DANBURY >> With a little over half the events completed, Thursday’s Class LL State Track and Field Meet at Danbury was postponed due to thunder and lightning.
The tentative makeup date given by the CIAC officials is for Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Danbury.
“I think a lot of people would rather have gotten in it and gotten it over with,” Hamden boys head coach Bryce Lindamood said. “We’ll make do. We’ll try and re-center the kids and focus them and be back on Thursday.”
With 10 events officially scored, the Danbury boys led with 42 points, Ridgefield was second (36), Amity third (34) and Hamden fourth (32).
Amity was paced by Ben Feola’s second place finish in the 400 dash (50.27) , while Aaron Rattley was fourth in the 110 hurdles.
“For the most part I thought we had a good day,” Amity head coach Thom Jacobs said. “Overall I was going to be very happy if we’ve broke into the 50s. And actually we have more than 34 points, but they haven’t put the high jump scores in, and we have two more score able events.”
Hamden was led by Xavier Ward who had a great meet. He won the long jump (21-05.5) and placed third in the 100 (11.44). In the shot put, Hamden’s Akeemo Dixon placed second (51-06.25). Cheshire’s Chibueze Njoku won the event with a throw of 52-07.25.
Hamden also collected a third place finish in the 4×1.
“Xavier in the long jump, and then we had shot put throw with Akeemo and then what’s not known right now is we had triple jump, and the first flight all jumped really good,” Lindamood said. “I think we’re pretty pleased with where we’re sitting.”
Fairfield Prep’s Christian Alvarado won the 1,600 in a time of 4:13.
Jacobs said despite having to come back, he doesn’t see the delay having a major effect.
“I think at this point, I don’t think it gives anyone a disadvantage or advantage,” he said. “The only people who have an advantage are the people who remain mentally strong, and the ones who have a disadvantage are the ones who let themselves get distracted.”