WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019 – CLASS MM CHAMPIONSHIP at Middletown High School, Middletown CT
Class MM Boys Favorites: Hillhouse, Weston, Masuk
Top teams: Branford, East Lyme, Waterford, Avon
Class MM Girls Favorite: Hillhouse
Top teams: RHAM, Tolland, Joel Barlow, St. Joseph, Suffield
Hillhouse boys and girls swept both SCC titles and both are favorites to do it again. The girls are heavily favored, but the boys should be in a battle with SWC powers Weston and Masuk.
Individual Boys to watch:
Deshaune Poole of Hillhouse had the fastest times of the year in Connecticut last spring in both hurdle races and returns as the top seed in the 300m Intermediate event and the number two seed in the 110m hurdles where he will have to contend with SWC champion Aidan McShane of Masuk who has been clocked with a superior hand time.
Poole will also be in the thick of a SWC rematch where the top three finishers Conor Mahony of Masuk, Christ N'Dabian of Bunnell and Baruch Goodman of Weston, as all three broke the SWC Championship meet record in the 200m.
Marzio Mastroianni of Branford and Samuel Whittaker of East Lyme have both broken 4:20 for 1600m run this season and 9:30 for 3200m run this season and are the top two seeds in those events. Mastroianni is the defending Class MM champion and finished second in the 800m last year. If history is any indication, he will mostly likely compete in the 1600, 800m double and face freshman Jack Martin of Avon in the 800m.
Coaches’ sons are the top seeds in all three throwing events. Senior Cal Redman of RHAM, son of Manchester track coach Thayer Redman, is the top seed in the shot put and number three seed in the discus. He has an outside chance of being a double class champion, but if he does, he will have to contend with Gary Moore Jr, son of Hillhouse coach Gary Moore Sr. Moore Jr, a freshman, is the top seed in the discus and javelin and a number two seed in the shot behind Redman.
Individual Girls to watch:
Freshman Mariella Schweitzer of Joel Barlow swept both hurdles at the SWC championship and arrives at the Class MM meet as the top seed in the 300m hurdles and the number two seed in the 100m hurdles.
Erica Marriott is the defending Class M and State Open champion in the long jump where she is favored to repeat. After a subpar indoor season, competitors should worry since she may have something to prove at the championship meet.
Another defending State Open champion is Aliya Cameron of Sacred Heart Academy who won the triple jump last year. She has improved to over 37-feet this season, which is within range of Windsor’s Kenya Warner’s class record of 37’11.75”.
Wenesha Stewart of Hartford Public and Leah Moore of Hillhouse are the top two throwers in Class MM. The two have built a rivalry and both have gone over 40-feet in the shot and 120-feet in the discus this spring.
The CIAC Class MM Performance List is available at the CIAC Outdoor Track and Field website.
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