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Mitchell, Fuller, Rajamanickam win at Greater Hartford Invitational

EAST HARTFORD, May 12 – Canton High junior Chelsea Mitchell won the long jump and finished second in the 100 and 200 meters while teammate Peter Fuller won the high jump and Avon’s Anish Rajamanickam captured the 400 meters at the 88th Greater Hartford Invitational Saturday at East Hartford High.

Avon’s Rhiannon Richmond broke her own school record in the 3,200 meters and finished second. Canton’s Madeline Archangelo also finished second in the javelin along with Avon’s Jack Martin in the 1,600 meters.

Mitchell won the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 7½ inches, winning by more than five inches over Hall’s Olivia Bores. Mitchell set a pair of school records in the 100 and 200 meters but finished second in both races to Bloomfield’s Terry Miller.

Mitchell had a school record time of 12.16 seconds in the 100 meter final but Miller won the race with a time of 12.03 seconds. In the 200 meters, Mitchell had a school record time of 24.88 seconds but Miller set a new meet record with a time of 24.48 seconds, breaking the mark that she set a year ago (24.58).

Two years ago, Mitchell became the first Canton girl to win an individual event at the Greater Hartford Invitational.

Fuller, the New England indoor champion in the high jump, won the event with a leap of 6-4. Rajamanickam won the 400 meters with a time of 50.92 seconds, beating Hand’s Ameen Parks with a time of 51.48 seconds.

Fuller is the first Canton boy to win a championship at the meet since Will Briggs captured the discus in 2015. Rajamanickam is the first Avon boy to win a Greater Hartford title since Geoff Kirk won two events in 2016.

It was just a week ago when Richmond broke the school record in the 3,200 meters at the Middletown Invitational. She did it again at the Greater Hartford Invitational with her time of 11:07.67. Hall’s Jenna Zydanowicz won the race with a time of 11:01.41. Richmond’s teammate Sarah Lancaster was 13th in the race with a time of 12:30.67.

Martin finished second in the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:28.32. Tolland’s Alec Sauter won the race in 4:27.00.

Archangelo had an outstanding day. She set a new school record in the javelin with her throw of 103-9, good enough to finish second. She also took third in the triple jump with a leap of 34-1½ and was 12th in the high jump with a leap of 4-8.

Other top 15 finishes came from Canton’s Maya Sutton Hall, who was 11th in the 100 meters (13.11) and tenth in the 300 hurdles (50.06), and Avon’s Gabrielle Richmond, who was 14th in the 800 meters.

In boys events, Rajamanickam took sixth in the 200 meters (23.33) while Avon’s Thomas Howard was eighth in the 110 hurdles (16.35) and Thomas Ko (16.86) was 14th. Fuller finished ninth with a time of 16.54.

Avon’s Tyler Hinrichs was seventh in the 300 hurdles with a time of 42.86 seconds while teammate Jack Grady was eleventh in the long jump with a leap of 19-3.75.

Avon was 13th in the boys event with 24 points while Canton was 19th out of 30 teams with 10 points. In the girls event, Canton was ninth with 40 points while Avon was 19th with eight points.

2019 Greater Hartford Invitational

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