Recap! Results! Replay! 2024 Indoor New Englands!

Results Courtesy of Last Time Out

By Coach Lou

Yesterday’s New England Championships were held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, MA, and wow was it the place to be! New Hampshire athletes showed up in full force, representing impressively in both the field and the track! Also, there were some insane meet records to observe from the surrounding states! How about the eruption when Khalil Antoine (CT) high-jumped 7 feet! Many other meet records went down throughout the day. What a pleasure to be able to round-up the performances from yesterday’s meet. Every athlete that advanced through the D1 and D2 State Meets is worth recognizing; what an accomplishment to compete at NE’s, congratulations!


Now, to the meet highlights. The New England Championships structure is a little different than our state meet. Both the 55-meter dash and 55-hurdles go through both the prelims and finals to start the competition. In the girls 55-hurdles, Anika Scott had no trouble winning her prelim, and ended up an awesome battle in the final, ending up 2nd in a time of 8.19. In the girls dash, Alexis Best advanced through the prelims with a blazing 7.23, and then in the finals finished 8th! For the boys dash, a huge number of boys made the final, Tim Kelm, Kevin Brooks, Samuel Bruneau In the finals it was Brooks coming out on top for the NH-squad, with a 3rd place finish of 6.49! Also impressive: Sam’s 6th (6.54), and Tim’s 7th (6.55).

Deserving significant notation, Matt Morrison’s double of the day! Despite the altered format, no big deal for him, opting to compete in both events still (That is epic)! He advanced through both the dash and the hurdles, and ended up 4th overall in the hurdles in an amazing 7.69 and he still got 8th in the dash with a 6.62 on a very quick turnaround time for all four races!

Now to the relays, in the girls 4×800, Pinkerton really brought it today, Sarah Rzasa, Parker Knowlton, Isabelle Groulx, and with Contessa Silva back on the relay team they all threw down impressive legs and ended up with a 4th overall, 9:27.27, and absolutely smashing the girls NH State Record of 9:37.52 held by Manchester Central since 2001! On the boys side it was the same story, this time Bedford taking a sledgehammer to the old state record, the Bulldogs were comprised of Ethan Pulsifer, Patrick Fish, Jared Bekkering, and Jacob Redman and they got 3rd place (out of the unseeded heat) at NE’s and ran 7:54.22. Merrimack held this record since 2008 with their 8:01.45. Sidenote, Bill Godfrey and Alex Beaulieau are both good friends of mine and therefore I felt obligated to notify them as soon as the result became official, hey 16 years is a great run!

 In the 4×200, the boys of Nashua South, Michael Menezes, Ryan Jansen, Marcell Perry, and Ethan Schnyer really brought it, setting the track on fire with a 1:31.32 (4th) and another state record going down, this time it was Londonderry’s 1998 1:31.80 (sorry Larry).

Let’s take a little break from the oval and take a look over at the field side of the meet. In the boys’ long jump, Oliver Duffy kept it rolling with another top NH spot, ending up with a 21’ 11.75” (4th). On the girls’ side, Anika Scott won NE’s with a 18’11” jump and Alexis Best jumped 17’7.25” for 6th overall. On the boys’ side in high jump Sam Kinsey-Turner was the NH top honors with 6’3” and he tied for 6th overall.

Back to the track, it was time for the Oyster River girls to shine, Haley Kavanagh starting things off with a 5.00.96, 6th place run in the mile. In the girls 1,000 meter, Mikita Barry had a massive PR and went 2:56.81 and 3rd place, followed closely on her heels was Alanna Hagen in 2:57.63 and 5th overall!  One of the most exciting New Hampshire races of the day, and out of the second heat, Jacob Redman won the 1,000 New England Title with a 2:27.20 in an epic battle with Vermont’s Andrew Thornton-Sherman. Jamie Lano had a great race in the seeded heat with a time of 2:29.00 and a 4th place overall. Redman’s time squeaked out another state record, this time Zachary Wright’s 1994 2:27.38 (30 year run finally coming to a close).

The girls 300 was one of the most intense races of the day, coming in to the home stretch giving great chase was Harriet Barber with a 2nd overall and an impressive 39.11! Barber ran smart, gradually gaining on each girl in the lanes on the outside, coming into the home straight-away in perfect position.

The girls’ 2 mile once again showcased the Bobcats’ distance prowess, with Mackenzie Cook finishing in a time of 10:50.12 (5th). She was in the chase pack throughout and fought hard for her podium spot. In the boys’ 2 mile, it was all BG’s Matthew Giardina, putting on a clinic and leading this one wire-to-wire for the NE championship! Matthew ran very even, coming through the mile in 4:36.25 and looking comfortable to bring it home in 9:12.49.

I love indoor track; the intensity, the noise, the stadiums, the team atmosphere, and everyone leaving it all out there! Congratulations to everyone who competed at yesterday’s New England Championships, and good luck to everyone who is planning to compete next week, whether you’re heading to New York’s historic Armory Nike Meet or back in Boston at the brand-new Track at New Balance.


Girls Hurdles: Erin Carty 8.59 (10th) and Petrina Ofori 8.75 (12th)

Boys Hurdles: Chris Chong 7.93 (11th), Wayne Crowell 7.98 (13th), John Child 8.02 (15th), and Gavin Lombara 8.08 (19th)

Girls Dash: Nyah Musa 7.29 (12th), Harriet Barber 7.326 (13th), and Aida Wheat 7.327 (14th), that’s insane down to the thousand of a second to break that tie, talk about a close one!

Boys Dash: Nehemiah Oyaronbi 6.56 (10th), and Chris Stevens 6.63 (14th)

4×800 Girls: Exeter girls 10:05.03 (14th)

4×800 Boys: Milford boys 8:19.48 (16th)

4×200 Girls: Bedford 1:48.99 (16th) and Salem 1:49.31 (19th)

4×200 Boys: Souhegan 1:34.21 (15th)

Boys Long Jump: Chase Burris 21’6” (7th), and Caden Michaud 20’10.75” (11th)

Girls Long Jump: Eshaya Lauder 17’3.50” (9th), and Eva Roberts 16’9”(14th)

Girls High Jump: Ella Goulas 5’3” (10th)

Boys Shot Put: Darius Smith threw a 50’11.50” (12th)

Girls Shot Put: Georgia Kondi went 33’3” (19th)

Girls 1 mile: Charlotte Koutalidis 5:16.20 (13th)

Boys 1 mile: Jonas Teeter 4:28.26 (10th)

Girls 1,000: Anique Poulin 3:04.72 (12th)

Boys 1,000: Jason Rzasa 2:36.99 (15th), Sanjith Nomula 2:37.84 (16th), and Ryan Zumbach 2:38.70 (18th).

Girls 600: Samantha Ducharme 1:39.38 (12th), Clara Knab 1:39.70 (13th), Charlotte Beaudoin 1:40.71 (16th)

Boys 600: Jared Bekkering 1:22.81 (9th), Aiden Dowd 1:25.88 (17th), and Micah Allard 1:27.26 (20th)

Girls 300: Erin Carty 42.85 (19th)

Boys 300: Kevin Brooks 35.48 (7th), Ethan Schnyer 35.76 (12th), Matthew Morrison 36.31 (18th), Joshua Gentchos 36.34 (19th) and Logan Montgomery 36.39 (20th)

Girls 2 Mile: Contessa Silva 11:18.18 (9th), Neely Roy 11:43.89 (19th), and Molly Ellison 11:44.33 (20th)

Boys 2 Mile: Jonas Teeter 9:34.43 (9th), Andrew Valentino 9:43.08 (14th)

Girls 4×400: Exeter 4:07.83 (9th), Pinkerton 4:13.23 (17th), Bedford 4:13.53 (18th), and Portsmouth 4:13.79 (19th)

Boys 4×400: Bedford 3:29.82 (7th)

One Response

  1. Not for nothing but if you are going to shout out athletes that came in 19th and 20th place, why not shout out an athlete that came in 22nd place in the mile from NH? Katherine Klinger of Windham did that. There were only 3 female athletes from NH in the mile. I think they all deserve the shout out. Not sure if you missed any other NH athletes but if they made it to New Englands, I think they deserve the recognition.

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