Windsor Girls and Hall Boys Repeat as Class L Champs

Last year, Hall High School celebrated their first state championship in 62 years.  Well the Warriors track fans didn't have to wait another six decades as they repeated in dominating style Thursday night defeating New Milford 82-37.  

Hall had a balanced team that scored in ten of the fifteen events but it was in the distance events where they made the most noise.  Juniors Trey Cormier and Miller Anderson were involved in almost half their points.  Cormier was a double winner, taking the 1600m and 3200m races and Anderson took the 1000m and teamed up with Naji Middleton, Yovan Rivera and Mason Stabile to break New Britain's 20 year old meet record in the sprint medley relay with a time of 3:39.66.

Without either of their star distance runners, Hall also squeaked out a .04 second win in the 4 x 800m over Amity.  Paul Chavey, Jacob Rocheleau , Cole Canarie and Muhammad Ali combined to run a season best time of 8:15.86

Marcus Manson of Windsor also had a great night winning the 600m in 1:22.28 and 300m with a time of 35.39.

The jumps were ruled by George Stoughton of Wethersfield who won the high jump with a 6'2 jump and had a nine inch personal record of 21'6.5 to be a surprise winner in the long jump.  

Another surprising win came from E.O. Smith senior Peter Tomanelli who came in as the 4th seed in the shot put and threw a nearly three foot personal best of 49'2.75 to earn his first state championship.  

Girls Recap

Windsor girls started off the meet winning the 4 x 200m in 1:46.64, the sprint medley in 4:10.79 in the middle and finished off the night by taking the 4 x 400m in 4:28.16 to lead them in their 62- 47 win over distance powerhouse Guilford.  

Junior Meredith Bloss of Guilford was a double winner taking the 1600m and 3200m races and was supported by her teammate Jacqueline Guerra who took the 1000m and came back to take 4th in the 200m.  

Dinedye Denis, a transfer from Kansas to Simsbury took home two gold medals, taking the 55m in 7.31 and 300m in 40.78.  She also helped her 4 x 200m take 5th place to make it a triple medal day for the former Midwesterner.  

Denis' teammate Elsa Martin also took gold in the 600m running 1:40.44 and coming back to help her squad earn a silver in the 4 x 400m.

Hall's girls team took both jumping events with Olivia Bowes  earning a five inch personal best with a leap of 17-02 and fellow junior clearing 5'0 for the first time to take the high jump.

Top Performances from Thursday's CIAC Class L Championships

HS GIRLSMARKATHLETETEAM
1,000 Meter Run Finals3:05.46Jacqueline GuerraGuilford High School
1,000 Meter Run Finals3:07.39Julia OzimekNew Canaan High School
1,600 Meter Run Finals5:18.39Meredith BlossGuilford High School
300 Meter Dash Finals40.78Dinedye DenisSimsbury High School
300 Meter Dash Finals41.60Tia Marie BrownWindsor High School
300 Meter Dash Finals41.88Camille MchenryWindsor High School
300 Meter Dash Finals42.07Elizabeth McMahonConard
300 Meter Dash Finals42.26Gabrielle HarmonDaniel Hand High School
3,200 Meter Run Finals11:27.31Meredith BlossGuilford High School
3,200 Meter Run Finals11:44.87Haley GensAvon High School
4x200 Meter Relay Finals1:46.64Relay TeamWindsor High School
4x200 Meter Relay Finals1:47.78Relay TeamConard
4x400 Meter Relay Finals4:10.79Relay TeamWindsor High School
4x800 Meter Relay Finals10:01.98Relay TeamNew Milford High School
55 Meter Dash Finals7.31Dinedye DenisSimsbury High School
55 Meter Dash Prelims7.37Dinedye DenisSimsbury High School
600 Meter Run Finals1:40.44Elsa MartinSimsbury High School
600 Meter Run Finals1:41.65Rebecca SamuelWindsor High School
600 Meter Run Finals1:42.95Molly BinderConard
HS BOYSMARKATHLETETEAM
1,000 Meter Run Finals2:37.61Miller AndersonWilliam Hall High School
1,000 Meter Run Finals2:39.09Tom ReadettFitch High School
1,600 Meter Run Finals4:28.84Trey CormierWilliam Hall High School
300 Meter Dash Finals35.39Marcus MansonWindsor High School
300 Meter Dash Finals35.43Christopher ColbertWilton High School
300 Meter Dash Finals35.83Aren SeegerNaugatuck High School
3,200 Meter Run Finals9:36.91Trey CormierWilliam Hall High School
3,200 Meter Run Finals9:39.18Connor VisnicAmity High School
3,200 Meter Run Finals9:40.32Eli NahomNew Milford High School
3,200 Meter Run Finals9:47.99Jake MatteiAmity High School
4x200 Meter Relay Finals1:34.19Relay TeamHartford Public High School
4x800 Meter Relay Finals8:15.86Relay TeamWilliam Hall High School
4x800 Meter Relay Finals8:15.90Relay TeamAmity High School
55 Meter Dash Finals6.60Garrett DandridgeMiddletown High School
55 Meter Dash Finals6.60Leon CampbellHartford Public High School
600 Meter Run Finals1:22.28Marcus MansonWindsor High School
600 Meter Run Finals1:24.09Charles OsborneNew Milford High School
600 Meter Run Finals1:26.49Muhammad AliWilliam Hall High School
Sprint Medley Relay Finals3:39.66Relay TeamWilliam Hall High School


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