NEW HAVEN, CT — One winning team at Friday’s Class L indoor track and field championships returned to the top of the mountain after an absence of two decades, while the other captured team honors for the fourth straight season.
Athletes from Xavier High School placed first in three events in the boys competition at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, giving the Falcons 64 points to 43 for runner-up Amity. It was the first state title for Xavier since 1999.
On the girls’ side, Windsor breezed to its fourth straight title with 69 points, 20 more than second-place Darien.
Messiah Harling of Wilby (55 meters and long jump) and Cori Richardson of Windsor (55 meters and 300 meters) were double individual champions.
Here are the top three teams for boys and girls, as well as individual champions in each event. Click here for complete meet results.
Xavier, 64Amity, 43East Lyme, 40.5
55 meters – Messiah Harling, Wilby, 6.59300 meters – Tyler Cady, Fitch, 35.98600 meters – Jose Ramirez, Bristol Central, 1:24.761,000 meters – William Curran, Xavier, 2:37.511,600 meters – Samuel Whittaker, East Lyme, 4:23.003,200 meters – Robbie Cozean, Xavier, 9:26.1855 meter hurdles – Richard Papa, Amity, 7.694×200 relay – Amity, 1:35.864×400 relay – Darien, 3:34.794×800 relay – East Lyme, 8:16.871,600 sprint medley – Xavier, 3:40.86high jump – Shaun Graham, Amity, 6-2pole vault – Akhil Chiamkurthi, East Lyme, 13-0long jump – Messiah Harling, Wilby, 21-1.25shot put – Michael Browning, RHAM, 59-0.75
Windsor, 69Darien, 49East Lyme, 38
55 meters – Cori Richardson, Windsor, 7.23300 meters – Cori Richardson, Windsor, 41.87600 meters – Elsa Martin, Simsbury, 1:37.661,000 meters – Grace Aldophe, Wilbur Cross, 3:01.921,600 meters – Claire Daniels, New Milford, 5:13.283,200 meters – Meredith Bloss, Guilford, 11:25.9255 meter hurdles – Shelby Dejana, Wilton, 8.614×200 relay – Windsor, 1:46.994×400 relay – Darien, 4:12.224×800 relay – East Lyme, 9:52.771,600 sprint medley – East Lyme, 4:23.56high jump – Grace Stephens, Masuk, 5-0pole vault – Haley Jaquith, E.O. Smith, 10-0long jump – Erica Marriott, North Haven, 16-4shot put – Susie Okoli, Wilbur Cross, 38-11.25
Photo credit: Floyd Little Athletic Center