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

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Connecticut track teams traveled across the border to compete in the 56th Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Track & Field Games at White Plains High School in New York. There were athletes from ten different states plus the District of Columbia and Ontario CN so this meet is even more competitive than the State Open or even New Englands But Connecticut teams and individuals put up some performances that proved the Nutmeg State can hang with the best in the region.

Iona Prep won the boys team title with 38 points. Windsor took 3rd place with 28 points while Bloomfield was four points behind and Bethel grabbed 5th with 23 points. 

On the girls side, Guilderland easily won the team title with 76 points and Bloomfield snatched 2nd place with 33 points. New Canaan was 6th with 19 and Windsor scored 16 points to earn 9th place.

CT Boys Performances

Defending State Open champion Daniel Coyne of Simsbury held the state lead in the 800m with his time of 1:55.09 last weekend at the Trials of Miles meet in NYC. In one race six CT boys went under that time led by Ridgefield’s Steven Hergenrother’s win in 1:53.83. He barely held off Weston’s Cameron Miles by .01 seconds. Miles broke his school record held by David Stankiewicz who sadly passed away in 2017.

Miles also beat his SWC rival Soheib Dissa for the second time this season. The Newtown junior ran 1:53.84, good for 4th place with Hall’s Gabe Sisk and Jacob Szalewicz both running in the high 1:54s to take 4th and 5th places. 

Jack Mattingly of E.O. Smith set a small PR to take 4th in the mile with a time of 4:15.51 and improved upon his state leading time. 

In the Olympic and NCAA 3k steeplechase distance Van Furman of Tri Valley, NY ran the US #1 and set a meet record with a time of 9:07.94. Dissa came back from Friday’s 800m to take 3rd in a small PR of 9:27.25 which is the 4th fastest time in CT history. Hale Ray’s Matt Kraszewski made the provisional standard for New Balance Nationals Outdoor, taking 5th in 9:41.81. Trumbull’s Harjaap Singh looked strong covering the distance in 10:05.86 with Immaculate sophomore Lorenzo Lopes a place back in 10:07.28.

The State Open is just over three weeks away and there is going to be a heightened battle between two sprint powerhouses. Windsor is the defending champion in the 4x100m and are running great this season but have been bested…

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