Jacques, Hemele Lead Souhegan Boys Track and Field at DII Championships
Wil Jacques and Dawson Hemele combined for 18 of Souhgan’s 28 points as the Sabers edged out Oyster River and Milford (27 points each), and Hollis-Brookline, Merrimack Valley, and Bow (26 points each) to capture 5th place at the DII Championships at Pelham on Saturday. Jacques finished 4th in both the Discus (132’ 8”) and Shot Put (41’ 10”), and also scored in the Javelin (139’ 7) with his 5th place finish! Hemele also captured two 4th places in High Jump 5’10”, and the 400M (53.49)! Ezra Darling had the highest individual place for the Sabers with his put of 44’ 10” in the Shot Put. Souhegan’s 4x800M relay team of Ethan McFee, Kariso Anderson, Jaren Noorda, and Nolan Dickinson, raced their best time of the season as they captured 4th in 8:33.28! All 7 Saber boys advance to next week’s NH Meet of Champions!
Trudel Leads Saber Girls Track and Field at State Championships
Chloe Trudel scored in 3 events to lead the Souhegan Girls Track and Field Team in the cold, wind, and rain to a 7th place team finish among the 19 teams at the DII Championships on Saturday at Pelham High School. Trudel began the day capturing 2nd place in the 1600M with a strong final lap to finish in 5:18. She followed that up with a 4th place finish in the 800M, and closed out the day anchoring the Sabers’ 4x400M relay team which took 6th. Freshman standout Stephanie Svendsen ran a personal best 11:41 in the 3200M as she captured 3rd place to contribute 6 points to the Sabers’ effort. Other individuals placing for Souhegan were: Maddie McFee - tied for 5th in High Jump; and Katerina Stuopis - 5th in Javelin and 6th in Shot Put. Additionally, both relays scored points, with the 4x800M team of Emma Herrero, Madeleind Glover, Masho Primmer, and Sophia Lunati capturing 5th, and the 4x400M relay team of Herrero, Svendsen, Lunati, and Trudel placing 6th. Trudel and Svendsen both advance to next week’s NH Meet of Champions!
AMS Boys Track & Field Reign As League Champions
The Amherst Middle School Boys Track & Field team came through to complete an undefeated season by winning the Division II Championship in convincing fashion. With the number of entries limited to two per event, by following the Covid protocols, the team placed a scorer in every event including both entries in the 400, 800, 1600, long jump, discus and shot put.
Matt Ulicny led the team with wins in the 1600, 400 and third place in the long jump. He also anchored the winning 4 x 400 relay team. He came from behind in all three races with a blistering kick to secure the wins. First season performer Lincoln Wilkens won the shot put and also scored in the 100, 200 and 4 x 100 relay. Other double individual event scorers were Ben Gaudet (400, 800), and Darwin Brown-Waters (SP, D).
The girl’s team, made up of mostly 5th & 6th graders, were paced by the only 8th grader on the team in Anna Brammer-DePuy (2nd 1600, 3rd in 800, 3rd 4 x 400), 7th grader Julianna Koch (2nd in hurdles, 5th in 400, 4th in 4 x 100 relay), and 6th grader Sammie Swonbon (2nd in 400, 2nd in 800, 3rd in 4 x 400).
AMS Coaches Needed!
The following coaching positions, Girls Div. II Soccer & Girls Div. II Volleyball, are open at Amherst Middle School. If interested please contact Athletic Director Jeff Wing at .
Amherst Middle School Girls Track Team
3rd Annual Michael J. O’Mara Memorial Golf Tournament
– August 6, 2021 –
All proceeds to go towards local high school scholarships as well as recovery efforts for substance abuse and mental health issues.