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Hock, Ngala lead the way for Exeter track at Interschols

Girls place second and boys earn fifth at Interschols this weekend.

By
Brian Muldoon
May 21, 2018
Maggie Hock Phillips Exeter Track and Field

Maggie Hock '19 added to her long list of accolades as she earned New England titles in the 400m and 800m at Interschols on Saturday. 

In what is becoming quite the tradition, Interschols weekend was a successful one for the girls and boys track and field team.  

Maggie Hock ’19 helped power the girls team to a second-place finish at Interschols on Saturday. Big Red’s second-place finish marks the fourth straight season Exeter has placed in the top three. Hock successfully defended both of her New England titles in the 400m and 800m with spectacular times of 58.19 and 2:15.79 respectively.

Claire Melvin ’18 placed second in the 300m hurdles with a time of 46.52 while Alexandra Van Dijkum ’19 earned a third-place finish in the 3000m, crossing at 10:39.79. Hock and Melvin teamed up with Hannah Brown ’19 and Anna Clark ’18 and raced to third place in a 4x400m relay with a time of 4:12.96. Chi-Chi Ikpeazu ’18 had a busy day on the field earning fourth place in the shot put (34-08.75), fourth place in the discus (99-07), and third place in the triple jump (33-11.00). Carly Kirsch ‘20 joined Ikpeazu in the discus and earned third place with a throw of 99-09.

On the boys side, Abel Ngala ’18 captured a New England title in the triple jump with a leap of 41-10.00 while earning third place in the long jump where he jumped 21-8.50. Mathew Wabunoha ’20 claimed second place in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.38 before finishing third in the 300m hurdles, crossing at 42.42. Peter Sauer ’19 earned a pair of top three finishes in the shot put (46-00.50) and discus (127-03).