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By Senior Correspondent Marty Ogden, Editing and Graphics by Ron Knapp

A busy weekend of major invitational meets for CT athletes this weekend include the 56th Glenn D. Loucks Games at White Plains High School NY, the 8th Froshmore Invitational at Veterans Stadium, Willowbrook Park in New Britain, the 92nd Greater Hartford Invitational at East Hartford High School and the Torrington Varsity Alumni Club Invitational at Torrington High School.

56th Glenn D. Loucks Games

White Plains High School, White Plains, NY

Meet Information and Meet Schedule and Live Results by Leone Timing

The first running of the Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Track & Field Games took place in May of 1968. Since then, the Loucks Games have grown from a boys-only, one-day event to one of the largest independent on-campus scholastic invitationals in the nation. Now, more than 3,000 young women and men compete each year at the elite, three-day meet, where we see some of the best performances in the country. Several Loucks competitors have gone on to compete in collegiate, national and Olympic track and field meets such as meet record holders Katelyn Tuohy, Katelyn Tuohy, Dalilah Muhammad, LaShawn Merritt, Rai Benjamin and Derrick Adkins.

There are 33 CT schools heading across the border to White Plains High School for the three day meet that started on Thursday afternoon and will compete against athletes from ten different states plus the District of Columbia and Ontario CN.

Top CT Girls

On the girls side, the following are some of the top CT athletes who will be competing this weekend.

In the 2k steeplechase, state record holder and All American Kate Bohlke of Newington headlines the field. 

Bethel’s Talia Graham will try to make the finals in the 200m and will look for a medal in the pole vault. 

Defending State Open champions Bloomfield bring several of CT’s top athletes. Freshman Saphyr Brown won the State Open long jump this winter and has been over 18-ft four times this season with a best of 18-9.

Jahniya Barclay was State Open champion in the 55m last winter and will try to improve upon her CT #2 ranked time in the 200m. 

D’Asia Duncan was one of the top ranked 400m and 100m hurdles in Florida last year as a freshman. She has taken her talents back to Connecticut where she grew up and is now ranked #2 in CT in both hurdle events. She will compete in the 100m and the 400m hurdles which is the standard event in her former state.

The War Hawks also have plenty of depth in the…

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