WALLINGFORD — Sheehan track and field coach Charlie Farley headed up to Saco, Maine on Saturday with two athletes in tow for the New England Championships. Neither came home empty-handed.
Junior sprinter Terrence Bogan took first place in the 100 meters and classmate Jordan Davis was second in the javelin at the annual New England meet, hosted this year by Thornton Academy.
Bogan, the Class M state champ in his event, won the New England title at 11.01 seconds. Davis, who swept Connecticut gold, including at the State Open earlier this week, was second at 189 feet, 8 inches.
Davis was about two feet shy on Saturday. Rhode Island’s Ian Hall won at 191-11.
Bogan, meanwhile, out-dueled another Rhode Island athlete, Nathaniel Barjolo. Both ran 11.06 in preliminaries. While Barjolo put up the same time in the finals, Bogan trimmed 5/100ths of a second off his to claim his first New England crown.
Maloney senior Mychael Gallaher was in contention in the girls javelin. Gallaher, Connecticut’s Class L champion, threw for 95-7.
Southington also had a contingent in Saco: thrower Trinity Cardillo, jumper Sydney Garrison and the girls 4x800 relay team.
Cardillo, Class LL champ in the discus, qualified in both that event and shot put. The junior placed eighth in shot at 39-7½ and ninth in discus at 122-11.
Garrison, also a junior, tied for sixth in the high jump at 5-3.
Southington’s 4x800 squad placed eighth in 9:36.59 anchored by senior Kate Kemnitz. Beyond Kemnitz, the team is young. Sophomore Lauren Verrilli led off followed by freshman Jackie Izzo and junior Anny Moquette Volquez.