Quantcast
Schools Sports

Hall Sweeps Crosstown Track and Field Meet with Conard

Gabe Sisk of Hall leads the pack en route to his win I the 1600 meters. Hall vs. Conard outdoor track and field. May 17, 2022. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

Hall hosted crosstown West Hartford rival Conard in boys and girls outdoor track and field on Tuesday afternoon.

High jump winner Audrey Kirkutis of Conard attempts to clear 5-foot-7. Hall vs. Conard outdoor track and field. May 17, 2022. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

By Paul Palmer

The Hall boys and girls track and field teams came away with home wins over Conard on Tuesday – with a convincing 113-37 win on the boys’ side while on the girls’ side it was much tighter with Hall winning 78-72.

Several athletes set season best and personal best marks on the day.

Hall’s Sam Sandler doubled in the 100 and 200 meter dash. His 10.97 in the 100 meters was a personal best and his 22.26 in the 200 meters was also a personal best. Conard’s Evan Belabe ran a season best 11.16 in the 100 and a personal best 22.44 in the 200 to take second place in both events.

Swam Sandler of Hall (near lane) leads the field in the 100 meter dash. Hall vs. Conard outdoor track and field. May 17, 2022. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

Conard senior Clare Gillis won the 100 meters in a season best 12.74 and then won the 200 in 27.03 while teammate Ellie Schaefer was second in both races. Bryce Blodgett of Hall swept the hurdles on the boys side, including a 16.47 finish to win the 110 meter hurdles.

Conard junior Audrey Kirkutis continued her strong spring performances. She set a personal best in winning the high jump at 5-7, a personal best in the long jump at 17-02.50, and also won the triple jump with a  leap of 32-10.25.

Emma Wyatt of Hall clears the bar in the high jump. Hall vs. Conard outdoor track and field. May 17, 2022. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

Hall’s Anna Siciliano doubled in the shot and discus, while teammate Brooke Martindale set a personal best in the shot and finished second, also winning the javelin with a personal best throw of 92-00.

Brooke Martindale of Hall releases the discus. Hall vs. Conard outdoor track and field. May 17, 2022. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

Gabe Sisk won the mile by a little over 10 seconds for the Warriors, with Conard’s Uri Noiman finishing second. Chieftain senior runner Callum Sherry easily won the 3200 meters in a season best time of 9:20.37.

One of the closest races on the boys side came in the 800 meters where Hall’s Jonathan York edged teammate Walker Beverly by .02 seconds.

Sherry sisters Liv and Tess also earned victories for Conard. Liv pulled away from Hall’s Katherine Sanderson and the rest of the field down the final 100 to win the 800 meters in 2:24:23 – a personal best. Twin sister Tess Sherry was first in the 1600 meters in a time of 5.13.64. Hall’s Sanderson came back to win the 3200 meters in 11.29.81.

Tess Sherry of Conard wins the 1600 meters. Hall vs. Conard outdoor track and field. May 17, 2022. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

In the 400 meters, it was a clean sweep for the Hall boys. Scottie Gilden took first in a time of 55.90 and was followed across the finish line by Dylan Albanese (56.20) and Tyler Bach (59.19).

In the boys shot put, Hall took the top five spots with Colin Richards’ 45-06.75 besting teammate Nick Xavier by just under five feet. Xavier uncorked a massive 128 foot toss to win the discus by nearly 20 feet over his next closest competitor.

Connor Reardon of Conard competes in the javelin. Hall vs. Conard outdoor track and field. May 17, 2022. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

Bridget McGann of Hall runs as part of the 4×800 relay. Hall vs. Conard outdoor track and field. May 17, 2022. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

Jake Esterson of Hall prepares to release the javelin. Hall vs. Conard outdoor track and field. May 17, 2022. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

Conard’s Tess Sherry leads Hall’s Katherine Sanderson in the 1600. Sherry won the event and Sanderson was second. Hall vs. Conard outdoor track and field. May 17, 2022. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

The Conard and Hall track and field teams asked those coming to the meet to bring donations for the West Hartford Food Pantry, and hundreds of items were collected. Hall vs. Conard outdoor track and field. May 17, 2022. Photo credit: Paul Palmer

Like what you see here? Click here to subscribe to We-Ha’s newsletter so you’ll always be in the know about what’s happening in West Hartford! Click the blue button below to become a supporter of We-Ha.com and our efforts to continue producing quality journalism.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the author

We-Ha

We-Ha.com is the place to go for the latest information about West Hartford – a town that "has it all"! We-Ha.com is part of and proud of our community, and we bring a hyperlocal focus to news and features about the people, schools, businesses, real estate, sports, restaurants, charitable events, arts, and more. Contact us at: [email protected] or [email protected]

1 Comment

Leave a Comment

Translate »