» 2018 Indoor Track and Field season
01/04/18 19:19 by Mike Wright
The 2018 Indoor Track and Field season brings many unknowns but also a few strong returnees.
The Girls team will try to bounce back from a 5th place finish at last years D2 State meet. Senior Rebecca Durham will lead a young team to hopefully another plaque. She is the returning champion in the 1500m and anchored the winning 4x800m team. We are looking for her to pick up even more points this season.
Help will be coming from Junior transfer Lauren Robinson in the distance events. Lauren was All NH and All NE in Cross country and hope to continue that success on the track.
The big question will be if Junior Viankah Williams can be healthy to help her team to another D2 championship. Barely healthy last spring she was still able to win the 100m and 200m at the D2 Outdoor State meet.
Sophomore Robyn Krafft will look to help the team with strong relay performances along with the Shot Put and the 300m. Look for her to step it up this year.
The unknowns will be in a huge group of talented Freshman and the return of some valuable relay members. Meg Sawyer, Ashleigh Matsis, MaKayla Sullivan, and Liz Rodil all look to add some depth to the team. Samantha Sullivan, Renee Wilson, Meg Williams, and Leslie MacGrath will add a Freshman push for some much needed points.
The Boys team is looking to get back to a top 5 finish which hasn't been achieved since 2011 when they finished 3rd place. With an influx of Senior and Junior Boys the Team looks like it can do it.
The team is led by Senior Blake Audibert who last year placed 4th in the 1000m. He will look to improve on that and also score in possibly the 1500m.
Early season meets have shown that Junior Victor Garcia is ready to contribute big points in the sprints and Long jump. Add to that some other promising sprinters in Seniors Ben Valliant, Josh Shaw, Cam O'Shaughnessy, and Junior John McCartney, and Sophomores Matt Hannon and Will Nichols, this group should do well in the relays.
The Distance group besides Blake is very young but look for Cross Country standout Freshman Caleb Korthals to try and sneak a point in the 3000m
In the Throws Mike Boucher looks to continue his improvement from his successful outdoor season. Add to that the much improved Aaron Leach, Milford might score 2 places in the throws.
In the Jumps it looks like Victor is the go to guy with an early season 19 foot Long Jump.
With all the new additions it looks like these Boys can get us back to a top 5 finish.
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