January 13, 2014

Hebert high-steps way to victory at Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H. — The 45th Dartmouth College Relays was not much of an obstacle for Ticonderoga’s track sensation Jay Hebert.

The senior captured the 55-meter hurdles in impressive style Saturday, winning all three of his races, including the final in 7.51 seconds. He improved in each outing, taking his preliminary in 7.64 and then the semifinal heat in 7:55. No one came within a half second of the Sentinel standout.

Hebert’s performance was the highlight of the day for Section VII athletes competing in the indoor meet. More than 50 teams from New England, New York and New Jersey competed at Leverone Field House.

Jarryn Granger of Ticonderoga produced two top-10 finishes with a seventh in the seeded triple jump behind a leap of 40 feet, 10.75 inches and a ninth in the seeded long jump with a 19-8.25 effort.

Moriah’s Halie Snyder experienced the highs and lows of competition. She turned in the second-fastest time (7.27 seconds) in the girls’ 55-meter dash only to be disqualified in the semifinals for a false start.

However, Snyder did place fifth in the seeded triple jump with a leap of 34 feet, 4.75 inches.

Seton Catholic’s Margaret Champagne came in seventh in the girls’ seeded 2-mile run with a time of 11:34.15.

Teammate Ashley Leta finished third in her heat of the 1,000 meters and then 12th out of 81 competitors with a time of 3:08.97.

Sofia DeJordy, the lone seventh-grader in the girls’ unseeded mile, finished fifth in her heat and 25th out of 54 runners in 5:546.63. Steven Murray, also of Seton Catholic, was seventh in his heat and 50th out of 76 runners in the boys’ unseeded mile with a time of 5:05.64.

LePage breaks record

Saranac’s Zach LePage set a school record in the boys’ unseeded 2-mile run with a time of 10:14.93. He finished 10th.

Westport’s Jon Gay took 11th in the unseeded mile with a 4:43.56.

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