MAU athletes set personal bests at NE meet

BOSTON — The Mount Anthony indoor track and field team had a successful day at the 2018 New England Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday and many athletes set personal bests.

Skyler Hoyt had MAU's top performance of the day and achieved his season record in long jump with a jump of 20 feet, three inches, placing him 16th overall.

The Patriots 4x800m boys relay team topped their season-best by more than 25 seconds. The relay team consisted of Evan Page, Cooper Mason, Shawn Tobin and Mattheu Longtin.

The 4x200 boys were seeded last in the event, but had a strong race and placed 25th overall. The team of runners on the relay were Jack Haynes, Matthew Whitman, Page and Hoyt

Rebecca Crosier finished off the day competing in both long Jump and the 300m. She finished with a personal record in the 300m, placing 22nd overall, and only an inch off her long jump school record, placing 21st overall.

"Overall the group not only improved their times and jumps this season, but they have all grown tremendously mentally," said MAU coach Amanda Mullen. "Only two of these athletes have been to a meet this size, but you would have never guessed it. We had three seniors who played a large role in leading this group, but all three aren't done just yet. Spring track is just a few weeks away and we have more goals we are ready to accomplish."

Patriots top Colonels

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony boys basketball team finished its regular season on a high note and topped Brattleboro 59-50 at home Saturday.

Abe Amidon led MAU with 23 points, while senior Matthew Steadman added 10.

The first quarter was evenly matched, but in the second quarter the Patriots took the momentum and held a eight-point lead at the half. MAU and the Colonels played a tight second half and the Patriots extended their lead by one before the final buzzer.

MAU improves to 12-8 on the season and now wait to see what seed they will be in the upcoming Division I state tournament.

Arlington girls advance

PROCTOR — The Arlington girls basketball team advanced to the Division IV state semifinals with a 35-26 win Saturday.

The Eagles used a 10-4 advantage in the second quarter to take the momentum from the Phantoms, who held an advantage after the first frame.

After Proctor took the lead down to two heading into the fourth, Arlington had a strong fourth quarter to pull away and take the game.

The No. 5 seed Eagles will play No. 8 Blue Mountain Monday in Barre. BMU upset No. 1 seed Mid Vermont Christian School in its quarterfinal game.

The Arlington boys basketball team beat Long Trail 58-41 Saturday and now waits to see its seed for the Division IV state tournament.

Maritime tops SVC

YAPHANK, N.Y. - Southern Vermont College dropped a pair of non-conference baseball games Saturday afternoon at Baseball Heaven as the visiting Mountaineers fell 8-2 and then 10-0 to SUNY Maritime College.

In the first game, Mountaineer sophomore first baseman Jordan Banks went 2-for-3 at the plate while batting in both of the visitors' runs. Southern Vermont junior righty Joe Braim was strapped with the loss (1-1) after giving up six runs through five innings of work.

In the second game, Zack Stacey was 1-for-2 with a walk as Banks and senior left fielder Niko D'Agnese were both 1-for-3 from the batter's box.

Senior right-hander Nick Hartman took the loss (0-2) from the bump, being charged with five earned runs while striking out three.

SVC (1-4) is now off until its five-game Spring Break trip to Virginia; the first two of those contests come as a 1 p.m. doubleheader at the University of Mary Washington on Monday, March 12.


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