By Press Staff
Girls Indoor Track
Mercy at SCC West Sectionals >> The Mercy Indoor Track team scored 98 points and outdistanced rivals Wilbur Cross (82), Branford (80), and five other teams in taking first place at the SCC West Sectionals Sunday afternoon at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic Center. The Tigers were led by Kaleigh Roberts (two firsts and a second), Bridgid Selfors (three seconds), and Hannah Albert (a second, third, and fourth). Ava Coleman set a school record with a third in the 55 hurdles (9.23) and Natalie Davoodie tied the school record with a second place in the pole vault (8-0). Roberts was named to the all-West Sectional team for her first place finishes in the 1000 and the 3200. Roberts set meet records in both events, winning the 1000 in 3:11.40 and the 3200 in 11:15.97. Mercy’s four relay teams each scored points. The 4×2 of Victoria Fiore, Kyle McCarthy, Bianca Fiore, and Talia Staiger placed fourth; the 4×8 of Hannah Albert, Brigid Selors, Mikalya Mooney, and Kaleigh Roberts took second; the Sprint Medley of Kathryn Hanly, Anna Weis, Victoria Fiore, and Melanie Cirillo took third; and the 4×4 of Bianca Fiore, Kylie McCarthy, Anna Weis, and Talia Staiger placed third. Also scoring for Mercy were Mackenzie Pias (fourth in the 1600 and a fifth in the 3200), Maddie Piel (fourth in the 1000), Ally Kiley (fifth the 1000), and Ally Caudullo (fifth in the 55 hurdles). Other teams competing included Career (54), Hamden (51), North Haven (48), Sacred Heart Academy (31), East Haven (17), West Haven (4).
Middletown at CCC finals >> The Blue Dragons’ Jasmine McMillan tied for fifth (4-08) in the girls high jump event Saturday at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic Center. Simsbury won the Central Connecticut Conference title with 80 points. Middletown placed 24th.
Boys indoor track
Xavier at SCC West Sectionals >> The Falcons placed second at the SCC Sectional meet on Sunday at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athetic Center. Hamden plced first with 108.33 points, while the Falcons earned 90 points. Xavier’s Luke Velez won the 300 meter dash in a meet record 36.34 seconds. Zach Williams was the runner-up in both the 1600 and 3200; Dan Hergot was the runner-up in the 1000; and Massimo Montanaro was the runner-up in the pole vault. Xavier’s 4×4 relay team of Velez, Hergott, Owen Wrinn and Ethan Rodrigues captured first place in 3:39.69.
Middletown at CCC finals >> The Blue Dragons’ Tim Harvey placed sixth (19-07.50) in the boys long jump event and Ben Schaff finished eighth (2:44.93) in the 1000 meter run Saturday at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic Center. The Blue Dragons’ 1600 Sprint Medley team of London Highsmith, Gene Footman, Shawn Houle and Schaff placed sixth in 3:51.15. Bloomfield won the Central Connecticut Conference title with 88 points. Middletown placed 19th.
Coginchaug 40, East Hampton 28 >> Senior forward Morgan Kuehnle scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Blue Devils to a SLC win Monday night at East Hampton. Senior guard Kim Romanoff had 10 points for Coginchaug (10-3), who have won four of their last five games. Sarah Massie had eight points and Renee Radavich added seven points for the Bellringers (9-5), which trailed 21-18 at halftime.
Mercy 73, Shelton 25 >> The Tigers improved to 14-0 with an SCC victory Monday night at Middletown. Sarah Gallo scored 18 points, Maura Fitzpatrick had 14 points and Destine Perry added 10 points for Mercy, which led 23-1 after one quarter. Jessica Wilm had seven points for the Gaels (1-12).
Cromwell 60, Newtown 34 >> Senior Janelle Harrison poured in a game-high 28 points as the Panthers cruised to a non-league victory Monday night at Newtown. Sophomore forward Mya Villard had a double-double with 10 points and 10 reboounds, senior guard Emily Appleby had seven points and six assists, and Harrison also had six rebounds and four steals for Cromwell (13-1). Cassie Ekstrom had 10 points for Newtown (5-7).
Haddam-Killingworth 67, Westbrook 42 >> Senior guard Maya Savino made five 3-pointers en route to a game-high 21 points as the Cougars rolled to a SLC win at Higganum. Savino also had four assists and two steals. Lauren McCann had 16 points and seven rebounds, Caroline Fortuna had 13 points and Halie Serbent added 10 points, five rebounds and five assists for H-K (11-3). Robin Schrek had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Knights (5-9).