by Roger Wistar
Jiah Norman '17 closed his Hotchkiss athletic career in emphatic fashion with a third consecutive New England championship in high jump on May 20.
Although Norman's effort of 6'0" did not quite match the new school record he had set earlier in the year, it was two inches higher than fellow teammate Dubem Anwunah '20, who placed second overall.
Overall, the boys earned 55 points and the girls earned 30, placing them fifth and ninth, respectively, at the event, hosted by Exeter. Andover and Exeter finished first and second for both the boys' and girls' meets.
In a curious scoring distribution, nearly all of the boys' points came in field events, while the girls earned almost all of their points on the track. Besides Norman and Anwunah, the boys earned points in the discus (Dean Parenteau '18, fifth), javelin (Weston Porter '17, third), long jump (Porter, second), and triple jump (Elliot Wilson '17, fifth).
On the track, the boys enjoyed strong performances from Hunter Borwick '17, who placed fourth in the 110m hurdles and third in the 300m hurdles, and Thunder Keck '17, who was third in the 100m dash.
The girls placed in all of the first five running events, with Julia Mulhern '17 (fifth at 100m and fourth at 200m) and Grace Bristow '18 (fourth at 800m and fifth at 1500m) earning multiple top finishes. Tanami Penfold '20 also placed fourth at 400m.
Maggie Smith '20 finished fifth in the high jump for the only field points on the day for the girls.