Connecticut athletes to watch at today’s high school national track and field championships

Hillhouse Leah Moore and Gary Moore Jr.

The NASF Boys and Girls National Outdoor Track and Field Championships begin today at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.

While the college and freshman competition highlights the first part of the day’s program, it will be a busy day for Hillhouse stars Gary Moore Jr. and his sister Leah Moore with the throwing events dominating the second half of the day’s program.

At 2 p.m. ET, Leah Moore, who recently won the CIAC women’s hammer throw, will compete in the Championship Division hammer throw. She will also compete in the Championship division shot put at 10 p.m. Leah Moore won the CIAC State Open and MM class events.

NASF Men’s and Women’s National Track and Field Championship preview capsule

Gary Moore Jr. also starts his day at 2 p.m. in the Championship Division Discus. He just won CIAC competition records at the State Open and L-class discus. At 5:00 p.m. Gary Moore competes in the Championship Division Hammer Throw with Alex Krause of Coventry. Krause won the CIAC hammer throw and Moore was second.

Gary Moore’s final event of the day will be in the Championship division shot put at 7 p.m. ET.

Weston’s Shea Greene, who won the women’s javelin at the CIAC State Open and Class M, will compete in the Championship Division Javelin at 8 p.m.

The Decathlon boys start Wednesday with five events and ends Thursday with five events. Eamon Sweeney of Haddam-Killingworth won the CIAC decathlon and will be competing in the event.

For a full list of Connecticut’s competitors at the national championships, a daily schedule and results, visit

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