By Senior Correspondent Marty Ogden, Editing and Graphics by Ron Knapp
On Saturday, while varsity competitors traveled to several meets throughout the region, many of Connecticut’s up and coming track and field stars competed in the 7th Annual CT Froshmore Championships sponsored by Southington High and held at Xavier HS in Middletown.
The Blue Knights of Southington simply dominated the co-ed large school division, winning with a score of 255 with Newtown scoring 160 points and Naugatuck only three points away from a trophy. Montville solidly pulled off the victory in the small school division with 219 points with Bloomfield earning 193. Daniel Hand put up a respectable 171 points to take third place
Several meet records were set in the seven hour competition. Cromwell’s Dylan Bathrick introduced himself as an athlete to watch in the future as he easily won both the 1600m (4:37.14) and 800m (2:02.15) in meet records for sophomores.
Samuel Zwick-Lavinssky of Staples and Daniel DiTunno of Rocky Hill battled to the line with both going under the old record and the Wrecker from Westport coming out on top in a time of 10:07.01, barely a third of a second in front of the runner-up.
Eliezer Pena has already run 41.88 for the 300m hurdles, which is the freshman leader in the event. The Naugatuck 9th grader added to his ever growing resume by taking third behind two sophomores and setting the freshman meet record with his time of 42.69. Also breaking the freshmen meet record was Charles Dalles of Coginchaug who ran 42.99.
Bristol Central’s four sophomores Landon Sisson, Julieen Lopez, Isaiah Fabrizio and Aiden Georgakopoulos combined their talents in the 4x800m to break East Lyme’s five year-old meet record by thirteen seconds, finishing in 8:34.40.
In the high jump, Emmett Merschman of Daniel broke the freshmen meet record when he cleared 5-6.0.
In the Girls meet results, Hand’s Annecy Vlieks not only won two events, she broke the meet record in one. In the 1600m, she matched up with New Fairfield’s Ripley Penney and Katie McMorrow who both finished top ten in the Cross Country State Open. The trio, who are friends from The Running Academy cross country camp, were joined by freshman Caleigh Cooleen of Fairfield Ludlowe and the quartet battled it out over the four laps with Vieks setting the freshmen meet record with her time of 5:17.60. Penney tied up a little over the last 100m which allowed Cooleen to take 2nd in 5:18.90 and Penney CLICK HERE to Read the Full Original Article at RunnerSpace News…