CIAC Class Meet Preview: Class M

Boys Class M

Start Time - 2:05 p.m.             Defending Champion- Tolland            Runner up- East Catholic

Tolland boys, which won four straight Class M titles from 2008-2011 looks to be starting another streak.  They have already won the last two Class meets and will be looking to add a third on Saturday. They surprised many by being the top Connecticut team at the Wickham Invitational and showed that was no fluke by winning the CCC two weeks later.  Their runners had a 20 second 1-5 gap at their conference meet and since at least one of them should be among the leaders, that means their fifth runner shouldn't be too far back.  

Sophomore Jackson Cayward surprised many and led the team with a 5th place finish at CCCs.  Cayward, who broke 10 minutes for the 3200m last year as a freshman had been dealing with some nagging injuries that he has been able to manage lately. 

Tolland coach Brendan Elliot said "Jackson had a great race at CCC's.  When he is feeling good anything is possible, he is a very dynamic runner."

With all this talent, Tolland is in no way assured the title.  They will be going up against three other conference championship teams.  Haddam Killingworth qualified for New Englands last year with a 5th place finish at the State Open.  They lost six of their top seven to graduation and still managed to win the Shoreline Conference.  

Northwestern Regional won the Berkshire League championship and Woodland won the NVL.  While Brookfield finished 3rd in the SWC, they were only 14 points behind league champion Pomperaug.  

But the team that could give Tolland the most trouble is Suffield.  They won the NCCC, but more importantly took 5th at the Wickham Invitational, only 10 points behind Tolland.  

Defending champion Killian Mcnamee Tolland probably won't defend his title.  "This season has not been so kind to Killian" said Elliot.  But he is tough and has been working through some IT-band issues that resulted in him not racing at CCC's."

If McNamee isn't 100% there are a number of other contenders for the win on Saturday.  Nick Sinofsky of Suffield ran a 16:36 at the Wickham Invitation, good for 6th place.  

Sophomore, Nick Bendtsen won the NVL championship just like his brother Chris who went on to become All Ivy League at Princeton and ran the Olympic Trials in the marathon.  He should be among the top  five along with Brookfield's Jadon Parris 5th at SWCs.  


Boys Projections

The following projections are based on results compiled from CT.Milesplit's database.

(Corrected to moved East Catholic down to Class SS)

1Tolland High School (CT)35
1) Nathan Paolangeli16:33.173
2) Alec Sauter16:38.695
3) Stephen Sutton16:39.007
4) Jackson Cayward16:42.508
5) Nolan Alexander17:01.6112
Average Time: 16:42.99 Total Time: 1:23:34.97 1-5 Split: 28.44
6) Killian Mcnamee17:02.3113
7) Jacob Gerow17:02.8014
2Brookfield High School (CT)57
1) Jadon Parris16:16.501
2) Daniel Finck16:38.906
3) David Finck16:51.0011
4) Colby Cox17:15.3619
5) Nolan Reilly17:16.3020
Average Time: 16:51.61 Total Time: 1:24:18.06 1-5 Split: 59.80
6) Will Mahan18:52.5068
7) Colin McLoone19:46.70101
3Suffield High School (CT)62
1) Nick Sinofsky16:36.004
2) Kyle Englander16:47.0010
3) Charles Brydges17:05.0015
4) Jared Sharp17:07.0016
5) Nate Davidson17:07.6917
Average Time: 16:56.54 Total Time: 1:24:42.69 1-5 Split: 31.69
6) Camden Miller17:20.0122
7) Blake Dufresne18:23.6250
4Haddam-Killingworth (CT)132
1) Matt Jennings16:45.809
2) Nate Carlson17:31.0025
3) Seth Freeman17:31.8026
4) DAKOTA TUCKER17:43.4035
5) Christian Uzwiak17:44.6037
Average Time: 17:27.32 Total Time: 1:27:16.60 1-5 Split: 58.80
6) CALEB FREEMAN17:47.0039
7) Kyle Criscuolo17:52.5040
5Northwestern Regional High School (CT)206
1) Joshua Mangini17:24.1023
2) Alex Beauchene17:43.6036
3) Michael Bobinski18:12.9044
4) Chris Grenfell18:22.0048
5) Jackson Kaszas18:27.0055
Average Time: 18:01.92 Total Time: 1:30:09.60 1-5 Split: 1:02.90
6) Troy Woodward18:32.2057
7) Adam Ferrarotti19:51.00104
6Woodland High School (CT)210
1) Kyle Crowell17:32.8027
2) Greg Aldrich17:33.7028
3) Chase Young17:59.6043
4) Colin Slavin18:26.5053
5) Martin Swercewski18:33.3059
Average Time: 18:01.18 Total Time: 1:30:05.90 1-5 Split: 1:00.50
6) Cole Verrelli19:21.2086
7) Eric Meade19:26.0091
7Watertown High School (CT)248
1) Spencer Dodge17:19.9021
2) Dan Ottowitz18:14.4045
3) Matteo Perugini18:20.9047
4) Malachy Croke18:34.1060
5) Kyle Grenier18:59.9075
Average Time: 18:17.84 Total Time: 1:31:29.20 1-5 Split: 1:40.00
6) Tim Heroux19:24.0087
7) Kris Maloney19:25.6090
8Sheehan High School (CT)252
1) Ethan Venoit17:42.1033
2) Derrick Arnold17:43.4034
3) Tyler Carmen18:26.8054
4) Zachary Zubeckis18:41.0065
5) Evan Caines18:42.0066
Average Time: 18:15.06 Total Time: 1:31:15.30 1-5 Split: 59.90
6) Evan Wilkinson18:59.4074
7) Michael Barberino19:08.8080
9Ellington High School (CT)274
1) Joshua Stone17:37.0030
2) Jack Olender17:39.0032
3) Gavin Houghtaling18:26.0052
4) John Macgillis19:08.5679
5) Brendan Couzens19:10.0081
Average Time: 18:24.11 Total Time: 1:32:00.56 1-5 Split: 1:33.00
6) Tyler Laforge19:20.0085
7) Anthony Chamberlin19:27.1892
10Bacon Academy (CT)342
1) Andrew Janus17:31.0024
2) Kellen Paparella18:33.0058
3) Michael Bear18:57.0072
4) Ethan Moores18:59.0073
5) Ryan Konon20:11.00115
Average Time: 18:50.20 Total Time: 1:34:11.00 1-5 Split: 2:40.00
6) Luke Maynard20:18.00121
7) Andrew Smith20:29.00129
11Rocky Hill High School (CT)346
1) Ethan Arcata17:14.3018
2) Mihir Gowda18:23.3049
3) Zach Mascaro18:52.9069
4) Trevor Christensen19:27.4093
5) Jake Saunders20:13.50117
Average Time: 18:50.28 Total Time: 1:34:11.40 1-5 Split: 2:59.20
6) Dante Mwatibo20:22.30123
7) Abhishek Singh20:29.50130
12Ledyard High School (CT)397
1) Simon Reichert18:25.0051
2) Connor Doran18:53.9070
3) Albert Franck19:00.7076
4) Nicholas Smith19:29.0094
5) Domenic Murray19:55.00106
Average Time: 19:08.72 Total Time: 1:35:43.60 1-5 Split: 1:30.00
6) Nick Johanson20:10.00114
7) Jacob Roediger20:39.00136
13Stonington High School (CT)415
1) Nathan Gonzalez18:17.3046
2) Andrew Connelly19:06.2077
3) Mark Costanzo19:24.4089
4) Daniel Robinson19:32.5096
5) Filip Aubrecht19:55.00107
Average Time: 19:15.08 Total Time: 1:36:15.40 1-5 Split: 1:37.70
6) Cole Spathakis20:02.00112
7) Nikhil Desai20:08.00113
14Granby High School (CT)430
1) Evan Holm18:37.0061
2) Christopher Webber18:42.5467
3) Luke Jennings19:34.0097
4) David Hitchiner19:45.72100
5) Benjamin Gottsche19:52.56105
Average Time: 19:18.36 Total Time: 1:36:31.82 1-5 Split: 1:15.56
6) Simon Mathews20:24.00125
7) John Hitchiner20:24.54126
15Seymour High School (CT)431
1) Dan Bouzolin17:34.1029
2) Lawrence Taylor19:10.3082
3) Matthew Solerti19:10.6083
4) Jeremy Labelle20:13.60118
5) Tyler Bredice20:13.70119
Average Time: 19:16.46 Total Time: 1:36:22.30 1-5 Split: 2:39.60
6) Mahad Khan21:09.80150
7) Sukhman Singh21:14.30152
16Plainville High School (CT)468
1) Cole Mcnamara17:38.7031
2) Conner Mcnamara17:46.0038
3) Andrew Kane19:50.00103
4) Owen Davidson20:46.50139
5) Dan Szymula21:27.20157
Average Time: 19:29.68 Total Time: 1:37:28.40 1-5 Split: 3:48.50
6) Darius Correa21:36.10160
7) Jeremy Courter21:40.10161
17Saint Joseph High School (CT)468
1) Nolan Smith18:37.6962
2) Dante Criscio18:56.6571
3) Andrew Ross19:41.6699
4) Liam Wolson19:56.00108
5) Brian Melanson20:27.00128
Average Time: 19:31.80 Total Time: 1:37:39.00 1-5 Split: 1:49.31
6) Patrick Dineen20:38.00135
7) Alex Dobrycki20:40.00137
18Lewis Mills High School (CT)469
1) Justin Cascio17:54.5041
2) Owen Lacourciere18:39.4064
3) Michael Collen19:48.70102
4) Nicholas Benvenuto20:23.30124
5) Tim O'sullivan20:43.60138
Average Time: 19:29.90 Total Time: 1:37:29.50 1-5 Split: 2:49.10
6) Gregory Logan21:00.00147
7) Nathan Pinette21:01.00148
19Wolcott High School (CT)536
1) Nick Bendtsen16:32.402
2) Dan Loughman19:59.70111
3) Erik Jensen20:34.80133
4) Mitch Rocca20:51.50141
5) Kyan Konareski21:06.80149
Average Time: 19:49.04 Total Time: 1:39:05.20 1-5 Split: 4:34.40
6) Michaels Evans21:12.50151
7) Francis Verroneau21:25.70156
20Rockville High School (CT)552
1) Sam Hollworth17:57.9442
2) Joey Rice19:06.6078
3) Lucas Boothroyd20:36.94134
4) Mason Titus20:50.17140
5) Chad Moreau21:28.00158
Average Time: 19:59.93 Total Time: 1:39:59.65 1-5 Split: 3:30.06
6) Dylan Keegan21:41.00162
7) Matthew Lindahl21:55.51163
21Montville High School (CT)553
1) Jayden Colon18:39.0063
2) Rishabh Iyer19:31.0095
3) Cy Champagne19:58.00109
4) Adam Pomerenke20:52.00142
5) Sean Ventresca20:55.00144
Average Time: 19:59.00 Total Time: 1:39:55.00 1-5 Split: 2:16.00
6) Nathan Bedingfield20:59.00145
7) Brandon Pedersen21:28.00159
22Waterbury Career Academy (CT)605
1) Harrison Foley18:28.6056
2) Jayden Taylor19:58.40110
3) Kevin Degroate20:34.70132
4) Julio Guaman21:17.60153
5) David Albino21:20.90154
Average Time: 20:20.04 Total Time: 1:41:40.20 1-5 Split: 2:52.30
6) James Feliciano22:07.10165
7) Joseph Montijo22:36.00171
23Plainfield High School (CT)607
1) Matthew Speight19:14.0084
2) Josh Pothier19:36.0098
3) Thomas Engle20:11.00116
4) Jacob Irons20:54.00143
5) Dalton Smith22:10.00166
Average Time: 20:25.00 Total Time: 1:42:05.00 1-5 Split: 2:56.00
6) Christian Wanico24:29.00178
7) Zachary Mecteau27:28.00187
24Killingly High School (CT)665
1) Shayne Bigelow19:24.0088
2) Lance Groh20:20.00122
3) Jamison Santesse20:25.00127
4) Griffen Bellavance21:25.00155
5) Evan Despathy23:14.00173
Average Time: 20:57.60 Total Time: 1:44:48.00 1-5 Split: 3:50.00
6) David Rull24:08.00177
7) Nate Lefleur24:35.00179
25A.I. Prince Tech (CT)783
1) Amos Kevin20:31.70131
2) Darius Nelson20:59.40146
3) Jeremy Rivera21:57.00164
4) Yamil Resrepo22:20.00168
5) Dashaun Stewart23:26.30174
Average Time: 21:50.88 Total Time: 1:49:14.40 1-5 Split: 2:54.60
6) Dajon Nelson24:40.50181
7) Tyshawn Jackson24:54.60184
26Henry Abbott Technical (CT)814
1) Deryck Tenesaca20:16.00120
2) Xavier Nocito22:24.80169
3) Lloyd Thyne22:30.20170
4) Jesus Ramirez23:40.50175
5) Erik Ramirez24:39.00180
Average Time: 22:42.10 Total Time: 1:53:30.50 1-5 Split: 4:23.00
6) Digby Barrios24:42.30182
7) Jack Thompson24:56.70185
27Oliver Wolcott Technical High School (CT)884
1) Cedar Sobek22:17.40167
2) Lenny Bosco22:57.10172
3) Xander Galusha23:48.20176
4) Garrett Barker24:49.10183
5) Brandon Cowles26:22.50186
Average Time: 24:02.86 Total Time: 2:00:14.30 1-5 Split: 4:05.10
6) Aiden Reynolds29:35.10188


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