Meet: Wednesday, April 18
Branford, West Haven, Shelton @ Guilford
Results: Branford: 103, Guilford: 43, Branford: 110, West Haven: 29, Shelton: 86.5, Branford: 63.5Key Performances: Place Event Result Shaana Bishop 1st 100 12.9 2nd Long Jump 15' 2.5" 3rd High Jump 4' 6" Madison Birney 1st 200 27.9 2nd 100 13.3 Hunter Carden 1st Pole Vault 8' 6'' 2nd 300H 52.8 Tatiana Alvarado 2nd Javelin 92'8''
Tanya Altrui2nd 1600 5:48
3rd800 2:45 Alyssa Case 2nd Pole Vault 7' 6" Bryanna Willaby 2nd 400 69.5 4th 100H 19.9 Melissa Guillemette 3rd 400 70.5 Taylor Choronzy 3rd Pole Vault 7'
Lauren Nwagboli2nd Triple Jump 29' 10.5"
Meet Highlight: It was very impressive during this vacation week, how the girls picked up other events and went the extra effort to cover areas where we were a little light. This was an indicator for the girls as to how good we are at our core, I couldn't have asked for more from this group. We were down some key athletes and they came through. They rose to the occasion with season best performances and we may have turned the corner.
Surprising Performances: Bryanna Willaby in the 400; she knew we needed help in that event and she stepped in and got some big points. Alyssa Case in the pole vault; she was very happy to get a new personal best (7'6"). She has been working hard on hurdles so this was a pleasant surprise.
Coach's Comments: The vacation week-quad meet can be a killer; in the past we have been crushed, but this year I thought they performed exceptionally well. We were leading Shelton for a good part of the meet but in the last four events they outscored us 26-6. Guilford had a very depleted team do to school rules; I know they have a competitive team. Going into next week with North Haven, it will once again be very close we will have to be close to perfect to win.
Team Record: 4-3.
Come support the track team Wednesday, April 25 at 3:45 p.m. at James L. MacVeigh Alumni Athletic Complex as they face North Haven.
Information and results courtesy of Kevin D. Connell