Astros are Number One
The Pinkerton boys indoor track team successfully defended the Division I title this weekend in an incredibly close meet with Nashua North.
The meet started with Pinkerton apparently winning the boys 4x800 relay. The excitement was short lived after it was discovered they handed off outside the zone and were disqualified.
But Pinkerton athletes persisted. Mark Franklin and Sam Webber stepped up in the high jump, taking second and fourth place. John Davis also had a personal record in the shot-put to take sixth place.
Pat Chabot ran an awesome 3000, taking third place with a really strong final lap kick. Next up was the 55, with Zach Cicio seeded fifth in the finals. He had a big personal record to take third place.
The combination of Chris Poggi, Joe Poggi and Nate Rees took the 1000 by storm, racking up 17 points placing first, third and sixth.
Connor Kwiecien ran a tough 600, taking second place in a very fast race. In the 300, Zach Cicio would step up again, coming in second place and running one of the fastest times in school history.
The 4x400 was next up, doing what they did all season and taking a commanding victory to give the team a one-point lead going into the 4x200. This meant that whichever 4x200 came out in front would win the meet. In a close race, the Pinkerton boys ran the second fastest time in school history to win the race and the meet.
Complete results are available at lancertiming.com/results/winter13/nhiaa-d1b.htm.
Pinkerton sixth at state meet
The Astros girls placed sixth in the state meet on Sunday with only 11 girls competing. The girls fought hard for every point. There were many personal records and proud moments along the way.