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2014 Indoor Track Winter Preview

December 20, 2014
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2014 Indoor Track Winter Preview

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR It almost seems like a cruel joke to see members of the indoor track team shivering in small groups as they  trudge outdoors for preseason practice. It looks like disorderly confusion as they break into smaller groups and gravitate toward different sections of the outdoor facility. But if you look closer,…

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Bennett scores top 20 in NE

March 7, 2014
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Bennett scores top 20 in NE

By John Goralski Sports Writer The top ranked athlete in the shot put fell more than three feet in the final rankings, but it was still good enough to win. The 20th ranked thrower bested his personal record by more than four feet. So much can go right or wrong at the New England Championship…

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On to New Englands; Bennett scores second place at CT state open

February 21, 2014
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On to New Englands; Bennett scores second place at CT state open

By John Goralski Sports Writer When Matt Bennett first tried his hand at the shot put, he was struggling to clear 20 feet in competition. When he clawed his way into the postseason in his first season, it seemed like the end of an impossible dream. But Bennett was just getting started. On Monday, Feb.…

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Class LL Championship; Bennett wins the shot put, advances to open

February 14, 2014
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Class LL Championship; Bennett wins the shot put, advances to open

By John Goralski Sports Writer By the time that Matt Bennett entered the shot put circle for the championship heat of his event, the rest of his team was huddled at the edge of the throwing surface. Everyone else had finished their day’s competition at the Class LL championship meet. Every one else had fallen…

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The postseason begins; Bennett, Garrison medal at conference meet

January 31, 2014
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The postseason begins; Bennett, Garrison medal at conference meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer For two weeks, Matt Bennett has tried to battle through a winter illness. His practices were limited. His strength was depleted, and the shot put seemed to weigh 300 pounds. But on Saturday, Jan. 25, Bennett tried to push it all behind him at the CCC Championship meet as he…

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Knights shine at New Haven invite; Bennett wins the shot put; Knights qualify for state and conference meets

January 3, 2014
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Knights shine at New Haven invite; Bennett wins the shot put; Knights qualify for state and conference meets

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington qualified for the conference meet in six efforts on opening day. One girl qualified for states in two events. Two boys qualified for states in a single event, and a relay team will join them. On Friday, Dec. 20, the indoor track team opened their season at one of…

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Attacking McReaveyIndoor Track clicks at Wesleyan University;

January 18, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Joe Pappalardo was caught in a tangle of elbows and knees at the start of the 4x800m relay and was thrown to the ground in a wild stampede. As wave after wave of baton-wielding distance runners trampled him, Pappalardo fought to his feet. By the second lap, almost half of…

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Blue Knights claim five indoor titles at Glastonbury meet

January 10, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Annie Groom has spent much of her first indoor track season scrambling to meet deadlines and looking for opportunities. Very few meets offer every event, so success hinges upon every little decision. Does she run relays or focus on individual events? Is anyone close to qualifying for the state meet…

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