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Avon girls track finishes undefeated for 2nd straight season

Avon's Erin Sherman won the javelin and took second in two other events Tuesday.

Avon’s Erin Sherman won the javelin and took second in two other events Tuesday.

EAST WINDSOR – With a balanced team effort, the Avon High girls track and field team beat East Windsor, 85-42 and Bolton, 142-7 to post its second consecutive undefeated season. The Falcons won 13 of 15 events to finish undefeated in back-to-back seasons for the first time in team history.

Avon (13-0, 13-0 NCCC) has won 31 straight dual meets since late in the 2010 campaign. The Falcons go into next week’s NCCC championship meet at Ellington in good shape to win a second straight league title. Teams earn one point for each dual meet victory and one point for each team they beat at the league championship meet.

“We’ve instituted a winning attitude for track and field,” Avon High coach Al Dadario said referring to his five-person coaching staff. “It’s real fulfilling with the way all of the running programs (including cross country and indoor track) have come along. It’s a testament to the kids we have and the work they put in. 

“As a program, we want to excel and raise the ball each year,” Dadario said.

A strong core of runners from the cross country program is the heart of the team but the Falcons are receiving contributions all over the track. “We’re not just a distance program anymore,” he said. “It’s everything.”

Carly Regalado swept the 100 and 300 hurdles Tuesday while Erin Sherman won the javelin, took second in the shot and discus and third in the long jump. Kaely Quijano easily won the pole vault with a leap of 9-feet, 6 inches, Jade Yen won the shot and Caroline Rendeiro was tied for second in the high jump.

Avon excelled on the track, too. The Falcons won the 4×800 and the 4×400 relays. They picked up victories from Chamiyah Rowland (100), Maddi McHugh (400), Sarah Katherine Mascoli (800), Molly Hamel (1,600) and Kristen Goldie (3,200).

Dadario is assisted by coaches Matt Mooney, Dave Zlatin, Tim Filon, Courtney Fusco and Rebecca Kessler.

The Avon High boys track team finished the dual meet season with a 9-4 record after dropping a close meet to East Windsor, 76-74 and beating Bolton, 117-32.

Justin Reichler won the high jump with a season-best leap of six feet Tuesday in East Windsor.

Justin Reichler won the high jump with a season-best leap of six feet Tuesday in East Windsor.

Justin Reichler had an outstanding afternoon, winning three events and taking second in a fourth. Reichler won the long jump, shot and high jump while taking second in the triple jump. He had a season-best leap of 6-0 in the high jump and beat teammate Jake Sartain by 1½ inch in the long jump.

Sartain won the triple jump and was second in the high jump and long jump.Andrew Suter swept the 1,600 and 3,200 meter races. Other individual winners for the Falcons included Evan Edgar (400) and Eric Kirk (javelin). Patrick Howard leaped 11 feet in the pole vault but finished second.

Avon’s Evan Edgar, Eric Kirk, Adam Helmy, Greg Oberhausen won the 4×800 relay.

NOTE: The Avon High boys team has won at least nine dual meets in the last seven seasons. … Previous undefeated seasons for the Avon High girls program came last year (13-0), 1989 (14-0), 1983 (14-0) and 1980 (17-0).

GIRLS
Avon 85, East Windsor 42
Avon 142, Bolton 7
East Windsor 105, Bolton 31
At East Windsor
4×800: Avon (Sara Stokesbury, Hannah Carpino, Ryley Higgins, Risa Lewis) 10:44.10, Bolton 10:47.99
4×100: East Windsor 52.66, Avon 53.22, Bolton 54.88
100: Chamiyah Rowland (A) 12.69, Monroe (B) 13.43, Emma Schweitzer (A) 13.82
200: Daisia Walker (EW) 27.71, Maddi McHugh (A) 28.18, Kara Lanz (EW) 28.78
400: Maddi McHugh (A) 59.25, Jennifer Koo (A) 1:03.96, Tajha Lewis (EW) 1:06.29
800: Sarah Katherine Mascoli (A) 2:32.08, Molly Hamel (A) 2:36.12, Risa Lewis (A) 2:37.65
1,600: Molly Hamel (A) 5:25.90, Madison Sides (A) 6:00.8, Gabriella Colletti (A) 6:05.26
3,200: Kristen Goldie (A) 12:54.33, Madison Sides (A) 14:36.61, Rachael Rosow (A) 14:49.32
100 hurdles: Carly Regalado (A) 16.99, Gabrielle Resto (EW) 17.71, Kiely Quijano (A) 18.14
300 hurdles: Carly Regalado (A) 49.44, Maeve Reiss (A) 51.75, Kathleen Campbell (EW) 56.81
Shot: Jade Yen (A) 30-9½, Erin Sherman (A) 29-1, Gaby Ladany (EW) 27-8
Discus: Gaby Ladany (EW) 83-5, Eric Sherman (A) 68-8, Marissa Gaudiana (A) 67-8
Javelin: Erin Sherman (A) 82-7, Sydney Chatfield (A) 75-6, Gabrielle Resto (EW) 73-10
Long jump: Daisia Walker (EW) 14-9, Gabrielle Resto (EW) 13-6½, Erin Sherman (A) 13-2
High jump: Marissa Simonelli (EW) 4-8, Carolyn Rendeiro (A) 4-6, unknown (A) 4-6
Triple jump: Maeve Reiss (A) 31-1½, Marissa Simonelli (EW) 30-8, Karina Bucci (A) 28-8
Pole vault: Kaely Quijano (A) 9-6, Kiely Quijano (A) 7-6, Hendrickson (EW) 7-0
4×400: Avon (Maddi McHugh, Risa Lewis, Carly Regalado, Chamiyah Rowland) 4:30.76, East Windsor 4:37.7, Bolton 4:44.73
Records: Avon 13-0, East Windsor 7-6, Bolton 2-9

BOYS
East Windsor 76, Avon 74
East Windsor 112, Bolton 30
Avon 117, Bolton 32
At East Windsor
4×800: Avon (Evan Edgar, Eric Kirk, Adam Helmy, Greg Oberhausen) 8:55.25, Bolton 8:59.43, East Windsor 8:59
4×100: East Windsor 46.21, Avon 47.02, Bolton 50.46
100: Dameion Russ (EW) 11.42, Isaiah Davies (EW) 11.67, Scott Frederick (A) 12.06
200: Dameion Russ (EW) 24.18, Isaiah Davies (EW) 24.45, Evan Edgar (A) 24.54
400: Evan Edgar (A) 53.53, Dameion Russ (EW) 53.96, Jones (EW) 57.56
800: Evan Jaworski (B) 2:01.90, Brendan Carone (EW) 2:13.03, Adam Helmy (A) 2:15.85
1600: Andrew Suter (A) 4:58.86, Collin Pritchard (A) 4:59.87, Trevor Chambers (B) 5:03.20
3,200: Andrew Suter (A) 10:58.01, Chambers (B) 11:07.21, Daniel Guagni (EW) 11:25.39
110 hurdles: Dave Walker (EW) 16.97, Brian Law (B) 17.68, Manson Love (A) 19.98
300 hurdles: Dave Walker (EW) 43.90, Brian Law (B) 44.78, Aaron Graef (EW) 50.25
Javelin: Eric Kirk (A) 119-9, David Stanco (EW) 115-1, Greg Jalowka (EW) 88-2
Discus: Dashuan Steer (EW) 110-3, Kadheim Hunter (EW) 101-6½, Jacob Dayton (B) 80-8
Shot: Justin Reicher (A) 41-8, Dajon Farley (EW) 38-1, Nick Zacchio (A) 35-7½
Long jump: Justin Reichler (A) 19-2½, Jake Sartain (A) 19-1, Jason Elliott (EW) 17-0
High jump: Justin Reichler (A) 6-0, Jake Sartain (A) 5-6, Dajon Farley (EW) 5-4
Triple jump: Jake Sartain (A) 39-10½, Justin Reichler (A) 38-2, Scott Vining (B) 37-1
Pole vault: Aaron Graef (EW) 11-0, Patrick Howard (A) 11-0, David Stanco (EW) 10-0
4×400: East Windsor 3:48.88, Bolton 3:52.08, Avon 3:53.52
Records: East Windsor 10-3, Avon 9-4, Bolton 2-9

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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