High schools: Northampton’s Ella Hoogendyk, Camilla Brewer go 1-2 at MTSCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon

Northampton’s Davis Wheat competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield.

Northampton’s Davis Wheat competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

South Hadley’s Matt Gillis competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield.

South Hadley’s Matt Gillis competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

South Hadley’s Jameson Webber competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield.

South Hadley’s Jameson Webber competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

Amherst’s Elizabeth Sawicki competes in the javelin during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield.

Amherst’s Elizabeth Sawicki competes in the javelin during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

Holyoke’s Kayshaly Garcia competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield.

Holyoke’s Kayshaly Garcia competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

Northampton’s Ella Hoogendyk competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield.

Northampton’s Ella Hoogendyk competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

South Hadley’s Maggie Crawford competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield.

South Hadley’s Maggie Crawford competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

Northampton’s Camilla Brewer competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield.

Northampton’s Camilla Brewer competes in the long jump during the MSTCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon on Tuesday at Frontier Regional School in South Deerfield. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

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Published: 06-04-2024 8:57 PM

SOUTH DEERFIELD – After a season full of 1-2 finishes in field events, Northampton’s Ella Hoogendyk and Camilla Brewer took the top two spots yet again in the girls heptathlon at the MTSCA West Heptathlon/Decathlon.

Hoogendyk won the heptathlon with 3,690 points and Brewer finished right behind her with 3,688.

At the Western Mass. Div. 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Hoogendyk took the first spot in the triple jump and Brewer took second. At MIAA Division 4 states, they both set new PRs in the triple jump – with Hoogendyk finishing fourth and Brewer seventh.

“We both want each other to succeed, so it’s cool when one of us jumps farther than our season best,” Hoogendyk said at the Western Mass. meet. “So I’m always excited for her… we’ve just been cheering each other on.”

“I think we really just motivate both of each other,” Brewer said at the state meet. “And just having each other there we know we’re going to push each other and support each other.”

Across the two days of competition at Frontier Regional, Hoogendyk won the javelin and long jump, placed second in the high jump, 200 and 800 and placed third in the shot put. She placed 14th in the 100 hurdles.

Amherst’s Elizabeth Sawicki took the bronze in the heptathlon (3,219 total points) and Frontier’s Nicole Plasse placed seventh (2,891).

In the boys decathlon, Northampton’s Davis Wheat (5,016) placed seventh and South Hadley’s Jameson Webber (4,766) and Matt Gillis (4,751) finished ninth and 10th.

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In Tuesday’s girls events, Hoogendyk won the long jump (4.72m), Plasse (4.65m) took second, Holyoke’s Kayshaly Garcia (4.63m) placed third and Brewer finished sixth (4.58m).

In the javelin, Hoogendyk won (30.57m), Rylan Waskiewicz finished second (27.45m), Brewer finished eighth (20.86m), Frontier’s Hannah Davis finished ninth (20.85m) and South Hadley’s Maggie Crawford finished 10th (20.68m).

In the 800, Brewer took first (2:29.42) and Hoogendyk followed behind in second (2:31.59). Plasse placed third (2:31.64), Sawicki placed fourth (2:37.54) and Crawford placed sixth (2:37.94).

In Tuesday’s boys events, Webber (16.20) placed second in the 110 hurdles, Gillis placed sixth (18.12) and Frontier’s Aidan Valderrama (18.39) and Jack Storm (18.58) placed eighth and ninth.

In the high jump, Valderrama tied for fifth (1.80m). Frontier’s Luke Howard and Gillis tied for eighth at 1.75m.

In the shot put, Frontier’s Alex Schreiber finished third (10.94m), Wheat finished fourth (10.69m), Howard finished sixth (10.62m) and South Hadley’s Micah Litovich finished tenth (9.84m).

Northampton’s Juan Jose Adams Causton was the lone Hampshire County athlete to place in the top 10 of the long jump, with an eighth-place jump of 5.82m.

Amherst’s Calvin Miller won the 1500 (4:18.29), Howard placed second (4:20.03), Wheat placed fourth (4:28.55) and Valderrama placed fifth (4:52.42).

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Div. 2 Round of 16

No. 8 Mansfield 3, No. 9 Northampton 2 – The Blue Devils won a pair of marathon matches, but couldn’t find one more point in a season-ending 3-2 loss in the Round of 16 on the road in Mansfield on Tuesday.

The Blue Devils finished their season 12-3 overall, while Mansfield advanced to meet No. 1 Westborough in the quarterfinals.

Galen Fowles was a 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 winner at No. 2 singles for Northampton, while the first doubles teams of Reed O'Connor and Oliver Levine nabbed a 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 win for the team’s other point.