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Canton boys nip Granby to create three-way tie for first place in NCCC

CANTON, May 3 – Max Sparks won three events while Brandon LaClair won two and finished second in a third event to help the Canton High boys track and field team move into a first place tie in the North Central Connecticut Conference.

The Warriors outlasted Granby, 77-73, to hand the Bears their first loss of the season along with beating Somers, 89-60. With two weeks remaining in the regular season, the win moves Canton, Granby and Ellington into a three-way tie for first place in the league with records of 9-1.

Teams earn one point for every team they beat in the dual meet portion of the season and one point for each team they beat at the league championship meet on Tuesday, May 22, at Suffield High. Ellington beat Canton, 92-57 on two weeks ago and the Purple Knights lost to Granby, 76-74 earlier this week.

Sparks easily won the 800 meters by eight seconds, the 1,600 meters by nearly 12 seconds and the 3,200 meters by close to 40 seconds. LaClair swept the 100 and 200 meters, beating Granby’s David Stewart in the 100 meters by 0.1 of a second.

Canton (9-1, 9-1 NCCC) won two of three relay races while Peter Fuller won the high jump with a leap of 5-foot-8.

In the girls competition, Chelsea Mitchell won three individual events while Jane Frawley and Julia Caputo won two each to lead Canton to victories over Granby, 79-71 and Somers, 109-38.

Mitchell swept the 100 and 200 meters along with the triple jump. Caputo swept the 1,600 and 3,200 meters and was second in the 800 meters. Frawley won the 400 and 800 meter races.

Maya Sutton Hall beat teammate Madeline Archangelo to win the 300 hurdles. Helena Winkler and Archangelo each had a pair of second place finishes for Canton (8-1-1, 8-1-1 NCCC).

Suffield (10-0) leads the NCCC girls race with Ellington (8-1-1) and Canton (8-1-1) tied for second place with Granby (8-2) close behind in fourth place.

Canton returns to action on Tuesday when they host East Granby and East Windsor at the high school.

BOYS
Canton 77, Granby 73
Canton 89, Somers 60
Granby 110, Somers 39
At Canton
4×800: Canton 8:52.70, Granby 9:06.60, Somers 9:57.70
4×100: Granby 46.80, Somers 47.30, Canton 54.60
100: Brandon LaClair (Ca) 11.80, David Stewart (G) 11.9, Jeremy Mitchell (G) 12.00
200: Brandon LaClair (Ca) 24.20, Jemarre Dudley (G) 24.30, Ryan Ziemnicki (G) 24.50
400: Joseph Wix (G) 53.50, Jacob Dunham (G) 54.60, Matthew Webb (Ca) 55.10
800: Max Sparks (Ca) 2:12.00, Jakob Abrahamsen (G) 2:20.40, Anthony Spica (G) 2:22.00
1,600: Max Sparks (Ca) 4:56.80, Aidan O’Donnell (Ca) 5:08.80, Luke Jennings (G) 5:15.00
3,200: Max Sparks (Ca) 11:00.50, Aidan O’Donnell (Ca) 11:40.90, Chris Weber (G) 12:05.40
110 hurdles: Jemarre Dudley (G) 17.10, Bryan Bushey (S) 17.70, Peter Fuller (Ca) 18.80
300 hurdles: Michael Cavanaugh (Ca) 43.20, Aidan O’Donnell (Ca) 44.10, Logan Tanguay (G) 45.00
4×400 relay: Canton 3:41.10, Granby 3:41.90, Somers 3:50.70
High jump: Peter Fuller (Ca) 5-8, Andel Smith (G) 5-4, Broderick Reheault (S) 5-2
Long jump: Jemarre Dudley (G) 20-10, Andel Smith (G) 20-9½, Brandon LaCLair (Ca) 19-6½
Triple jump: Andel Smith (G) 44-9, Jemarre Dudley (G) 42-0, David Stewart (G) 37-7½
Shot: Broerick Reheault (S) 37-9½, Adam Obrzut (Ca) 33-6¾, Jacon Dunham (G) 32-10½
Discus: Broderick Reheault (S) 110-7, James Pelehach (Ca) 107, Jacob Dunham (G) 88-5
Javelin: Broderick Reheault (S) 138-11, Brandon LaClair (Ca) 116-5, Kaleb Lillestolen (G) 104-3
Pole vault: Michael Delessio (S) 10-6, Dylan Dingivan (G) 10-0, Jacob Fett (G) 9-6
Records: Canton 9-1, Granby 9-1, Somers 4-6

GIRLS
Canton 79, Granby 71
Canton 109, Somers 38
Granby 109, Somers 37
At Canton
4×800: Canton 11:24.50, Granby 11:29.10, Somers DNF
4×100: Canton 52.50, Granby 54.00, Somers 55.10
100: Chelsea Mitchell (Ca) 12.10, Maya Sutton-Hall (Ca) 13.00, Olivia Suter (S) 13.2
200: Chelsea Mitchell (Ca) 26.30, Nicole Szilagyi (G) 27.00, Kaylia Bailey (Ca) 27.80
400: Jane Frawley (Ca) 1:06.50, Gabriella Bonetti (G) 1:07.20, Brooke Shepard (Ca) 1:07.70
800: Jane Frawley (Ca) 2:41.80, Julia Caputo (Ca) 2:44.10, Helena Winkler (Ca) 2:44.60
1,600: Julia Caputo (Ca) 6:11.40, Helena Winkler (Ca) 6:12.30, Amy Briggs (G) 6:15.70
3,200: Julia Caputo (Ca) 13:22.20, Helena Winkler (Ca) 13:31.80, Emma Gallant (Ca) 13:30.40
100 hurdles: Nicole Szilagyi (G) 16.20, Madeline Archangelo (Ca) 18>20, Halle Raina (S) 20.30
300 hurdles: Maya Sutton-Hall (Ca) 50.20, Madeline Archangelo (Ca) 51.20, Lauren Roy (G) 51.60
4×400 relay: Granby 4:24.90, Canton 4:26.40, Somers 5:02.20
High jump: Isabella Provencher (G) 4-10, Lauren Roy (G) 4-8, Madeline Archangelo (Ca) 4-6
Long jump: Lauren Roy (G) 16-1½, Chelsea Mitchell (Ca) 16-0½, Isabelle Provencher (G) 15-1½
Triple jump: Chelsea Mitchell (Ca) 33-10½, Isabelle Provencher (G) 31-5, Lauren Roy (G) 31-4
Shot: Emily Renzoni (S) 28-11¾, Tristian Haugabook (G) 27-8¾, Abigail Thomas (G) 25-4¼
Discus: Mackenzie Stahl (G) 82-0, Abigail Thomas (G) 79-9, Maggie Maznicki (S) 74-7
Javelin: Mackenzie Stahl (G) 92-5, Hailey Price (G) 69-1, Brooke Shepard (Ca) 58-3
Pole vault: Megan Mercier (G) 7-0, Delani Rivera (S) 7-0, Evelyn Brooke (G) 7-0
Records: Canton 8-1-1, Granby 8-2, Somers 6-4

NCCC track standings

As of May 3

BOYS W-L Pts. GIRLS W-L-T Pts.
Granby 9-1 9 Suffield 10-0 10
Ellington 9-1 9 Ellington 8-1-1
Canton 9-1 9 Canton 8-1-1
Suffield 8-2 8 Granby 8-2 8
East Windsor 7-3 7 Stafford 7-3 7
Stafford 6-4 6 Coventry 7-3 7
Bolton 6-4 6 Somers 6-4 6
Coventry 6-4 6 East Windsor 5-5 5
Somers 4-6 4 Rockville 4-6 4
Rockville 4-6 4 Bolton 3-7 3
East Granby 2-6 2 East Granby 2-6 2
SMSA 2-6 2 Classical 2-8 2
Windsor Locks 0-8 0 HMTCA 1-9 1
Classical 0-10 0 SMSA 0-8 0
HMTCA 0-10 0 Windsor Locks 0-8 0
Teams earn one point for each team they beat in the dual meet season and one point for every team they beat at the league championship meet.

 

 

 

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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