Comstock sweeps throws at D-2 meet
MONTPELIER — Winning a state championship in any sport is no easy task. Winning three in the same day is quite impressive. So, it should go without saying that winning three titles two years in a row is, well, phenomenal.
Windsor's Katey Comstock won her second consecutive throwing “triple crown” at the VPA Division 2 Track and Field Championships Saturday, capturing the shot put, discus and javelin titles. And she established school records in the shot and disc in process.
Comstock came in as the No. 2 seed in both events. She cleared 40 feet for the first time (40-2 1/2) to in the shot put and. In the discus she landed a winning toss of 128-5, outdistancing the runner-up by nearly eight. And her winning throw of 110-7 in the javelin gave her a sweep of the throwing events.
“I'm very, very thrilled,” said Windsor coach Patrick Gordon. “She was moving really nicely across the circle [in the shot put] and hitting all her marks.
While Comstock's performance was one of the highlights of the meet, her teammates posted some pretty solid performances as well.
Anika Abrahamsen overcame back issues which have been nagging her this season to place third in the 400 (1:03.08), and she accomplished that while running in the slow heat without competition to push her.
Emily Smith placed in two events, contributing sixth-place showings in both the high jump (4-6) and pole vault (7-6).
In the boys meet, Vincent Moeykens placed fourth in the 100 with a time of 11.75 seconds. It took about 90 minutes for officials to announce the results as Moeykens and Mt. Abraham's Andrea Renaldi were involved in a photo finish for third.
Jacob Tucker placed fifth in the long jump (18-8 3/4).
Moeykens and Tucker teamed up with Trevor Worrall and Daniel Dexter to place sixth in the 4x100 relay (49.12). And that was with the freshman Dexter being called upon to be a fill-in in the event.
Windsor had several noteworthy non-scoring finishes.
Worrall took seventh in the javelin with a toss of 138-5. That's some 50 feet further than when he tossed the javelin for the first time 1 1/2 months ago, and was just six inches shy of scoring team points. He was also eighth in the long jump.
“It's nice to watch a kid who pushed himself all season long,” Gordon said.
Moeykens and Dexter finished eighth and 10th, respectively in the pole vault, and Ethan Rhoad was 10th in the shot put.
Dexter and Rhoad also ran to a seventh-place showing in the 4x800 with Zach Doiron and Elijah Collier and the same foursome was ninth in the 4x400 relay.