Boys-Girls Varsity Outdoor Track
For the third year in a row GHS will be hosting a home track & field meet at Barnard Park on May 8th.
To make this work we will need many volunteers to serve as meet officials. Most of the jobs are simple and can be taught in less than 30-minutes.
If you are available on the 8th and willing to help please Email to let us know at the address below.
For the meet, we would need all officials present for 3:30, and the meet will be over by 7:30. We can train you on any practice afternoon or on the day of the meet.
GHS Head Track & Field Coaches
Email to Robert.Ward@SAU19.org
Any Track & Field team members who did not see Coach Ward yesterday about event preferences for the meet on Saturday at Merrimack Valley, should see Coach Ward or Coach Gratton today.
Reminder: there will be no practice today due to the faculty meeting.
The GHS Track & Field teams opened their seasons at the Pelham Invitational. In a huge field of thirty teams the Goffstown Boys placed 11th. Despite cold condition many GHS athletes posted personal best performances with several qualifying for the State Meet. Many events boasted close to 100 entrants.
Leading the way for the boys was Andrew “Dashing” Duval sprinting to victory in the 100 meters by the narrow margin of just one 100th of a second. Both Sean Leahy and Brandon St.Onge won their prelims with Sean finishing sixth in the finals. Sean added a third in the 400 meters and a sixth in the long jump. Brandon Both long and triple jumped, as did Justin Kaminski.
Evan Cuddy PRed in the shot put as did Duval, who also long jumped. Throwers Max Young (shot and Disc) and Adam Zienkowitz (discus) produced solid early season performances.
The distance crew of Connor Brown and Ty Gallagher in the 1600, and Joe Jackson in the 3200 raced to early season PRs. Ryan Osborne ran the 110 meter high hurdles.
On the girls’ side, senior Julianna Trost sprinted to a 67. In the 400 meters, good for thirteenth place overall. Julianna also triple jumped. Paige Armstrong raced the 300 meter hurdles, while Ava Hanson and Caylin Boutilette ran both the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Megan Lambert looked good in the triple jump placing 14th, and Alli Vermette ran well in the 800 meters.
Track & Field on Thursday will begin at Coach Gratton's room for uniform distribution before moving to the Track for practice.