NEW BRITAIN — Mother Nature always has the final say.
Heavy, heavy rains suspended the Class LL boys outdoor track championships at Willowbrook Park on Wednesday.
There are nine events left to be finished and scored: long jump, triple jump, discus, 400, 300 hurdles, 800, 200, 3,200 and the 4 x 400 relay. The meet was suspended at about 6:25 p.m.
The meet is scheduled to resume, weather permitting, at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at Willowbrook Park.
Manchester High School holds a narrow edge in the team title race standings.
Greenwich High is certainly in the mix for team title honors.
Setting the tone for Greenwich was the Cardinals’ victory in the 4 x100 meter relay. The quartet of Hunter Clark, Chris Wint, Ryan Raybuck and Zane Robinson-Nye won in 42.45, just .11 ahead of runner-up Shelton.
“We worked very hard all year to win this,” Robinson-Nye said. “We ran 42.9 at the FCIAC championship. Today was a personal best of 42.45.”
“The Willowbrook Park track is different from places we normally run,” Clark added. “But we adapted well.”
Other athletes to be crowned Wednesday as Class LL champions included Wilbur Cross’ 4 x 800 relay, Wilbur Cross’ Travis Martin (1600), NFA’s Cameron Belton (shot put), Enfield’s Matt Santy (high jump), Southington’s Casey Selinske (pole vault), Manchester’s Gabe Fountain (javelin), NFA’s Chaz Williams (110 hurdles) and Hamden’s Chris Pigatt (100 meter dash).