The awards keep coming for Tyler Latham of Fitch.
Two days after winning the CIAC Decathlon title, Latham was named the Gatorade Connecticut Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year, Friday morning.
Latham, a senior, collected three gold medals at the Class MM state meet, winning the 110 hurdles (14.92), 300 hurdles (38.72) and the javelin (194-05). At the State Open Latham was just as impressive, winning the 300 hurdles and javelin. Fitch finished third as a team at the Open.
“He is a great competitor and nice young man,” said Peter Lusa, head coach of rival Woodstock Academy in a press release issued from Gatorade. “He has many talents to offer his team. I observed him on several occasions this season and was always impressed with his character and attitude. He is a good sportsman and a worthy opponent.”
This past week Latham capped off his high school track and field career winning the Decathlon title, scoring 6,304 points.
Latham has signed to compete at Central Connecticut State University.
Off the track Latham has a 3.44 GPA and volunteers as a youth track instructor and official. He also works with Students Against Destructive Decisions and his school’s peer-mentoring and student-leadership programs, according to the release.