Track & field: Concord’s Reynolds wins New England title, Brady’s Gentchos breaks state record in 100 and joins Tide’s Twite on All-NE list

Concord’s Nick Reynolds throws the javelin at the New England track and field championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. Reynolds won the New England title with a threw of 193-5.

Concord’s Nick Reynolds throws the javelin at the New England track and field championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. Reynolds won the New England title with a threw of 193-5. JAY SMITH / NHXCTF

Bishop Brady’s Josh Gentchos (center) leans across the finish line to finish second in the 100-meter dash finals at the New England track and field championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. Gentchos clocked a 10.68 second, breaking the previous state record of 10.73 seconds.

Bishop Brady’s Josh Gentchos (center) leans across the finish line to finish second in the 100-meter dash finals at the New England track and field championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. Gentchos clocked a 10.68 second, breaking the previous state record of 10.73 seconds. JAY SMITH / NHXCTF

Bishop Brady’s Josh Gentchos (center) crosses the finish line to finish second in the 200 at the New England track and field championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday.

Bishop Brady’s Josh Gentchos (center) crosses the finish line to finish second in the 200 at the New England track and field championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. JAY SMITH / NHXCTF

Concord’s Alain Twite competes in the triple jump at the New England track and field championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. Twite finished second in New England in the triple jump and and earned All-New England honors in two events by also finishing sixth in the long jump.

Concord’s Alain Twite competes in the triple jump at the New England track and field championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. Twite finished second in New England in the triple jump and and earned All-New England honors in two events by also finishing sixth in the long jump. JAY SMITH / NHXCTF

Concord’s Ella Goulas competes in the triple jump at the New England track and field championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. Goulas finished eighth in the event.

Concord’s Ella Goulas competes in the triple jump at the New England track and field championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. Goulas finished eighth in the event. JAY SMITH / NHXCTF

John Stark’s Logan Montgomery (left) and Concord Christian’s Rolen Sanderson (right) compete in the 400 at the New England track and field championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday.

John Stark’s Logan Montgomery (left) and Concord Christian’s Rolen Sanderson (right) compete in the 400 at the New England track and field championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday. JAY SMITH / NHXCTF

By DAN ATTORRI

Monitor staff

Published: 06-09-2024 11:50 PM

DURHAM – Nick Reynolds’ rookie season has an extremely impressive resume. State champion. State record holder. Now, he can add New England champion to that list.

Reynolds, a Concord High School senior, threw the javelin 193 feet, 5 inches on his second attempt to capture the New England title at the New England Interscholastic Outdoor Track & Field Championship at the University of New Hampshire’s Wildcat Stadium on Saturday.

Rockville, Conn.’s Thomas Bannon was the runner-up in 180-8. 

The current New England record is 207-7, set by Kyle Quinn of Somerset, Mass., in 2010. Reynolds threw 205-10 two weeks ago to set the New Hampshire Division I and state records.

Reynolds’ performance was just one of several All-New England finishes by area athletes.

Fellow Concord senior Alain Twite finished second in the triple jump, jumping 46-8.75 on his sixth and final attempt. South Portland, Maine’s Arnaud Sioho won in 48-4.75. Twite also finished sixth in the long jump earlier in the meet with a mark of 22-4.5, earning All-New England recognition in both events. Twite was the Granite State’s second best in the long jump, which was won by Manchester Memorial’s Chase Burris (23-3.75).

Bishop Brady senior and Division I College of the Holy Cross bound Josh Gentchos finished as the region’s runner-up in both sprints, breaking New Hampshire’s 100-meter dash record in the process. Gentchos clocked a 10.84 second 100 in the prelims, but ran a 10.68 in the finals, besting Merrimack Valley’s Seth Baylus’ time of 10.73 run in 2022.

Marshwood, Maine’s Andre Clark won the 100 in 10.59.

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Gentchos finished second in the 200 later in the day, running a 21.96, second only to Windsor, Conn.’s Maxim Copeland (21.42) after Gentchos had run anchor leg in Brady’s 16th-place 4x100 relay (43.75) with seniors Joshua-Stephen Bissah and Alan Yap, and junior Seamus McIntyre.

Bedford’s Jacob Redman won the title in the 800 meters (1:51.56)

Concord’s Colby Nyhan (tied 10th pole vault at 13-3); Coe-Brown’s Jamie Lano (seventh 800 in 1:54.17) and Elias Warner (10th discus at 152-2 and 22nd shot put at 47-7); John Stark’s Logan Montgomery (eighth 400 in 49.71), Rio Calle (14th long jump at 21-2.5) and Sam Kinsey-Turner (tied 16th high jump at 6-3); Concord Christian’s Rolen Sanderson (13th 400 in 49.85); and Bow’s Kody McCranie (17th 200 in 22.55), Alden Betterley (17th 1,600 in 4:27.37) and Ben McDowell (17th pole vault at 12-6) were the other local competitors on the boys’ side.

Concord junior Ella Goulas had the best finish of area athletes in the girls’ meet, finishing eighth in the triple jump in 36-3.75.

Teammates Morgan Doherty (12th 100 hurdles in 15.43 and 21st 300 hurdles in 48.33), Kendall Barton (16th high jump at 10-9), Chloe Gudas (17th 800 in 2:21.55), Shelly Smith (18th 3,200 in 11:29.22) and Grace Saysaw (22nd 100 in 12.66) also competed for the well-represented Crimson Tide.

Concord had two relays compete. The Crimson Tide’s 4x100 relay of Chelsea Toenah, Goulas, Ballay Conteh and Saysaw finished 15th in 49.91.and the 4x400 of Doherty, Gudas, Nabah Yahya and Maddie Muller also finished 15th, clocking a 4:15.19.

Bedford’s Annika Scott was the lone N.H. champion, winning the 100-meter hurdles in 13.94 and the long jump in 19-11.75.

Hopkinton’s Shaylee Murdough (13th 800 in 2:20.22) and Maddy Lane (15th 1,600 in 5:11.39 and 20th 3,200 in 11:34.87); Coe-Brown’s Emma Zeblisky (17th javelin in 103-0) and Isabelle Grenier (25th shot put at 32-8.5); Bow’s Julia Hou (tied 26th pole vault at 9-9) and Camden Wilson (high jump); and Belmont’s Adeline Takantjas (24th triple jump at 33-5.75) were the other local competitors.