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Canton girls remain undefeated with win over Suffield, Granby; Canton boys split

SUFFIELD, May 8 – Chelsea Mitchell won four individual events while Madeline Archangelo and Julia Caputo won two events each to help the undefeated Canton High girls track and field team outlast host Suffield by 5½ points, 77.75 to 72.25 in a dual meet featuring three of the top teams in the North Central Connecticut Conference.

With the win, Canton remains first in the league at 12-0 with Suffield at 11-1 and Granby at 10-2. The Bears lost their first two dual meets of the season with a 115.75 to 39.25 loss to Canton and a 114-41 defeat at the hands of Suffield. The Warriors also beat Innovation of New Britain, 129-18.

The victory gives the Warriors an edge going into the league championship meet at Coventry High on May 21. Teams earn one point for each NCCC dual meet victory they earn and one point for each team they beat at the league championship meet.

Canton (14-0, 12-0 NCCC) won their only league title in 2017 when they shared the league title with Suffield.

Mitchell swept the 100, 200 and 400 meters along with long jump while Archangelo won the javelin and 100 hurdles and took second in the triple jump. Caputo swept the 1,600 and 3,200 meter races. Julia Lau won the discus with Sarah Bowman finishing second. Kaylia Bailey (100) and Lila Hunt (800) picked up key second place finishes for Canton.

Canton set four school records in the victory. Mitchell set new school records in the 400 meters and long jump with Archangelo tying a school record in the high jump and Lau setting a new school record in the discus.

The Canton boys (11-3, 9-3 NCCC) beat Granby, 85½ to 65½ and Innovation, 111-38. But they lost to host Suffield, 80-70. The Wildcats is second in the league at 11-1 behind undefeated Ellington (12-0). Granby is 9-3 in the league.

Michael Cavanaugh and Peter Fuller won two individual events each for the Warriors. Fuller prevailed in the 200 meters and high jump with a leap of 6-foot-5. Fuller took second in the triple jump and 110 hurdles. Cavanaugh won the 300 hurdles and the javelin.

Brandon LaClair (100) and James Pelehach (discus) also won individual events for the Warriors.

Canton will be competing at the Greater Hartford Invitational on Saturday at East Hartford High School and close out the regular season next Tuesday at Rockville with a meet against the Rams and Stafford High.

GIRLS TRACK and FIELD
Canton 115.75, Granby 39.25
Canton 77.75, Suffield 72.25
Canton 129, Innovation 18
Suffield 114, Granby 41
Suffield 133, Innovation 16
Granby 125, Innovation 30
At Suffield
4×800: Suffield 10:37.40, Canton 10:52.14, Granby 11:48.46
4×100: Canton 51.24, Suffield 52.05, Granby 52.09
100: Chelsea Mitchell (Ca) 12.48, Kaylia Bailey (Ca) 13.39, Megan Wassick (G) 14.40
200: Chelsea Mitchell (Ca) 26.56, Mary Rusnock (S) 27.99, Sarah Kent (S) 28.16
400: Chelsea Mitchell (Ca) 1:00.28, Mary Rusnock (S) 1:02.84, Sarah Kent (S) 1:04.07
800: Carly Matthews (S) 2:40.54, Lila Hunt (Ca) 2:42.64, Jenna Cuniowski (Ca) 2:44.23
1,600: Julia Caputo (Ca) 5:33.59, Emily Brydges (S) 5:35.78, Karissa Stanio (S) 5:47.15
3,200: Julia Caputo (Ca) 11:49.44, Emily Brydges (S) 12:12.64, Karissa Stanio (S) 12:19.65
100 hurdles: Madeline Archangelo (Ca) 16.97, Karinn Sharp (S) 17.85, Mya Saylor (I) 17.92
300 hurdles: Karinn Sharp (S) 50.44, Lauren Roy (G) 51.75, Allison Celmer (Ca) 52.01
4×400: Suffield 4:17.44, Canton 4:19.54, Granby 4:31.74
Shot: Emma Coggins (S) 31-6, Katherine Platt (S) 31-4.5, Sarah Bowman (Ca) 30-6.5
Discus: Julia Lau (Ca) 91-5, Sarah Bowman (Ca) 88-10, Emma Coggins (S) 78-0
Javelin: Madeline Archangelo (Ca) 93-6, Jordan Dion (S) 82-9, Alyssa Cashman (S) 81-8
Long jump: Chelsea Mitchell (Ca) 18-4, Lauren Roy (G) 16-1, Megan Wassick (G) 15-9
Triple jump: Aaliyah Walker (I) 35-2, Madeline Archangelo (Ca) 33-9, Lauren Roy (G) 32-6
Pole vault: Sophie Lupone (S) 10-0, Evelyn Brook (G) 7-6, Gianna Grimaldi (G) 7-6
High jump: 1. (tie) Karinn Sharp (S) and Aaliyah Walker (I) 5-0, 3. Madeline Archangelo (Ca) 5-0
Records: Canton 14-0, 12-0 NCCC, Suffield 12-1, 11-1 NCCC; Granby 10-3, 9-3 NCCC

BOYS TRACK and FIELD
Suffield 81, Granby 69
Suffield 80, Canton 70
Suffield 108, Innovation 42
Canton 85½, Granby 64½
Canton 111, Innovation 38
Granby 99, Innovation 49
At Suffield
4×800: Suffield 9:01.59, Granby 9:07.62, Canton 9:41.71
4×100: Canton 47.39, Granby 48.02, Suffield 50.75
100: Brandon LaClair (Ca) 11.95, Caelum Janski (G) 12.04, Malachi Bolden (I) 12.23
200: Peter Fuller (Ca) 24.57, Malachi Bolden (I) 24.79, Ryan Fett (G) 24.93
400: Jared Sharp (S) 52.22, Camden Miller (S) 52.94, Ryan Fett (G) 55.39
800: Nick Sinofsky (S) 1:57.88, Kyle Englander (S) 2:01.14, Quentin Askew (I) 2:01.53
1,600: Kyle Englander (S) 4:58.48, Nick Sinofsky (S) 4:58.64, Nathan Davidson (S) 5:01.53
3200: Blake Dufresne (S) 11:08.55, Kyle Englander (S) 11:09.48, Nathan Davidson (S) 11:09.66
110 hurdles: Jonathan Rodriguez (I) 16.52, Peter Fuller (Ca) 16.63, Logan Tanguay (G) 18.08
300 hurdles: Michael Cavanaugh (Ca) 45.53, Logan Tanguay (G) 46.10, Kevin Tompkins (S) 46.22
4×400: Suffield 3:38.99, Canton 3:47.71, Innovation 3:48.04
Shot: Jared Sharp (S) 36-10, Garmoz Ajeti (I) 36-9, Adam Obrzut (Ca) 34-1.1
Discus: James Pelehach (Ca) 117-5, Collin Cleaves (Ca) 101-0, Krisjin Thompson (G) 91-9
Javelin: Michael Cavanaugh (Ca) 114-0, Brandon LaClair (Ca) 107-4, Clinton Allen (I) 106-3
Triple jump: Andel Smith (G) 42-5, Peter Fuller (Ca) 39-0, Conor Hennessy (G) 38-11
Long jump: Andel Smith (G) 20-6, Connor Hennessy (G) 18-11, Nathan Biega (Ca) 18-5
High jump: Peter Fuller (Ca) 6-5, Andel Smith (G) 5-10, Jonathan Rodriguez (I) 5-8
Pole vault: Jared Sharp (S) 12-0, Brandon LaClair (Ca) 11-0, Samuel O’Neil (G) 10-0
Records: Suffield 12-1, 11-1 NCCC, Granby 10-3, 9-3 NCCC; Canton 11-3, 9-3 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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