NHTF Shout-Outs! Yes we do the HOKA Athlete of the Week, but that celebrates just 2 athletes. The Granite State typically has so many more stand out performances worthy of mentions! Similar to the point in interviews when the athletes give quick shout-outs, these will be quick! Additionally, we hope this becomes more of an interactive post where you all comment below if you think someone should get a shout-out who did not for their weekend performance! Enjoy!
Shout-Outs: Weekend 1/20-1/22/2023
- PCA’s Tim Kelm won a star studded 55 Dash in 6.81 in the UNH afternoon session. In the process he beat Keene’s Chris Stevens who is one of the top sprinters in D1. Without an indoor MOC, this may be the only time Kelm gets a shot at D1!
- Memorial’s AJ Sebastian has the fastest time in the Dash in the state with a 6.62. He won the morning session in 6.76 this past weekend. Looking forward to Sebastian v. Stevens at D1s!
- Stevens did come back to win the 300 in an impressive 37.39 at UNH. But D1 is certainly heating up as Dover’s Caden Mourgenos and Salem’s Samuel Jones both posted times in the 37s at PEA.
- Londonderry’s Sean Clegg moved up to 3rd in the nation with a 1:21.07 clocking down at Harvard Sunday. Wow! Portsmouth’s Jake Haley wasn’t too far behind as he posted 1:23.79.
- Also at Harvard, CBNA’s Jamie Lano lowered his state leading 1k time to 2:34.44
- Beginning ot heat up, CBNA’s Aidan Cox ran 4:15.12 in the mile good for 15th in the country.
- The 3k saw 2 more crack the sub 9:00 barrier. Bedford’s Jacob Redman also added his name ot sub-9 in the 3k posting an 8:55 at PEA. CBNA’s Tyler Tkaczyk also ran the 2nd fastest 3k in the state posting a national qualifying 8:48.93.
- Bedford Hurdlers! Christopher Chong, JJ Powers, Jaden Cote now own 3 of the top 5 times in the state. Powers won this past weekend in 8.26.
- Souhegan’s Cole Henderson now has the top time in D2 in the hurdles with a 8.62.
- NH’s best high jumper, Hanover’s Ian Solberg cleared 6”7.75″!!!
- Exeter’s Michael Dettore won the GBTC Invite in the Long Jump with a 20’10” leap. He still has the state lead with a 21’6.75″.
- Finally in the Shot, Nashua North has not one but 2 throwers over 50′ and they both PR’d this past weekend. Toby Brown won with a mark of 52’10.25″ with his teammate Darius Smith in second at 51’1.5″. WOW!
- The Shot Put, especially in D1, is heating up, as the top 4 marks of the season were posted this past weekend. Pinkerton’s Brianna Danis increased the state’s top mark as she tossed the shot 35’11.5″. Close, less than 5″ was North’s Madelyn Novak who posted a mark of 35’6.75″. For good measure, Salem’s Bella Collizi tossed the shot 34’7″. Milford’s Kylie Allen tossed a D2 leading 33’4.75″.
- Bedford sophomore Annika Scott had a day on Saturday as she leapt into the state lead in 2 events. The Long Jump, she achieved a mark of 17’11.75″, but even more impressive was the High Hurdles as she broke the proverbial tape in a state leading time of 8.41.
- Concord has the top 2 High Jumpers in D1 as Kelley Mikelson cleared 5’3″ to take over the lead from her teammate Ella Goulas.
- In 3k action, Pinkerton’s Contessa Silva ran a solo 3k in 11:00.47 at UNH. Yesterday, CBNA’s Sheldyn Fisher gutted out a 10:41 at Harvard qualifying her for nationals in the 5k.
- The top middle and distance runner in the state, PCA’s Brianna Malone was at it again this weekend, dropping a 4:41.90 in the 1500! With a glimpse to the future Bedford freshman phenom Mikita Barry posted the 2nd best time in the state in 4:50.80.
- Newmarket’s Alanna Hagen rolled solo to a 3:03.45 in the 1k. Watch for this name, Hagen continues to get better and better.
- Kingswood’s Marcella DeNitto popped a great 600 to launch herself into D2 contention with a 1:45.46 at UNH. Watch for this name as well!
- Central’s Harriet Barber as arrived in the 300 posting a 42.95 at UNH.
- And in the Dash, a couple new additions to the top 10 with Milford’s Keely Giordano (7.59) and South’s Mia Cruz (7.60).