Tag Archives: Boys Track and Field

Booster Club recognizes Avon seniors planning to play collegiate sports

AVON, May 22 – The Avon High Booster Club recently recognized 17 senior athletes who plan on playing varsity sports in college. Athletes from seven different teams were represented at the reception that was attended by athletes, their coaches and families. Avon athletic director Tim Filon congratulated the athletes on their accomplishments in athletics andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Dustin Van Kirk wins CIAC decathlon with seven top 10 finishes

NEW BRITAIN, June 14 – A year ago, the CIAC decathlon ended with Canton’s Dustin Van Kirk sitting with his teammates watching the decathlon competitors struggle through the tenth and final event – the 1,500 meters. Van Kirk had turned his ankle in the pole vault and couldn’t run the 1,500. But Van Kirk knewContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Carpino, Harraden set school records, finish in top 10 of CIAC heptathlon

NEW BRITAIN, June 14 – Avon High junior Carly Carpino broke her own school record in the CIAC heptathlon Wednesday finishing third – the highest ever finish for a Falcon athlete in the event. Canton’s Amber Harraden, still slightly limping with a strained Achilles tendon that she injured at the NCCC championship meet about threeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

At midway point, Van Kirk is 2nd in decathlon; Carpino is 3rd in heptathlon

NEW BRITAIN, June 13 – Canton senior Dustin Van Kirk is second at the midway point of the CIAC decathlon in New Britain while Avon junior Carly Carpino is third after day one of the CIAC heptathlon. Van Kirk, who had top 10 finishes in four of five events, is second behind Lyman Memorial’s DanContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Carpino earns Avon’s first top 10 finish at New Englands in 20 years

NORWOOD, Mass., June 10 – Avon’s Carly Carpino finished ninth in the long jump at Saturday’s 72nd annual New England track and field championships with a leap of 17 feet, 2 inches – her second longest jump of the season. Carpino, who was competing at the New England championships for the second straight season, missed the topContinue ReadingContinue Reading

At State Open, Carpino, Dougela, Mitchell earn bids to New England meet

NEW BRITAIN, June 5 – Avon High junior Carly Carpino finished in the top 10 in three events at the CIAC State Open track and field championships at Willow Brook Park Monday to secure a pair of invitations to compete in this Saturday’s New England meet in Norwell, Massachusetts. Carpino is one of two AvonContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Mitchell brings home three silver medals as Canton girls finish fourth in Class S

NEW BRITAIN, June 1 – It was so close Thursday in the 100 meters at the Class S championships. Canton freshman Chelsea Mitchell and Weaver’s Tiandra Robinson raced each other down the straightaway at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. Both learned at the line but it was Robinson who won the race and the state championship byContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Granby alumni meet to benefit Grier family

GRANBY – The second annual Jared Grier Granby High alumni track meet will be held Sunday, June 4, at Granby High. Entry fee is $25 and proceeds benefit Grier family. Grier graduated from Granby High in 2014 and was a freshman studying mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester. He was injured when heContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Carpino sweeps hurdles to help Avon girls finish 2nd at Class MM championships

NEW BRITAIN, May 31 – Junior Carly Carpino was primarily a jumper her first two years with the Avon High girls track and field team. She won a NCCC title in the triple jump as a freshman and finished in the top 20 in the national championships in the triple jump and long jump inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Mitchell wins twice as Canton girls earn share of first NCCC title; Canton boys 4th

CANTON, May 23 – A lot of things went right this year for the Canton High girls track and field team. They won close meets with little depth – just 18 girls. The Warriors (13-0, 12-0 NCCC) beat Suffield on the final day of the regular season to go undefeated for the first time. CantonContinue ReadingContinue Reading