Season championships next...

posted Oct 14, 2012, 10:44 AM by Paul Ripka

The high school season begins to draw to a close.  Come out and show your support!

Friday Oct 19, the JV State meet will take place at Mines Falls Park in Nashua.
Saturday Oct 27, the Varsity teams compete in the Division I State Championship at Derryfield Park, Manchester

Varsity teams will advance to these next races upon meeting the qualifying standards in the race prior:
Saturday, Nov 3, Meet of Champions at Mines Falls Park, Nashua
Saturday, Nov 10, New England meet at Derryfield Park, Manchester

Team shows its support

posted Oct 14, 2012, 10:35 AM by Paul Ripka

On Oct 14th, both teams will participate in the Michael Loverme Memorial 5k as a show of support for Mike who was an alumni of MHS and the team.

Very strong at Concord Invitational

posted Oct 14, 2012, 10:23 AM by Paul Ripka   [ updated Oct 14, 2012, 10:24 AM ]

At NHTI in Concord, the Varsity Boys took home first place, and the Varsity Girls took 2nd.
For first place the Varsity Boys received a plaque.  Both Varsity squads also received race t-shirts as their awards.
Teams below (* indicates individual medalists)

Girls: 5*. Erica Lane (20:29), 8*. Sarah House (20:58), 10*. Alex Pickett (21;13), 12.  Brittany Gravalles (21:15), 15. Katherine Brennan (21:46), 20.Julia Glisson (22:08), 23. Evelyn Platko (22:26)

Boys: 5*. Ben Francis (17:01), 6*. Mitchell Ripka (17:03), 7*. Blake Williams (17:26), 9.* Josh Ware (17:27), 15.Ryan Sexton (17:47), 18. Sam Gustafson, 20. Connor Lane (18:00)

Although not officially scored as teams, had they been, both JV squads would also have placed 2nd showing a promising future for the team.  Leading the way for the boys in 2nd place was Brian Stankiewicz and Bobby Desmond in 4th.  The remaining top 5 were Hersh Rai, Keo Simomsen, and James Jolly.  The girls were also tightly grouped taking 2nd-4th (Mogan Lussier, Kellie Mathewson, Cassie Toribio), followed by Amanda Franklin and Katie Spencer.

Midseason meets

posted Oct 14, 2012, 9:50 AM by Paul Ripka

More racing for the teams at Derryfield Park in Manchester.  Highlights include the boys taking first place in the meet against Dover and Manchester West.

Girls compete at Ocean State Invite

posted Oct 14, 2012, 9:47 AM by Paul Ripka

On Sept 29, the girls Varsity squad competed at Goddard Park in Warwick, RI.  They had a strong showing with a team placement of 10th out of 27 teams from New England, CT and NY.
Racing for Merrimack, in team order: Erica Lane, Sarah House, Alex Pickett, Brittany Gravalles, Julia Glisson, Katherine Brennan, and Evelyn Platko.

38th Manchester Invitational

posted Oct 14, 2012, 9:29 AM by Paul Ripka

   A tough one for our teams competing against a variety of teams throughout New England.  In the large school races, our boys Varsity team tied for 10th losing the tie breaker to Portsmouth, while the girls Varsity finished 16th.  Both our JV teams, finished about mid-pack of all combined divisions.  There were upwards of 44 teams competing.
  Individually, some of our runners took home awards.  Stand out freshman Erica Lane received a medal placing 8th in the Girls Freshman race, completing the 2.1 mi course in 13:26. Mitchell Ripka also received a medal placing 23rd with a time of 17:14 for he 5km course.

Invitational meets...

posted Sep 20, 2012, 1:01 PM by Paul Ripka

Following the season opener multi-team meet run relay style, the girls and boys teams got a taste of the more traditional large meet competition last weekend at the Nashua Invitational at Mines Falls.  Across the board for both JV and Varsity squads we landed 6th place team finishes with some strong individual performances showing our potential.  The placements don't really reflect how close some events were, on the Varsity side of the house the girls were only 30 points back from the next team, and in the boys race only 10 points separated the 4 teams of 3rd-6th.
Next up, the teams will race in the Manchester Invite on Saturday 9/22.  See here for details:

MHS Cross Country season underway

posted Sep 15, 2012, 4:19 AM by Paul Ripka   [ updated Sep 15, 2012, 4:38 AM ]

Several events have already been held, and this morning @ 9AM the Nashua Invitational happens at Mine Falls Park. It looks to be a promising year for the teams, with the highlight so far being the boys team taking 2nd overall at the Souhegan Relays at Freestyle Farm. Post race awards picture here.  Come out and support the team at their meets, you'll find the schedule in our calendar.  You can further support the team by becoming a booster club member, see the calendar for dates and times.

Indoor Track Season is Here!

posted Dec 20, 2011, 6:14 AM by Jay Francis   [ updated Dec 20, 2011, 6:16 AM ]

Indoor track season started this past weekend at UNH.  Congratulations to the boys who took 1st place in their meet.

Our calendar has been updated with the meet schedule.

MHS Cross Country Team Banquet

posted Nov 6, 2011, 5:43 AM by Jay Francis   [ updated Nov 6, 2011, 5:47 AM ]

The high school team banquet/pizza party will be held in the high school cafeteria on Wednesday, November 16th, at 6:30PM.

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