Hamden and Hillhouse Take SCC Crown

The Hillhouse girls and Hamden boys took the Southern Connecticut Conference titles at The Floyd Little Athletic Complex in New Haven on Friday night.

Hillhouse scored in the 4 x 200m, and won the sprint medley and 4 x 400m to score 28 of their 56 point. The rest of their points came from scoring 3rds and 4ths in five other events to use their depth to over take Shelton on the last event of the meet

Hamden took the 4 x 200m, SMR, 4 x 400m and took a third in the 4 x 800m to dominate the relays and score  36 of their 81 points.  Add in a 1-2 finish in the 300m and a 2-3 finish in the 55m, you can see how the Green Dragons used their speed to take the title.  

The boys 600m turned into a hot race with Patrick English of Shelton running a state leading time of 1:22.69 and barely nipping Omar Gebril of North Haven running only .25 behind for the 2nd best time in CT. 

Cheshire's Brendan Murray ran the second fasted time in CT with a 9:32.85 victory over sophomore Robert Dillion who was 16 seconds back

Troy Lefler established himself as a contender for the State Open title in the 55HH with his  7.82 time in the finals.

One of the highlights of the meet was at the end when Devon McShane of Hand broke his former teammate Ian Berger's meet record with a jump of 14' 6.25 to give him the 2nd best jump in the state this indoor season. 

There must have been something special in the air for the girl sprinters as Aisha Gay of Hamden and Caroline O'Neil of Hand ran Connecticut's #1 and 2 fastest times with a 40.23 CT 40.29.

Law's Kiara Smith won 55m with the number two ranked CT performance in the 55m, running 7.25.  She was challenged the entire was by O'Neil the runner up in the 300m who was only .03 behind for the 3rd fastest time this winter. Kathryn Kelly of Lauralton Hall took third in 7.41 and earned the 8th best time in CT.

Smith came back and jumped only an inch off the state lead with a 17'11.75 to finish off a great day.

Mercy senior, Bridgid Selfors continued her fine season. winning the 1000m, 1600m and 3200m.  Not only did she pull off a tough triple, she ran personal bests in the 1000m (3:03.91) and 3200m (11:10.66)

42 performances from the SCC Championships met the MileSplit US Second Team standard.
HS GIRLSMARKATHLETETEAM
1,000 Meter Run Finals3:03.81Bridgid SelforsMercy High School
1,000 Meter Run Finals3:04.31Abigail TurcoShelton High School
1,000 Meter Run Finals3:05.17Jacqueline GuerraGuilford High School
1,600 Meter Run Finals5:14.86Bridgid SelforsMercy High School
1,600 Meter Run Finals5:14.93Meredith BlossGuilford High School
300 Meter Dash Finals40.23Aisha GayHamden High School
300 Meter Dash Finals40.29Caroline O'neilDaniel Hand High School
300 Meter Dash Finals41.99Wynter WilliamsHillhouse High
300 Meter Dash Finals42.76Liante ClaudeBranford High School
300 Meter Dash Finals42.77Taylor HallHamden High School
300 Meter Dash Finals42.95Jada BoydHillhouse High
3,200 Meter Run Finals11:10.66Bridgid SelforsMercy High School
3,200 Meter Run Finals11:23.36Meredith BlossGuilford High School
4x200 Meter Relay Finals1:47.64Relay TeamHamden High School
4x400 Meter Relay Finals4:10.89Relay TeamHillhouse High
4x800 Meter Relay Finals9:59.87Relay TeamWilbur Cross High School
55 Meter Dash Finals7.25Kiara SmithJohathan Law High School
55 Meter Dash Finals7.28Caroline O'neilDaniel Hand High School
55 Meter Dash Prelims7.31Kiara SmithJohathan Law High School
55 Meter Dash Prelims7.39Caroline O'neilDaniel Hand High School
600 Meter Run Finals1:40.87Leah RiversWilbur Cross High School
600 Meter Run Finals1:42.30Liante ClaudeBranford High School
600 Meter Run Finals1:42.44Jada BoydHillhouse High
600 Meter Run Finals1:42.66Alysia JosephHamden High School
Long Jump Finals17-11.75Kiara SmithJohathan Law High School
Shot Put Finals40-2.75Samantha StevensShelton High School
HS BOYSMARKATHLETETEAM
1,000 Meter Run Finals2:38.91Manasseh BekeleHillhouse High
1,000 Meter Run Finals2:39.32Shawn Odei-ntiriHamden High School
1,600 Meter Run Finals4:25.06Drew ThompsonFairfield Prep High School
1,600 Meter Run Finals4:25.89Kyle BeaudetteAmity High School
300 Meter Dash Finals36.14Kevin AntoineHamden High School
300 Meter Dash Finals36.20Virgil HarrellHamden High School
300 Meter Dash Finals36.21Patrick EnglishShelton High School
300 Meter Dash Finals36.27Max VethDaniel Hand High School
3,200 Meter Run Finals9:32.85Brendan MurrayCheshire High School
4x200 Meter Relay Finals1:33.07Relay TeamHamden High School
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:31.74Relay TeamHamden High School
4x800 Meter Relay Finals8:17.80Relay TeamHillhouse High
600 Meter Run Finals1:22.69Patrick EnglishShelton High School
600 Meter Run Finals1:22.94Omar GebrilNorth Haven High School
600 Meter Run Finals1:24.44Max VethDaniel Hand High School
Pole Vault Finals14-6.25Devon McshaneDaniel Hand High School


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