Early season outdoor track meets in New England are not normally known for big performances, but there were several at the 12th annual Bloomfield Invitational.
Brittany Jones continues her outstanding senior season. On a cool windy day, she won the shot, discus and hammer. Her shot was a respectful (for her) 42'4.74, but her discus was a 122'5, which was a 20ft personal record and she set another PR in the hammer with 153'0, which is the 17th best throw in the nation and ties the state record. Unfortunately, it won't be recognized since the meet did not weight implements. Still, Jones can walk away with knowledge she broke three meet records in the throws.
Rival Amanda Howe of Southington threw 116'0 in the discus to
also break the meet, 126'6 for 2nd in the hammer and 35'3 for 4th
in the shot. Howe's hammer throw is
ranked 37th in the US.
Angela Saidman, the All New England sophomore in cross country, took the winter off to play basketball for Immaculate. She was only six seconds off her PR in the 3200m and ran 11:04.13 to take the win and the state leading time. She also broke the Sabrina Olsen Sabrina Olsen three year old record by 14 seconds.
Terrence Cook, the indoor State Open runner up, set his outdoor PR on a cold windy day which is not normally a good for big jumps. Cooke, the senior from Simsbury easily cleared 14 feet which is only 6 inches off his best from indoor. He beat Ian Bergere meet record by three inches.
Christian Storm of St. Paul set his PR and qualified for New Balance Nationals in his first hammer throw of the season. The junior was 4th last year in the CIAC hammer throw, won with a throw of 140'0 to set another meet record.