Bacon Academy junior Jake Martino won the Class M state title in the discus at the Class M championships in New Britain on June 2.
Here are the Rivereast Standouts of the Week for the week of May 30 – June 4:
Jake Martino - Bacon Academy High School (Track & Field): Martino won the Class M state title in the discus, besting runner-up Matthew Smith of Lewis Mills by over 14 feet, at Willow Brook Park on June 2. Martino’s victory highlighted of a great day of throwing for the Bobcats as senior Peter Walsh placed 2nd in the javelin on the boys’ side and Jen Whipple placed 3rd in the shot put and 4th in the discus on the girls’ side. The boys placed 8th overall as a team and the girls finished 15th.
Shawn Laverty - Portland High School (Track & Field): Laverty ran a personal-best 5:25.96 to finish 4th overall in the 1600 meters at the Class S outdoor track and field championship at Willow Brook Park in New Britain on May 31. The senior, who will run for the University of Vermont, also teamed with Ariana Hettrick-Rivera, Abbey Pickel, and Lillian Tabellione for a 3rd-place finish in the 4x800 relay as the Highlanders placed 15th overall as a team.
Jordan Murphy - East Hampton High School (Track & Field): Murphy did it all last Monday, scoring in three events during the Class S outdoor track and field championships at Willow Brook Park in New Britain on May 31. The junior, who also stars on the volleyball and basketball courts at EHHS, excelled on the track and in the field–finishing 3rd in the high jump, 4th in the triple jump, and 5th in the 100 meter hurdles. The Bellringers placed 5th overall at the state meet, scoring 37 team points, 11 contributed by Murphy.
Liam Calhoun - RHAM High School (Track & Field): Calhoun added another medal to his ever-growing list of accomplishments by winning the 3200 meter race at the Class MM outdoor track and field championships at Willow Brook Park in New Britain on June 1. The seniors, who will run for Wesleyan University, destroyed the field and won the two-mile distance race by nearly eight seconds.
To nominate someone as an Athlete of the Week, or with questions or comments on sports-related topics, email email@example.com
Leave a Reply.
Sports Editor for the Rare Reminder, Glastonbury Citizen, and Rivereast News Bulletin