The 2021 CIAC Open State Track and Field meet concluded mid-afternoon Wednesday night with the Millhouse boys track and field team scoring 50 points and the Danbury girls track and field team scoring 44 points as teams.
Both sides scored the most for each side, and respectfully are the boys and girls Open title holders for the 2021 outdoor track and field season.
In the area, the Southington girls put together the best performance out of all area teams there, scoring 30 points for a fifth-place finish in team scoring.
One area group was crowned champion today with the 4x800 team from Newington taking first at a clip of 7:57.79. Michael Bohlke, Luke Brown, Reed Campbell and Sam Geisler were the members of the title-winning team.
Taking 20th in the 4x800 was Plainville at a time of 8:44.92. Matthew Andersen, Matt Badorek, Valiantsin Kasabrukahu and Jeremy Courtar were part of the team.
Southington’s 4x100 girls team finished 11th, clocking a time of 50.23. Shannon Litchfield, Abigail Sowa, Kayla Pelletier and Riley Prozo raced.
Berlin’s 4x100 team of Rose Fas, Bailey Baclaski, Margaret taylor and Alyssa Wenzel clocked a time of 51.43 for 19th.
Berlin also had Noelle Konior compete in the 100 meter dash preliminaries, clocking in at 13.06. She did not race in the finals, finishing 22nd in prelims. Southington’s Livvy Pizzitola did qualify for the 100 meter finals, running a qualifying time of 12.74, and finished ninth in the finals, clocking in at 12.80.
Bristol Central got into the mix in the boys 1,600 meter race with Nate DeAngelo clocking in at 4:12.54. He was fourth fastest in the field. In the 400 meters, Salvatrice Bosco was 13th in the girls field, clocking time of 1:00.48.
Behind Bosco was Jenna Wenzel of Berlin, coming in at 1:01.13.
In the 800 meters, Megan Perrotta and Diane Pillsbury of Southington went 11th and 13th, respectively. Perrotta came in at 2:20.72 while Pillsbury was at 2:21.29. Also in the race was Newington freshman Katie Bohlke, who finished 18th at 2:25.46.
Grace Michaud capped off her day with a seventh-place finish in the 3,200, finishing at 10:56.52. With her in the 3,200 entry was DeAngelo on the boys side, who ran a 9:23.03 for fifth.
Newington’s Michael Bohlke was close behind DeAngelo, finishing sixth at 9:26.48. Nicholas Fusco of Terryville was 15th at 10:30.18.
The final area entry of the day came in the 4x400 meter relay. Berlin’s team of Christianna Morley, Jenna Wenzel, Jaden Paldino and Perrotta was 11th fastest, clocking a time of 4:06.60.
Terryville had one entrant in Nicholas Fusco, who clocked a time of 10:30.18 in the 3,200.
Bristol Eastern had two entries, one being Mackenzie Fitzsimmons in the javelin. Her toss of 103-06 was eighth best in the field.
The other Bristol Eastern finish was an 18th-place time in the 4x800, coming from the tandem of Fiona Gallagher, Maura Cyr, Vicoria Kosciukiewicz and Avery Braccia. They ran a time of 10:12.63.
Southington’s Alexah Zacynski of Southington took fourth in the pole vault, clearing a height of 10-06 before faulting three times on 11 feet. Fellow Southington product Aiden Chesanow was 10th, missing 13 feet three times to finish with a highest height of 12-06.
The Southington trio of Zaczynski, Kayla Pelletier and Marisa Imme finished second, third and fifth in the javelin girls field.
Zacsynski tossed the spear 131-11, well off the state-record distance of 154 feet by Shea Greene of Weston. Pelletier’s distance of 127-08 was comfortably in third . Imme had a distance of 115-09.
Plainville’s Ryan Barker took eighth in the discus throw, hurling the plate 140-04, over five feet past the next best distance. In triple jump, Treshawn Blair was eighth, jumping a distance of 41-06.
In the field, St. Paul’s Tyler turner was ninth in the long jump, going a distance of 20.08.