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Undefeated Canton boys move toward showdown with Ellington; Girls win 8th

Canton's Emily Mitchell, right, won three events Tuesday and set a new school record in the long jump.

Canton’s Emily Mitchell, right, won three events Tuesday and set a new school record in the long jump.

CANTON, May 5 – Going undefeated in the dual meet portion of the season won’t guarantee a team a NCCC championship. But it certainly helps. Teams earn one point for each team they beat during the regular season and another point for every team they beat at the league championship meet. 

The Canton boys have won four straight NCCC championships. They are working on the opportunity to win a fifth. The Warriors improved to 10-0 with dominating victories over Hartford Classical, 111-39 and Enfield, 124-26 on Tuesday. 

But Canton knows they have challenges ahead. They face Suffield next Tuesday at home and finish out the dual meet portion of the NCCC campaign on May 19 at Ellington – which is looming as Canton’s biggest challenger for the league championship. 

Ellington is also 10-0 on the season after beating Suffield and Avon, 99.5 to 50.5 on Tuesday. The Avon match was the most competitive meet the Knights have had this spring. The league championship meet is Tuesday, May 26 at Granby. 

Canton's Stephen Oliver set a new school record in the pole vault Tuesday, leaping 10-1.

Canton’s Stephen Oliver set a new school record in the pole vault Tuesday, leaping 10-1.

Canton had little trouble with Hartford Classical and Enfield in winning their 61st consecutive dual meet. The Warriors used a balanced effort with Nico Tuccillo (400), Augden Shaw (800), Dean Yost (1,600), James Yost (3,200), Dustin Van Kirk (300 hurdles), Will Briggs (discus), Will Carlson (javelin), Keegan Toland (shot) and Stephen Oliver (pole vault) each winning individual events. Oliver set a new school record with his leap of 10 feet, one inch. 

Enfield’s Tyrik Henry won three events – capturing the 100, 110 hurdles and long jump. He was second in the 200 meters. 

The Canton girls don’t have enough athletes on their team to compete for a league championship but the athletes they have can run. The Warriors improved to 8-2 with a pair of wins over Classical, 114-28 and Enfield, 108-29, securing a winning record for the third straight season. 

Emily Mitchell won three events – the 100 and 200 meters and long jump. Her leap of 16 feet, 10 inches in the long jump set a new school record, breaking her old mark of 15-6 set last spring against Ellington. 

Lucy Tanner swept the two hurdles races and was second in the 200 while Amber Harraden won the javelin and shot. Abigail Briggs (400), Jocelyn Rossito (1,600), Emily Briggs (3,200), Devin Kadis (discus) and Abigail Skinner (high jump) each won individual events for Canton. 

The Canton girls are just one win shy of tying the single season school record of nine set a year ago. 

Canton 111, Hartford Classical 39
Canton 124, Enfield 26
Hartford Classical 72, Enfield 44
At Canton
4×800: Classical 9:28.8, Canton 10:13.1
4×100: Canton 45.3, Classical 47.2
100: Tyrik Henry (E) 11.5, Matthew Pickett (C) 11.7, Cam Daley (C) 11.8
200: Juan Echevarria (CM) 23.4, Tyrik Henry (E) 23.7, Matt Pickett (C) 23.7
400: Nico Tuccillo (C) 52.3, Cam Daley (C) 54.6, Dean Yost (C) 55.9
800: Augden Shaw (C) 2:07.3, James Yost (C) 2:09.6, Dean Yost 2:12.6
1,600: Dean Yost (C) 4:43.6, Connor Shannahan (E) 4:57.7, Max Sparks (C) 5:00.4
3,200: James Yost (C) 11:47.9, Connor Shannahan (E) 11:53.1, Josiah Oliver (CM) 12:43.6
110 hurdles: Tyrik Henry (E) 14.6, Dustin Van Kirk (C) 16.4, John Solomon (C) 17.8
300 hurdles: Dustin Van Kirk (C) 42.5, John Solomon (C) 44.3, Luca-Frez Albrecht (C) 44.8
Discus: Will Briggs (C) 135-4, Trevvoughn Clarke (CM) 108-0, Ian LaClair (C) 102-8
Javelin: Will Carlson (C) 124-0, Pearse Walsh © 107, Mitchell Offhaus (C) 106-6
Shot: Keegan Toland (C) 41-2, Ian Laclair (C) 40-10½, Will Briggs (C) 37-6
Long jump: Tyrik Henry (E) 20-3, Ouentin Kelly (CM) 19-2, Dustin Van Kirk (C) 18-6
Triple jump: Justin Kelly (CM) 38-6, Dustin Van Kirk (C) 37-0, Patrick Lagonigro (C) 34-9
High jump: Tim Flynn (CM) 5-6, John Solomon (C) 5-4, Patrick Lagonigro (C) 5-0
Pole vault: Stephen Oliver (C) 10-1, Aidan McCue (C) 8-6, Noah O’Leary (C) 8-6
4×400: Classical 3:40.0, Canton 4:01.7, Canton B 4:08
Records: Canton 10-0 

Canton 114, Hartford Classical 28

Canton 108, Enfield 29
Hartford Classical 71, Enfield 51
At Canton
4×800: Canton 11:23.7, Classical 12:08.5
4×100: Canton 52.3, Classical 55.1, Enfield 55.7
100: Emily Mitchell (C) 13.0, Amber Harraden (C) 13.6, Cassandra Liquori (E) 13.6
200: Emily Mitchell (C) 27.6, Lucy Tanner (C) 28.1, Talor Williamson (CM) 29.4
400: Abigail Briggs (C) 1:06.5, Kadian Prvce (CM) 1:12.2, Jayde Campbell (CM) 1:12.8
800: Farhevo Aden (E) 2:40.4, Chloe Gucciardi (C) 2:45.4, Cameron McCauley (C) 2:49.4
1,600: Jocelyn Rossito (C) 5:44.0, Cameron McCaley (C) 6:10.2, Margaret Moran (CM) 7:05.7
3,200: Emily Briggs (C) 13:07.9, Abigail Briggs (C) 13:52.1
100 hurdles: Lucy Tanner (C) 17.5, Emma Skinner (C) 18.9, Abigal Skinner (C) 19.1
300 hurdles: Lucy Tanner (C) 51.6, Shania Myers (CM) 53.0,  Jocelyn Rossitto (C) 64.1
Discus: Devin Kadis (C) 70-9, Abby Bosco (E) 65-4, Mia Tuccillo (C) 64-8
Javelin: Amber Harraden (C) 81-2, Destiny Burns (E) 59-4, Devin Kadis (C) 53-1
Shot: Amber Harraden (C) 27-7¼, Abby Bosco (E) 22-4, Destiny Burns (E) 22-4
Long jump: Emily Mitchell 16-10, Shania Myers (CM) 15-4, Talor Willamson (CM) 15-3
Triple jump: Briana Salmon (CM) 31-6, Abigail Skinner (C) 29-3, Abigail Litrenta (E) 28-11
High jump: Abigail Skinner (C) 4-6, Briana Salmon (CM) 4-6
Pole vault: Devin Kadis (C) 6-6
4×400: Classical 4:36.9, Enfield 5:37.8
Records: Canton 8-2

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