Patrick Morin and Adrianna Kelsch highlighted some strong showings by Sandwich High School runners at the Division 5 State Meet on May 26 and 30. Morin finished in the top four in two events to lead the Knights, and Kelsch had a pair of top-six finishes.
Morin ran to a second-place finish in the 100m dash. He ran a time of 11.39, which was second, in the prelims. In the finals he ran 11.35, to also finish in second place.
In the 200m race, he ran 23.06 in the preliminary round, finishing third. Then in the finals, he was fourth overall, running 23.20.
Also earning a top-four finish for SHS, on the girls’ side, was Adrianna Kelsch. She placed fourth in the finals of the 200m race with a time of 26.45 seconds. That was an impressive improvement over her qualifying finish, which was the last time to earn its way into the finals. She ran a 27.07 and was eighth in the prelims.
Kelsch also took home sixth overall in the girls’ 100m dash. She ran 12.95 in the 100m prelims, which was good for fifth. In the finals, she was sixth with a time of 13.05.
For the girls, two competed in the 400m hurdles. Emma Jakubicka was 18th in 1:13.42, while Lily McNamara placed 22nd in 1:14.70.
Madeline Keyes earned a seventh-place finish in the high jump. She cleared five feet. Megan Chaney had two top-10 finishes, placing ninth in the long jump, at 16-8.5, and fifth in the triple jump, at 34-5.
Keyes, McNamara and Chaney teamed with Maya Bar to place 14th in the girls’ 4x400m relay race. They finished in 4:28.29. Jakubicka, McNamara, Keyes and Kelsch ran the 4x100m together and were 14th in 53.42 seconds.
Rounding out the boys’ competitors, Max Sullivan earned a top-10 finish in the 800m race. He placed sixth overall, running 2:00.20.