser
4x400: Jessica Kaufman, Leah Hibbad, Mariah Kasier, Natalie Yaw
Sprint Medley Relay(200-200-400-800): Nick Tyler, Allen Nickerson, Ryan Ake, Tyler Rosenberg
Pole Vault: Nick Tyler
This is it guys and girls! You have worked long and hard to perform at this level! Leave it all on the track(and the in the circle!)!
Last night was the boys JV State Championships and the guys had a great night! First of all, they placed 6th overall in the team standings which is the best JV State Meet finish we've ever had! Best before that was 2008 with an 8th place finish!
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