TUESDAY TRACK: Birthday girl leads the celebration for Sheehan; Titans boys make it a sweep of Cheshire; Southington forges CCC split with Conard

TUESDAY TRACK: Birthday girl leads the celebration for Sheehan; Titans boys make it a sweep of Cheshire; Southington forges CCC split with Conard



Record-Journal staff

CHESHIRE — Lizzie Brown went all out for her birthday on Tuesday — about 3½ miles, in fact — to lead the Sheehan girls track team to victory.

Brown swept the 800, the 1,600 and the 3,200 as she and the Titans topped rival Cheshire 98-52 in a SCC dual meet showdown on the Cheshire track.

Brown won the 800 in 2:36, the 1,600 in 5:39.9 and the 3,200 in 12:42.5.

Sheehan also had double-winners in jumpers Erin Brennan and Kyra Connolly. Brennan landed a 15-4 in the long jump and a 32-7 in the triple. Connolly topped the field in the pole vault (9-6) and high jump (4-8).

Sprinter Avery Winters won the 200 (26.8) and 400 (63.8). Winters also combined with Clarisse Aminawung and Julia Winters to win the 4x100 with Patrice Manfield and the 4x400 with Katherine Cappetta.

Individually, Aminawung took the 300 hurdles (49.2). Kelly Mustante captured the javelin (81-2) and Darla Jagrasse threw long in the shot put (31-1½).

Cheshire got its first-place finishes from Sam Nowak in the 100 (13.6), Riley Petit in the 100 hurdles (16.7) and Hannah Portal in discus (78-9).

Amanda Addesso, Kayla Byrne, Emily Longmore and Meghan Geogescu combined to take the 4x800 in 10:53.4.

In the boys half of the dual meet, Sheehan made it a sweep, turning back the Rams 81-69.

Riley Bjornberg and Terrence Bogan won two individual events apiece and teamed on the first-place 4x100 relay to pace the Titans.

Bjornberg captured the long jump (18-8½) and triple jump (38-1). Bogan swept the sprints, taking the 100 in 10.7 seconds and the 200 in 22.8. They teamed with Alberto Avila and Jelan Kollie on the 4x100 (45.2).

Avila also won the 400 (53.7). Cyle Martindale brought home the shot put (43-5½) for Sheehan. Andrew Mansfield cleared 9-6 to win pole vault and Justin Moore was first across the line in the 100 hurdles at 19.3. Jordan Davis remained unbeaten in the javelin at 158-10.

Cheshire got most of its points in the distance events. Brendan Mellitt swept the 1600 (4:46.5) and 3200 (10:18) and combined with Ryan Farrell, Francis Simpatico and Charlie Pettit on the winning 4x800 (9:48.4).

Farrell and Pettit also teamed with Chris Torres and Jared Andrea to win the 4x400 (3:41.2).   

Individuall, Farrell took the 800 in 2:07.2. Charlie Farrell claimed the high jump at 5.6.

Also for the Rams, Sean Cangiano captured the discus at 188-6 and Kyle Kemp took the 300 hurldes in 46.5.

Platt: The Panthers dropped both ends of a CCC South dual meet in Middletown. The boys lost 139-11 and the girls were defeated 100-38. 

Briana Phillips was a triple-winner for Platt. Phillips swept the sprints, taking the 100 in 13.2 seconds, the 200 in 27.4 and the 400 in 1:06.2. 

Also for Platt, Sar’ja Jenkins took first place in the discus at 87-8.

Lyman Hall: The Trojans’ boys and girls squads each fell to Amity in a SCC dual meet in Wallingford. The Amity girls won 118.5-27.5 and the Spartan boys prevailed 130-15. 

Faerin Parker and Carly Jacobs were LH’s lone winners. Parker won the pole vault at 6-feet even. Jacobs won the 800 (2:23) and was second in the 100 (19.0). In the boys meet, Amity won every event.

Maloney: The Spartan boys and girls dropped CCC South dual meets in Plainville. 

Mychael Gallaher won the 100 meters (12.8) and javelin (102-3) and Jylosdet Davila took the 300 hurdles (53.6) and 200 meters (28.0) as double-winners for Maloney (0-3) in the girls meet. 

Gallaher, Davila, Lauren Matias and Shauntazia Davenport won the 4x100 in 53.9. 

Shanice Smith also won the shot put (31.2) for the visitors. The Blue Devils won the girls meet, 89-60. 

Plainville won the boys meet, 105-45, as the Spartans fell to 0-3. 

Maloney’s Reynaldo Torres nabbed gold in the 1,600 meters (4:30) and the 800 (2:13). Andrew DeBose was tops in the 400 (53.6) for the Spartans. 

Wilcox Tech’s Johnathan Niemiec, competing with Maloney, won the long jump at 18-10.

Southington: The Blue Knights girls downed Conard 95-55 while the Chieftain boys defeated Southington 86-64 in a CCC West split in Southington. 

In the girls meet, Livvy Pizzitola was a double-winner in the sprints for the hosts. She won the 100 (13.18) and 200 (27.49).

Other winners for Southington were Anny Moquete Volquez (800, 2:35.47), Jacqueline Izzo (1,600, 5:38.50), Sydney Garrison (high jump, 5-4), Alexandra Padden (shot put, 27-3½), Sara Lafontaine (discus, 70-10) and Alijah Vega (javelin, 98-3). 

Southington also won all three relays, with Natalie Verderame anchoring two of them.

Verderame ran with Pizzitola, Shannon Litchfield and Samantha Przybylski on the 4x100 (51.03). She followed Kate Kemnitz, Meghan Sheline and Megan Wadman on the 4x400 (4:20.19).

Wadman and Sheline also teamed with Kailey Schmarr and Amanda Perkowski on the winning 4x800 (11.29.11).

In the boys meet, Ryan Andrews was a double-winner for Southington, taking the shot put (35-06) and discus (99-07). 

Other individual winners for the Blue Knights were Ryan Slesinski in the 800 (2:02.19), Casey Selinske in the pole vault (12-0) and Anthony Penta in the long jump (20-0). 

Southington took gold in the 4x100 with the quartet of Kolby Rogers, Joseph Verderame, Penta and Trevor Porter in 45.30. 

Porter, Verderame, Brendan Kiyak and Slesinski won the 4x400 in 3:33.0.


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