Owen Powers - Wethersfield (Swimming): Powers won the 200 yard freestyle and was the starting engine behind the 400 freestyle relay that took first place as the Eagles held off E.O. Smith/Tolland, 96-88, on Jan. 25. The junior teamed with Colin Pace, Jack Lynch, and Paolo Pirrotta in the relay win and also took second in the 100 freestyle as the event, which took place at WHS.
Marina Perry - Rocky Hill (Track & Field): Perry finished second in the weight throw, tossing a personal-best 42-02.25 at the New Balance Games at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York. Throwing against some of the nationals best and brightest athletes, Perry also finished 3rd in the shot put with a toss of 36-02.00.
Kendall Miller - Newington (Basketball): Miller had a career-high 12 points, to along with seven rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block, and six deflections as Newington beat East Catholic 74-25 on Jan. 25. The freshman has made a major impact this season, playing over 15 minutes and averaging over six rebounds per game as the Nor’easters enter the week with a record of 14-1.
Jaden Wynn - Cromwell (Indoor Track): Wynn, a junior, broke the school record in the 55 meter dash, running a 6.75 and losing by a nose to Ellington senior Vincent Sivo at the Shoreline Coaches Invitational on Jan. 28. Wynn and fellow junior Mike Anderson, who finished fifth overall with a time of 7.03, were the only teammates to place top five during the event at the Floyd Athletic Center in New Haven.
Tyah Pettaway - Middletown (Basketball): Pettaway scored 39 points last week as the Blue Dragons picked up a huge win over Simsbury (54-49) on Jan. 25 and a victory over Conard (47-26) on Jan. 28, extending the team’s winning streak to four games. The senior guard is averaging 19 points and four steals a game for a team that has won 11 of 13 games this winter.
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