CONWAY — The Kennett High boys’ and girls’ indoor track teams made their shortest bus ride of the season when they ventured over to Plymouth State University on Saturday to compete in the morning session. It was the team’s first meet on a 200-meter oval.
“I really like going over to Plymouth, it’s such a nice facility,” said Coach Bernie Livingston. “We had a good meet given that we really haven’t been able to practice with any consistency for the past few weeks.”
The Kennett girls were seventh out of eight schools, scoring 10 points, while Merrimack Valley won it with 70.5.
The KHS boys scored 18 points to finish sixth of eight teams. Alvirne won the day with 79 points, topping Coe-Brown Northwood Academy by 5 points.
“One of our best performances of the day was by Bryce Hill, who set a PR in the 55 meters (7.16 and was fifth in the finals),” Livingston said. “He also ran a great leg in the 4X200-meter relay (with teammates Jack Wheeler, Ben Klementovich and Jack Martin, finished second in 1:44.19).”
The 4X400-meter relay team of Devon Glackin, Thomas Troon, Aidan Hayes and Tristen Smith shaved 15 seconds off their previous best time, finishing fourth in 4:16.30.
The girls’ 4X200 team of Jessica Hill, Adria Cormack, Olivia Curry and Alexis Tuttle was third in 2:06.57.
The 4X400 team of Taylor Garland, Sofia Plourde, McKenzie Bradbury and Lily Ocean-Orth was sixth in 5:12,86, which was 6 seconds faster than any race this season.
Garland also had a season-best shot put throw of 23’8” to finish seventh.
Ocean-Orth (seventh, 50.79), Curry (10th, 52.24), Mackenzie Martin (13th, 53.34), Abby Desmarais (14th, 53.85) and Jacalyn Cox (20th, 1:06.05), all set PRs in the 300 meters.
Kennett is scheduled to return to Plymouth this Sunday for a 10 a.m. meet.