Bacon Academy's Dominic Colella (center) finished first at the Matt Bishel Bobcat Classic on Jan. 5. Also pictured: Mateo Coty (l) of Lyman Memorial-Windham Tech and Griffin Shafer (r) of Portland.
Here are the Rivereast Standout Athletes of the Week for the week of Jan. 31- Feb. 6:
Dominic Colella - Bacon Academy High School (Wrestling): Colella pinned Mateo Coty of Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech to take first place (126 lbs.) at the Matt Bishel Bobcat Classic on Feb. 5. The senior was one of two Bobcats, along with Carson Brown (152 lbs.), to win at the annual event hosted by Bacon Academy High School.
Liam Calhoun - RHAM High School (Indoor Track): Calhoun broke his own indoor mile record with a time of 4:26.99 to win the 1600 meter event at the Central Connecticut Championships in New Haven on Feb. 6. The senior broke the school’s record for the second time in a month, holding off runner-up Sean Barkasy of Manchester, who also ran a personal-best time (4:28.07). Before Calhoun, the previous 1600m record had stood since 1992.
Owen Brunk - Portland High School (Wrestling): Brunk won his weight bracket (220 lbs.) at the Matt Bishel Bobcat Classic on Jan. 5. The senior, who was coming off an All-State selection in football this fall, pinned Avon’s Nils Jerger to win finish first and was the only Highlander to finish atop the podium at the highly-competitive invitational hosted by Bacon Academy High School.
Nicholas Rivard-Lentz - East Hampton High School (Indoor Track & Field): Rivard-Lentz took first place in the pole vault finals at the Shoreline Conference Championship in New Haven on Feb. 5. Rivard-Lentz vaulted to a height of 12-06.00, besting second place Cooper Hawes (12-00.00) of Haddam-Killingworth at the finals at the Floyd Athletic Center.
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