WINDSOR, May 3 – Seniors Ryley Higgins and Kaleigh Sherman each won two individual events as the Avon High girls track and field team dropped a hard-fought 75-71 decision to Windsor in CCC Central White action on Tuesday. On the boys side, defending State Open champion Windsor beat the Avon boys by a score of 89-60.
Sherman had a fine day for the Falcons (4-2, 1-1 CCC Central White) by winning the high jump and javelin and finishing second in the discus. Her throw of 106 feet and one inch is currently the top throw in the state among Class MM competitors at this time.
Higgins swept the 1,600 meter and 3,200 meter races. Sophomore Carly Carpino finished second in the triple jump and long jump for Avon. Carpino also ran on Avon’s winning 4×100 relay team (Shilpa Donde, Riley Abate, Gina Lindey, Carpino).
Abate’s time of 13.03 in the 100 meters is her season-best performance in the event.
In the boys competition, senior Geoff Kirk remained undefeated in all three throwing events – earning victories in the shot, discus and javelin. Kirk threw a season-best 160-0½ in the javelin. Senior Andrew Suter also won two individual events, grabbing first place finishes in the 1,600 in 4:38 and 3,200 meters in 10:18.16.
The Avon boys are 3-3 on the year and 1-1 in the CCC Central White.
Ten athletes from the boys and girls program will be competing this Friday and Saturday at the Irv Black Invitational in New Britain