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Michael Hartfield JV Jamboree Featured Bests in JV and Varsity Events

Created at 4/13/2019 6:24 PM  by Ron Knapp 
Last modified at 4/13/2019 6:59 PM  by Ron Knapp 

MSR Meet director Thayer Redman started the Michael Hartfield JV Jamboree as primarily an event for individual Junior Varsity athletes to compete in a fun, but competitive environment. Redman started the meet in honor of his 2008 Manchester High School graduate and track and field standout, as well as a competitor in the 2016 Olympics for Team USA in the long jump. The meet held on Friday, April 12th at the Barry ‘Mitch’ Mitchell Athletic Complex at Manchester High School also provided a limited opportunity for varsity athletes to compete in the Steeplechase, Hammer Throw, as well as the Sprint and Distance medley relays.

While the competition by many of the athletes in the Junior Varsity events featured personal records or near bests two of the highlights of the meet came on the track and in the field in the Varsity events.

First Time a Charm for Trey Cormier in 3k Steeplechase

The first-time performance in the Boys 3000m Steeplechase by Trey Cormier of Hall that resulted in a new State Record and US#-1 time of 9:23.79 was even more memorable considering Cormier had never raced the event that includes 28 of the 36” unmovable barriers nor had he practiced over the water-jump barrier he encountered 7 times in the race. Although the Dartmouth-bound senior has recently shown his speed at the longer distances as the 2019 2-Mile New England Champion (9:14.76) and a recent 4:20 1600m effort in a dual meet, the inclusion of the 3-foot hard barriers sometimes can put the best in a different frame of mind while racing. Cormier had little difficulty in racing over the barriers as he bettered the former record of 9:25.64 by Everett Hackett of Hall at the 2008 State Open. Fittingly, Hackett is one of Cormier’s coaches at Hall.

Trey Cormier

Finish line photo courtesy of A.J. LaPlant, East Hartford Timing

Joe Lanham Spins to New PR in Hammer Throw

In the field, the Hammer Throw is one of those events where speed, coordination and the spinning technique can all mesh together to provide an exciting spectator performance. The state’s leading thrower, senior Joe Lanham of Coventry, certainly had one of performances where everything came together that resulted in a huge PR toss of 197’9” and US #2 mark that eclipsed his previous best of 189’3” at the Bloomfield Invite two weeks ago. It will be exciting to watch Lanham the remainder of the season as he seems to be on track to crack that State Record mark of 211’2” set by AJ Guerra of Woodstock Academy at the 2010 HPHS Invite.

Joe Lanham

Watch Joe in action during his PR toss in this special video at MSR YouTube Channel:

Junior Varsity Athletes Set PRs

The success of the meet was evident as many of the events featured PRs by event winners that included:

Boys Individual Events:

200 Meters, Adaine Allwood, 24.46, Achievement First

400 Meters, Shandlier Pinthieire, 53.85, Classical Magnet

800 Meters, Jeremy Rivera, 2:12.63, Prince Tech

110m Hurdles, Alpha Omega Nicholson, 19.77, Manchester

Shot Put, Marcus Ramsey, 41-09.00, Hall

Javelin, Kaleb Calixto, 108-04, Windham

High Jump, Mehki Tyson-Slaughter, 5-08.00, Capital Prep

Pole Vault, Wesley Allison, 7-00.00, Manchester

Long Jump, Jarred Griffon, 19-05.00, Classical Magnet

Girls Individual Events:

200 Meters, Renita Edwards, 28.33, Capital Prep

400 Meters, Heaven Rodriguez, 1:04.97, Capital Prep

800 Meters, Nora Holmes, 2:33.18, Hall

1600 Meters, Talitha Lewis, 6:10.71, Manchester

300m Hurdles, Nicole Deslauriers, 56.59, Hall

Shot Put, Daigionaye Edwards, 32-05.50, Capital Prep

Discus, Samantha Ramos, 68-05, East Hartford

High Jump, Saryah Winborne, 4-06.00, Capital Prep

Long Jump, Jeannai Plummer, 14-10.00, Manchester


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