State athletes attained All-American status in three more events on the Sunday in Championship events at the 2018 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship at the NC A&T Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, NC. The national meet hosted by the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation offers Championship events as well as a full slate of Emerging Elite and Freshman events over three days. The Championship races are for those who have made the qualifying standards for those events. The first six places in the Championship events were named NSAF All Americans.
Nicholas Pronovost of Coventry improved on his ninth-place finish last year in the Boys Decathlon Championship to finish fourth with 6,435 points behind victor Peyton Haack of Westfield IN with 7,090 points. Pronovost attained All-American status as he scored the highest of his ten-event performances with a second place in the 110m Hurdles (14.63 – 895 pts), a third place in the 100m Dash (11.75-701pts) and a third place in the High Jump (6-03.25-723 pts).
After the conclusion of the Boys High Jump Championship where the first six finishers all cleared 6-10.25 senior Chet Ellis of Staples emerged with a fourth-place finish to achieve All-American honors. Charles McBride of South Wake NC finished first on basis of his clearance of the final height on his first attempt as Ellis cleared the height on his third attempt. Justin Forde of Brien McMahon cleared 6-08.25 and finished in a tie for seventh place.
After the Boys 4000m Distance Medley Relay Championship was completed as the final track event of the meet, the William Hall team of Miller Anderson (1200m- 3:04.55), Naji Anderson (400m-49.90), Muhammad Ali (800m-1:57.78) and Trey Cormier (1600m-4:15.18) emerged with a fourth-place time of 10:07.40 and an All-American status. The Brentwood TN team finished first in 9:58.76. Also competing in the event was the Xavier team that finished sixteenth in a time of 10:30.16.
In the other Championship events contested on Saturday and Sunday, performances by state athletes included:
· Alexis Holmes of Cheshire Academy won the Girls 400m Dash in a meet record time of 51.21 as well as placed seventh in the Girls 200m Dash. Carly Swierbut of Newtown placed 17th in the Girls 400m Dash in a time of 55.76.
· Joe Pearl of Manchester placed 17th in the Boys 800m Run Championship in a time of 1:55.51 behind winner Luis Peralta of Passaic, NJ in a time of 1:49.10. Kenneth Little of Derby placed 24th in a time of 2:09.65.
· The Girls 800m Run featured a winning time of 2:04.51 by Athing Mu of Trenton NJ as Emily Philippides of Greenwich placed 27th in 2:16.54.
· On Saturday, the Girls 2-Mile Run was won by Madelynn Denner of El Dorado Hill CA in 10:04.53 while Elizabeth Stockman of Rocky Hill placed 13th in a time of 10:55.95.
· Eli Nahom of New Milford finished 27th in the Boys 2000m Steeplechase on Saturday in a personal record time of 6:17.83. The event was won by Parker Stokes of Endicott NY in 5:53.74.
· Also, on Saturday Xavier placed 17th in the Boys 4x800m Relay in a time of 7:50.22 with the team of Pierre Sylvain, Peter Schulten, Trevor Christie and Owen Lally behind the winning time of 7:31.62 by the team from Cow Harbor NY.
· On Sunday morning the Xavier runners placed 25th in the Boys 4x1-Mile Relay in a time of 18:35.22 with the team of Peter Schulten, Robbie Cozean, William Curran and Owen Curran. The event was won by the Plainsboro NJ team in a time of 17:19.69.
· The Danbury team of Jaden Cazorla, Malachi Lorick, Sean-Michael Parkinson and Glenroy Ford placed 13th in the Boys 800m Sprint Medley Relay in 1:33.45 as the event was won by the Spirit of Pre, MI team in 1:30.94.
· The Girls 800m Sprint Medley Relay featured an 18th place by the Windsor Warriors team of Cori Richardson, TiaMarie Brown, Camille McHenry and Jalah Cooper in 1:48.54. The event was won by the Team WAR, VA quartet in 1:42.53. The Hamden team placed 26th (1:48.95) while the Danbury team placed 38th (1:51.21).
· The Derby team of Bevon McLean, Steven Stanley, Ja'Kwan Hale and Kenneth Little placed 12th in the Boys 1600m Sprint Medley Relay in 3:29.37 as the Sprint of Pre, MI team won in 3:25.05.
· The Girls 1600m Sprint Medley Relay featured an 18th place by the Greenwich team of Abril Martinez-Arraya, Jada Williams, Jordan Numme and Emily Philippides in 4:07.69. The event was won by the Motor City MI team in 3:56.09. The Danbury team placed 31st in a time of 4:14.17.
· The Derby team of Michael Broadie, Bevon McLean, Kenneth Little and Ja'Kwan Hale placed 19th in the Boys 1000m Sprint Medley Swedish Relay in 2:00.39 behind the winning time of 1:54.52 by the Parkview Express GA team. Also finishing were Bloomfield (26th-2:02.29) and Danbury (30th-2:03.74).
· The Girls 1000m Sprint Medley Swedish Relay included a 15th place by the Windsor Warriors team of Cori Richardson, Camille McHenry, TiaMarie Brown, and Jalah Cooper in 2:19.13. The event winner was the Western Branch VA team in 2:06.63.
· The Bloomfield team of Jahlia Banton, Jadyn Gibson, Jahleah Harris and Jalisa Turner placed 27th in the Girls 4x400m Relay in a time of 4:02.01 as the Western Branch Tc-VA team won in 3:41.76.
· The Girls High Jump featured a tie for 15th place by Patricia Mroczkowski of Berlin as she cleared 5-07. The winning height was 5-10.50 by Shelby Tyler of Noblesville IN. Monique Anderson of Bloomfield finished 21st at 5-05 while Allyson Lewis of NFA placed 26th at 5-05 and Megan Knowling of Ellington place 42sn at 5-03.
· The Girls Pole Vault included a 31st place by Megan Biscoglio of Southington at 11-8.50 in the event won by Alana Carroll of Averill Park NY with a height of 13-06.25.
· Amanda Howe of Southington placed 19th in the Girls Discus Throw with a toss of 133-10 as Veronica Fraley of Raleigh NC won with a mark of 169-04.
· Brian Jalowiec of Derby placed 15th in the Boys Javelin Throw with a mark of 181-02 as Tzuriel Pedigo of Baton Rouge LA won with a toss of 226-08. Tristan Garrick of East Windsor placed 32nd with a mark of 149-05.
· The Boys Hammer Throw included a 20th place by Joseph Lanham of Coventry with a mark of 182-01 behind the winning toss of 210-11 by Jacob Furland of Providence RI. Christian Sturm of St. Paul Catholic placed 26th with a mark of 177-06.
The complete meet results of all events are available for the 2018 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship Meet on the Results page sponsored by soundRUNNER Team Nights with stores in Branford, Fairfield, Glastonbury and Old Saybrook.
Further meet information is available at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor website.