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Three athletes win three events each to lead undefeated Canton girls

Canton junior Chelsea Mitchell gets off to a quick start in the 100 meters Tuesday in Coventry. Mitchell won three events as Canton remained undefeated. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

COVENTRY, April 9 – Helena Winkler, Chelsea Mitchell and Madeline Archangelo each won three individual events while Maya Sutton-Hall won two events to help lead the undefeated Canton High girls track and field team to three victories on Tuesday.

Canton improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the NCCC with victories over Coventry, 101-45, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA), 120-14 and Parish Hill, 133-9.

Winkler swept the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meter races while Archangelo captured the 100 hurdles, high jump and pole vault. Mitchell won the 100 meters, long jump and triple jump. Sutton-Hall prevailed in the 200 and 400 meter races.

Helena Winkler won three events to help the Canton girls track team remain undefeated at 5-0. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

In the boys competition, Canton (3-2, 2-2 NCCC) lost to Coventry, 81-68 and easily beat HMTCA, 111-10 and Parish Hill, 108-12.

Canton’s Brandon LaClair won four events, taking the 100 meters, javelin and pole vault (8-6) and the 200 meters. LaClair, Coventry’s Jacob Krause and Chase Prentiss each crossed the line in 24.50 seconds to finish in a three-way tie for first place.

Matthew Barton (1,600) and Andrew Obrzut (400) also won individual events for the Warriors.

Andrew Obrzut won the 400 meters and was second in the 800 meters and pole vault in Canton’s win over Coventry on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

BOYS
Coventry 81, Canton 68
Coventry 111, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) 10
Coventry 108, Parish Hill 12
Canton 120, HMTCA 14
Canton 119, Parish Hill 10
HMTCA 34, Parish Hill 31
At Coventry
4×800: Coventry 9:41.70, Canton 10:25.00
4×100: Coventry 55.90, Canton DQ
100: Brandon LaClair (Can) 11.40, Chase Prentiss (Cov) 11.70, Jack Poland (Cov) 11.80
200: (tie) Jacob Krause (Cov) 24.50, Brandon LaClair (Can) 24.50, Chase Prentiss (Cov) 24.50
400: Andrew Obrzut (Can) 54.20, Logan Gilbert (Cov) 58.10, Austin O’Neal (H) 58.50
800 meters: Jack Poland (Cov) 2:17.90, Andrew Obrzut (Can) 2:18.10, Jacob O’Neal (H) 2:25.60
1,600: Matthew Barton (Can) 5:21.00, Ryan Nickerson (Can) 5:23.50, Brent Freed (P) 5:26.50
3,200: Logan Gilbert (Cov) 11:41.80, Ryan Nickerson (Can) 12:16.00, Andrew Obrzut (Can) 12:27.70
110 hurdles: Nathan Cournean (Can) 21.90, Adam Obrzut (Can) 22.80, Aidan Sleath (Can) 26.80
300 hurdles: Nathan Cournean (Can) 55.20, Liam O’Donnell (Can) 59.40, Aidan Sleath (Can) 1:01.80
Shot: Joseph Lanham (Cov) 39-5½, Alex Krause (Cov) 38-4¾, Jayden Cordy (P) 36-7¾
Discus: Joseph Lanham (Cov) 128-2½, Zach Peterson (Cov) 116-3, James Pelehach (Can) 110-9
Javelin: Brandon LaClair (Can) 128-1, Jayden Cordy (P) 110-0, Zach Peterson (Cov) 102-6
Long jump: Ryan Hayes (Cov) 19-2, Nathan Biega (Can) 17-2, Jacob Krause (Cov) 16-1
Triple jump: Ryan Hayes (Cov) 37-6, Jacob Krause (Cov) 36-1, Andrew Obrzut (Can) 35-3
High jump: Ryan Hayes (Cov) 5-2, Jacob Krause (Cov) 5-2, Joseph Lanham (Cov) 4-6
Pole vault: Brandon LaClair (Can) 8-6, Andrew Obrzut (Can) 7-6
4×400: Coventry 4:07.30, Canton 4:20.90
Records: Canton 3-2, 2-2 NCCC

Sean Miscikoski, left, and Liam O’Donnell race in Tuesday’s meet in Coventry. (Photo courtesy Bill Brewster)

GIRLS
Canton 101, Coventry 45
Canton 120, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) 14
Canton 133, Parish Hill 9
Coventry 108, HMTCA 8
Coventry 105, Parish Hill 21
Parish Hill 39, HMTCA 10
At Coventry
4×800: Coventry 11:28.60, Canton 12:48
4×100: Canton 53.40, Coventry 1:00.70
100: Chelsea Mitchell (Can) 13.00, Kaylia Bailey (Can) 13.80, Cadence Eaton (Cov) 14.50
200: Maya Sutton-Hall (Can) 28.70, Kaylia Bailey (Can) 29.00, Cadence Eaton (Cov) 29.70
400: Maya Sutton-Hall (Can) 1:06.90, Kathryn Germond (Cov) 1:07.70, Jenna Cuniowski (Can) 1:11.70
800: Helena Winkler (Can) 2:45.90, Megan Lang (Cov) 2:50.30, Lila Hunt (Can) 2:52.90
1,600: Helena Winkler (Can) 6:00.50, Lila Hunt (Can) 6:12.80, Kelsey Zator (L) 6:14.30
3,200: Helena Winkler (Can) 13:41.00, Kathryn Germond (Cov) 15:28.90, Margaret Frawley (Can) 17:06.90
100 hurdles: Madeline Archangeo (Can) 17.40, Megan Ausere (Can) 20.20, Raichel Smardson (P) 20.80
300 hurdles: MacKenzie Archangelo (Can) 1:00.70, Megan Ausere (Can) 1:01.90, Cayla Batz (Cov) 1:04.00
Shot: Anneliese Woods (Cov) 26-2½, Brooke Dutton (Cov) 26-2, Darcy Hopkins (Cov) 24-10
Discus: Brooke Dutton (Cov) 82-4, Madeline Buske (Cov) 75-1, Julia Lau (Can) 67-2½
Javelin: Brooke Dutton (Cov) 90-11, Madeline Archangelo (Can) 89-2, Brooke Benedict (P) 75-0
Long jump: Chelsea Mitchell (Can) 17-3, Jenna Cuniowski (Can) 13-10½, Kaylia Bailey (Can) 13-1
Triple jump: Chelsea Mitchell (Can) 34-02, Mackenzie Archangelo (Can) 29-0, Jocelyn Francisco (Cov) 25-3
High jump: Madeline Archangelo (Can) 4-2, Grace LaBella (Cov) 4-0, Cayla Balz (Cov) 4-0
Pole vault: Madeline Archangelo (Can) 5-6
4×400: Canton 5:01.10, Coventry 5:09.30
Records: Canton 5-0, 4-0 NCCC

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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