EXETER — The Exeter High School indoor track and field teams swept an eight-team meet at Phillips Exeter Academy on Wednesday.
The girls were runaway winners, posting 98 points. PEA was second with 48 points. On the boys side, Exeter and PEA went 1-2 again, the Blue Hawks winning 90-72.
Sprinter Camille Sweet took first place in the 55-meter hurdles. She added second place in three events: the 55-dash, 300-dash and long jump.
Ella Fraser won the 300 dash and added fourth in the 55 dash. Violet Sullivan raced to a win in the 1,500 meter run.
Other point scorers for the Blue Hawk girls included: Autumn Agri in the 300 dash (second); Allison Kelley in the 600 meters (second) and long jump (fourth); Kayla Rowell in the 1,000 (second); Raye Neil in the 55 dash (third); Anna Richardson in the 1,000 (third); Camila McAleer in the 55-hurdles (third); Kelsey Peirce in the 55-hurdles (third) and long jump (third); Grace Jordan in the 1,500 (fifth); Eva Hays in the high jump (fifth); Erin Kelly in the shot put (sixth); Chloe Henriksen in the 300 dash (sixth); Sydney Lavelle in the 600 meters (sixth) and 55-hurdles (sixth); and Ali McFarland in the 1,500 (sixth).
In the relays, Agri, Kelley, Hadley Raymond and Lavelle combined to take first place in the 4x400. Exeter’s 4x200 team of Henriksen, Kyla McLaughlin, Payton O’Donnell and Emma Vaillancourt was fourth.
The boys got wins from Dante Radigonda (300 dash), Tom Lamar (600 meters), Tom VanDerslice (1,500 meters) and James Sullivan (3,000 meters).
The Blue Hawks also won both relays. Andrew Denman, Rudy Badala, Derek Edmiston and Jack McSweeney raced to first place in the 4x200. Marshal Burns, Radigonda, Jason Edmiston and Brady Green teamed to win the 4x400.
Derek Edmiston added second in the long jump.
The boys got other points from: AJ Mann in the 1,500 (third); Ryan Whitney in the shot put (third); Marshal Burns in the 300 dash (third);Brady Green in the long jump (third) and 300-dash (sixth); McSweeney in the 55-dash (fourth) and 300-dash (fifth); Sam Volpone in the long jump (fourth); Josh Antal in the shot put (fourth); Radigonda in the 55-dash (fifth); and Lamar in the long jump (sixth).
Girls hoop escapes Concord with win
The Exeter High School girls basketball is off and running to a 3-0 start in Division I.
Locked in physical, 62-62 tie at Concord on Tuesday night, Carly Pierce knocked down a go-ahead free throw with 17 seconds remaining, and the Blue Hawks held on the Crimson Tide’s final possession to escape the Capital City with a 63-62 win.
Lia Raynowska led Exeter’s balanced attack with 12 points. The Blue Hawks had six players score eight points or more. Pierce and Sydney Taylor each scored 10 points, and Madison Pickering had a flurry of 3-pointers in the third quarter to keep Concord (0-3) at bay.
The Crimson Tide got double-digit scoring from four girls, led by Ky Buchholz’s 17, in defeat. They led 14-10 after the first quarter, but the Blue Hawks picked up the pace in the second quarter and swung their deficit into a five-point halftime lead.
Exeter will try to keep the momentum rolling tonight at Manchester Memorial (2-1); tip-off is set for 7.
Girls hockey starts strong
The Exeter girls hockey team has been on the offensive during a 2-0 start to its season.
The Blue Hawks defeated Bishop Guertin 11-3 in last Saturday’s season opener and followed that up with an 11-0 win over Keene/Monadnock/Fall Mountain on Wednesday.
Senior Carissa Towlson talled seven goals and five assists in those two games. Freshman Shauna Vadeboncoeur has been another staple, posting five goals in the two wins. Fellow freshman Annelise Matthews has dished out five assists.
Dakota Markey (4 goals, assist), Katie Kopecky (2 goals, 2 assists), Sarah Gallo (goal, assist), Grace Allen (goal, assists), Bella Donohue (goal), Tish Boys (goal), Abby Cooper (2 assists) and Emma Sughrue (assist) have also collected points.
Exeter goaltender Zoe Greene is 2-0 to start the season; she had 23 saves against BG and eight against Keene.
The Blue Hawks get another struggling program in Manchester Central at home on Saturday (4:40 p.m.); the Little Green (0-3) have given up 35 goals in their three games.