Records are Broken at Day 1 of O'Grady Relays

Brittany Jones continues to impress in the hammer throw.  The Bloomfield senior set the Connecticut state record in the event last week at the New York Relays and came back on Friday to add nearly six feet to her record with a throw of 163'0 ft.  

Jones wasn't the only thrower who came up big last night.  Junior Amanda Howe of Southington, who is coached privately by Bloomfield throws coach Damien Larkins also set a big PR  by 16 ft to also break her own meet record.

In the 800m sprint medley relay, Windor's team of Camille McHenry, Tia Marie Brown, Brianna Dooley and Rebecca Samuel also broke the meet record and defeated the Danbury team with a by just under a second with a time of 1:51.72.  Both teams earned a ticket to New Balance Nationals for their efforts.

The boys 800 SMR came down to the wire with Shelton's anchor holding off Windsor's Marcus Manson who was forced to run under 49 seconds. Both teams broke the meet record and qualified for nationals with their times of 1:34.84 to 1:34.89

But the biggest story of the day had to be Ludlowe Middle School's long jumpers.  Tess Stapleton broke the meet record by nearly two feet with her jump of 16'7.75.  She isn't new to the winners circle as she has already won the last two CT Middle School Championships and she will be going for a three peat this year.  She won nationals this indoor season for the 13-14 year old age group with PR of 17'3. 

Her classmate Carter Lambo set a new meet record by over four feet with a jump of 19'7 to give Ludlowe both gold medals in the event.  

Check out CT Milesplit's interview with Tess Stapleton