Big Weekend for CT Athletes

The Loucks Games in White Plains, NY always seems to bring out the best in CT athletes. The 3200n on Friday night once again brought together a national caliber field and several in state athletes crossed the border to take part in the action.  

Alex Korczynski of Windham continues his outstanding senior year by running a big PR of 8:56.59. He finished 3rd in the race won by Mason Gatewood in 8:55.00. Korczynski, who has committed to Northeastern becomes the 5th boy from CT to break 9 minutes.  

While Korczynski may have been the top CT finisher, several others had equally big days and displayed the depth of Connecticut distance running.  Dartmouth bound senior Drew Thompson of Fairfield Prep just missed breaking the 9 min barrier by finishing 8th in 9:01.08 with Staples senior William Landowne finishing a place behind in 9:02.85. That wasn't all for our local athletes. Hall junior Trey Cormier is putting himself in position to become the next Nutmegger under nine minutes by taking 12th in 9:08.75. 

Staples didn't win the State Open in Cross Country this fall, but they can now boast three runners at 9:15 or better when Christian Myers and Ben Seiple went 1-2 in the unseeded heat in 9:15.23 and 9:15.

On the girls side, Rocky Hill sophomore Elizabeth Stockman showed she is a legitimate threat to break some records at the end of the season.  She finished third in 10:32.84 behind fellow 10th grader, Kate Tuohy from North Rockland, NY who set the national high school record of 9:47.88

Other performance of note include Carly Swierbut of Newtown breaking the All Time SWC 200m record with her 24.97 2nd place finish. 

Princeton bound senior Emily Philippides of Greenwich improved upon her state lead in the 800m with a 2:13.28, which was good enough for 2nd.  Her teammate, Hetty McMillian took over the state lead in her 3rd 2000m steeplechase of the season with a PR of 7:20.61.

Marcus Manson of Windsor has taken over the top spot in the 400IH with his 54.36.  The senior is now leading the state in both long hurdle events after he ran a 38.33 at the Viking Invitational in April.

Eli Nahom of New Milford qualified for NBON in the 3000m steeplechase, running 9:43.41 which is good enough to crack the top ten time nationally.  On the same day Eli was running his first steeple, his sister Mia was helping UConn take 4th place in the American Athletic Conference championship by finishing 4th in the same event with a 10:33.60.  

Last year's State Open 1600m runner up, Alex Mocarski of Fairfield Warde ran a 4:14.69 for the full mile which was good for 2nd place on Saturday. His time, which is currently the 31st best time in the US,  takes over the state lead in the event.

Crosstown rival, Ian Bartlett of Fairfield Warde, had the fastest time of all underclassmen last year in the 800m.  He finished 5th at Loucks in his specialty and has taken over the state lead with a near PR of 1:54.28.

Ludlowe freshman Tess Stapleton continues to leap over the competition by winning the long jump with a 18'8.5 performance.  Her new personal record, makes the freshman and emerging elite standards for New Balance Outdoor Nationals and is the 11th best freshman jump in the country.

Stapleton came back the next day at the Irv Black Invite to improve upon her state lead in the 100HH with a 14.95 in the prelims and won the finals  in 15.08 and she even went away from her specialties and won the 200m in 25.85.

Coventry's Joseph Lanham also improved on the state's best in the hammer throw at the Irv Black meet with a 181'9 which ranks 22nd in the US.

Saturday at the Greater Hartford Invite, few of the top athletes set PRs due to the cool, wet weather.  One performance of note, that barely missed the state lead was Kymali Hay of University High. The sophomore, who surprised many by winning the indoor State Open in the 300m broke 49 in the 400m for the first time.  His time of 48.77 currently ranks number two in the state, only .24 behind Hillhouse's Deshaune Poole  who ran 48.53 under much more favorable conditions at the Middletown Invite last weekend. With defending State Open champion Jevin Frett of Manchester also going under 49 seconds this spring, the 400m is shaping up to be a very competitive race at the State Open in a few weeks. 


51st Glenn D. Loucks Games

White Plains HS  White Plains, NY 
May 10, 2018 May 12, 2018
1,804 Total Performances (151 CT)



200 Meter Dash Prelims

24.98 w

Carly Swierbut

Newtown High School

200 Meter Dash Finals24.97Carly SwierbutNewtown High School

800 Meter Run Finals


Emily Philippides

Greenwich High School

800 Meter Run Finals2:19.33Alyssa KraussFairfield Ludlowe
800 Meter Run Finals2:19.44Zoe HarrisGreenwich High School

Distance Medley Relay Finals


Relay Team

Immaculate High School

3200 Meter Run Finals


Elizabeth Stockman

Rocky Hill High School

Long Jump Finals


Tess Stapleton

Fairfield Ludlowe

One Mile Run Finals5:07.75Kathleen MurphyWeston High School

One Mile Run Finals


Kate Hedlund

Manchester High School

One Mile Run Finals


Emily Philippides

Greenwich High School

One Mile Run Finals


Angela Saidman

Immaculate High School




Eli Nahom

 New Milford High School

3200 Meter Run Finals8:56.59


Windham High School

3200 Meter Run Finals


Drew Thompson

Fairfield Prep High School

3200 Meter Run Finals


William Landown

Staples High School

3200 Meter Run Finals9:08.75Trey CormierWilliam Hall High School

3200 Meter Run Finals


Christian Myers

Staples High School

3200 Meter Run Finals


Benjamin Seiple

Staples High School

3200 Meter Run Finals


Brendan Murray

Cheshire High School

400 Meter Hurdles Finals


Marcus Manson

Windsor High School

400 Meter Dash Finals


Jevin Frett

Manchester High School

800 Meter Run Finals


Ian Bartlett

Fairfield Ludlowe

800 Meter Run Finals 


Miller Anderson

William Hall High School

800 Meter Run Finals


Kevin Arnold

Ridgefield High School

Distance Medley Relay Finals10:39.72Relay TeamHaddam-Killingworth

Distance Medley Relay Finals


Relay Team

Derby High School

One Mile Run Finals


Alex Mocarski

Fairfield Warde

One Mile Run Finals


Joe Pearl

Manchester High School

One Mile Run Finals4:23.31Peter SchultenXavier High School
One Mile Run Finals4:23.69Timothy LautenbachWeston High School

One Mile Run Finals


Marzio Mastrianni

Branford High School

New Britain High School  New Britain, CT 
May 11, 2018 May 12, 2018
996 Total Performances (964 CT)

Elite Performances

Girls (7)
SMR8F 1 1st1:51.18Hamden High School
HTF 2 5th146-9Amanda HoweSouthington High School
HTF 2 7th131-3Alliya BootheBloomfield High School
DF 1 1st127-11Amanda HoweSouthington High School
JF 3 1st114-0Janette WadolowskiSouthington High School
JF 3 2nd111-3Kiara LopezPlatt High School
JF 3 3rd109-5Taylor AndrzejewskiSacred Heart Academy
Boys (5)
SMR8F 1 1st1:37.20Relay TeamStonington High School
TJF 1 1st46-10.5Justin FordeBrien McMahon High School
HTF 3 7th181-9Joseph LanhamCoventry High School
HTF 3 9th172-11Christian SturmSt. Paul High School
HTF 3 14th151-1Ben WunderJoel Barlow High School


Greater Hartford Invitational

Simsbury High School  Simsbury, CT 
May 12, 2018
808 Total Performances

Photo Albums (1)

Articles (1)

Elite Performances

Girls (4)
100mF 1 1st11.87Terry MillerBulkeley High School
200mF 8 1st24.58Terry MillerBulkeley High School
HJF 1 1st5-4Megan KnowlingEllington High School
HJF 1 2nd5-4Patricia MroczkowskiBerlin High School
Boys (2)
400mF 7 1st48.77Kymali HayUniversity High School
LJF 1 1st22-8.75Dathan HickeyBristol Central High School

Old Saybrook Invite

Old Saybrook High School  Old Saybrook, CT 
May 12, 2018
1,056 Total Performances (999 CT)

Elite Performances

Girls (7)
800mF 1 1st2:19.64Grace HanrattyOld Saybrook High School
1600mF 1 1st5:12.96Emily SiennaNathan Hale-Ray High School
1600mF 1 2nd5:14.62Ashley DanaCoginchaug Regional High School
1600mF 1 3rd5:14.91Jessica StrattonOld Saybrook High School
3200mF 1 1st11:17.88Kate DaleyThe Morgan School
300HF 1 1st46.33Kalli'ana BotelhoGriswold High School
PVF 1 1st10-6Tyra FinkeldeyOld Saybrook High School

Torrington Varsity Alumni Club Track-Field Challenge

Torrington High School, CT  Torrington , CT 
May 11, 2018
790 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Boys (2)
4x100mF 1 1st43.12Torrington High School
HJF 1 1st6-5Deandre WallaceHoly Cross High School
Disc                     F 1st                       155-4               BERNARDO MBAYA                       Crosby High School