H.S. track roundup: Park propels NFA girls in first-place showdown

Norwich Free Academy's MiaLynne Park crosses the finish line first in the 400 meters Tuesday against East Lyme, one of four victories for Park in the ECC Large Division meet. Park also won the 100, 200 and ran a leg on the victorious 4x100 relay team in NFA's 86.5-63.5 win that kept the Wildcats unbeaten.
Norwich Free Academy's MiaLynne Park crosses the finish line first in the 400 meters Tuesday against East Lyme, one of four victories for Park in the ECC Large Division meet. Park also won the 100, 200 and ran a leg on the victorious 4x100 relay team in NFA's 86.5-63.5 win that kept the Wildcats unbeaten. Tim Martin/ The Day Buy Photo

Norwich — MiaLynne Park won three individual events and was part of the winning 4x100-meter relay team to help lead Norwich Free Academy to a 86.5-63.5 win over East Lyme on Tuesday in a battle of unbeatens in an Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division girls' track meet.

Taylor Driggers and Olivia Lane won two events each for NFA (5-0, 3-0). Park won the 100-meter dash (13.3), the 200 (27.2) and the 400 (60.0), Driggers won the long jump (17-5 1-4) and triple jump (35-5 3-4) and Lane won the shot put (34-3 1-2) and discus (97-3). Also winning events for NFA were Gabbie Wise (pole vault, 10-0) and Charlotte van Sambeck, who won the 800 (2:28) and was on two winning relay teams.

East Lyme's Gianna Folz won the high jump (5-0) and 100 hurdles (16.5). Jenna Schumacher (javelin, 109-8), Kirsten Thompson (1,600, 5:52) and Isabella Moore (3,200, 12:58) also won events for the Vikings (4-1, 1-1).

In other meets:

• Ledyard's Chenoa Sebastian won three events, but Woodstock Academy beat the Colonels 95-55 in the ECC Large Division. Sebastian won the 100 (12.9), 100 hurdles (15.5) and 300 hurdles (50.6). Lauren Scahill won the 800 (2:37.1) and 1,600 (5:33.8), Ari Fustini won the triple jump (30-6) and Hannah Arnold took the pole vault (7-6) for Ledyard (0-5, 0-3).

• Kaylyn Weise broke her own school record while winning the pole vault (9-0) for Old Lyme, which suffered losses to Cromwell and Portland in the Shoreline Conference. Abby Guitar won the 3,200 and Samantha Lee placed first in the 200 and 400 for the Wildcats.

• Kiah Strickland won four events as Montville beat Killingly 89.5-60.5 in the ECC Medium Division. Strickland won the 100 hurdles (16.9), 300 hurdles (49.8), long jump (15-8) and javelin (94-4). Maddy Campbell won the triple jump (30-7 1-2) and discus (77-3 1-2) and Tavahnee West won the shot put (26-8) for Montville (5-0, 3-0).

• Savonnah Artis placed first in the 200 (26.8), 100 (12.7) and triple jump (34-8) for Waterford in an 84-62 loss to Bacon Academy in the ECC Medium. Isabella Jenne won the discus (87-3.5) and shot put (26-1) and Jeanette Mooney was first in the 3,200 (12:34.6) for Waterford (1-3, 1-2).

• Clare Schlink won three events as Stonington beat New London 108-35 in an ECC Medium Division meet Monday. Schlink won the javelin (80-3), discus (69-2) and shot put (24-1) and teammate Ali Cullen won the 100 hurdles (19-7) and 300 hurdles (59.9). Also winning events for Stonington (1-4, 1-2) were Alex Pratt, Kaeli Novak, Sienna Gray, Margaret Rolfe and Emma Brown. Wheeler's Kelsey Melinosky, competing as an individual, won the 1,600 (6:27), 3,200 (14:05.8) and triple jump (28-11). Alyse Cornish (high jump, 4-4) and Mia Santana (100, 13.4) won events for New London (0-6, 0-3).

Boys

• Joe Carter won the long jump (19-4), triple jump (37-4), 100 (11.5) and 200 (22.9) to pace Ledyard past Woodstock 93-56 in the ECC Large. Brandon Chesnut took first in the shot put (42-2) and discus (127-5) and Michael Lopes placed first in the high jump (5-10) and Bryce Hedman won the 1,600 (5:01.3) for Ledyard (5-2, 3-0).

• Jeff Davis finished first in the 400 and 800 and Stuart Ross won the 1,600 and 3,200 for Old Lyme, which beat Portland 89-54 and lost to Cromwell 73-68 in the Shoreline Conference. Jared Stanland won the javelin and Peter Hine took first in the 110 and 300 hurdles for the Wildcats.

• Tyler Quidgeon won the shot put (37-11) and Chase Lewis took first in the pole vault (9-6), leading Montville past Killingly 87-63 in the ECC Medium. Other individual winners for the Indians (3-2, 3-0): Jordane Virgo (triple jump, 37-11.5), Tom Podeszwa (high jump, 6-0), Justin Longton (200, 23.55), Dan Linkinhoker (800, 2:11.16), Nikolas Strickland (300 hurdles, 47.66), Kevin Dixon-Griggs (100 hurdles, 18.6) and Kevin Fitzgerald (1,600, 5:03).

• Andris Vital won the 100 (11.2), 200 (23.9) and ran a leg on the winning 4x100 relay in NFA's 87-64 victory over East Lyme in the ECC Large Division. Connor Gralton won the 1,600 and 3,200 for NFA (3-2, 1-2), Dan Rojas the long jump and high jump and Noah Brown the shot put and discus. Josh Leffingwell won the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and pole vault for East Lyme (3-3, 0-2) and Brandon Dinsmore won the 800 and participated on two winning relays.

• Julio Gil-Martinez finished first in the 100 (10.85) and 400 (51.9) in Waterford's 104-46 loss to Bacon Academy in the ECC Medium. Bishme Sheppard won the 200 in 22.7 for the Lancers (1-3, 0-3). Brandon Anderson won the high jump (5-6), long jump (19-3) and triple jump (38-9) for Bacon.

• Nico Ramos and Orrin Parke won three events each as New London beat Stonington 78-71 in the ECC Medium Division meet Monday. Ramos won the long jump (19-6), high jump (6-2) and 110 hurdles (16-4) and Parke won the 100 (109), 200 (22.9) and 400 (51.4). Xavier Jones won the 1,600 (4:56) and 3,200 (10:53) for New London (3-4, 2-1) and teammates Jelani Lucas (triple jump, 38-6), Juan Hernandez (800, 2:13), Robert Thomas (shot put, 38-10) and Stanley Ledoux (discus, 101-6) also won events. Connor Feeney (javelin, 137-9), John Dipollino (300 hurdles, 43.5) and Sam Williamson (pole vault, 8-6) won events for Stonington (2-3, 1-2).

East Lyme High School competitors Kristen Thompson, left, and Isabelle Moore react as they cross the finish line in first and second place, respectively, in the 1,600 meters Tuesday at an ECC Large Division   meet at NFA. NFA won the meet 86.5-63.5 to remain undefeated.
East Lyme High School competitors Kristen Thompson, left, and Isabelle Moore react as they cross the finish line in first and second place, respectively, in the 1,600 meters Tuesday at an ECC Large Division meet at NFA. NFA won the meet 86.5-63.5 to remain undefeated. Tim Martin/The Day Buy Photo
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