WEST HARTFORD >> The Hall High indoor track teams recently completed in the CIAC Class L state championship meet and both teams put up some impressive performances.
The Warrior boys finished eighth in the class while the girls team posted a 10th-place finish. Perennial CCC powerhouse Windsor won the boys title while Wilbur Cross captured the girls’ crown.
“Overall all of the coaches were pleased on both the boys and girls side,” Hall coach Scott Sampietro said. “We had some good performances and I am proud of the way both teams competed.”
The boys team was paced by distance runners Ari Klau and Grant O’Connor. Klau was second in the 3200 and finished sixth in the 1600 and will be headed to the State Open in both events. O’Connor was fifth in the 1600 in 4:26.68 and then fifth in the 3200 and is also set to compete in the Open in both races.
Max Aronow finished 10th in the 1600 and Devon Aldave was seventh in the 3200 to highlight the strong performances from the Warriors in the distance events.
The boys 4×800 relay team that included Jonathan Kaback, Patrick Cassidy, Aldave, Aronow, John Cassidy and O’Connor finished fourth to earn a spot in the Opens as well.
On the girls side Savannah Dubay and Helen Chavey both broke school records and advanced to the State Open in the process.
Dubay broke her own school record in the 55 meter dash by running 7.45 seconds to finish second. Chavez was second in the 1600 with a time of 5:11.78.
The girls 4×200 relay team is headed to the Open as well after finishing sixth in the Class L meet with a time of 1:52.25. The runners that competed in the relay in the state championship meet were Cammie Cho, Joann Le, Isabella Livingston, Dubay, Nia Fraser and Alyson Graff.
“The girls relay did a nice job and has some room to improve,” Sampietro said.
The performance at the state championship meet put the finishing touches on a successful season. The Warriors boys and girls won the CCC West championship and with a number of Warriors headed to the Open, the indoor season will have a solid finish.
“If we had a couple things go our way we could have had a few more kids go to Opens,” Sampietro said. “I am excited to watch everyone that is going compete.”
The Open is Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven and then it is on to the spring.
“I am really looking forward to the outdoor season,” Sampietro siaid. “That is once we can melt all this snow.”