AROUND THE HORN: Murphy nabs first at Meriden Fun Run

AROUND THE HORN: Murphy nabs first at Meriden Fun Run


MERIDEN – Jack Murphy paced the field to win race eight of nine of this Summer’s Meriden Fun Run on Wednesday night at Platt High School.

Murphy’s winning time on the 3-mile course was 17:37. He was followed by Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette (17:46), Derek Destefano (18:33), Simon Santos (20:13), Mike Perkowski (20:30), Paul Baldini (21:23), Bill Liebler (21:25), Ben Neumon (21:47) and Bob Kapustinski (24:09).

Salena Chatman was the top female finisher with a time of 24:25.

The final Fun Run race of the summer is next Wednesday at Platt. Start time is 6:30 p.m.

Six inducted into CT chapter of National Wrestling HOF

Six men will be inducted into the Connecticut chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the MGM Hotel at Foxwoods for their contribution to the sport of wrestling and our communities.

Among the inductees include: Colonel Charles Anderson, a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient who has served in the Connecticut Army National Guard for more than 30 years, and as the head wrestling coach at both Trumbull High and Norwalk High; John Bennett, a coach, official and four-time member of the U.S. Veterans World team; Patrick Burns, former New Milford High coach, an official and CIAC wrestling committee member; Carmen DelVecchio, one of the top officials in New England and in the nation. Jason Shaughnessy, the high school coach at Fairfield Warde and Fairfield High and founder and coach with the Police Athletic League (PAL) youth wrestling program in Fairfield and Dennis Siegmann, the former head coach at Bristol Central High for 22 years and an assistant coach at two junior colleges that won four national championships in six years.

Bennett, Burns, DelVecchio, Shaughnessy and Siegmann will receive a Lifetime Achievement award for coaches, officials, or contributors with at least 20 years of service. Anderson is being Connecticut chapter, National Wrestling Hall of Fame 2019 induction dinner recognized as an Outstanding American, a former wrestler who is highly successful in his/her profession.

All six men will be permanently recognized in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (Stillwater, OK) with an embossed name plaque, and each receives a plaque and jacket to commemorate the very special occasion. These six will join 38 other inductees in the Connecticut chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the banquet will be available online after October 1.

Learn more about the Connecticut chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the 2019 inductees and the 2019 induction dinner by going to the website at

Meriden Lions Club Golf Classic set for next month

MERIDEN - The 22nd annual Meriden Lions Club Golf Classic will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, at Tunxis Country Club in Farmington. The tournament includes 18 holes of golf, lunch on the course and a banquet at the Aqua Turf Club. There will be hole-in-one contests, longest drive, closest to pin and a Million Dollar Shootout. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start with a scramble format.

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