Posts Tagged ‘ track and field ’

SHS grad sets high standards at Bentley

August 26, 2016
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Steve Maffiolini graduated from Bentley University with high honors and low times.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington High School alumni, Steve Maffiolini recently received All-Academic honors with three other members of the Bentley University men’s track and field team. Maffiolini was recognized by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for his combined success academically and athletically. In order to qualify…

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The Mercy rule: Southington’s Ava Coleman left her mark with the Tigers

July 7, 2016
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Over the past four years, Southington’s Ava Coleman set the standard for the Mercy High School track & field program. Her efforts earned her a chance to compete for Villanova University’s division one track program.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Recent graduate Ava Coleman had been tearing up the high school competition as a track and field superstar for the Tigers of Mercy High School in Middletown. During her junior and senior years, the Southington athlete catapulted towards new heights and honed her skills to be a Division I, Tier I…

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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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