The 2019 CIAC Class S Indoor Track and Field Championship meet today starting at 4:00pm at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven features Boys and Girls teams in Class S from across the state competing for overall championship honors as well as a spot at the State Open meet next week. The meet also provides the opportunity for athletes to better their own performances that serve as qualifying marks for upcoming national meets.
Class S Girls Preview
Bloomfield is going for their 10th straight Class title and they are heavily favorite to take home another title. Jillian Mars and Terry Miller should score big points in the short and long sprints and could both set meet records. As usual, their throwers led by Alliya Boothe, should have multiple scorers to add to the team points. Add in their strong relays and opposing teams will have problems overcoming this absolute powerhouse. Canton, Immaculate, Montville, Plainfield and Old Saybrook have potential to place high in the team scoring with their top ranked athletes in several events.
Jillian Mars of Bloomfield
Class S Boys Preview
With their strong sprint, jumps and throwing squads the Bloomfield boys should be able to join girls team to sweep both meets since 2016 when both teams reigned from 2013-16. Defending State Open 300m champion Kymali Hay has transferred from University High and will give the War Hawks big points in the 55m and 300m dashes. He will be supported by Jaylon Nealy who is the top seed in the 55m dash and ranked high in the 300m.
Like the girls, Bloomfield will expect big points out of their throwers as Owen Williams and Nick Campbell are seeded 1-2 in the shot put. Sean Dixon-Bode is also one of the favorites to win the long jump.
Northwest Catholic and Old Saybrook are two other top teams that will lurk in the wings if Bloomfield should falter, but Bloomfield should have enough depth to make a couple of mistakes and still pull out a win.
Two other athletes that have a good chance of resetting a Class record are Hayden Rovelli of Coginchaug whose PR in the pole vault is only three inches lower than Windhams’s Joe Fogarasi record height of 14’9”. Sean Dixon-Bode is 6-inches shy of last year’s long jump New Balance Indoor National champion Dyshon Vaughn’s record of 23’4.75. Ja'kwan Hale of Derby has cleared 6’8 in the high jump, which is an inch less than Jacob Drozd of Seymour’s nine-year-old record.
Ja'kwan Hale of Derby clearing the high jump bar.
While we don’t know which athlete’s Bloomfield will run in the relays, they have already run times faster than the meet records in both 4x200m and 4x400m relays.
Finally, Sacred Heart’s Edward Williams is currently ranked 7th in the country in the 55m Hurdles with his 7.39 performance from the Yale Classic Invitational. That time is .04 seconds faster than the class meet record set in 2010 by Rodrigo Souza of Old Saybrook.
Rankings and personal records noted above are based on performance lists compiled at Athletic.net.
View the latest Performance List of starting athletes at the CIAC Indoor Track & Field home page under the link for Class S Details.
View the current Class S Boys and Girls Meet Records available on the MySportsResults.com Indoor Records page or CT-Records-Indoor-Boys-S and CT-Records-Indoor-Girls-S sponsored by soundRUNNER Scholastic with stores in Branford, Fairfield, Glastonbury and Old Saybrook.
Northeast Sports Timing Service is providing finish line and results services for the 2019 CIAC Class S Indoor Track and Field Championship meet.
CIAC State Meet Information
Order of Events for the (Boys then Girls unless noted otherwise):
· 4x200m Relay
· 4x800m Relay
· 55m Hurdles - Trials
· 55m Dash - Trials
· 1000m Run
· 600m Run
· 55m Hurdles - Finals - (Girls then Boys)
· 55m Dash - Finals - (Girls then Boys)
· 1600m Run
· 1600m Sprint Medley Relay (1-1-2-4 laps) - 3turn stagger
· 300m Dash
· 3200m Run
· 4x400m Relay
Pole vault, shot put, long jump and high jump start concurrently with running events. The order is as follows:
· High Jump (Girls then boys) Five alive protocol
· Long Jump (Boys then girls)
· Shot Put (Boys then girls)
· Pole Vault (Girls then boys) Five alive protocol
Scoring – 10-8-6-4-2-1 in all events, including the relay. In case of a tie, points will be awarded according to the National Federation High School Rules.
CIAC Ticket Prices – Subject to change depending on venue
· Free – Children – five (5) and under Free – Military in uniform or with I.D.
· $5.00 – Students (grades 1-12) and Senior Citizens (age 65 and older)
· $10.00 – Adults (all others not in the above categories)
Note: Competitors and coaches must enter on the Crescent Street side of the field house. All others must go through the spectator entrance (white doors). TEAMS CAN ENTER THE FIELD HOUSE NO EARLIER THAN ONE (1) HOUR BEFORE THE START TIME OF THE MEET.
No electronic devices, including cell phones, are permitted in restricted areas by competitors during the meet. Restricted areas are pole vault, high jump and long jump coaching boxes, all field event areas, the track and timing area.
Spikes: 3/16” or 1/8” Pyramid spikes are allowed on the track surface. NO NEEDLE SPIKES! This rule will be strictly enforced due to the resurfaced track.
ELIGIBILITY TO COMPETE AT THE STATE OPEN – Is determined by the order of finish at the Class Championship Meets as follows: The top finisher in each event Plus – THE NEXT BEST 14 PERFORMANCES IN ALL EVENTS. (In the High Jump and Pole Vault misses will be used to determine places at a tied height.)