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Glastonbury beats Avon boys and girls in track

GLASTONBURY, April 24 – Avon’s Carly Carpino won four individual events but the Glastonbury High girls track and field team was too deep as the host Tomahawks beat Avon, 112-38 in a CCC West meet on Tuesday.

Carpino won the 110 meter hurdles (17.2 seconds), the triple jump (33-5), javelin (81-2) and shot put (32-5). The only other Avon winner was Rhiannon Richmond, who set a new sophomore school record for the Falcons (2-2) in the 3,200 meters with her winning time of 11:21. It was the fourth fastest time in school history in the event.

Richmond won the 3,200 meters by 29 seconds. Teammate Sara Leavens was third in the 3,200 meters. Hayley Dougela was second in the triple jump with a leap of 32-8 and third in the high jump with a leap of 4-10.

Richmond was second in the 1,600 meters while Alison Janes was third in the shot (27-2).

In the boys competition, Avon’s Anish Rajamanickam won two events but Glastonbury prevailed, 107-43. Rajamanickam won the 400 meters in 51.9 and took the triple jump with a leap of 36-9½. Marek Cierniewski won the javelin with a big throw of 170 feet and five inches, winning the event by nearly 50 meet.

Zach Tilsch won the 100 meters in 11.6 seconds for Avon (2-2) and was second in the long jump with a leap of 18-7½. Thomas Ko was second in the 200 meters (25.0) with Daniel Rock finishing second in the discus with a throw of 116-5 feet.

Ko (110 hurdles), Tyler Hinrichs (300 hurdles), Ian Albreski (800), Thomas Howard (200, pole vault), Rajamanickam (long jump), Matt Nyklicek (triple jump) and Cierniewski (shot) each finished third in their respective events.

Avon returns to action on Tuesday, May 1 when they go to Hall High in West Hartford for a four-team meet with Simsbury and Northwest Catholic.

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