Sunday, June 1, 2014

Outdoor Track & Field Cleans up at the Hendricken Invitational

Fresh off their Class A title and hitting their stride coming into the final turn for the state championships next weekend, the Hawks' outdoor track team made sure that they brought their best stuff their own invitational, an event that has now become a hallmark of the late spring track season. Our guys took the Invitational title with a final tally of 110.5 points, the second-place team, North Kingstwon, 50.5 points behind.

This was, however, the first time that The Network was there with live coverage for a Hawks' track & field event. Admittedly, we had some coverage issues, as we're still trying to determine the best and most efficient way of covering an event of this magnitude. For a first time, though, we had some success. Incorporating live streaming of the field in general, a "Network booth", so to speak, which was manned by stalwarts Stone Freeman and Cam Brennan, and Instagram highlights, we were able to put together a pretty solid picture of the day's happenings. A sample of the day's field events can be seen here....

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

....and some of Stone's and Cam's coverage at the pavilion can be seen here:

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Additionally, there are also samples of the day's stuff in both Ustream viewers at the top of the site, and the rest of the footage from the day can be seen HERE and HERE

Across the entire field, the Hawks put up some impressive results. First-place finishes on the day for the Hawks were Lee Moses in the long jump, coming in at 21', 10"....

....Alex Cerbo in the shot put, coming in at 52', 4"....

....and Dom Parlato, who took the 3000-meter run with a time of 9 minutes, 10 seconds. In third and fourth place were Hawks Nick Celico and Jack Rossi.

Other Hawks' scores and highlights are as follows - All-Stater Colin Tierney took fifth place in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 7 seconds....

....Connor Hurst took sixth place in the discus with a distance of 126 feet.....

....Ian MacLeod took 12th place in the 400-meter run with a time of 51.8....

....and Evan Nelson took fifth place in the shot put with a distance of 44', 7".

Other highlights from the day: Ronnie Gaynor in the 200 trials -

Lee Moses in the semis of the 100-meter run -

- and Nick Stavato, also in the 100-meter semis -

The rest of the day's results can be seen right here:

Next weekend, at Brown, the Hawks look to hang another state championship banner in the Pepin Gym rafters...and The Network will have the coverage, right here.