Danbury Dream Invite Coming on Friday (Updated)

For 10 years, athletes have made their way to Danbury to put up fast times without the pressure of scoring points for their teams.  The Dream Invitational began as a way for local teams to push each other to national qualifying performances when they are beginning to get into shape.  

This year Danbury coach Rob Murray has once again assembled fields in several events that should produce the fastest times of the season and make their way into the national rankings.

There is an old maxim in track to "take speed and move it up."  Well three of the best 800m runners in the nation will move up to the mile.  Trumbull's Gleen and Danbury's Terrell Cunningham will face off against Connecticut cross country champ Zakeer Ahmed of Staples.  Gleen and Cunningham bring 1:51 and 1:54 times into the race, while Ahmed won last week's Loucks Games with a sub 9 minute 3200m.  

On the girls' side, Emily Philippides of Greenwich was an All American in the 800m and 4 x 800m this winter and recently ran a 2:10 800m is also moving up to the mile and will face Daniel Marcone who ran a 5:07 split for Immaculate in their 4 x 1600m at O'Gradys.

Also expected to compete will be Bloomfield's Brittany Jones in the hammer against her rival Southington's Amanda Howe.  Jones recently set the Connecticut state record in the event with a 163ft throw and is ranked number 31st in the country.  Howe has made some great improvements this season and is only 11ft behind Jones.  

Check out all the competitors who will be competing below.  CT.Milesplit will be on hand to present all the races nearly live with interviews of the winners and pictures. Make sure you subscribe to Milesplit pro to watch all of the action.  

Meet Information:

Schedule:

7:30 pm - Hammer (Boys followed by Girls)

8:00 pm - Triple Jump (Girls followed by boys)

8:00 pm - 4x200 (Girls followed by boys)  

8:10 pm - 800m (Girls)

8:20 pm - 2 Mile (Boys)

8:35 pm - 800m (Boys)

8:45pm - 1 Mile (Girls)

8:55 pm - SMR-800m (Girls followed by boys)

9:10 pm - 1 Mile - Boys   

Four Jumps in the Triple Jump

Six throws in the hammer

Facility will open at 6:30 PM

 All athletes must represent their school and wear a school issued uniform

Spectators, coaches and athletes are welcome to be on track but to stay in outside lanes and away from marked off finish line area.

2017 Dream Invitation

(Updated 5/18)

Event: 800m - Boys  NBON 1:52.80   NBON EE 1:54.50   CT leader: Tyler Gleen Trumbull 1:51.82


Name

School

Seed

Notes

Marzio Mastoianni

Branford HS

1:55.31

Ben Ruffing

Joel Barlow HS

1:57.22

 Boston College

Ken Little

Derby HS

1:57.58

 

Daniel Campbell

Danbury HS

1:57.63

 

Malcolm Going

Danbury HS

1:57.89

 

Shawn Odie-Ntiri

Hamden HS

1:58.77

 SCSU

Brian MacCordy

Staples HS

1:58.89

 

Christopher Leone

Danbury HS

1:59.55

 

Kevin Arnold

Ridgefield HS

1:59.97

 

Christian Moraes

Danbury HS

1:59.99

Rabbit

One Turn Stagger

 

 

 

Event: 1 Mile - Boys  NBON  4:13.5 NBON EE 4:18.0  CT Leader   Aaron Breene Wilton 4:24.19


Name

School

Seed

Notes

Zakeer Ahmed

Staples HS

4:12.01

 University of Pennsylvania

Aaron Breene

Wilton HS

4:16.69

 Columbia

Terrell Cunningham

Danbury HS

4:18.11

 UConn

Tyler Gleen

Trumbull HS

4:18.43

 UConn

Trevor Reed

Danbury HS

4:19.01

 

Brad DeMassa

Ridgefield HS

4:20.12

 

Tyler Rubush

Trumbull HS

4:21.08

 

Will Landowne

Staples HS

4:21.20

 

Daniel Nichols

Danbury HS

4:21.88

 

Kyle Beaudette

Amity HS

4:22.28

 George Washington Univ

Mikey Bortolot

Joel Barlow HS

4:22.39

 Bucknell

Bradley Fox

Danbury HS

4:23.89

 

Ben Seiple

Staples HS

4:24.27

 

Alex Mocarski

Warde HS

4:24.55

 

Waterfall start with top 7 on front line and next 8 on outside line

 

 

 


Event: 2 Mile - Boys  NBON 9:14.0  NBON EE 9:26.0      CT Leader Zakeer Ahmed Staples 8:58.86 (3200m)

Name

School

Seed

Notes

Christian Myers

Staples HS

9:43.72

Brandon Harrington

Staples HS

9:45.52

 

David Bates

Ludlowe HS

9:45.54

 

Sunil Green

Staples HS

9:45.68

 

Tyler Granja

Danbury HS

9:49.89

 

Conner Leone

Southington HS

9:50.22

 

Peter Schulten

Coginchaug

9:55.01

 

Steven Stanley (Jr.)

Derby HS

9:59.99

 

Mark Murdy

Southington HS

10:01.13

 


Event
: 4x200 - Boys NBON 1:29.6 NBON EE 1:31.3        CT Leader Danbury 1:31.22

Name

School

Seed

Notes

East Hartford - A

East Hartford HS

1:29.08

 

Hamden - A

Hamden HS

1:29.67

 

Danbury - A

Danbury HS

1:29.98

 

Windsor - A

Windsor HS

1:30.35

 

Derby - A

Derby HS

1:31.41

 

Two Turn Stagger -

 

 

 


Event: 800m SMR - Boys NBON 1:35.5  NBON EE 1:37.5     CT Leader East Hartford 1:34.71

Name

School

Seed

Notes

East Hartford - A

East Hartford HS

1:33.33

Fast Heat

Windsor - A

Windsor HS

1:34.89

Fast Heat

Danbury - A

Danbury HS

1:35.12

Fast Heat

Greenwich - A

Greenwich HS

1:35.29

Fast Heat

Hamden - A

Hamden HS

1:35.67

Fast Heat

Derby - A

Derby HS

1:36.18

 

Danbury - B

Danbury HS

1:37.77

 

Danbury - C

Danbury HS

1:37.81

 

Fairfield Prep - A

Fairfield Prep HS

1:37.95

 

Southington - A

Southington HS

1:38.59

 

Two Turn Stagger -

2 Sections section 1 4 teams section 2 5 teams

 

 

 


Event: Hammer - Boys   NBON 173'0  NBON EE 135'0    CT Leader Christian Turner St. Paul HS 157'2

Name

School

Seed

Notes

Christian Sturm

St. Paul HS

157-02

 

Trae Lounsbury

Seymour HS

140' 00"

 

Billy Conlan

Seymour HS

110' 04"

 

Cade Klarides-Ditria

Seymour HS

107' 03"

 


Event: Triple Jump - Boys   NBON 46'4  NBON EE 45'0  CT Leader  Justin Forde Brien McMahon 45'10.75

Name

School

Seed

Notes

Tumani Edwards

Danbury HS

45' 06.75

 

Safir Scott

Greenwich HS

45' 02"

 

Trae Lounsbury

Seymour HS

45' 01.25"

 

Alexis Perez

Derby HS

43' 00.75"

 

Jeff Hannigan

Southington HS

42' 00"

 

Anthony Mondo

Southington HS

41' 11"

 

Shaun Williams

Danbury HS

40' 09"

 


Event: 800 - Girls   NBON  2:11.90 NBON EE 2:14.5       CT Leader: Emily Philippides Greenwich 2:10.88


Name

School

Seed

Notes

Brianna Auray

Ludlowe HS

2:14.31

University of Miami

Leah Sarkisian

Danbury HS

2:15.98

 

Hetty McMillan  

Greenwich HS

2:18.00

 

Cassandra Sturdevant

Danbury HS

2:18.01

 

Olivia Turk

Danbury HS

2:18.02

 

Alex Chakar

Danbury HS

2:19.00

 

Kate Kemnitz

Southington HS

2:20.01

 

Alyssa Kraus

Ludlowe HS

2:20.03

 

Tori Roberts

Hamden HS

2:22.67

 

Ally Markovitz

Danbury HS

2:23.01

Rabbit

One Turn Stagger

 

 

 


Event
: 1 Mile - Girls   NBON 4:55:0  NBON EE 5:01.0  CT Leader: Mia Nahom New Milford 5:02.33



Name

School

Seed

Notes

Emily Philippides  

Greenwich HS

5:07.01

 

Danielle Marcone

Immaculate HS

5:07.03

 Quinnipiac University

Kiley Rodriguez

Derby HS

5:08.43

 Central CT

Lauren Moore

Danbury HS

5:09.81

 

Keegan Simonsen 

Ludlowe HS

5:15.60

 

Gabi Galletta

Warde HS

5:14.78

 

Paige Davis

Ludlowe HS

5:16.61

 

Zoe Harris

Greenwich HS

5:17.43

 

Valerie Fox

Danbury HS

5:17.99

 

Sarah Leatherwood

Ludlowe HS

5:19.99

 

Waterfall start with top 7 on front line and next 8 on outside line

 

 

 


Event: SMR 800m - Girls   NBON 1:51.5  NBON EE 1:54.0   CT Leader Bloomfield 1:50.20

Name

School

Seed

Notes

Danbury - A

Danbury HS

1:51.07

 

Hamden - A

Hamden HS

1:51.44

 

Windsor - A

Windsor HS

1:51.72

 

Danbury - B

Danbury HS

1:52.34

 

Greenwich - A

Greenwich HS

1:53.11

 

Southington - A

Southington HS

1:53.60

 

Two Turn Stagger  -

 

 

 


Event: 4x200m - Girls   NBON 1:43.7  NBON EE 1:44.0  CT Leader: Bloomfield High School 1:43.35

Name

School

Seed

Notes

Danbury - A

Danbury HS

1:42.01

 

Hamden - B

Hamden HS

1:42.45

 

Danbury - B

Danbury HS

1:43.99

 

Windsor - A

Windsor HS

1:46.50

 

Ludlowe - A

Ludlowe HS

1:49.92

 

Hamden -B

Hamden HS

1:49.99

 

Two Turn Stagger

 

 

 


Event
: Triple Jump - Girls   NBON 39'2  NBON EE 38'2   CT Leader:  ADIA CAVALIER Bloomfield 38-7

Name

School

Seed

Notes

Rachel Fleischer  

Derby HS

36' 06"

 

Emily Souza

Danbury HS

34' 08"

 

Ruby Mboya

Danbury HS

33' 11"

 

Meilee Kry

Danbury HS

33' 10"

 


Event: Hammer - Girls  NBON 141'0  NBON EE 1:25'0  CT Leader: Brittany Jones Bloomfield 163' 0


Name

School

Seed

Notes

Brittany Jones

Bloomfield HS

164' 04"

 Virginia

Amanda Howe

Southington HS

153' 06"

 

Nyla Pouncey

Bloomfield HS

128' 09"

 

Justyce Wilson

Bloomfield HS

114' 05"

 

Julia Groll

Southington HS

112' 00"

 

Kaylin Mobley

Bloomfield HS

110' 00"

 

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