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Rajamanickam, Carpino help Avon track squads earn wins over Conard

AVON, May 9 – Anish Rajamanickam won three events and finished second in a fourth event to help the Avon High boys track and field team beat Conard Wednesday, 85-65. In the girls competition, Avon’s Carly Carpino won four events and set a new school record in the 100 hurdles to lead the Falcons to a 97-53 victory over Conard.

Rajamanickam captured the 200 meters (23.6), 400 meters (52.2) and long jump (19-3½) while taking second in the triple jump. Zach Tilsch won a pair of events, finishing first in the 100 meters in 11.73 seconds and the shot (35-8). He finished second in the 200 meters and long jump.

Jack Stokesbury won the 800 meters in a time of 2:07.3, Thomas Ko won the 110 hurdles (18.3), Alec Traktovenko captured the javelin (128-7), Matt Nyklicek grabbed the 3,200 meters (10:31.48) while Danny Rock won the discus with a throw of 117-9 feet.

With the victory, Avon improves to 4-3 on the season and 3-3 in the CCC West.

Carpino swept the 100 hurdles, javelin, long jump and 200 meters.

For the second time in three days, Carpino broke the school record in the 100 hurdles with her winning time of 15.2 seconds. Carpino broke the school record with her time of 15.3 seconds at Saturday’s Middletown Invitational, good enough for second place behind Northwest Catholic’s Katherine Jacobs in 14.99 seconds.

Against Conard, Carpino won the javelin with a throw of 90-7 and took the long jump with a leap of 16-1. Her winning time in the 200 meters was 26.8 seconds. Carpino qualified for the CIAC Class M tournament in the 200 meters and javelin and has now qualified in eight separate events.

Hayley Dougela won the high jump with a leap of 4-10, Molly Milligan won the triple jump (34-5) and Audrey Worth won the pole vault with a jump of 9-6 for the Falcons, now 3-4 and 2-4 in the CCC West.

Rhiannon Richmond was an easy winner in the 1,600 meters with a winning time of 5:13.23, nearly 16 seconds of the closest competitor. Sara Leavens easily took the 3,200 for the Falcons with a time of 12:02.5, nearly 44 seconds ahead of the second place runner.

Molly Milligan took second in the 100 and 400 meters and was third in the 200 meters. Emily Foley was second in the 800 meters just 0.02 of a second ahead of Richmond.

The Falcons return to action on Saturday when they compete in the Greater Hartford Invitational at Simsbury.

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