AROUND THE HORN: Meriden’s Burt breaks SCSU record; Wallingford’s Spina All-NE; Lee refiring Cheshire youth wrestling

AROUND THE HORN: Meriden’s Burt breaks SCSU record; Wallingford’s Spina All-NE; Lee refiring Cheshire youth wrestling



Meriden’s Burt sets SCSU track record

NEW HAVEN — Briana Burt made it 2-for-2 to start the indoor track season for Southern Connecticut State.

The senior from Meriden was named the Northeast-10 Conference Track Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week after winning the 60-meter hurdles in record time at the Yale Season Opener.

Burt’s time of 8.62 seconds set a new SCSU record. It’s also the fastest 60-meter hurdles time so far this season in all of Division II.

Wallingford’s Spina All-New England

WORCESTER, Mass. – Wallingford native Ania Spina, a junior on the Assumption College women's soccer team, has been named Division II All-New England.

Spina was selected to the First Team chosen by the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association.

The Sheehan grad led the Northeast-10 Conference with seven assists and finished second on the team with 13 points. She had three goals, including one in the Northeast-10 semifinals, where the Greyhounds ultimately fell on penalty kicks.

Cheshire youth wrestling signups

CHESHIRE — Enrollment for the new Cheshire Youth Wrestling program for children in grades K-8 will be held during a season kickoff and information meeting at the Cheshire High School cafeteria this Friday from 5-6:30 p.m.

The session will be administered by new Cheshire High head coach Bill Lee. 

Instruction is geared toward all skill levels. It includes two practice sessions a week from Jan. 2 through early March. Participation in weekend tournaments is optional. Schedules will be distributed at the meeting.

Prospective wrestlers need to have a current sports physical examination and a valid USA Wrestling card. Information about joining USA Wrestling can be found at usawmembership.com. 

Each participant must also have wrestling headgear and shoes.

The cost of the CYW program is $130 for Cheshire residents and $140 for non-residents. It includes Cheshire Parks and Recreation fees. Sibling discounts are available. The cost of tournament participation is not included.

For more information, contact Lee at coachlee152@gmail.com.


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