On Tuesday, April 17, the Lady Knights were their usual selves by winning most of the field events, but it wasn’t enough. Divisional Hall was too fast on the track, going 2-for-3 in the relays and 5-for-8 in the individual events, sweeping the 3200m. The Knights fell, 82-68, on the road for their second loss of the season.
Southington took first in the following events: Samantha Przybylski in the 100m, the 4x100m relay, Natalie Verderame in the 400m, Kate Kemnitz in the 800m, Amanda Howe in the shot put and discus, Alijah Vega in the javelin, and Megan Biscoglio in the pole vault.
The following finished as runners-up in the individual events: Lily Scalise in the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles, Livvy Pizzitola in the 100m, Kemnitz in the 1600m, Shannon Litchfield in the 200m, Trinity Cardillo in the discus, and Tayler Riddick in the long jump.
The following finished third: Maddie Hepp in the 100m hurdles, Janette Wadolowski in the 300m hurdles, Deborah Hannigan in the discus, Julia Groll in the javelin, Riddick in the triple jump, Pizzitola in the pole vault, and Scalise in the high jump.
The following qualified for the Class LL meet: Przybylski in the 100m (13.0); Pizzitola in the 100m (13.1); Kemnitz in the 1600m (5:33.6); the 4x100m relay (51.3); Verderame in the 400m (61.8); Trinity Cardillo in the discus (92’6”); Deborah Hannigan in the discus (92’1”); and Biscoglio in the pole vault (10’0”).
Litchfield improved her state mark in the 200m (27.0).
The Knights will be back in action this week when they travel to divisional Conard on Tuesday, April 24. Southington is 1-2.
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