NEW BRITAIN - The 2021 Nutmeg State Track and Field meet wrapped up Sunday afternoon after getting postponed from Saturday, finding a window in a week filled with rain to complete the event at Veterans’ Stadium in New Britain.
Listed is an abbreviated recap of the day for the men’s side of the event. A recap of the women’s competition can be found in an accompanying article. Known local competitors have been highlighted for their efforts.
Competing in the 100 meter dash, Jonathan Rodriguez (20) ran a time of 11.84 for seventh-best in his age group. Yoskar Rosas-Perez (19), also of New Britain, was 15th in the group at 12.56. The fastest time in the event for the day with Andrew Ferguson (19) of Centerbrook at 11.01.
In the open 200 meters, Amari Burke (16) of First State ran the quickest among all runners – clocking a time of 22.84.
In Section 12 of the 200, Tyler Turner (17) was a scratch from the event. William Colon (30) and Alex Joseph (32) of New Britain was also scratched from his Section 18 start.
In Section 16, Rodriguez clocked a time of 24.095 for third quickest in his heat.
In the 400 meter dash Colon ran an age group best time of 1:05.38. Among the field of first-place finishers, his time was eighth-best.
New York native Raiden Guialdo (20) was the fastest in the 800 meter race, clocking a time of 2:01.90. In the one mile run, Clinton native George Luke (19) was the fastest at 4:32.55. In the one mile walk, 65-year-p;d Tom Finn of Southington was the fastest at 8:41.37.
No area native competed in the two mile run. The quickest time of the day belonged to 18-year-old John Okeefe of Madison, who ran a 10:27.15.
New Britain’s Tyler Turner (17) took second in his age group in the long jump, leaping a distance of 6.47 meters. Alex Joseph (32), also of New Britain, cleared a distance of 6.26 meters for the best in his age group. William Colon (30) of New Britain fouled on three straight attempts and didn’t have a distance.
In the high jump no area native competed. Matthew Santy (19) of Enfield cleared 1.88 meters on his first attempt to edge out William Cook (22) of Torrington for first.
In the hammer throws, Alex Krause (17) of Coventry took first with a toss of 60.41 meters. In the pole vault, Milan Spisek (22) of Easton was first with a cleared height of 4.70 meters. New Britanis’s Yoskar Rosas-Perez (19) cleared 3.80 for second in his age group, tying for the third best height cleared of the day.
Westerly, Rhode Island’s Derek Jacobs (22) took first in the pack in shot put at a distance of 15.39 meters. Sth Cordeiro (19) of Rehoboth, Massachusetts also took first in the 13+ javelin throw, hurling it 58.04 meters for the best in the pack.
In the 12 and under javelin toss, Benjamin Loveless of the Central CT Jaguars won with a distance of 19.86 meters.
Zaid Barenes (19) of First State won the triple jump with a jump of 13.51 meters.
Clayton Dennis (60) of Little Compton, Rhode Island had the longest throw in the discus, totaling a toss of 45.49 meters. Michael Goulet (32) of Bristol competed in the age 30-34 event, throwing the disc a distance of 35.70 meters.
For full results of Sunday’s meet, look online here - https://www.nestiming.com/live/nutmeg21/index.htm.