Outlook for Sunday’s indoor track championships

Monitor staff
Sunday, February 04, 2018


DIVISION I Championship

At Leverone Field House, Dartmouth College, Hanover, 3:30 p.m.
(Events and top-six seeds in parentheses)

AREA MALE QUALIFIERS: Concord – Dalton Mutz (1st 55 dash), Matt O’Brien (1st 1,000; 4th 1,500), Colin Conery (2nd 1,000), Forest MacKenzie (3rd 3,000; 1,500), Eli Boesch-Dining (5th 3,000; 1,500), Josh Adams (5th 600), Manny Feliz (6th 55 hurdles), Aidan O’Hern (600), Ryan Devine (1,000), Alex Duncan (3,000), David Cook (3,000), Jacob Nichol (55 hurdles), Nate Hillyer (high jump), 4x800 (3rd), 4x200 (4th), 4x400 (6th)

AREA FEMALE QUALIFIERS: Concord – Grace Devanny (2nd 55 dash, 2nd 300), Sarah Waite (55 dash), Kat Jepson (high jump), Katelyn Jelley (long jump), 4x200 (5th), 4x400

NOTES: The Tide boys are in a group of six teams that should collect most of the points in the meet and easily outdistance the rest of the field. Based on the seeds, Pinkerton, Nashua North and Winnacunnet are the favorites with Concord, Bedford and Exeter expected to fill out the rest of the top six. The Tide are expected to score most of its points in the distance events. Depending on how well the distance runners can do in multiple events and how the relay teams perform against the top teams, Concord could finish even higher. On the girls’ side, Devanny is ranked second in both sprints and two strong performances from her alone could be enough to put the Tide in the top 10. Exeter, Bedford, Nashua South and Pinkerton are the top contenders for the girls’ title.

DIVISION II championship

At Leverone Field House, Dartmouth College, Hanover, 10 a.m.
(Events and top-six seeds in parentheses)

AREA MALE QUALIFIERS: Belmont – Nick Randos (2nd 1,000), Hunter Dupuis (4th 300, 55 dash), Ian Remenar (55 hurdles, high jump), 4x200; Bow – Brian Bushnell (300), 4x200, 4x400; Coe-Brown – Orion Clachar (1st 55 hurdles, 55 dash, 300), Evan Tanguay (2nd 3,000; 6th 1,500; ), Gavyn Lewis (6th 3,000), Porter Heigis (600), Wyatt Mackey (1,500), Luke Tkaczyk (3,000), 4x800 (4th), 4x400; Franklin – Christian Shepard (high jump); Kearsarge – Ben Corbyn (3rd high jump); Merrimack Valley – David Reynolds (1st 3,000; 1,500), Camden Donovan (4th high jump), Isaiah Shedd (5th 600), Matt Lyle (1,000), Dylan Lessard (55 hurdles, shot put), Tanna Vallierre (shot put), 4x400 (3rd), 4x200, 4x800

AREA FEMALE QUALIFIERS: Belmont – Sana Syed (3rd 55 hurdles), Alice Riley (1,500; 3,000); Bishop Brady – Anna Grafton (1,000); Bow – 4x200; Coe-Brown – Kathleen Collins (3rd shot put), Addison Cox (5th 1,500), Sophie Laird (6th 600), Elly McDonough (1,000), Ella Malone (1,000), Sarah Dupuis (3,000), 4x800 (1st), 4x400 (5th), 4x200; Gilford – Natalie Fraser (55 dash, 300), 4x200; Kearsarge – Mya Dube (6th 3,000); Laconia – Skyler Tautkus (300); Merrimack Valley – Kaitlyn Covell (5th 55 hurdles), Nicole Considine (600), Theresa Irving (high jump), 4x400; Pembroke – 4x200

NOTES: Merrimack Valley and Coe-Brown look to be the top area teams on the boys’ side. Based on the seedings, Windham, Oyster River and Portsmouth appear to be locked in a tight battle for the title, but both MV and Coe-Brown have several qualifiers and strong relays and could finish in the top five. The Coe-Brown girls’ could also be a top-five team. Belmont and MV have girls who could have high finishes individually and score points. Milford, Manchester West, Souhegan and Portsmouth are the favorites for the girls’ title.