Records Set By Hawks In Track And Field Meet
Newtown High School’s track and field teams participated in the South-West Conference championships, the girls at Weston High on May 24, and the boys at Bethel High on May 25.
The girls scored 102.75 points and came in second to Weston (153.5).
Both squads had some standout performances, with first-place and record-setting efforts as follows:
The 4x400 relay team of Elise Barricelli, Riley Powers, Ally McCarthy, and Hannah Snayd broke the meet and school records with a time of 3:59.28.
“It was huge. The girls were so excited,” Newtown Coach Becky Bourret said.
Barricelli won the 200 meter race in a time of 26.38 and came in second in the 100 in 12.92.
Powers was third in the 400 in 59.45. McCarthy came in second in the 800 in 2:20.76. Snayd came in fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:24.44.
Sarah Nowacki took first in the shot-put throw with a 34-01.75, came in third in the discus event with a toss of 97-05, and third in the javelin throw with a 100-09.
Kaelin Rising was third in the shot-put competition with a throw of 29-01.50. Shayna Millard came in fifth in the discus event with an 80-07.
Kayleigh Troy placed fifth in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4-10, and was sixth in the triple jump with a 31-03.
The 4x800 relay of Emily Litke, Sophia Guevara, Emily Tressler, and Maddie Fetchick was fifth in 10:18.60.
Newtown had several top-ten results, with Grace Miller getting seventh in both the triple jump (31-00.25) and long jump (16 feet) competitions.
Bourret said the Nighthawks were thrilled to place second as a team, record numerous personal records, and just to get through the regular season and into the postseason with no quarantine issues in the entire month of May.
In the boys’ meet, NHS placed fifth; Weston was first.
The 4x800 meter relay team of Aidan Budge, Cam Whorf, Matt Sortino, and Drew Poseno was sixth in 8:29.74.
Kevin Murray was sixth in the 110 hurdles in a time of 18.46 and fourth in the 300 hurdles, clocking in at 44.16. Poseno placed sixth in the 400 in 52.19.
Nick Sortino was fifth in the javelin with a throw of 133-01.
Grant Baker was fifth in the discus throw with a 112-09 and came in third in the shot-put event with a 44-07.75.
Hampton Cobb earned third in both the long jump with a leap of 19-10.25 and triple jump with a 40-05.50.
Sam Edwards cleared 12 feet to earn fourth in the pole vault competition.
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