NEW BRITAIN â€“ The 2021 Nutmeg State Gamesâ€™ track and field championship waited a day to get going, being postponed from Saturday due to weather, but concluded ahead of another storm front Sunday with success.
Listed is an abbreviated recap of the day for the womenâ€™s side of the event. A recap of the menâ€™s competition can be found in an accompanying article. Known local competitors have been highlighted for their efforts.
Eastonâ€™s Kelly Jones (16) ran the fastest one mile run of the day in the field, clocking a time of 5:37.15. No area woman ran the one mile and no area woman participated in the one mile walk.
Stephanie Lyness (65) of Guilford had the best time of 9:35.75 in the walk.
In the two mile run, Newingtonâ€™s Jen Deschenes-Emord (38) was scheduled but did not compete. Running the fastest time in the field was Chase Ireland (16) of Connecticut, clocking a 14:13.30.
In the 100 meter dash the fastest time of the day belonged to 18-year-old Alanna Smith of Danbury. Her time of 12.35 led everyone, including Cromwellâ€™s Taylor Mooney (13) at 16.73 and Berlinâ€™s Taylor Budney (23) at 14.17.
In the 200, Smith again was the fastest â€“ this time at 24.95. Talor Bannon (10) and Brooke Bannon (13) of Southington was scheduled to race in the 200 but was a scratch.
Budney was also scheduled, but did not race.
Winning the open 400 meters was Anissa Moore (16) of Cambria Heights, New York, clocking a time of 56.83.
Another 16-year-old New Yorker took a win in the 800 with Victria Vidolova beating the field with a time of 2:17.48.
Her time edged out Juliette Salazar of Westchester in her heat. Salazar clocked a 2:22.48.
Leading the field in the long jump was First Stateâ€™s Brooke Shubert (16) with a jump of 5.08 meters.
She led Taylor Mooneyâ€™s (13) jump of 3.14 meters, which was one of the best in the area.
In high jump, Erin McNemar (23) of Ayer, Massachusetts cleared 1.47 meters for the best in the competition. She cleared 1.47 on her first try, and missed all three attempts at 1.50 meters.
CT Stormâ€™s Meredith Barry (12) and Natalia McDonough (14) cleared 1.21 meters, each. Barry cleared on her third attempt while McDonough did on her second. They both finished second in their respective age groups.
In pole vault, Mallory Malz (18) of South Glastonbury cleared 3.35 meters for the leading height. No area competition competed in pole vault.
In a packed shot put field, Veronica Meyer (21) of Middletown had the best throw of the day at 11.15 meters. Fellow Connecticut natives Diane Lenskold (43) of Woodbridge led her age group with a toss of 9.55 meters, Kenadee Ogletree (16) of Central CT Jaguars led hers with a toss of 8.99 meters and Ashleen Walsh (12) of Colchester led hers with a toss of 8.54 meters.
In the discus toss, is was Kira Lindner (19) of Chappaqua, New York that took the best distance at 41.94.
Her toss beat out Rosanni Gonzales (18) of New Britain, who had a distance of 23.28 meters. Fellow Connecticut natives Hannah Graham (15, North Franklin) and Lenskold (43, Woodbridge) finished first in their respective age groups with tosses of 28.32 meters and 24.39 meters, respectively.
In the hammer toss Lindner led everyone with a toss of 45 meters even. Her toss beat out Gonzalezâ€™s toss of 32.45 meters.
Shea Grene (17) of Weston won the 13+ javelin toss with a distance of 44.42 meters. Her toss beat out Mackenzie Fitsimons (17) of Bristol for first in her flight, putting Fitzsimons second in her age group.
In the 12-and-under javelin toss, Brielle Hudson of New York won with a toss of 23.17 meters.
Winning the triple jump was Nia Christie of Monroe. The 18-year-old jumped 11.43 meters to edge out Middletown native Saryah Winborne (17) in her age bracket.
For full results of Sundayâ€™s meet, look online here - https://www.nestiming.com/live/nutmeg21/index.htm.