New England Championship Indoor Event-by-Event Recap

Girls Sprints and Hurdles


Alanna Smith had set the CT state record of 6.95 four days earlier at Eastern States and came into the action with by far the best seed time at 7.01. After getting everything set up with a speedy 7.15 in prelims, Smith was not closely challenged in the finals as she captured her first gold of the day with a 7.03. Sophomore Makenna Drouin's silver was a lot more unexpected as she came in seeded 20th after a 5th in the ME Class A state championship. But after a huge PR in prelims, Drouin knocked off another big chunk in finals as she roared to a 2nd place finish. Nyasia Dailey was 5th in prelims but moved up to in finals to capture the bronze.

1 	Alanna Smith 	        12 	Danbury High School 	        7.03
2 	Makenna Drouin 	        10 	Edward Little High School 	7.20
3 	Nyasia Dailey 	        12 	Middletown High School 	        7.25
4 	Kiyanni Simas 	        11 	Milford High School 	        7.28
5 	Anna Connors 	        11 	Bangor High School 	        7.29
6 	Caroline Fallona 	11 	Scarborough High School 	7.32
7 	Amanda Castaldi 	12 	Sheehan High School 	        7.37
8 	Ailani Sutherland 	10 	Cranston West HS 	        7.38 


Alanna Smith continued her big day by capturing her second gold with a time that matched the meet and CT state record set by Precious Holmes ten years earlier. Smith was strongly challenged in this race as she won a battle with Anna Connors for the inside lane at the break. Smith powered home in 38.22 to tie Holme's records, and Connors got the second of two state records for the ME girls at the meet as she finished up at 39.16. MA state champ Kylee Bernard also went sub 40.00 as she collected the bronze with a 39.61 PR.

1 	Alanna Smith 	        12 	Danbury High School 	        38.22
2 	Anna Connors 	        11 	Bangor High School 	        39.16
3 	Kylee Bernard 	        11 	Cambridge Rindge and Latin  	39.61
4 	Ali Murphy 	        11 	Norton High School 	        40.16
5 	Mariella Schweitzer 	12 	Joel Barlow HS 	                40.67
6 	Ava VanBuskirk 	        10 	Marlborough HS 	                41.22
7 	Ijeoma Ezechukwu 	12 	Ayer-Shirley HS 	        41.41
8 	Jessica Starr 		12      East Hampton HS 	        41.64
9 	Ailani Sutherland 	10 	Cranston West HS 	        41.90
10 	Sadie Souls 	        12 	North Kingstown HS 	        42.12
11 	Victoria Francis 	11 	Simsbury High School 	        42.23
12 	Nyah Santana 	        10 	Wachusett Regional HS 	        42.32 


The 600m went pretty close to expectations as MA state champ Alex Lusby had by far the best seed time coming in and after taking control of the race at then end of the first lap, she was not seriously challenged on the way to a 1:34.72 PR. CT champ Brittani Westberry hung a little ways back of Lusby and got a huge PR for 2nd. VT champ Ruth Brueckner knocked more than two seconds off her PR to go under 1:37 for the bronze.

1 	Alex Lusby 	        12 	Medfield High School 	1:34.72
2 	Brittani Westberry 	11	Windsor High School 	1:35.53
3 	Ruth Brueckner 	        12 	Missisquoi Valley Union 1:36.67
4 	Emily Burdick 	        11 	Billerica Memorial  	1:37.01
5 	Esme Daplyn 	        10 	Greenwich High School 	1:37.16
6 	Charlotte Henning 	12 	Marshfield High School 	1:37.46
7 	Kate Demark 	        11 	Darien High School 	1:37.90
8 	Riley Powers 	        11 	Newtown High School 	1:37.90
9 	Caelen O'leary 	        11 	Taunton High School 	1:38.25
10 	Kylie Eaton 	        11 	Moses Brown School 	1:38.34
11 	Julia Blake 	        10 	Darien High School 	1:38.73
12 	Kate Littler            9 	Ledyard High School 	1:38.77 

55 Hurdles

Jodi Parrott had gotten upset in the MA state championship in a three-way photo finish, but she dominated the 55H in both prelims and finals and pushed her PR way down with a 8.21 in finals. Celia Kulis came in as only the 7th seed, but she set nice PRs for herself at the meet to get the silver. CT champ Mariella Schweitzer had another busy meet with a 2nd, 3rd, and 5th in events during the day, and here she took the bronze.

1 	Jodi Parrott 	        12 	Andover High School 	8.21
2 	Celia Kulis 	        12 	Wilmington High School 	8.49
3 	Mariella Schweitzer 	12 	Joel Barlow      	8.49
4 	Katherine DeFosse 	11 	Auburn High School 	8.54
5 	Katrina Sullivan 	12 	Plymouth South  	8.66
6 	Alyvia Caruso 	        12 	Gorham High School 	8.74
7 	Jennifer Williams 	12 	Old Rochester Regional 	9.36
8 	Shani Smith 	        12 	Windsor High School 	10.65 

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