Mike Griffith of East Haven won the decathlon Tuesday with 5,915 points at Willow Brook Park in New Britain.
Griffith, a senior, built himself a big lead Monday by winning the long jump (21 feet, 8.25 inches) and the shot put (40-6.75), placing second in the 100-meter dash (11.34 seconds) and fourth in the 400 (51.96).
Griffith also took fifth in the 110 hurdles (16.11), fifth in the javelin (143-8) and seventh in the discus (95-7).
“We thought that he had a shot to be among the top three or four guys,” East haven coach Jim Vicario said. “After yesterday, we said to him, ‘You have a real shot.’ … When they announced his name (as the winner), I screamed. You could have heard me all the way down I-91. It’s a grind. Event after event after event have to keep grinding.”
Tolland’s Devin Shelton won the 100 to finish second to Griffith with 5,662 points. Lucas Sumby of Old Saybrook won the pole vault (13-11.25) and the 110 hurdles (14.75) to finish third overall (5,551).
In the heptathlon, Windsor’s Kenya Warner won with 4,007 points, followed by Jasmine Grey of Naugatuck (3,850), Danielle Brinckman of Glastonbury (3,740), Tamara McCrobie of Bunnell (3,725) and Claira Janover of Branford (3,711), who tied for second in the high jump and took third in the long jump.
C.J. Falcioni of Seymour won the hammer throw competition (155-9).