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Canton’s Peter Fuller signs letter of intent to run track at Southern Connecticut

Peter Fuller signs a letter of intent to run track at Southern Connecticut State University. (Photo courtesy Kim Church)

Canton High senior Peter Fuller, who earned All-New England honors in the high jump last winter, has signed a letter of intent to run track and field at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.

Last March, Fuller set a new school record at the New England indoor track and field championships in Boston with a leap of 6-foot-7 in the high jump to finish second and earn All-New England honors – the first athlete in Canton school history to earn All-New England honors in indoor track and field.

At the State Open, he was fourth with a jump of 6-foot-2 and he was third in Class S with another leap of 6-2. Fuller did jump 6-7 about a week after the New England championships at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City, taking second place in the Emerging Elite category.

Fuller’s performance earned him a spot on GameTimeCT’s All-State indoor track and field team last winter.

Fuller earned All-State honors in the high jump in outdoor track last May’s Class S championship meet with a leap of 6-4. He finished fourth at the State Open and seventh in New England.

Fuller also earned All-State honors with a second place finish in the high jump at the Class S indoor track championships in February 2018.

Peter Fuller and his parents, Mark and Nancy Fuller. (Photo courtesy Kim Church)

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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