Berlin's Mroczkowski wins high jump at New England Track and Field Championships

Published on Saturday, 8 June 2019 17:11


The run, or jump, of dominance for Berlin’s Patricia Mroczkowski continued at Saturday’s New England Track and Field Championships.

The UConn commit and back-to-back Class M champion recorded a first-place finish in the high jump, finishing with a jump of 5 feet, 8 inches, just two inches short of the Connecticut state record that she set back in May.

Southington’s Sydney Garrison also made noise in the event, taking sixth place with a jump of 5 feet, 3 inches.

Innovation’s Aaliyah Walker competed in the third flight of the triple jump and finished in first place with a mark of 36 feet, 6.25 inches before finishing in eighth place in the finals. The senior’s performance came after becoming the first CREC athlete to earn All-State honors after last week’s State Open.

Southington’s Trinity Cardillo came in ninth place in the discus to pair with her eighth place finish in the shot put, where she recorded a throw of 39 feet, 7.5 inches.

Alexah Zaczynski represented the Blue Knights in the javelin and came in 24th place with a throw of 97 feet, 10 inches.

New Britain’s Raven Symone Jarrett finished in seventh place in the girls 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.94, less than two seconds back of the top finisher. She also finished 12th in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 47.02.

The Southington girls 4x800 relay team of Lauren Verrilli, Anny Moquete Volquez, Jacqueline Izzo and Kate Kemnitz cracked the top-10, finishing in eighth place with a time of 9:36.59, 20 seconds behind first-place Immaculate.

On the boys side, Jose Ramirez of Bristol Central came in sixth place in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:56.69, just over four seconds behind the lead.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Innovation, New Britain, Southington on Saturday, 8 June 2019 17:11. Updated: Saturday, 8 June 2019 17:14.