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Three Canton athletes in top 15 after day 1 of decathlon; Carpino 12th in heptathlon

Canton's John Solomon won three events to help the Warriors extend its long dual meet winning streak to 70 in a row Tuesday in Canton.

Canton’s John Solomon tied for third place in the high jump with teammate Cameron Lange at the CIAC decathlon Monday in New Britain. Solomon is 12th after day one.

NEW BRITAIN, June 13 – Canton’s John Solomon, Dustin Van Kirk and Cameron Lange are each in the top 15 of the CIAC decathlon after day one of competition at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in New Britain.

Solomon and Lange each tied for third place in the high jump at 5-foot 10 to gain 610 points. They finished behind Manchester’s Phillip Quaye and Coventry’s Nicholas Pronovost, who each leaped 6 feet.

Solomon is in 12th place at the half way point of the decathlon with 2,783 points with Van Kirk in 13th place with 2,752 and Lange in 15th place with 2,736 points.

East Haven’s Mike Griffith leads the way with 3,432 points followed by Tolland junior Devin Shelton with 3,261 points.

Solomon also took fifth in the 100 meters with a time of 11.53 seconds. Van Kirk was 11th in the 100 with a time of 11.79 seconds. Lange also took fifth overall in the long jump with a leap of 19-4.25 inches. Van Kirk was 10th in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet and a half inch.

Competition resumes Tuesday in New Britain with the final five events of the decathlon.

In the girls heptathlon, three girls from Avon competed and junior Carly Carpino is 12th with 2,063 points. She will advance to Tuesday’s final four events. Only the top 32 finishers advance. Hayley Douglea is 43rd with 1,564 points while Class MM javelin champion Kaleigh Sherman is in 55th place with 1,306 points. Unfortunately for Sherman, javelin is part of day two activities.

Carpino’s best finish was in the 200 meters with a fifth place finish with a time of 27.11 seconds. She was also 20th in the high jump with a leap of 4-6¼.

The girls 2,000 meter steeplechase was also held. Canton’s Jane Frawley finished 13th with a time of 7:53.68. Teammates Abby Briggs (22, 8:13.46) and Cameron McCauley (29, 8:36.04) also competed.

Day 1 results
100: 5. John Solomon, Canton, 11.53, 11. Dustin Van Kirk, Canton, 11.79, 28. Cameron Lange, Canton 12.12
Long jump: 5. Lange 19-4¼, 10. Van Kirk 19-0½, 15. Solomon 18-5¾
Shot: 21. Van Kirk 32-0, 30. Lange 30-2 ¾, 51. Solomon 22-5¼
High jump: t3. Solomon 5-10, t3. Lange 5-10, 17. Van Kirk 5-4 ¼
400: 15. Solomon 54.46, 23. Van Kirk 56.09, 34. Lange 57.68

100 hurdles: 24. Carly Carpino, Avon, 17.70, 27. Hayley Douglas, Avon, 17.88, 59. Kaleigh Sherman, Avon, 23.29
High jump: 20. Carpino 4-6¼, 25. Sherman, 4-4¼, 48. Douglas, 4-0½
Shot: 24. Carpino 28-8¼, 31. Sherman 22-7¾, 48. Douglas 19-8¾
200: 5. Carpino 27.11, 43. Sherman 30.45, 43. Douglas 30.45

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