North Country Track Getting into State Meet Form

ST. ALBANS–The NC track team was led by Riley Simoneau, Jason Webster, Haley Tetreault and Dylan Columbia in a ten-team meet hosted by MVU on Thursday.Simoneau won the shot put with a personal best of 43’ 1.” He was followed by Bubba Collins in third.Webster led a four man sweep of the discus with a toss of 123’ (approaching his state championship form.) He was followed by Simoneau, Barry Shelton and Josh Brien.Haley Tetreault finished second in the 1500 to NE champion Ellie Purrier, in a time of 5:09. Tetreault came back and won the 800 by a wide margin.She also had the fastest leg of the girls 4 X 400 relay that finished second. She was joined by Stephanie Watson, Amber Lampiris-Tremba, and freshman Briana Bonnell.Dylan Columbia led the 4 X 100 team of Josh Brien, freshmen Connor Hogan and Alex Cotnoir to a convincing 60 meter win. Dylan also finished in a dead heat for first in the 100 meter dash. Jenna Moss threw the discus 88’7” for a personal best and a second place finish. She also improved her shot put to 28’.Laura Smith added a foot to her personal best in the long jump with a 13’ 10” leap, which placed her in third.Alex Cotnoir qualified for the State Meet in the 800 with a time of 2:12 and a fourth place. He also had the fastest leg in the boys 4 X 800 relay that finished second. He was teamed up with Patrick Tetreault, Ross DeLaBruere, and Brad Dopp.NC also finished second in the 4 X 400 relay with Brien leading off, followed by Tetreault, DeLaBruere and Hogan.Amber Lampiris-Tremba qualified for the State Meet in the 300 meter hurdles. Caitlin Smith was third in the 3000 meter run and needs to drop just five seconds to qualify for the State Meet.NC will have its full team back after vacation for its first home meet on Wednesday, April 25, against Lake Region, Lyndon and St. Johnsbury.