GHS Girls T&F Wins Invite
The girls’ track and field team at GHS won the Greater Hartford Invitational on Friday, May 6.
Zoe Spann-McDonald won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.62 seconds, followed by Emma Smith in third place with a time of 16.69 seconds. Casey MacElhiney achieved first place in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:20.00 and Jackie Caron earned took first place in the 1600M a time of 5:10.08. In the 3200M event, the Guardians claimed first and second place. Ava Gattinella took first place with a time of 11:33.46, followed by Kelley MacElhiney in a close second with a time of 11:33.72. The 4x400 meter relay team of Riley Carroll, Meghan Smith, Alyssa Healy, and Emma Smith won first place with a time of 4:08.45.
Other relay teams that performed well were the 4x800 (Annika Paluska, Mikayla Nedder, Haley Evans, and Olivia Dickson), which placed second with a time of 10:20.63. The 4x100 meter (Hannah Caiola, Alyssa Healy, Meghan Smith, and Riley Carrol) also placed second with a time of 51.90.
In the field. Mallory Malz won both the long jump with a jump (17’3.5”) and the pole vault (10’6”), followed by Sophia Urban in third (8’6”). Monica Robinson finished second place in the javelin with a thrown of 86’3”, followed by Anna Morris in third place with a throw of 80’8”. Layla Spann-McDonald earning second place in the discus with a throw of 89’2”. Brittany LeClair and Tennaly LeClaire tied for third in the high jump, clearing 4’8”.
Guardians Softball Takes Two of Three
GHS softball rebounded following a rough start to May, winning two of three games last week.
Junior pitcher Brooke Tracy returned to the mound, striking out 13, and freshman Gabby Lambert drove in three runs in a 6-3 road victory over Manchester last Monday.
Following a 6-0 loss at Southington on Wednesday, the Guardians returned home to celebrate Senior Day with a win over Conard (9-4) last Friday. Seniors Maggie Dunn, who will attend St. Mary’s College in Indiana next year, and Destiny Johnson, who will attend Albertus Magnus College, were recognized as the team picked up their ninth win of the season.
In the win over Conard, Tracy fanned 14 more batters and allowed only two hits, also helping from the plate by drilling sac fly to get the scoring started. Rayah Snyder connected on two hits, scoring threes times, and Sadie Scurto drove in three runs on a pair of hits. Scurto, Alyssa Myers, and Natalie Lessard all drove in runs in the 5th inning, which proved to be the difference maker.
2nd Annual GHS Baseball reunion Alumni Game May 23rd
Attention former GHS Baseball players! Please join us for the 2nd annual baseball alumni reunion game on May 23rd at Riverfront Park at 1pm (warm-ups and batting practice start at noon). We are highlighting last year's eight seniors who lost their season due to Covid-19 and hope we get a great turnout.
Fees are $50 and includes a catered BBQ lunch with a fully umpired game. Portions of monies raised will go to the GHS 2021 Safe Grad program. If you are interested, please RSVP to Head Baseball Coach Dennis Accomando at CoachaccGHS@gmail.com. For more information on the event, you can also reach out to the GHS Friends of Glastonbury Board at email@example.com
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