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January 10, 2013

SPORTS ROUNDUP

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Junior Erin Coutts is edging closer to the provisional time in the 300m with a time of 47.2 for first place.

In the 1500m, sophomore Kaila Cote ran the race of the evening and earned her first overall win. In the field events, sophomore Kayla Watson, in the shot put, had a 32-foot-2 1/4-inch throw. Michaela Blackwell won the high jump with a 4-foot-6-inch leap and won the long jump.

Lady Astros dominate at UNH

Pinkerton girls had a great showing at UNH, winning the meet with 95 points over their closest competitor, Nashua North with 51 points.

Michaela Blackwell was first in the long jump and high jump with her first 4-foot-8-inch jump of the season. She also took second in the 55m.

Nora Robichaud scored her first points of the season in the high jump and then raced to take part in the hurdles.

Aeriela Thronton placed fourth in the long jump and fifth in the 55m.

Kayla Watson threw a 17-inch personal record for a first-place finish, 34 feet 9.25 inches. Maggie Mulrennan was fifth with a 26 foot 6.25 inch throw.

In the distance events, Felicia Dowling, Kaila Cote and Danika Ashness placed first through third, all running provisional times. Ariel Vaillancourt debuted by leading the 1000m from the start and taking first place with a provisional time of 3:19.

In Carli Davis’ first 1000m run, she placed second with a provisional time of 3:21.0.

Morgan Sansing qualified with a 5:10.5. Siobhan McLaughlin took fourth with a provisional time of 5:24.9.

Erin Coutts, Jackie Wyka, and Andrea Albrecht ran strong races in the 600 and 4x400 relay.

Boys

Astros suffer defeat

The Pinkerton boys suffered their first loss in three years in a dual meet against Salem.

It wasn’t all bad news for the Astros. Mark Franklin and Sam Webber went 1-2 in the high jump, both jumping a state qualifying 5 feet 10 inches.

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