Indoor track: South Hadley’s Tyler Evans shows versatility at PVIAC Meet No. 2

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Published: 1/9/2022 8:33:40 PM
Modified: 1/9/2022 8:32:48 PM

South Hadley’s Tyler Evans flashed his versatility at the second PVIAC indoor track meet of the season Saturday at Wheaton College.

During the early session, Evans won the boys 55-meter dash in 7.22 seconds and the 300 in 40.72. He also finished third in the shot put at 30 feet, 6.5 inches.

Hampshire swept the top two spots in the boys 2-mile. Gavin DaFonte crossed the line first in 11:14.07 followed by Nick Elias-Gillette (12:03.22). 

Frontier’s Amory Maxey finished third (12:32.).

DaFonte added a second-place finish in the mile (5:15.63). South Hadley’s Matt McDermott took third in the mile (5:18.48).

Nick Brisson added a second in the 1,000 meters (2:54.08) for Hampshire.

Jesse Kurkolonis of Frontier placed first in the boys 55 hurdles (9.21) and third in the boys high jump (5-4).

South Hadley’s Liam Sibley-Welch (10.45) and Tim Cote (10.73) joined him on the hurdles podium in second and third, respectively. 

Silbey-Welch added a third in the 300 (41.62).

Adam Campbell won the 600 for South Hadley (1:47.38).

The Tigers won the boys 4x200-meter relay (1:45.18), and Frontier took third (1:55.11).

In the girls meet, South Hadley’s Emma Sanford cleared 5-4 to win the high jump. She also was second in the girls 55-meter hurdles (9.97 seconds) and third in the shot put at 27-2.75.

Hampshire Regional’s Grace Plumer took second in the high jump (4-10).

Frontier’s Caroline Crocker won the girls 55 hurdles in 9.66 seconds.

Kathleen Barry of Hampshire placed second in the girls 2-mile (14:02) followed by Izzy Scott of South Hadley in third (14:16).

Lauren Marjanski took second in both the girls long jump at 14 feet, 6.5 inches and girls 55 dash (7.8) for the Tigers. Crocker was just behind her in third (14-3.5) in the long jump.

Frontier’s Josie Fosnot took second in the 300 (48.07), and her teammate Nicole Plasse was third (48.53).

Claire McFarland of Frontier placed third in the 600 (1:58.45).

Scott took third in the 1,000 (3:57.14)

The Tigers were second in the girls 4x2 relay (1:55.79), while Frontier placed third (1:59.33).

Late session

Northampton’s Lily Shimpach notched three second-place finishes in the late girls distance events to pace the local contingent.

She took silver in the 1,000 meter run in 3 minutes, 37.12 seconds, the mile (6:03.8) and 2-mile (12:29.74).

Fellow Blue Devil Esme Marini-Rapoport won the 2-mile with a time of 12:28.3.

Northampton also swept the top two spots in the girls 600. Kira French crossed the line first in 1:54.54, and teammate Quincy Biddle was right behind her in second (1:54.65).

Holyoke’s Veronica Colon finished fourth in the girls 55-meter dash (8.29). She was eighth in the 300 (51.44).

The Blue Devils also placed second in the girls 4x2 (1:59.87).

In the boys meet, Northampton’s Benjamin Correard crossed the line first in the 1,000 (2:59.17).

The Blue Devils also won the boys 4x2 (1:41.55).

Alex Caldonaro took second in the boys 300 (39.31) for Northampton. Jake Fein placed second in the 600 for the Blue Devils (1:43.16) followed by teammate Theodore King-Pollet (1:44.9). King-Pollett also was second in the two-mile (10:47.48). Jude Mourad was second in the mile (5:06.14).

Aiden McCarthy of Holyoke finished fourth in the two-mile (14:42.25).


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