Several Portsmouth athletes qualify for regional indoor meet

Both teams finish in 17th place in state championships Saturday

Posted 2/17/20

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High Schools two indoor track teams didn’t finish among the top squads in the state championship meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy on Saturday, but several athletes performed well enough to qualify for the New England regional meet.

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Several Portsmouth athletes qualify for regional indoor meet

Both teams finish in 17th place in state championships Saturday

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PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High Schools two indoor track teams didn’t finish among the top squads in the state championship meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy on Saturday, but several athletes performed well enough to qualify for the New England regional meet.

One of them was Kaden Kluth, the top finisher Saturday among all the PHS athletes. The sophomore came in third place in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 37.91 seconds. 

Senior Carsen Prater, who came in sixth place in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:26.04, also qualified for the regional meet.

They will be joined by long-jumper Brady Cranson, a junior, who came in eighth in that event with a best leap of 20 feet, 6 inches. Two jumpers who finished ahead of Cranson decided not to compete in the regional meet, so that left a spot for Cranson.

Also shining for the Patriots was junior Jarlyn Soler, who came in seventh place in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.21 seconds, which tied the school record.

Six girls qualify

Six competitors on the PHS girls’ team qualified for the New England regionals as well.

One of them was Gabby Bryan, who managed a toss of 35 feet, 4.5 inches in the shot put. She came in fourth place, the best showing among her teammates.

Also going to the regionals is the PHS foursome of senior Annabella Hibbs, juniors Lois Manning and Abbie Armijo and freshman Elly Skeels. They took sixth place in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:17.09.

They will be joined by junior Meghan Lehane, who broke her own school record in the 55-meter hurdles when she finished in fifth place with a time of 9.08 seconds.

For complete results of how the PHS athletes fared at the meet, click here.

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