Connecticut Athletes Clean Up at New Englands


The New England championships were held at the University of New Hampshire on a windy day that hindered athletes from running fast times.  But that didn't prevent athletes from all over the region from having great competitions and some noteworthy performances.  

On the boys' side, Manchester senior Jevin Frett redeemed himself after a subpar State Open. The defending State Open champion took 5th in the race on Monday after straining his hip flexor during the Class LL meet.  He came back on Saturday and ran his fastest 400m of the season with a 48.62.

To cap off his brilliant meet, Frett got his revenge on Danbury who has defeated Manchester in two close races in as many weeks in the 4 x 400m.  Frett joined Willy Joyner, Shawn Akomeah and Class LL 800m champion Joe Pearl to win the title with a time of 3:21.85. 

In a replay of the State Open, Ken Little of Derby took it out hard in the 800m and the same three Connecticut runners finished in the same order as Monday.  Little ran about a second slower than he did at the State Open and Hall junior Miller Anderson came on strong the last 100m to move to second but couldn't quite catch Derby's captain.  Senior Ian Barlett of Ludlowe took 4th and UConn signee Joe Pearl took 5th in 1:54.27. 

Connecticut dominated the 1600m taking the top three places.  Staples' William Landowne crossed the line in 4:14.58 with Windham senior Alex Korczynski moving up two places from his Open performance to finish less than an arm's length behind in 4:14.70.  Alexander Mocarski of Fairfield Warde was only a quarter second back in 4:14.96 to complete the sweep. 

The ladies from the Nutmeg state fared much better than their male counterparts winning 12 of the 18 events. 

Sophomore Terry Miller of Bulkeley took home two gold medals winning the 100m in 11.97 and the 200m into a strong headwind finishing in 24.42.

Jillian Mars of Bloomfield took advantage of top seed Carly Sweirbut pulling out of the meet due to a slight strain of her hamstring to win her first New England title.  The senior broke the tape in a  time of 56.25.        

Danbury's Lauren Moore survived a tough challenge from New England indoor mile champion Julia Robitaille from Manchester West in New Hampshire.  The two juniors battled down the entire home stretch with Moore coming out on top with a time of 4:59.68 only .05 ahead of second place.

Elizabeth Stockman of Rocky Hill wanted revenge from her 2nd place finish to freshman Kate Wiser of Pomperaug on Monday.  The sophomore took it out at a breakneck pace, going through the 800m at 5- minute mile pace.  While she wasn't able to hold that pace up, no one else was either and Stockman continued on to her first New England championship in 10:44.99 with Wiser fading to fifth. 

Connecticut hurdlers took both the short and long hurdle events. Senior Katherine Jacobs of Northwest Catholic glided to a 14.84 time in the 100HH with Kalli'Ana Botelho of Griswold moving into the lead with two hurdles to go and finished in 44.19, one of the few personal records of the day.     

Connecticut still wasn't done with the winner's circle.   Bloomfield's team of Jahleah Harris, Jahlia Banton, Mars and Jayden Gibson added another plaque to the team's trophy case winning the 4 x 400m in 3:57.46  

The Southington duo of Megan Biscoglio and Amanda Howe won the pole vault and discus respectively as they did at the State Open.  The University of Connecticut bound Biscoglio cleared 12'3 on her 3rd attempt and Howe, who has committed to the University of Iowa defended her discus title, throwing 141'9 and took 4th in the shot put with a 40'11.5. 

Rachel Fleischer of Derby has swept all the major championships meets after taking the NVL, Class S, State Open and now New England triple jump titles.  Her jump of 38'11.5 now ranks her 82nd in the US.      

Finally, there is the Greenwich quartet of Kate Ragone, Hetty McMillan, Zoe Harris and Emily Philippides who gave up individual goals to come together and win the New England championship 4 x 800m in 9:17.42. The All American Philippides still returned later in the day to finish a very close 2nd in the 800m and anchored the 4 x 400m to a 4th place finish. 

Below are the Connecticut athletes who have earned All New England honors by virtue of their top six finish. 

Boys  

100m

5 Leon Campbell             12 Hartford CT                  11.14   -2.3

5 Samuel Agyei               11 Metropolitan CT          22.36   -1.8   

6 Leon Campbell             12 Hartford CT                  22.44   -1.7 


400m

1 Jevin Frett                   12 Manchester CT            48.62    

6 Glenroy Ford               12 Danbury CT                  50.37  


800m 

1 Ken Little                       12 Derby CT                       1:53.06  

2 Miller Anderson           11 Hall CT                           1:53.47  

4 Ian Bartlett                    12 Fairfield Ludlow           1:53.85  

5 Joe Pearl                         12 Manchester CT          1:54.27


1600m 

1 William Landowne          12 Staples CT                  4:14.58    

2 Alexander Korczynski      12 Windham CT             4:14.70   

3 Alexander Mocarski        12 Fairfield Warde         4:14.96


3200m

3 Alexander Korczynski      12 Windham CT               9:26.87    

5 Brendan Murray              12 Cheshire CT                 9:27.56 

 

110HH

4 Edward Williams             11 Sacred Heart CT          14.93    -3.4

5 Cameron Whalen            12 Stonington CT             15.02    -3.4

 

300IH

2 Marcus Manson             12 Windsor CT                38.77    

4 Aren Seeger                    12 Naugatuck CT             39.30  


4 x 100m 

3 Torrington CT                                         42.68    

     1) William Wilson                           2) Christian Estefani 10         

     3) Naseem Thompson 12              4) Dylan Myrie 12                

4 Bristol Central CT                                    42.81   

     1) Pat Kjornrattanawanich 12       2) Dathan Hickey 12              

     3) David Bowes 10                          4) Nigel West 12                 

6 East Hartford CT                                      42.93    

     1) Jaquan Allen 11                 2) Isaiah Brooks 12              

     3) Jamar Eaton 12                  4) Stuart Pike 12   


x 400m 

1 Manchester CT                                       3:21.85    

     1) Jevin Frett 12                  2) Joe Pearl 12                  

     3) Willy Joyner 12               4) Shawn Akomeah 12              

2 Danbury CT                                          3:25.07   4

     1) Phillip Melo 12                 2) Glenroy Ford 12               

     3) Malcolm Going 11           4) Sean-Michael Parkinson 12     

5 Ridgefield CT                                       3:26.13   3

     1) Aidan Williams 12               2) Mitchell van der Noll 12      

     3) Kevin Arnold 12                  4) Simon Jupp 10                 

6 New Milford CT                                      3:26.74   4

     1) Michael Tarby 12                2) Luke Chastain 11              

     3) Chase Schuster 12              4) Charles Osborne 12              


4 x 800m  

2 Xavier CT                                           7:56.22   2

     1) Pierre Sylvain 11                2) Owen Lally 12                 

     3) Trevor Christie 12              4) Peter Schulten 11             

3 Ridgefield CT                                       7:59.65   2

     1) Ethan MacKenzie 10              2) Charles Coffin 10             

     3) Kevin Arnold 12                      4) Simon Jupp 10                 

6 Staples CT                                          8:00.75   2

     1) Tyler Wright 12                 2) Henry Haas 11                 

     3) Luke Lorenz 11                  4) Christian Myers 12   


High Jump 

4 Matthew Santy             10 Enfield CT            J6-07.00      


Pole Vault

4 Nathaniel Llanos          12 Danbury CT            14-03.00      


Long Jump

2 Dyshon Vaughn             12 Career Magnet CT      23-07.25L  1.3     

6 Nicholas Pronovost        12 Coventry CT           22-07.00   4.4     


Triple Jump 

4 Sean Dixon-Bodie          10 Bloomfield CT         46-08.00

 

Shot

5 Michael Browning          11 RHAM CT               54-10.00     

6 Nathan Quaye              11 Manchester CT         54-09.75

 

Discus

2 Brian Jalowiec            11 Derby CT                164-09     50.21m

 

Girls

100m

1 Terry Miller                   10 Bulkeley CT               11.97    -1.1

5 Tia Marie Brown           12 Windsor CT               12.56    -1.1 

6 Bridget Lalonde             11 RHAM CT                  12.56    -1.1


200m 

1 Terry Miller               10 Bulkeley CT                  24.43   -2.6   

3 Bridget Lalonde        11 RHAM CT                     25.32      -2.6  

5 Erica Marriott            11 North Haven CT        25.42      -2.6   

6 Aisha Gay                   12 Hamden CT                25.62


400m

1 Jillian Mars                12 Bloomfield CT            56.25


800m 

2 Emily Philippides       12 Greenwich CT           2:11.78

 

1600m

1 Lauren Moore             11 Danbury CT               4:59.68    

3 Kate Hedlund              10 Manchester CT         5:04.87

 

3200m

1 Elizabeth Stockman    10 Rocky Hill CT            10:44.99    

3 Kylie Raymond             10 Somers CT                11:00.13    

5 Katherine Wiser            9 Pomperaug CT          11:05.41   

6 Meredith Bloss            11 Guilford CT               11:08.75 


100HH 

1 Katherine Jacobs          12 NW Catholic CT           14.84    -3.1

4 Kalli'Ana Botelho          12 Griswold CT                 14.93    -3.1


300IH 

1 Kalli'Ana Botelho         12 Griswold CT                44.19    

2 Sophia Podeszwa         12 Waterford CT             44.94   

4 Emma Langis                 10 Ridgefield CT              45.68

 

4 x 100m 

2 Windsor CT                                            48.90    

     1) Cori Richardson 11                2) Tia Marie Brown 12            

     3) Camille McHenry 12              4) Shavanice Green 9             

6 East Hartford CT                                      49.49    

     1) Dayvean McCalla 12              2) Nichele Smith 11              

     3) Kelsey Ofori 11                       4) Kaheira Burgess 12     


4 x 400m

1 Bloomfield CT                                       3:57.46   4

     1) Jahleah Harris 12               2) Jahlia Banton 11              

     3) Jillian Mars 12                    4) Jayden Gibson 9               

2 Hamden CT                                           4:00.08   4

     1) Emma Cayward 12            2) Aisha Gay 12                  

     3) Alysia Joseph 11                4) Andreya Gardner 12            

3 Windsor CT                                          4:00.86   4

     1) Jalah Cooper 10                 2) Taylor Allen 11               

     3) Grace Strauch 11               4) Tia Marie Brown 12            

4 Greenwich CT                                        4:01.06   4

     1) Sophia Bastek 9                 2) Zoe Harris 10                 

     3) Jordan Numme 11            4) Emily Philippides 12          

5 Ridgefield CT                                       4:01.58   4

     1) Emma Langis 10                  2) Grace Michalowski 9           

     3) Anna Landler 12                  4) Carolyn Donovan 10            


4 x 800m 

1 Greenwich CT                                        9:17.42   2

     1) Kate Ragone 12                  2) Hetty McMillan 12             

     3) Zoe Harris 10                       4) Emily Philippides 12          

6 Immaculate CT                                       9:26.03   2

     1) Dominque Valentine 12         2) Taylor Mascetta 11            

     3) Molly Coyle 10                          4) Emma Connolly 12         


High Jump

2 Allyson Lewis                   11 Norwich Free CT        5-09.00    

3 Patricia Mroczkowski      11 Berlin CT                    5-07.00    

4 Monique Anderson         12 Bloomfield CT            5-05.00

 

Pole Vault 

1 Megan Biscoglio         12 Southington CT        12-03.00    

2 Tyra Finkeldey            12 Old Saybrook CT       11-03.00     

4 Paige Martin              10 Norwich Free CT       10-09.00     

6 Elise Russell               10 Weston CT                 J10-09.00    

 

 Long Jump

2 Erica Marriott            11 North Haven CT     18-05.75   -2.5    

5 Olivia Bowes              11 Hall CT                     18-02.00    -2.5    

6 Hannah Ceva             11 Joel Barlow CT        17-10.75   -3.0

 

 Triple Jump

1 Rachel Fleischer               12 Derby CT               38-11.50    -3.5    

5 Kristen Washington        12 Hillhouse CT          36-11.00   -1.0

 

Shot Put

Amanda Howe               12 Southington CT        40-11.50     


Discus 

1 Amanda Howe               12 Southington CT          141-09    

5 Danyelle Engels             12 Westbrook CT            125-04    

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