UPDATE: 2019-01-31 –11:45am - In a correction of results received today from Suffield Timing, the meet results have been updated to reflect that 8 places were scored instead of the 7 places used last season. The new point totals for the top two teams in each championship meet are as follows: Suffield Boys (130.50) and Ellington (104) with Canton Girls (131) and Ellington (104).
The quest to dethrone the 10-time defending champion Ellington Boys team didn’t start well at all for the Suffield Boys team at the North Central Connecticut Conference Indoor Track and Field Boys Championship meet on Tuesday afternoon at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. Suffield’s 4x200m Relay team was disqualified for a zone violation and then their 4x800m Relay was also DQ’d for an ineligible athlete. And to make matters worse, Ellington won both events to capture the first 20 points of the meet. However, by the end of the meet, the Suffield Boys team rallied to score in 11 of remaining 13 events for a total 122 points to defeat runner-up Ellington with 97 points and claim the title.
Suffield started the hunt for the meet title getting a first place from Nick Sinofsky in the 1000m run with a PR time of 2:37.35 and a 3rd place by Camden Miller. Their success continued in the 600m run as Jared Sharp took first in 1:25.20 followed by Brett Mockalis in 3rd. Their point total jumped by 24 points as they placed 1-2-3 in the 1600m run led by Sinofsky in 4:40.43 followed by Kyle Englander and Nate Davidson.
The points kept coming as their 1600m Sprint Medley relay took a third place followed by Sharp’s second place in the 300m dash. The 3200m run provided 20 more points as Englander won in a meet record 9:52.07 followed by Sinofsky in third and Davidson in fourth. The former meet record of 9:57.48 had been set by Ryan King of Tolland in 2009.
Their final track points came from a second place in the 4x400m relay behind a meet record performance of 3:40.07 by the Ellington quartet of Preston Aldrich, Daniel Broding, Nicholas Sivo and Joshua Stone.
Important points from the field events were contributed by a first place from Jared Sharp in the Pole Vault as he cleared 10’00” as well as Aiden Werenski (6th in long jump) and John Dion (5th in shot put).
Of note in the Long Jump, Granby Memorial’s duo of Keon Lawrence and Andel Smith Jr both surpassed the former meet record of 21’0” as both jumped 21’6.50” with Lawrence taking the win with the next best leap.
The finals of the 55m dash featured Keith Berrouet (SMSA) edging Jon Garcia (Windsor Locks) for the title in 6.64 to 6.68 as Berrouet erased former meet record of 6.68 set by Anthony Buanno of Enfield in 2010.
Canton Girls Take 3rd Consecutive Title
The North Central Connecticut Conference Indoor Track and Field Girls Championship meet was another duel between two teams as the defending champion Canton Girls team held off a determined Ellington team to capture their third straight title by a 121 to 99-point margin of victory.
Canton used a balanced approach in defending their title against Ellington, who last won in 2016, as they scored in all fifteen events. The leaders in defense of their title included 3-time gold medalist junior Chelsea Mitchell who claimed titles in the 55m dash finals in a meet record 7.32, the Long Jump with a leap of 17’2.50” and the 300m dash in 42.74. Madeline Archangelo was a double gold medalist winning the 55m Hurdles (9.37), High Jump (5’2”).
Supporting performance contributing to the team title included their 2nd place teams in the 4x800m, 1600m Sprint Medley and 4x400m relays. More support came from Julia Caputo in the 1600m (2nd) and the 3200m runs (3rd).
Another double event gold medalist was Sydney Schultz of Ellington as she claimed titles in the 1000m run (3:13.76) and the 1600m run (5:41.26).
The 3200m run featured a meet record by junior Kylie Raymond of Somers as she won in a CT#1 time of 11:11.77 to eclipse her former time of 11:33.78 set last year.
Another meet record and personal record was set in the Shot Put as Payge Boyd of Classical Magnet tossed a 36’8.75” effort to increase the former mark of 35’10” set by Jasmine Murray of Stafford in 2015.
The complete meet results are available for the NCCC Indoor T&F Championship on the Results page sponsored by soundRUNNER Scholastic with stores in Branford, Fairfield, Glastonbury and Old Saybrook. The meet was held at Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven CT on Tuesday January 29, 2019.
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