Posts Tagged ‘ track and field ’

Knights advance to New England: Howe leads Southington in 2 field events

June 8, 2016
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Amanda Howe hurls the shot put at the Class LL championships. Howe improved five places at the state open to qualify for the New England meet in two events.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With just one more attempt remaining for the day, Amanda Howe tasted perfection. On Monday, June 6, the Lady Knight sophomore’s fifth shot put attempt dropped to the earth at 36 feet, 5.75 inches. It was her second best throw of the season, and it was good enough to leap frog…

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Relay breaks school record at conference championship

June 2, 2016
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Abby Connolly speeds toward the finish line in the 200m race.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s outdoor track and field teams began their postseason on Tuesday, May 24 at Simsbury High School when they competed at the CCC Central Championships. The Lady Knights placed fourth out of 10 schools. Glastonbury claimed the girls conference title, followed by Windsor and Simsbury. The 4x800m relay of Kate Kemnitz,…

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Who will win the Knights Cup? Track and field meet offers fun for all ages

May 25, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Which school will score the most points? Who is faster—brother, sister, mom, or dad? On Saturday, June 11, Southington residents will be able to answer these questions and many more at the Knights Cup Track Meet. The meet is designed as a community-wide track and field series, presented by a partnership between…

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Track sets their sights on the postseason

May 19, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington broke another school record and qualified more athletes for the Class LL meet when they competed in their third weekend invitational and final dual meet of the 2016 season this past week. Southington competed at the 85th annual Hartford Invitational at Simsbury High School on Saturday, May 14. The Lady…

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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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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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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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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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