TRACK & FIELD: Sheehan trio lands gold at SCC Championships; Davis breaks 20-year-old meet record in javelin

TRACK & FIELD: Sheehan trio lands gold at SCC Championships; Davis breaks 20-year-old meet record in javelin



WALLINGFORD — For a second straight week, Sheehan junior Jordan Davis broke a school record to win SCC gold in the javelin.

This time around, he had some company, as Sheehan sophomore Clarissa Aminawung set a new Lady Titans’ standing in winning the 300 hurdles.

The first-place performances by Davis and Aminawung highlighted a strong showing by Sheehan at Monday’s SCC track and field championships, hosted by Lyman Hall.

Davis, a week after throwing for 193 feet at the SCC East Sectional, pushed the SCC envelope on Monday by hitting for 208 feet, 1 inch.

That distance not only broke Davis’ week-old Sheehan record, it eclipsed the SCC championship meet record of 207-6 thrown by Brian Chaput of East Haven back in 1999.

Davis’ 208-1, coming on his first attempt, bettered Monday’s field by 47 feet.

As for Aminawung, she won the 300 hurdles in 46.23 seconds, finishing nearly a full second ahead of runner-up Giselle Zumerchick (47.16), a one-time Cheshire hurdler who is now at North Haven. 

Sheehan also got a third gold medal on Monday. That was delivered by senior pole vaulter Kyra Connolly, who won her signature event at 9-6. Her junior teammate Marley Esch was second at 8-6.

Liz Brown added a silver to the Sheehan stash. The sophomore was second in the 3200 at 12:05.

Also for the Titans, Cyle Martindale placed third in the discus (124-10) and Aminawung completed her day teaming with Katherine Cappetta, Avery Winter and Julia Mansfield to take third in the 4x400 (4:13.60).

That performance helped the Sheehan girls seal an overall third-place finish in the team standings. (The titles were swept by Hillhouse.)

Host Lyman Hall was led by Michael Toppin. The junior was second in the 400 at 49.87 and third in the 200 at 22.94.

Cheshire got a third-place finish from its 4x800 relay. Charlie Pettit and Charlie Farrell teamed with Brendan Mellitt and Francis Simpatico to post a time of 8:21.50.

 


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