Mount Greylock track and field picks up sweeps over Monument Mountain, Wahconah

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WILLIAMSTOWN >> Not even the rain could dampen Mount Greylock's party on Friday evening.

With the weather coming down around the Williams College track, the Mounties were able to dance a little jig going into the weekend after going 4-0 against Monument Mountain and Wahconah, with the Mountie girls just edging out Monument for a win while the Greylock boys held off Wahconah. The girls beat Monument 72.33 to 68.66 and bested Wahconah 83-58. The Greylock boys edged Wahconah 74-67, and topped Monument 79-62.

The Wahconah boys beat Monument 89-51, and the Monument girls beat Wahconah 78-63.

The high drama on the day came on the boys' side of the meet. With Greylock and Wahconah neck-and-neck throughout, the Warriors were dealt a cruel blow in the 110-meter hurdles when Sean Harvey — who was well in front of the pack — was disqualified for not jumping a hurdle after he tripped on the one before. In the dual score, Mount Greylock finished with nine event wins to Wahconah's eight — including the 110 hurdles.

"What hurt us was the 110 hurdles," Wahconah coach James McMahon said. "That was five points — that was the meet for us right there. Those were five points we were counting on that we didn't get.

"Greylock, they are good competitors. Tommy Kirby really had an amazing day. I wasn't counting on him running as well as he did in three events and the javelin."

Kirby's day really helped swing the meet to Greylock. Taking advantage of a new rule this season that allows athletes to participate in any four events as opposed to two field and two track events, Kirby went 4-for-4 with first-place finishes against Wahconah, winning the 800 (2 minutes, 6.4 seconds), the two mile (10:32.80), the javelin (124-feet, 6-inches) and he anchored the winning 4-by-800 relay team (9:04.20).

"I'm extremely happy," Greylock boys coach Courtney Randall said. "A lot of them showed up, all of them showed up, and we had some incredible surprises.

"I think today showed that the four-all rule works in our advantage. It allowed us to have some people in different places, and that really made a big difference for us."

Overall, Wahconah won eight events to Greylock's seven, while Monument Mountain won three events. There was one tie in the 110 hurdles, with Greylock's Josh Duncan and Monument's John Young finishing in 20.40 with no clear winner. The Warriors had several athletes with multi-win days. Matt Lighten won the 100 (11.10) and the 200 (23.00) for Wahconah, and Devon Mikaniewicz took first in the long jump (18-7) and the triple jump (38-4 3/4).

"I had a lot of guys that had great performances," McMahon said. "There were some spots we could have picked up some points, I think, with second and third places.

"We kind of had our sights set on a county championship. ... It's going to be a tough bus ride home on a rainy, miserable day."

For the girls, the tightly-contested dual was between Greylock and Monument. The Spartans won more events (9 to 8) than the Mounties did in the dual format, but as the scores started tallying up the javelin throw was still going on. Greylock held a 69.33-62.33 lead in the dual scoring before the javelin throw, and despite Paige Gray winning the event for Monument with a throw of 101-8, Dagny Albano took second for Greylock (82-3) over Zufan Bazzano (75-9), just pushing the Mounties over the 71-point threshold to win a dual meet.

"Considering our best jumper overall ... and our best sprinter [were out], I really thought we would be hurting coming in," Greylock girls coach Brian Gill said. "A lot of the girls just stepped up in a big way. People competing hurt, people doing what they needed to do and just a little bit more.

"Honestly, on paper, Monument I still think maybe they are a little better team than us. I thought coming into the day Monument would beat us and Greylock and Wahconah girls would be neck-and-neck battling it out and it would be a toss-up. My girls are very excited."

Overall, Greylock and Monument each won six events, while Wahconah won five. The Wahconah girls got multi-win performances out of two athletes. Gianna Moncecchi took first in three events, winning the long jump (15-5), the 100 hurdles (17.30) and the 400 hurdles (1:10.8). In the distance runs, Victoria Gamberoni took the mile in 5:31.20 and the two mile in 11:57.90. Gray also took first place in the shot put (32-2), and Mount Greylock's Maddie Albert took first in the 200 (27.20) and the 400 (1:01.80)

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Boys

3200 METER RELAY -— 1. Mt. Greylock (A), 9:04.20; 2. Wahconah (A), 9:15.90; 3. Monument Mt. (A), 9:22.30; 4. Mt. Greylock (B), 9:45.70.

110M HURDLES — 1T. Josh Duncan, Mt. Greylock, 20.40; T. John Young, Monument Mt., 20.40; 3. Tyler Olds, Wahconah, 20.70; 4. Sam. Edge, Mt. Greylock, 21.00; 5. Joe Nguyen, Wahconah, 23.10.

100 METER DASH — 1. Matthew Lighten, Wahconah, 11.10; 2. Willie Serkin, Monument Mt., 11.70; 3. Brocque Tonini, Monument Mt., 11.80; 4. Matt Donnelly, Wahconah, 12.00; 5. Jack Campbell, Mt. Greylock, 12.10; 6. Spencer Rougeau, Mt. Greylock, 12.10.

MILE RUN — 1. Dan Brainerd, Wahconah, 4:56.00; 2. Josh Cheung, Mt. Greylock, 5:01.60; 3. Owen Brandriss, Mt. Greylock, 5:02.50; 4. PJ Pharmer, Wahconah, 5:02.80; 5. Aidan Santos, Monument Mt., 5:03.10; 6. Jesse Seid, Mt. Greylock, 5:03.40.

400 METER RELAY — 1. Monument Mt. (A), 45.70; 2. Mt. Greylock (A), 46.80.

400 METER DASH — 1. Cameron Castonguay, Mt. Greylock, 53.70; 2. Josh Gash, Wahconah, 54.60; 3. Ric Donati, Mt. Greylock, 56.20; 4. Matt Weston, Monument Mt., 57.20; 5. Jacob Adams, Mt. Greylock, 58.90; 6. Trainer Thompson, Mt. Greylock, 59.90; 7T. Max McIlquham, Wahconah, 1:03.10; T. Joe Nguyen, Wahconah, 1:03.10.

400M HURDLES — 1. Sean Harvey, Wahconah, 59.60; 2. Sam. Edge, Mt. Greylock, 1:07.30; 3. John Young, Monument Mt., 1:07.90; 4. Josh Duncan, Mt. Greylock, 1:10.00.

800 METER RUN — 1. Tommy Kirby, Mt. Greylock, 2:06.40; 2. Owen McCarter, Monument Mt., 2:10.30; 3. Isaac Voltoline, Wahconah, 2:12.80; 4. Owen Brandriss, Mt. Greylock, 2:18.30; 5. Hayden Cantoni, Wahconah, 2:19.70; 6. Sam Swoap, Mt. Greylock, 2:23.70.

200 METER DASH — 1. Matthew Lighten, Wahconah, 23.00; 2. Willie Serkin, Monument Mt., 24.10; 3. Brocque Tonini, Monument Mt., 24.50; 4. George Hedreen, Mt. Greylock, 24.80; 5. Cameron Castonguay, Mt. Greylock, 24.90; 6. Tristan Alston, Monument Mt., 24.90.

2 MILE RUN — 1. Tommy Kirby, Mt. Greylock, 10:32.80; 2. Josh Cheung, Mt. Greylock, 11:00.00; 3. Jaryd Massaro, Wahconah, 11:00.80; 4. Matt Walsh, Monument Mt., 11:52.80; 5. Chris Campos, Wahconah, 12:09.10; 6. Charlie McWeeny, Mt. Greylock, 12:52.30.

1600 METER RELAY— 1. Wahconah (A), 3:44.50; 2. Mt. Greylock (A), 3:48.00; 3. Monument Mt. (A), 3:57.40.

SHOT PUT — 1. Matt Donnelly, Wahconah, 38-2; 2. Thomas Gonzales, Wahconah, 37-5; 3. Sam Henderson, Wahconah, 37-2; 4. Jordan Piepho, Monument Mt., 34-4.50; 5. Tristan Alston, Monument Mt., 33-8; 6. Kyle Noyes, Wahconah, 31-4.

DISCUS — 1. Owen Brandriss, Mt. Greylock, 92-9; 2. Kosta Cami, Monument Mt., 86-3; 3. Sean Nemtzow, Mt. Greylock, 85-10; 4. Mike Hruby, Wahconah, 78-9; 5. Brendon Goss, Mt. Greylock, 74-6; 6. Domenic Annand, Monument Mt., 73-7.

JAVELIN — 1. Jordan Piepho, Monument Mt., 137-8; 2. Tommy Kirby, Mt. Greylock, 124-6; 3. Max McIlquham, Wahconah, 119-4; 4. Sam Henderson, Wahconah, 111-7; 5. Sean Nemtzow, Mt. Greylock, 110-6; 6. Walker Neimeyer, Mt. Greylock, 107-9.

HIGH JUMP — 1. Jacob Adams, Mt. Greylock, 5-4; 2. Mike Hruby, Wahconah, 5-2; 3T. Sean Harvey, Wahconah, 5-0.01; T. Jordan Piepho, Monument Mt., 5-0.01; 5. Matt Donnelly, Wahconah, 5-0; 6. Aidan Santos, Monument Mt., 5-0.

LONG JUMP — 1. Devon Mikaniewicz, Wahconah, 18-7; 2. Caleb Cimini, Mt. Greylock, 18-2.50; 3. Matt Donnelly, Wahconah, 17-5.50; 4. Willie Serkin, Monument Mt., 17-3.75; 5. Dan Newey, Monument Mt., 17-2.25; 6. Joshua Duncan, Mt. Greylock, 16-3.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1. Devon Mikaniewicz, Wahconah, 38-4.75; 2. Caleb Cimini, Mt. Greylock, 36-8.50; 3. Tristan Alston, Monument Mt., 36-5; 4. Ric Donati, Mt. Greylock, 35-1.50; 5. Evan Peretti, Monument Mt., 34-1.50; 6. Isaac Voltoline, Wahconah, 32-9.

Girls

3200 METER RELAY — 1. Mt. Greylock (A), 10:43.70; 2. Wahconah (A), 10:59.10; 3. Monument Mt. (A), 11:12.60.

100M HURDLES — 1. Gianna Moncecchi, Wahconah, 17.30; 2. Brandi Gill, Mt. Greylock, 18.20; 3. Hannah Locklear, Mt. Greylock, 18.40; 4T. Delanie Rybacki, Monument Mt., 18.50; T. Samantha Lee, Wahconah, 18.50; 6. Paige Gray, Monument Mt., 18.90.

100 METER DASH — 1. Julia Szczepaniak, Mt. Greylock, 13.30; 2. Allison Kinne, Monument Mt., 13.40; 3. Isabelle Viner, Wahconah, 13.60; 4. Anna Lane, Monument Mt., 13.60; 5. Kiley Subklew, Monument Mt., 13.70; 6T. Jasmin Johannsdottier, Monument Mt., 13.90; T. Asi Graham, Wahconah, 13.90.

1600 METER RUN — 1. Victoria Gamberoni, Wahconah, 5:31.20; 2. Aubrey Blanchard, Monument Mt., 5:33.30; 3. Margo Smith, Mt. Greylock, 5:40.30; 4. Kayla Dillon, Monument Mt., 5:55.30; 5. Miriam Bakija, Mt. Greylock, 5:55.90; 6. Gabby Orlando, Wahconah, 5:58.60.

400 METER RELAY — 1. Monument Mt. (A), 54.10; 2. Wahconah (A), 55.20; 3. Mt. Greylock (A), 55.90; 4. Wahconah (B), 1:00.00; 5. Monument Mt. (B), 1:03.40.

400 METER DASH — 1. Maddie Albert, Mt. Greylock, 1:01.80; 2. Meri Powell, Monument Mt., 1:02.80; 3. Allison Washburn, Wahconah, 1:06.90; 4. Shayla Grogan, Wahconah, 1:07.70; 5. Thalia Hardman, Mt. Greylock, 1:08.20; 6. Hazel Scullin, Mt. Greylock, 1:08.90.

400 METER HURDLES — 1. Gianna Moncecchi, Wahconah, 1:10.80; 2. Zufan Bazzano, Monument Mt., 1:12.20; 3. Ella Dudley, Mt. Greylock, 1:12.80; 4. Hannah Locklear, Mt. Greylock, 1:16.20; 5. Delanie Rybacki, Monument Mt., 1:18.40; 6. Emily Hart, Wahconah, 1:21.90.

800 METER RUN — 1. Hannah Flynn, Monument Mt., 2:33.00; 2. Melissa. Swann, Mt. Greylock, 2:33.40; 3. Mae Burris-Wells, Mt. Greylock, 2:37.70; 4. Katerina Bruce, Wahconah, 2:39.60; 5. Danni Orlando, Wahconah, 2:43.50; 6. Lily Cormier, Monument Mt., 2:46.10.

200 METER DASH — 1. Maddie Albert, Mt. Greylock, 27.70; 2. Isabelle Viner, Wahconah, 28.50; 3. Payton Wojtkowski, Monument Mt., 28.70; 4. Julia Szczepaniak, Mt. Greylock, 28.80; 5. Asi Graham, Wahconah, 29.60; 6. Kiley Subklew, Monument Mt., 30.00.

3200 METER RUN — 1. Victoria Gamberoni, Wahconah, 11:57.90; 2. Margo Smith, Mt. Greylock, 12:02.50; 3. Emily Lescarbeau, Mt. Greylock, 12:56.60; 4. Kayla Dillon, Monument Mt., 12:57.90; 5. Helen Greenfield, Mt. Greylock, 13:00.20; 6. Alice Glab, Mt. Greylock, 13:19.00.

1600 METER RELAY — 1. Monument Mt. (A), 4:17.60; 2. Mt. Greylock (A), 4:24.10; 3. Wahconah (A), 4:38.20; 4. Wahconah (B), 5:19.30.

SHOT PUT — 1. Paige Gray, Monument Mt., 32-2; 2. Dagny Albano, Mt. Greylock, 28-4.75; 3. Samie Mitchell, Monument Mt., 25-4.55; 4. Elizabeth Bartlett, Mt. Greylock, 25-3; 5. Lina Marcinczyk, Mt. Greylock, 24-11; 6. Meri Powell, Monument Mt., 24-7.

DISCUS — 1. Elizabeth Bernardy, Mt. Greylock, 87-3; 2. Eliza Abrams, Monument Mt., 81-1; 3. Elizabeth Bartlett, Mt. Greylock, 78-1; 4. Dagny Albano, Mt. Greylock, 75-9; 5. Paige Gray, Monument Mt., 72-6; 6. Samantha Keyes, Monument Mt., 68-5.

JAVELIN — 1. Paige Gray, Monument Mt., 101-8; 2. Dagny Albano, Mt. Greylock, 82-3; 3. Brandy Gianciracusa, Wahconah, 76-11; 4. Zufan Bazzano, Monument Mt., 75-9; 5. Asi Graham, Wahconah, 73-3; 6. Claire Whitaker, Mt. Greylock, 72-2.

HIGH JUMP — 1. Serena Chow, Mt. Greylock, 4-9; 2. Lilian Pudlo, Wahconah, 4-6; 3. Aubrey Blanchard, Monument Mt., 4-6; 4T. Delanie Rybacki, Monument Mt., 4-4; T. Meri Powell, Monument Mt., 4-4; T. Ella Dudley, Mt. Greylock, 4-4.

LONG JUMP — 1. Gianna Moncecchi, Wahconah, 15-5; 2. Lilian Pudlo, Wahconah, 14-9; 3. Jasmin Johannsdottier, Monument Mt., 14-2.75; 4. Julia Szczepaniak, Mt. Greylock, 14-2.50; 5. Jessica Anderson, Wahconah, 13-9; 6. Allison Washburn, Wahconah, 13-6.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1. Delanie Rybacki, Monument Mt., 31-3.50; 2. Lilian Pudlo, Wahconah, 30-10; 3. Julia Szczepaniak, Mt. Greylock, 30-2; 4. Halle Hassett, Monument Mt., 30-1.50; 5. Ella Sears, Wahconah, 29-3; 6. Allison Washburn, Wahconah, 28-0.

Contact Geoff Smith at 413-496-6254.


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