First track meet of the spring season

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Bellows Falls’ Reno Tuttle is throwing the discus in the picture and Tuttle captured two first place finishes in the opening track meet of the spring 2017 season. Tuttle’s Terriers coached by Tim Eno, finished second in both the boys and girls competition in the nine-team meet held in Bellows Falls. Brattleboro won both competitions Springfield was seventh in the boys meet and they tied for eighth on the girls side of things.

Reno Tuttle. Photo by Doug MacPhee

In addition to Tuttle, Terrier DJ Snide had a big day winning the 100 Hurdles and the 400, while placing second in the Triple Jump and third in the Shot Put. Other Terriers in the boys top three included Shane Clark, who won the Pole Vault, was second to Snide in the hurdles, and was second in the Javelin and was third, again behind Snide in the Triple Jump. Nic Potter captured two thirds, running well in both the 1,500 and the 3,000 and Keenan Lowe also was third in the 800, a nose out of second.

Molly Kelly was the lone Terrier winner on the girls side as she captured the High Jump. Brigid Hodsden placed second in the 100 Hurdles and Megan Banik and Haley Covillion did likewise in the 800 and Pole Vault respectively. The Lady Terriers piled up four thirds with Michelle Marchica doubling in the 300 Hurdles and the Triple Jump and Jasmine Boucher had a third in the 200 and Keri Ticino in the Pole Vault, where she tied for the spot with teammate Hodsden.

Springfield’s top performance on the day came from Chris Gurney, who ran strong in the 400 and finished second. In the girls competition, Maddie Macie had the lone top three showing with a third in the 400.

Points were hard to come by for Springfield in the season opening track meet at Bellows Falls, but Elijah Pianka scored in two events. He tied for fourth with this effort in the High Jump and came up with more points when he finished fifth in the Long Jump.
Photo by Doug MacPhee

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