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Track Athletes Stand Out In SCC Coaches Invite And SWC Meet

Published: January 18, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Jackie O'Leary, right, passes the baton to Grace Pettinelli during the 4x200 relay race at the SCC meet on January 13. (Krista Benson photo)
Jackie O'Leary, right, passes the baton to Grace Pettinelli during the 4x200 relay race at the SCC meet on January 13. (Krista Benson photo)
Zach Crebbin clears 6-foot-2 to place second in the high jump event at the SCC meet. (Krista Benson photo)
Zach Crebbin clears 6-foot-2 to place second in the high jump event at the SCC meet. (Krista Benson photo)
Newtown High School's indoor track and field teams competed in the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) Coaches Invitational at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven on January 13, and participated in a South-West Conference (SWC) meet at Wesleyan University in Middletown on January 15. Highlights are as follows:

In the SCC meet, Zach Crebbin set a personal record with a jump of 6-foot-2 in the high jump competition and placed second, Ryan Williams (42-7) and Bob Carroll (40-4) both improved their shot-put distances by two feet, and the 4x80 relay team of Joel Duval, Evan Hildenbrand, Evan Wong, and Christian Lestik dropped ten seconds off their time, coming in at 8:50.75. The 4x200 relay team of Jackie O'Leary, Grace Pettinellli, Sarah Dowling, and Carly Swierbut came in third in a time of 1:50.84. Marley Martson was third in the shot-put competition.

In the SWC meet, the 4x200 relay team comprising Rory Edwards, Tom Shkreli, Todd Perrin, and Grant Moxham was less than a second away from breaking the school record with a time of 1:39.58.
The sprint medley relay of Brett Deri, Grant Moxham, Duval, and Lestik came in first with a time of 3:52.24 only .22 away from setting anew school record. Deri was second in the hurdles with a time of 8.18, Lestik placed third in the 1000 with a time of 2:46.76, Crebbin won the high jump with another 6-2 effort, Aiden Jasinski won the pole vault with a jump of 12 feet, and Carroll placed fifth in the shot-put with a throw of 40-1. Carly Swierbut won the 55 dash in 7.44 and the 300 in 42.74.

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