Connecticut Athletes Excel at New Balance National High School Track and Field Championships

On day two of the New Balance National High School Track and Field Championships in Philadelphia, Hillhouse’s Gary Moore Jr. was among the many successful Connecticut athletes.

Moore finished fourth in the Discus Championship division with a throw of 190 feet. Michael Pinckney of Springfield Gardens, New York won the event with a throw of 201-6.

The top six in each event earn All-American honors.

In other men’s events, Jordan Ribeiro of Norwich finished second in the Rising Stars shot put division with a throw of 54-10.5. Hillhouse’s Jquan Athis finished sixth with 52-6.


In the Championship 2-mile race, Aidan Puffer of Manchester was third in 8:52.04 and Callum Sherry of Conard was 19th (9:14.59).

In the 1600 championship sprint medley relay, Hall was third in 3:28.45 and Greenwich was fifth in 3:30.72. The runners for Greenwich were Harrison Goldberg, Cameron Williams, Gianluca Bianchi and Zachary Jelinek.

Ridgefield finished second in the championship medley in 10:08.89 with Ryan Donovan, Ethan Walls, Benjamin Mickool and Steven Hergenrother.

Stonington won the Rising Stars 1600 medley sprint relay in 3:34.16 and Lewis Mills’ Michael Johnson was seventh in the Rising Stars 400 hurdles in 56.23.

On the girls’ side, Greenwich finished second in the 1600 Championship sprint medley relay in 4:07.64 with runners Kaitlyn Fay, Olivia Eslava, Haley Townsend and Esme Daplyn. Sheehan finished seventh in the event clocking 4:13.07 led by Amanda Castaldi, Avery Winters, Patrice Mansfield and Olivia Platt.

In the Rising Stars medley distance relay, Immaculate finished third in 12:45.23 with Kayla Ondy, Isabel Taiman, Lauren Manning and Keelin Bremmer. Glastonbury finished fourth in 12:55.70. In the Swedish 1000 Championship sprint medley relay, Glastonbury finished third (2:17.32) and Bloomfield finished eighth (2:20.79).

Windsor was third in the Rising Stars 1600 medley sprint relay (4:15.45) and Allison Murphy of Naugatuck was ninth in the 400 hurdles championship (1:03.01).

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