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Balanced effort helps undefeated Canton girls; Boys sweep Somers, Capital Prep

CANTON, May 9 – Canton’s Chelsea Mitchell swept the 100 and 200 meters while teammates Abbe Skinner, Emily Mitchell, Sara Bowman, Abby Briggs, Amber Harraden and Elizabeth Raynor each won individual events as the Canton High girls track and field team remained undefeated with wins over Somers and Capital Prep on Tuesday.

Canton beat Somers, 94-56 and whipped Capital Prep, 123-25 to improve to 11-0 overall and 10-0 in the league. It was the final dual meet before the season finale against undefeated Suffield (10-0) and Stafford next Tuesday in Canton. The 11 wins ties a single season record. The Warriors won 11 meets a year ago.

In the boys race, Chaz Williams, Aidan O’Donnell, Dustin Van Kirk and Patrick Lagonigro won two events each as the Canton boys swept a dual meet from Somers, 105-45 and Capital Prep, 124-22 for their 10th win of the season.

Depth across the lineup has helped the Canton girls put together their most successful season yet in terms of victories. It has them in position to contend for a NCCC championship. Teams earn one point for each team they beat in the regular season and one point for every team they beat at the league championship meet.

The NCCC championship meet will be in Canton for the first time ever on Wednesday, May 24 beginning at 2 p.m.

The Warriors will be in action again on Saturday at they participate in the Greater Hartford Invitational in Simsbury.

Canton 105, Somers 45
Canton 124, Capital Prep 22
Somers 89, Capital Prep 46
4×800: Canton 10:24.9
4×100: Canton 46.6, Capital Prep 47.2, Somers 47.5
100: Chaz Williams (C) 11.6, Dustin Van Kirk (C) 11.6, Joshua Roberts (CP) 12.4
200: Bradley Connolly (C) 25.1, Anthony Burns (C) 25.2, Anthony Amuso (S) 25.3
400: Max Sparks (C) 55.0, Max Epstein (C) 55.1, Ben Constant (S) 55.4
800: Aidan O’Donnell (C) 2:09.4, Andry Obrzut (C) 2:13.2, Peter Royer (C) 2:16.3
1,600: Aaron Hooker (CP) 5:50.2, Matthew Barton (C) 5:08.6, Nick Lagonigro (C) 5:15.2
3,200: Aidan O’Donnell (C) 10:35.5, Peter Royer (C) 11:58.7, Gabe Mower (C) 12:52.4
110 hurdles: Patrick Lagonigro (C) 18.7, Trevor Lamontagne (S) 18.7, Michael Dalessio (S) 19.0
300 hurdles: Chaz Williams (C) 44.2, Patrick Lagonigro (C) 46.2, Michael Dalessio (S) 47.2
4×400: Somers 3:44.0, Canton 3:44.9, Canton B 3:49.3
High jump: Patrick Lagonigro (C) 5-6, Ben Constant (S) 5-4, Doug Hostetler (S) 5-4
Long jump: Dustin Van Kirk (C) 19-9, Doug Hostetler (S) 17-2, Brandon LaClair (C) 17-0
Triple jump: Dustin Van Kirk (C) 40-8, Jaden Simmons (CP) 39-10, Patrick Lagonigro (C) 38-2
Shot: Quinton Perry (CP) 45-11½, Broderick Rheault (S) 39-0½, D.J. Clement (C) 38-2
Discus: Quinton Perry (CP) 109-2, James Pelehach (C) 101-4, Broderick Rheault (S) 101-3
Javelin: Broderick Rheault (S) 151-6, D.J. Clement (C) 112-8, Joe Calcasola (S) 108-0
Pole vault: Michael Dalessio (S) 10-0, Bryan Bushey (S) 9-0, Tim Biondo (C) 8-6
Records: Canton 10-1, 9-1 NCCC; Somers 5-6, 4-6 NCCC

Canton 94, Somers 56
Canton 123, Capital Prep 25
Somers 90, Capital Prep 35
4×800: Canton 13:04.6
4×100: Canton 52.0, Somers 53.8
100: Chelsea Mitchell (C) 13.2, Gynaia Morgan (CP) 13.9, Madison Yurgaitis (S) 14.0
200: Chelsea Mitchell (C) 27.1, Gynaia Morgan (CP) 28.1, Emily Mitchell (C) 28.6
400: Gynaia Morgan (CO) 1:04.8, Maddie Archangelo (C) 1:05.0, Lauren Eastwood (S) 1:07.6
800: Abby Briggs (C) 2:39.6, Ashleigh Gentile (S) 2:44.9, Lexi Neeley(C) 2:47.9
1,600: Kylie Raymond (S) 5:36.4, Abby Briggs (C) 5:50.5, Ashleigh Gentile (S) 6:04.3
3,200: Kylie Raymond (S) 11:35.4, Jane Frawley (C) 12:17.8, Emily Briggs (C) 12:53.4
100 hurdles: Amanda Kaufamn (S) 15.9, Abbe Skinner (C) 17.9, Amber Harraden (C) 19.0
300 hurdles: Amanda Kaufamn (S) 49.1, Amber Harraden (C) 50.2, Elizabeth Raynor (C) 57.1
4×400: Somers 4:23.7, Canton 4:35.7
Long jump: Gynaia Morgan (CP) 13-9, Emily Renzoni (S) 13-5, Sydney Griger (S) 13-2
High jump: Abbe Skinner (C) 4-10, Maddie Archangelo (C) 4-10, Kianna Brooks (CP) 4-8
Triple jump: Emily Mitchell (C) 29-7, Abbe Skinner (C) 29-2, Sydney Griger (S) 24-9
Shot: Kianna Brooks (CP) 32-9, Sara Bowman (C) 26-7, Jaidah Williams (CP) 24-7½
Discus: Sara Bowman (C) 83-1, Emily Briggs (C) 74-9, Emily Renzoni (S) 70-11
Javelin: Amber Harraden (C) 81-0, Lauren Masamery (S) 79-4, Devin Kadis (C) 57-0
Pole vault: Elizabeth Raynor (C) 6-6, Devin Kadis (C) 6-0, Lexi Neeley (C) 6-0
Records: Canton 11-0, 10-0 NCCC; Somers 4-7, 3-7 NCCC

Avon splits with NW Catholic
AVON, May 9 – The Avon High girls track and field team improved to 3-1 with a 122-24 victory over Northwest Catholic on Tuesday. The Avon High boys slipped to 0-4 after a 92½ to 56½ loss to the newly-renamed Lions. 

Carly Carpino and Riley Abate each won two individual events and ran on the school-record setting 4×100 relay team to lead the Falcons. Carpino won the 300 hurdles (49.71) and long jump (16-8) while Abate captured the 100 meters (13.13) and 200 meters (26.96).

Both ran on the 4×100 relay team along with Molly Milligan and Gina Lindley that won the race with a new school record of 50.13 seconds breaking the mark set by Carpino, Abate, Lindley and Shilpa Donde at last year’s State Open championships (50.37).

Avon’s 4×800 relay (TA Jacobs, Brynley Allen, Christina Martin, Jillian Jurczyszak) won with a winning time of 11:20 while Avon’s 4×400 relay (Milligan, Abate, Anya Ek, Christine Oberhausen) also won with a time of 4:22.

Seven other Avon athletes won individual events. Oberhausen (400, 61.82), Sara Leavens (3,200, 11:53), Milligan (triple jump, 34-1), Hayley Dougela (high jump, 4-6), Audrey Worth (pole vault, 8-6), Leah Jackman (shot, 26-3) and Olivia Hyun (javelin, 86-7) each finished first against the Lions.

In the boys event, Zach Tilsch and Marek Cierniewski each won two events for the Falcons. Tilsch swept the long jump (18-8) and shot (37-5) and Cierniewski won the javelin (149-10) and discus (103-2). Zach Bortoff (800, 2:04.82) and Andrew Mascoli (pole vault, 9-0) also won individual events for Avon.

Avon will be at the Greater Hartford Invitational on Saturday in Simsbury.


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