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)
|1,000 Meter Run Finals||3:03.81||Bridgid Selfors||Mercy High School|
|1,000 Meter Run Finals||3:04.31||Abigail Turco||Shelton High School|
|1,000 Meter Run Finals||3:05.17||Jacqueline Guerra||Guilford High School|
|1,600 Meter Run Finals||5:14.86||Bridgid Selfors||Mercy High School|
|1,600 Meter Run Finals||5:14.93||Meredith Bloss||Guilford High School|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||40.23||Aisha Gay||Hamden High School|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||40.29||Caroline O'neil||Daniel Hand High School|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||41.99||Wynter Williams||Hillhouse High|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||42.76||Liante Claude||Branford High School|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||42.77||Taylor Hall||Hamden High School|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||42.95||Jada Boyd||Hillhouse High|
|3,200 Meter Run Finals||11:10.66||Bridgid Selfors||Mercy High School|
|3,200 Meter Run Finals||11:23.36||Meredith Bloss||Guilford High School|
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:47.64||Relay Team||Hamden High School|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||4:10.89||Relay Team||Hillhouse High|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||9:59.87||Relay Team||Wilbur Cross High School|
|55 Meter Dash Finals||7.25||Kiara Smith||Johathan Law High School|
|55 Meter Dash Finals||7.28||Caroline O'neil||Daniel Hand High School|
|55 Meter Dash Prelims||7.31||Kiara Smith||Johathan Law High School|
|55 Meter Dash Prelims||7.39||Caroline O'neil||Daniel Hand High School|
|600 Meter Run Finals||1:40.87||Leah Rivers||Wilbur Cross High School|
|600 Meter Run Finals||1:42.30||Liante Claude||Branford High School|
|600 Meter Run Finals||1:42.44||Jada Boyd||Hillhouse High|
|600 Meter Run Finals||1:42.66||Alysia Joseph||Hamden High School|
|Long Jump Finals||17-11.75||Kiara Smith||Johathan Law High School|
|Shot Put Finals||40-2.75||Samantha Stevens||Shelton High School|
|1,000 Meter Run Finals||2:38.91||Manasseh Bekele||Hillhouse High|
|1,000 Meter Run Finals||2:39.32||Shawn Odei-ntiri||Hamden High School|
|1,600 Meter Run Finals||4:25.06||Drew Thompson||Fairfield Prep High School|
|1,600 Meter Run Finals||4:25.89||Kyle Beaudette||Amity High School|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||36.14||Kevin Antoine||Hamden High School|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||36.20||Virgil Harrell||Hamden High School|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||36.21||Patrick English||Shelton High School|
|300 Meter Dash Finals||36.27||Max Veth||Daniel Hand High School|
|3,200 Meter Run Finals||9:32.85||Brendan Murray||Cheshire High School|
|4x200 Meter Relay Finals||1:33.07||Relay Team||Hamden High School|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||3:31.74||Relay Team||Hamden High School|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||8:17.80||Relay Team||Hillhouse High|
|600 Meter Run Finals||1:22.69||Patrick English||Shelton High School|
|600 Meter Run Finals||1:22.94||Omar Gebril||North Haven High School|
|600 Meter Run Finals||1:24.44||Max Veth||Daniel Hand High School|
|Pole Vault Finals||14-6.25||Devon Mcshane||Daniel Hand High School|