USATF New Englands at Harvard

Annually, many of NHTF’s best head to Harvard for the USATF New Englands as part of their preparations for the high school New Englands and Nationals. As they don’t run for their high school’s by name, we thought we would throw down some of the highlights from yesterday. Thanks to Jay Smith for the pics!



NH 300 meter state record holder, Central’s Harriet Barber won the 400 meters with a 56.40! Bedford’s Mikita Barry placed 4th with a 59.42. Samantha Ducharme also ran strong with a 1:01.02. North’s Jhanelle Thomas won the 60m High Hurdles in 8.97 and doubled back to a 26.17 in the 200 meters good enough for 5th.

Pinkerton’s Matthew Morrison won the Scholastic 60 Meter Hurdles with an 8.37. Morrison also won the 200 meter dash in 22.29! Winnacunnet’s Oliver Duffy won the long jump with a leap of 21′ 7″. He also placed 6th in the High Jump clearing 6 feet. Back to the hurdles Duffy was 3rd in this one with an 8.78. Souhegan’s Cole Henderson was 5th in 9.01. Morrison also placed 4th in the 60 meter dash with a 7.04. D1 State Champ Windham’s Kevin Brooks was in the same final placing 6th in 7.05.

Bedford’s Jacob Redman won the 800 outright with a blazing 1:53.80! His teammate Jared Bekkering won section 22 in 1:55.61 which placed him 3rd overall. PCA’s Jonas Teeter realized a season long goal of qualifying for Indoor Nationals by winning his section of the 5000 meters in 15:24.24! Souhegan’s Owen Stine was 3rd in that section with an impressive kick crossing in 15:31.94. North’s Darius Smith was 4th in the Scholastic Shot Put with a toss of 15.61.

Portsmouth’s Lily Jenkins placed 7th overall in the 60 meter dash in 8.06. South’s Soraya Ross placed 5th with a 7.95. Dover’s Anique Poulin and Oyster River’s Haley Kavanagh placed 4th and 5th respectively in the 800 with Poulin crossing in 2:19.94 to Kavanagh’s 2:21.71. OR’s Haley Bezanson placed 7th in the 3000 meters with a 10:54.86. BG’s Anna Fondakowski placed 5th in the 5k with a 18:50.77.

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  1. With the current level of sprinting talent, NH is looking at a spring season with the potential of multiple athletes running consistent sub 11s. Going to be a fun season!

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