Posts Tagged ‘ track and field ’

Last man standing; Matt Bennett just missed NE meet

June 22, 2014
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Matt Bennett advanced to the state open in two events.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Matt Bennett never complained when the heavy rains flooded across the throwing circle even though it was apparent that it cost him a return trip to the New England Championship. With the slick conditions, Bennett’s spins weren’t as crisp. With the lack of momentum, his throws weren’t as far. On…

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Winning at the numbers game; Boys Track has more depth than ever before

April 5, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer A large crowd of boys pack into the hallway in the basement of the school, craning their necks to hear Colleen Roarty barking out orders. The first year coach has to yell above the din of clanging metal from another pack of athletes already hard at work in the weight…

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Turning the corner; Girls look to build on postseason success

April 4, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Annie Groom drew a line in the sand at the start of last spring. Girls track is going to be a legitimate sport, she promised, and she began to deluge the girls with challenging workouts and stretched their expectations at the start of each meet. Personal records began to fall.…

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Yale Invitational Meet; Knights take advantage of regular season finale

January 24, 2014
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Photo by John Goralski
Jami Pliego leads a group of runners during the third leg of the 4x400m relay.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Every minute, a whistle rented the air at Coxe Cage in New Haven as wave after wave of sprinters circled the Yale track. On Friday, Jan. 17, five Southington girls and six local boys were sprinkled into 28 heats of the 300m in a field of over 300 sprinters. On…

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McGreavy Invitational; Knights return to competition at Wesleyan

January 17, 2014
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By John Goralski
Noah Violette streaks across the gym during the 55m competition.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Colin Murphy looked exhausted after his leg of the race, but it was his second event of the McGreavy Invitational. Dan Parzych, Damiaen Florian, and Sean Conway looked just as tired as they finished each leg of the 4x400m relay, but the event marked the end of a long day…

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SHS alumni track meet; Dozens compete at the second annual event

August 15, 2013
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By John Goralski
former Blue Knight runners Jim Rosenberger, front, and Nick Dalidowitz compete in a distance event.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s been two decades since Chris Longo won a state competition with his throw in the shot put, but the former Blue Knight star looked at home as he paced outside the shot put area on the Southington High School track complex. With a wide smile, he bantered with a…

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