In the second of the three days of competition in Championship events held on Saturday at the 2016 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship Meet, performances by Connecticut athletes that earned All-American honors by a finish in the top six places included:
· The Windsor quartet of Tim Epps, Kyshawn Bonner, Michael Mahon and Tyler Coyle earned gold medals in the 4x200 Meter Relay Championship with a time of 1:27.03 that also bettered the existing Connecticut State Outdoor Record of 1:27.41 set by Windsor at the meet last year. The Danbury team placed 10th in 1:28.95.
· Jessica Drop of Coginchaug-Durham placed fourth in the Girls 2 Mile Run Championship in a time of 10:19.85 as Weini Kelati of Heritage TC, Leesburg VA won in 10:00.38.
In other Championship events held on Saturday at the NC A&T Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, NC, state athlete performances included:
· In the Boys Javelin Throw Championship Richard Williams of Wethersfield placed 12th with a mark of 190’0” while Jack Weston of Ridgefield placed 18th with a mark of 185’5” behind winner Liam Christensen of Mount Pleasant SC with a toss of 232’1”.
· In the Girls Triple Jump Championship, Kenya Warner of Windsor placed 35th with a mark of 36’3” as Jasmine Moore of Desoto TX won with a leap of 43’5.75”.
· Mark Doyley, Weaver, Hartford placed 17th in 10.74 in the prelims of the Boys 100m Dash Championship.
· Mary Bibbey of Nonnewaug-Woodbury placed 19th in the Girls 2000 Meter Steeplechase Championship with a time of 7:18.92 behind winner Megan Reilly of Warwick NY in 6:46.01.
· In the preliminary heats of the Girls 4x100m Relay Championship, Windsor qualified for the finals with a time of 46.76 while Bloomfield finished 22nd in 47.85.
· In the preliminary heats of the Boys 4x100m Relay Championship, both Bloomfield (3rd-41.66) and Windsor (5th-41.72) qualified for the finals while Wethersfield finished 13th in 42.04 and Danbury16th in 42.26.
· In the Girls 4x200 Meter Relay Championship, Windsor placed 8th in 1:40.04 and Danbury placed 21st in1:43.14 behind winner War Track Club VA in 1:34.23.
· In the Girls 1600m Sprint Medley Championship, the Tolland placed17th in 4:09.62 followed by Greenwich (21st-4:11.00), Windsor (31st-4:16.71) and Coginchaug (32nd-4:17.09) as the Penn Wood PA team won in 3:45.75.
· In the Boys 1600m Sprint Medley Championship, Wethersfield placed 11th in 3:32.06 and Windsor placed 21st in 3:47.06 as the Motor City TC MI team won in 3:23.66.
· In the Boys 4x800m Relay Championship, Danbury placed 12th in 7:51.34 as they followed the winning time of South Temecula CA in 7:35.06.
· In the Girls 4x800m Relay Championship, the Ridgefield team placed 10th in 9:15.53 and Glastonbury 17th in 9:19.79 as the team from Shenendehowa NY won in 8:50.58.
The results from the second day of competition at the 2016 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship are now available on the Results page sponsored by soundRUNNER of Branford, Fairfield, Glastonbury and Old Saybrook. The meet continues today at the NC A&T Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, NC.
The national meet host by the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation offers both Championship events and a full slate of Emerging Elite and Freshman events. The Championship races are for those who have made the qualifying standards for those events. The first six places were named NSAF All Americans in the Championship events. The Emerging Elite are for those who had not quite made those standards. The Emerging Elite Division is open to any high school athlete who had made the Emerging Elite standards, whether they are Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors. The idea is that, eventually, an Emerging Elite athlete will join the elite ranks, but has not yet attained that status.
Visit New Balance Nationals Outdoor website for more information.