Track & Field
Wethersfield boys finished sixth overall at the Class L finals. Jayson Burchell won the state championship in the long jump and finished third in the triple jump. Michael Bobin also won a state title, winning the pole vault. Torronce Smith placed fourth in the 300m hurdles and Owen Gagne fifth in the 200m. The Eagles 4x800 relay team (Liam Stec, Ryan Gagne, Thomas Brodowicz, Owen Gagne) also placed fifth.
Newington’s 4x800 relay (Michael Bohlke, Luke Brown, Reed Campbell, Sam Geisler) took home a state title at the Class L finals and duplicated that feat at the State Open. Bolke placed third in the 3200m and Geisler placed third in the 200m. Elias Roberts also took home third in the 300m hurdles.
Middletown’s Trevor Drescher won Class L javelin state title and finished third in the discus. Eric Meyer was the runner-up in the discus and Liam Tharin placed third in the shot put.
On the girl’s side of Class L, Middletown’s Arden Phoenix placed third in the discus and Newington’s Katie Bohlke finished fifth in the 800m.
Rocky Hill’s Marina Perry won a state championship in the discus at the Class M finals, also finishing third in the shot put.
On the boy’s side of Class M, Cromwell’s Ethan Wilson finished second in the 100m and fifth in the 200m. Mark Rodriguez also placed fifth in the 3200m.
Tyreice Dominique of Rocky Hill placed third in the 100m, while teammates Jack Thurz also placed third in the 800m and Maxwell DiMatteo finished fourth in the discus.
Cromwell’s Jack Wise shot a birdie on his final hole, finishing up a (+3) 74 round and a share of the Division III state title with Waterford’s Danny Torres. Teammates Ryan Rozzi (94) and The Panthers finished eighth overall at the tournament.
Newington’s Madison Massaro-Cook tied for 11th at the Division II girls’ championships.
Newington boys’ volleyball fell to Barlow (3-1) in the Class M state championship match on June 10. It ended another incredible season for the Nor’easters, who finished 17-2 in the regular before sweeping both Rockville and Cheshire in the tournament.
Senior captain Jacob Baclawski, who led the team in kills (288) and aces (79), will be leaving, along with Joshua Akosa and Sean Stegmaier, who led the team in blocks this season.
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