CIAC State Open Championships Highlights

Precious Holmes set two meet records, including a national leading time in the 600m.

 

CIAC State Open Championships

 

Coverage

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Team Highlights

The Hillhouse girls are tough to beat when you have a sprinter that is posting national leading marks in two events, and a distance runner that scores in three events.  Add to that the effectiveness of their relays, and it becomes evident as to why they can post a 34 point win in a state championship.  By the end of the meet, Hillhouse amassed 74 points and established themselves as the team to beat in New England.

Staples was the definition of a team in their pursuit of the boys team championship.  They gained some much needed points with the 1000m win of Henry Wynne and the second place finish of Dean Hefnawy in the pole vault, but the majority of their damage was done in the relays.  Staples won the 4x400m and the Sprint Medley; in addition to picking-up a pair of 4th place finishes in the 4x200m and the 4x800m.  Hillhouse was in the mix during the individual events, but Staples pulled away when the batons came out to end the day with 47 total points.

 

Event Highlights

Precious Holmes of Hillhouse High School absolutely scorched the field and crushed the meet record with a US#1 time of 1:31.23.  The old record was 1:35.06 set back in 2008 by Annelies Gamble of Amity High School, and Holmes was previously ranked US#1 when she ran 1:32.61 at the SCC Coaches Invitational last month.  Holmes set another meet record when she crossed the line in the 300m.  Her 38.56 surpassed the 1996 record of 39.17 set by Shayla Wallace of Northwest Catholic. Holmes’ 300m time is currently US#2.

Cherraine Davis of Southington continues to be the dominant female thrower in New England.  She won the event with a toss of 42’4.5” and remains at NE#1 with her 44’2” performance from the Class LL Championships.

Janae Wilson (Windsor) and Alexa Eldracher (Amity) ended the long jump competition deadlocked at 17’9.5”.  Wilson would get the win based on her second best jump of 17’9.25, while Eldracher’s second best jump was not far behind at 17’7”.

The Bloomfield girls 4x200m team of Adrian Jones, Vanessa Whittingham, Alleah Red, and Rayanna Relerford moved to CT#1 and NE#2 after winning the event in 1:44.30.

Sarah Gillespie of Northwest Catholic snags the 1000 meter meet record by under a second in her 2:53.01 winning effort.  The old record was 2:53.19 set back in 2003 by Meghan Owen of Killingly.   Gillespie’s time helps her retain the top spot in New England and moved her to US#7. Five girls total ran under 3 minutes in the event, including Kellie Davis of Hillhouse who was second at 2:55.28.  Davis would later return to win the 1600m in 5:09.46.

The Greenwich boys 4x200m team moves to CT#1 with their winning time of 1:31.87.  The just missed the meet record by .33 and are now ranked fourth in New England.

The Simsbury 4x800m relay team of Jefferson Wilkes, Kyle Heubner, Joel Kirk, and Kevin Stanko capture a meet record and state title with their 8:04.16 clocking in the event.  The old record was 8:05.30 set back in 1999 by Xavier.

Danielle Lewis of Hillhouse won the 55m hurdles in 7.68.  He trails only Adam Robertino of Norwalk in the state rankings who posted a 7.67 at the Class LL Championships.  Robertino finished 4th in 7.97.

Sophomore Harold Cooper of Hillhouse continues to lead the state after he posted a 6.55 to win the 55m.  Cooper was just off his state leading 6.51 that he posted at the Class M Championships.

Henry Wynne broke a 23 year old Staples school record by winning the 1000m in a time of 2:29.56.  This time ranks Wynne CT#1, NE#5, and US#13.

Marcus Motill (Greenwich) and Malcolm Connor (Trumbull) thrilled the crowd with a blistering pace in the 600m. Motill earned the win with a US#7 time of 1:21.13, while Connor moves to US#14 with his 1:21.98 second place finish.  Ben Ostrowski (East Lyme) and Aaeron Sykes (SMSA) both had impressive races; finishing in 1:22.02 and 1:22.31, respectively.

Clark Shurtleff of Amity picked-up a very impressive in the mile, clocking in at 4:16.48.  Joe Crafa of Rocky Hill (4:17.16) challenged Shurtleff and the pair put a three second gap on Harry Warnick (Fairfield Warde) who finished in third at 4:20.79.

Reid Watson was the only girl to dip under 11 minutes in the 3200m.  The veteran distance star from Glastonbury posted the fastest time in the state by winning the event in 10:52.52.  Sabrina Olsen (Thomaston) was second in 11:05.14 and Kellie Davis of Hillhouse was third in 11:13.01.  It was Davis’ third distance event of the meet.

Jake Feinstein of Newtown seems to always find a way to win.  This time, he was able to put a two second gap on Harry Warnick of Farifield Warde and hold on for the win in the 3200m (9:28.53).  Warnick finished in second (9:31.54) and Joe Crafa of Rocky Hill was third (9:32.93).

Jake Scinto ended the day with two individual championships to add to his already full trophy case.  The senior from Cheshire won the high jump at 6’4” and then went on to win the long jump at 21’11.75”.

 

Below are the performances entered for the meet that met the national silver standard.

 

Girls

1000 Meter Run 2:53.01 Sarah Gillespie Northwest Catholic High School
1000 Meter Run 2:55.28 Kellie Davis Hillhouse High
1000 Meter Run 2:56.74 Abby Markowitz Greenwich High School
1000 Meter Run 2:57.38 Medinah Nabadduka Windsor High School
1000 Meter Run 2:58.69 Chrissy Bendzinsk Rham High School
1000 Meter Run 3:01.48 Allison Gates Valley Regional High School
1000 Meter Run 3:03.92 Grace Loh Darien High School
1000 Meter Run 3:04.60 Kathleen Ferrall Guilford High School
1000 Meter Run 3:05.62 Alexandra Fiesel Wilton High School
1000 Meter Run 3:05.75 Jennifer Goggin Greenwich High School
1000 Meter Run 3:06.24 Cate Allen Fairfield Warde
1000 Meter Run 3:07.74 Brittany Mendels Pomperaug
1600 Meter Run 5:09.46 Kellie Davis Hillhouse High
1600 Meter Run 5:12.01 Brianna Lenehan Norwich Free Academy
1600 Meter Run 5:13.72 Maggie Christe Immaculate High School
1600 Meter Run 5:15.05 Reid Watson Glastonbury High School
1600 Meter Run 5:17.82 Stephanie Deccy Lewis Mills High School
1600 Meter Run 5:18.87 Kathleen Kalbian Cheshire HIgh School
1600 Meter Run 5:19.01 Alexandra Kaeslin Immaculate High School
1600 Meter Run 5:19.76 Grace Gothers East Catholic High School
300 Meter Dash 38.56 Precious Holmes Hillhouse High
300 Meter Dash 40.58 Shatajah Wattely Montville High School
300 Meter Dash 40.74 Santina Williams A.I. Prince Tech
300 Meter Dash 41.18 Rayanna Relerford Bloomfield High School
300 Meter Dash 41.35 Djenne Parris Brookfield High School
300 Meter Dash 41.37 Vanessa Whittingham Bloomfield High School
300 Meter Dash 41.70 Rochelle Forbes Sport & Medical Science
300 Meter Dash 41.85 Sherise Truman Hartford Public High School
300 Meter Dash 42.41 Jacquin Peeke Classical Magnet High School
300 Meter Dash 42.72 Sarah Swenson Woodstock Academy
300 Meter Dash 42.80 Lia Joham Fairfield Warde
300 Meter Dash 42.91 Shannon Quinlan Wilton High School
3200 Meter Run 10:52.52 Reid Watson Glastonbury High School
3200 Meter Run 11:05.14 Sabrina Olsen Thomaston High School
3200 Meter Run 11:13.01 Kellie Davis Hillhouse High
3200 Meter Run 11:14.59 Annmarie Tuxbury Northwestern Regional High School
3200 Meter Run 11:15.11 Kerri Ruffo Plainfield High School
3200 Meter Run 11:21.38 Claire Howlett Westhill High School
3200 Meter Run 11:27.33 Amanda Chang Cheshire HIgh School
3200 Meter Run 11:32.84 Allison Gates Valley Regional High School
3200 Meter Run 11:33.61 Brandy Leclair Fitch High School
3200 Meter Run 11:33.71 Kaitlyn Hebert Glastonbury High School
3200 Meter Run 11:35.61 Kathleen Kalbian Cheshire HIgh School
3200 Meter Run 11:39.03 Alexandra Kaeslin Immaculate High School
3200 Meter Run 11:44.03 Stephanie Benko New Canaan High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:44.30 Bloomfield High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:47.34 Windsor High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:47.36 Greenwich High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:48.26 Masuk High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:48.32 Wethersfield High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:48.38 Hartford Public High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:49.08 Hamden High School
4x400 Meter Relay 3:57.92 Hillhouse High
4x400 Meter Relay 4:03.83 Windsor High School
4x400 Meter Relay 4:04.10 Glastonbury High School
4x400 Meter Relay 4:06.05 Greenwich High School
4x400 Meter Relay 4:06.25 Norwich Free Academy
4x400 Meter Relay 4:09.48 New Milford High School
4x400 Meter Relay 4:10.75 Bloomfield High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:39.53 Immaculate High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:41.14 Thomaston High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:41.37 Tolland High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:41.58 Hillhouse High
4x800 Meter Relay 9:42.26 Amity High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:42.47 Glastonbury High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:44.44 Staples High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:51.75 East Lyme High School
4x800 Meter Relay 9:58.84 Northwest Catholic High School
55 Meter Dash 7.18 Santina Williams A.I. Prince Tech
55 Meter Dash 7.20 Shellyann Lindo Brien McMahon High School
55 Meter Dash 7.23 Shatajah Wattely Montville High School
55 Meter Dash 7.26p Shatajah Wattely Montville High School
55 Meter Dash 7.28p Shellyann Lindo Brien McMahon High School
55 Meter Dash 7.30p Santina Williams A.I. Prince Tech
55 Meter Dash 7.39 Crystle Hill Norwalk High School
600 Meter Dash 1:31.23 Precious Holmes Hillhouse High
600 Meter Dash 1:37.55 Rayanna Relerford Bloomfield High School
600 Meter Dash 1:37.55 Maeve Riley Immaculate High School
600 Meter Dash 1:37.84 Reagan Cerney Newtown High School
600 Meter Dash 1:38.12 Katie Petroski Seymour High School
600 Meter Dash 1:38.26 Elizabeth Markowitz Greenwich High School
600 Meter Dash 1:38.36 Shamiel Samuels Capital Prep Magnet School
600 Meter Dash 1:39.35 Claire Turner Norwalk High School
600 Meter Dash 1:39.67 Dillon Schoen Darien High School
600 Meter Dash 1:40.22 Alexandra Pelletier Cheshire HIgh School
600 Meter Dash 1:40.44 Allison Blain Danbury High School
600 Meter Dash 1:40.81 Maddie Daly Danbury High School
600 Meter Dash 1:42.87 Deryca Johnson Glastonbury High School
Long Jump 17-9.5 Alexa Eldracher Amity High School
Long Jump 17-9.5 Janae Wilson Windsor High School
Pole Vault 11-0 Lauren O'connell Newtown High School
Pole Vault 11-0 Allison Sullivan Norwich Free Academy
Pole Vault 11-0 Emily Savage Weston High School
Pole Vault 11-6 Lexie Schacne Staples High School
Shot Put 39-9 Katherine Simon Amity High School
Shot Put 42-4.5 Cherraine Davis Southington High School
Sprint Medley Relay 4:15.23 Windsor High School
Sprint Medley Relay 4:20.38 Greenwich High School
Sprint Medley Relay 4:20.47 Rham High School
Sprint Medley Relay 4:20.85 Hillhouse High
Sprint Medley Relay 4:21.07 Glastonbury High School
Sprint Medley Relay 4:21.45 Tolland High School
Sprint Medley Relay 4:22.52 Trumbull High School

 

Boys

1000 Meter Run 2:29.56 Henry Wynne Staples High School
1000 Meter Run 2:32.43 Tom Lupoli Sheehan High School
1000 Meter Run 2:32.72 Joe Gioelli Wolcott High School
1000 Meter Run 2:33.23 Patrick Corona Fairfield Prep High School
1000 Meter Run 2:33.49 David Pugliese Xavier High School
1000 Meter Run 2:36.75 Cameron Swift Oxford Academy
1000 Meter Run 2:37.59 Logan Fulton Joel Barlow High School
1000 Meter Run 2:37.77 Jonah Riolo Nonnewaug High School
1000 Meter Run 2:38.84 Mike Morton Oxford Academy
1000 Meter Run 2:38.96 Joel Pally William Hall High School
1000 Meter Run 2:39.36 Daniel Wilbanks Greenwich High School
1600 Meter Run 4:16.48 Clark Shurtleff Amity High School
1600 Meter Run 4:17.16 Joe Crafa Rocky Hill High School
1600 Meter Run 4:20.79 Harry Warnick Fairfield Warde
1600 Meter Run 4:26.96 Louis Tobias Cromwell High School
1600 Meter Run 4:27.03 Thomas Moore Danbury High School
1600 Meter Run 4:27.51 Matt Simoneau Farmington High School
1600 Meter Run 4:29.01 Dan Cardin Norwich Free Academy
300 Meter Dash 35.36 Keith Bond Trumbull High School
300 Meter Dash 35.54 Marcus Motill Greenwich High School
300 Meter Dash 35.82 Jared Delane Northwest Catholic High School
300 Meter Dash 36.09 Nicholas Duval Haddam Killingworth High School
300 Meter Dash 36.10 Nick Sherman Capital Prep Magnet School
300 Meter Dash 36.11 Ryan Kelly Greenwich High School
300 Meter Dash 36.27 Brian Sappleton Windsor High School
300 Meter Dash 36.30 Shamr Smith Manchester High School
3200 Meter Run 9:28.53 Jake Feinstein Newtown High School
3200 Meter Run 9:31.54 Harry Warnick Fairfield Warde
3200 Meter Run 9:32.93 Joe Crafa Rocky Hill High School
3200 Meter Run 9:37.55 Edward Wilson Conard
3200 Meter Run 9:37.59 Ben O'regan Ridgefield High School
3200 Meter Run 9:39.20 Mikolaj Kulis Staples High School
3200 Meter Run 9:41.94 Dharan Velasquez Capital Prep Magnet School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:31.87 Greenwich High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:33.22 Windsor High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:33.58 Hillhouse High
4x200 Meter Relay 1:34.12 Staples High School
4x200 Meter Relay 1:34.36 Trumbull High School
4x400 Meter Relay 3:26.44 Staples High School
4x400 Meter Relay 3:29.41 Danbury High School
4x400 Meter Relay 3:29.89 Trumbull High School
4x400 Meter Relay 3:31.89 Simsbury High School
4x400 Meter Relay 3:32.42 Glastonbury High School
4x800 Meter Relay 8:04.16 Simsbury High School
4x800 Meter Relay 8:08.47 Naugatuck High School
4x800 Meter Relay 8:10.97 New Canaan High School
4x800 Meter Relay 8:12.23 Staples High School
4x800 Meter Relay 8:15.66 Old Lyme High School
4x800 Meter Relay 8:19.61 East Lyme High School
4x800 Meter Relay 8:21.55 Ellington High School
55 Meter Hurdles 7.68 Dannielle Lewis Hillhouse High
55 Meter Hurdles 7.71p Brandon Johnson Montville High School
55 Meter Hurdles 7.73 Brandon Johnson Montville High School
55 Meter Dash 6.55 Harold Cooper Hillhouse High
55 Meter Dash 6.57p Harold Cooper Hillhouse High
55 Meter Dash 6.61p Jared Delane Northwest Catholic High School
55 Meter Dash 6.62 Jordan Dudley Bunnell High School
55 Meter Dash 6.62 Jared Delane Northwest Catholic High School
55 Meter Dash 6.62p Daniel Jamieson Windsor High School
600 Meter Dash 1:21.13 Marcus Motill Greenwich High School
600 Meter Dash 1:21.98 Malcolm Connor Trumbull High School
600 Meter Dash 1:22.02 Ben Ostrowski East Lyme High School
600 Meter Dash 1:22.31 Aaeron Sykes Sport & Medical Science
600 Meter Dash 1:23.14 Ryan Kelly Greenwich High School
600 Meter Dash 1:25.26 Nick Sherman Capital Prep Magnet School
600 Meter Dash 1:25.54 Robert Cheng New Fairfield High School
600 Meter Dash 1:25.63 Roman Lucey Conard
600 Meter Dash 1:25.66 Andrew Fernandes Fairfield Ludlowe
600 Meter Dash 1:25.99 Chad Pellerin Windham Technical High School
600 Meter Dash 1:26.29 Matt Pik Darien High School
600 Meter Dash 1:26.37 Kyle Paolella Sheehan High School
Pole Vault 14-6 Tim Murphy New Fairfield High School
Sprint Medley Relay 3:38.93 Staples High School
Sprint Medley Relay 3:42.12 Hillhouse High
Sprint Medley Relay 3:42.38 Danbury High School
Sprint Medley Relay 3:42.45 Norwich Free Academy

 

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