SIMSBURY, May 23 – Avon’s Carly Carpino set a new school record and won the long jump at the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) Central championship meet Tuesday to help the Avon High girls track and field team finish fourth overall and clinch the CCC Central White Division championship at Simsbury High. Christine Oberhausen finished second in the 400 meters and Olivia Hyun was second in the javelin.
Marek Cireniewski won the CCC Central championship in the javelin as he helped the Avon High boys track and field team finish eighth overall and third in the CCC Central White Division.
It was the second straight CCC Central White crown for the Avon girls (6-1, 5-0 CCC Central White). Carpino won the long jump with a record-leap of 17 feet 7½ inches, breaking her own mark of 17-1 set in late April against Southington. She beat Glastonbury’s Selina Soule (16-6½) by more than a foot.
Conard’s Elizabeth McMahon won the CCC Central title in the 400 meters with a time of 58.17. Oberhausen prevailed in a tight race to the finish for second place with a time of 1:00.35, beating Simsbury’s Hannah Earnhardt by 0.01 of a second (1:00.36) and Windsor’s Grace Stauch (1:00.41).
Hyun was a distance second in the javelin with a throw of 99 feet, 6 inches. Southington’s Alijah Vega won with a throw of 105-04 feet.
Avon’s Audrey Worth finished third in the pole vault with a leap of 9-0 feet while Molly Milligan (34-2½) was third in the triple jump. Carpino also finished third in the 300 hurdles with a season-best time of 47.57 seconds. Haley Gens also had a season-best time of 11:20.54 in the 3,200 meters, good enough for third place.
Avon’s 4×800 relay team (Madison Sides, Oberhausen, Rhiannon Richmond, Emily Foley) finished third with a time of 9:54.58. The Falcons’ 4×400 relay team (Sides, Oberhausen, Anya Ek, Milligan) also finished third in 4:14.48.
Avon’s 4×100 relay team (Gina Lindley, Alyssa Crawford, Milligan, Riley Abate) took fourth in 50.94.
Abate had a pair of top 10 finishes. She was fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 12.85 seconds and eighth in the 200 meters in 26.89. Sara Leavens was fifth in the 3,200 in 11:49.32.
Gens and Emily Foley were sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 1,600 meters while Leah Jackman took sixth in the shot (28-8) and Paige Leonard was eighth in the discus with a throw of 67-3 feet.
Cierniewski had a good afternoon for the Avon boys (3-4, 3-2 CCC Central White). His opening throw of 169 feet, 2 inches was good enough to win the javelin. Hall’s Burke Martindale was a distant second with a throw 149-4. Cierniewski was also eighth in the discus with a throw of 104 feet.
Zach Bortoff finished fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:04.39 while the Avon 4×800 relay (Bortoff, Bryce Neseralla, Jon Hernandez, Matt Nyklicek) also finished fifth with a time of 8:58.30.
Avon’s 4×400 relay (Bortoff, Venkata Rajamanickam, Anish Rajamanickam, Neserella) were seventh with a time of 47.43.
Mason Love was ninth in the 110 hurdles, Andrew Mascoli was seventh in the pole vault (9-6) while Zach Tilsch had a pair of 10th place finishes in the long jump and shot.
CCC Central championship meet
Overall results — 1. Hall 165, Glastonbury 104, 3. Southington 87½, 4. Simsbury 85, 5. Windsor 75, 6. Northwest Catholic 69, 7. Conard 34½, 8. Avon 28, 9. Weaver 25, 10. Farmington 20, 11. Bulkeley 8
CCC Central White — 1. NW Catholic 174, 2. Windsor 102, 3. Avon 96, 4. Farmington 51, 6. Bulkeley 48, 7. Weaver 29
Overall results — 1. Glastonbury 142, 2. Simsbury 103½, 3. Southington 96½, 4. Avon 88, 5. Windsor 80, 6. Hall 62½, 7. Conard 48½, 8. Farmington 36, 9. NW Catholic 34, 10. Weaver 10
CCC Central White — 1. Avon 180, 2. Windsor 109, 3. Farmington 97, 4. NW Catholic 79, 5. Weaver 10