With 18 events slated for the Track and Field State Open on Monday at Willow Brook Park, beginning at 1:30 p.m., the question begs, what’s going to be the best event to watch?
Coaches from around the state weighed in with their thoughts on what will be the best event of the day. Take a look below and feel free to chime in with your thoughts!
- “Boys 400 meter dash …it should be so close the announcer won’t know what to say, if that’s possible.” –Thom Jacobs, Amity head boys coach
- “Girls 300 Hurdles- Gabby Curtis and Jaliyah White one last time in CT for all the marbles , should be a great battle to the end.” – Kevin Connell, Branford
- “I want to see Spencer Brown from Wilton in the 1,600 meter. The demonstration of his 400 speed of sub 50 seconds and winning at FCIACs along with his class record of 1:50 in the 800 as a distance runner it seems he might have all the components right now for a great 1,600. If the he goes for it and can create a consistent pace he could go sub 4:08-4:06?” – Rob Murray, Danbury
- “Depending on what is at stake, the 4×400 will be a very fast race. Could we see Weston break 3:20? With the open title on the line between Weston, Ridgefield and Danbury, this race has the ability to become an instant classic.” –Chris Stonier, Xavier
- “Girls 4×800. Was a great battle at indoor opens with all the same teams back.” -Kathryn Schumann, Mercy
- “Boys 4×400 – at this point in the meet, they will be required to lay it all out there. Perfect set up for incredible performances.” – Tyson Kaczmarek, Darien
- “Will the records in either 800s fall? Spencer and Danae have a shot. I hope they can do it. Good luck to both.” – Travis Gale, Wilbur Cross
- “I am looking forward to the girls 1600 meter race between Hannah DeBalsi of Staples (4:53.51 season best) and Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross (4:51.42 season best). Both girls like to run from the front and Rivers has the better finishing kick. It should be a great race.” – Robert Orgovan, Amity