Connecticut boys and girls athletes are producing solid performances in the Freshman Division, Emerging Elite Division and Championship Division as Day 2 concluded on Thursday at the New Balance National Outdoor Track and Field meet at Aggie Stadium in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Gary Moore Jr. of Hillhouse had a record performance as he won the shot put in the Freshman Division in a meet record 50 feet, 6.75 inches. He also placed second in the discus with a throw of 179-6.
In other boys events, Robbie Cozean of Xavier won the Championship Division 5000 in 14:26.18. Edward Williams of Sacred Heart posted a win in the Emerging Elite Division 110 hurdles in 14.04 seconds. Other top boys’ performances were Korey Steele of Bloomfield winning the Emerging Elite triple jump with a leap of 48-8, Malcolm Beckford of Bloomfield finished second in the Freshman Division 200 dash in 22.22, Jason Sawicki of Notre Dame-West Haven was fifth in the Emerging Elite high jump (6-4.25), and Nicholas Campbell of Bloomfield was fifth in the Emerging Elite hammer throw (171-9).
In the girls competition, Mari Noble of Greenwich was second in the Emerging Elite mile in 4:56.37. In one of the few Championship Division events of the day, Kate Joyce of Weston was third in the javelin with a throw of 145-3 and teammate Shea Greene was eighth (129-9). Giuliana Robles of Danbury was 10th in the Freshman Division long jump (17-8.75), and Kali Holden of Trumbull was 13th in the Freshman Division 2-mile (11:48.68).
The National meet continues Saturday and concludes Sunday.