Indoor track and field, which had competition canceled last winter because of COVID-19, crowned champions for the first time since 2020. The local schools and athletes had some great performances during the competitions held at the Floyd Athletic Center in New Haven last weekend.
Xavier High School won the Class L meet, besting runner-up Hillhouse (86.5 - 54). Eamon Burke won the 1000 meters with teammate Alexander Ushchak finished as the runner-up. Hunter Feitel won the championship in the pole vault. The Falcons also had two relay teams win state titles as the 1600 sprint medley (Burke, Owen Pestka, Owen miller, Chase Vitale) and the 4x200 relay (Pestka, Miller, Vitale, and Eamon Conneely) each finished first.
Middletown High School’s Nyasia Dailey took home a Class L championship in the 55 meter dash, running a 7.27 to hold off Audrey Kozak from Shelton.
Rocky Hill’s Marina Perry won the Class M championship in the shot put, besting runner-up Jennifer Whipple of Bacon Academy by over a foot (37-11.25 - 36-03.00).
Wethersfield High School senior Holden Speed took home second place in the Class L long jump with a leap of 21’02”, which is a personal best.
Cromwell High School junior Jaden Wynn placed second in the 300 meters, placing behind only Weaver’s Malcolm Beckford at the Class D finals. Wynn also placed fourth in the 55 meters.
Also in Class S, Rocky Hill’s Bryan Martinez placed third in the 1600 meter run.
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