NEW HAVEN — A Wallingford monopoly in pole vault and a banner day by Lyman Hall’s relay teams highlighted local performances Saturday at the SCC Indoor Track Championships at the Floyd Little Athletic Center.
Pole vaulters Chance DeCrescenzo of Lyman Hall and Savanna Bauman of Sheehan, both seniors, landed conference championships, while the Lyman Hall relays, led by spohomore twins Tom and Tim Conklin, medalled in three races, including a first-place finish in the 4x400.
DeCrescenzo cleared 13 feet and Bauman bested Amity’s Liliana Quill in a jump-off at 9 feet, 6 inches.
In the 4x400, the Conklins combined with junior Michael Fisher and sophomore Owen Rich on a time of 3:35.53 that beat Hillhouse by .23 seconds.
The Conklins and Fisher joined forces with another Rich, freshman Aaron, to place second in the sprint medley. Their time of 3:46.13 was two seconds shy of first-place Shelton.
In the 4x800, the Conklins stuck with Aaron Rich, brought aboard junior Henry Murphy, and finished third in 8:35.95.
Lyman Hall picked up an additional bronze in the high jump, where freshman Ethan Rich was third at 5-10.
Also, Sheehan junior Wilson Moya and LH spohomore Lucas DeCrescenzo went 3-4 in the shot put. Moya threw for 44-7¾, DeCrescenzo for 42-10¾.
In the girls competition, Cheshire placed second in the 4x800 with juniors Alexa Ciccone and Julia Rubin and sophomores Sarah Goldstein and Eva Curran. They ran a 10:19.52.
Cheshire junior Squirrel Lanz was third in both the 55 hurdles (8.93) and 300 (43.53). Sheehan junior Angelika Kotula placed third in the 1000 (3:19.29).
The Xavier boys and Shelton girls took the team titles.Wrestling
CCC Championships: Southington’s Colton Thorpe captured the 132-pound championship in the two-day conference tournament in Glastonbury.
Thorpe pinned his way into the finals, including in 26 seconds in the semifinals, then rang up an 11-2 major decision on Laitham Arias of Hall in the championship bout.
Southington’s Josh Howard and Platt’s Ahmed Hernandez placed second — Howard at 138, Hernandez at 195. Both lost in the finals to No. 1 seeds.
In other weight classes, Southington’s Joe Garafalo placed third at 106, while Southington’s Andrew Mikosz (182), Platt’s Mike Melendez (195) and Maloney’s Luis Delgado (220) all came in fourth.
Cheshire: While the Rams had an 0-4 day the at Fairfield Ludlowe Duals, they did see Jim Rome go 4-0.
All of Rome’s victories came via pin. He wrestled at both 160 and 170 pounds.
Also for Cheshire, Connor Nash went 2-0 at 145.
The Rams fell to Fairfield Ludlowe (65-18), Greenwich (60-17), Norwalk (66-12) and Shelton (53-24).Boys basketball
Newtown 62, Platt 56: The Nighthawks snapped Platt’s eight-game winning streak with the non-conference decision in Newtown.
Anthony Nimani scored 21 points for the Panthers and Makhai Anderson added 13.
Platt is now 12-3. Newtown is 12-5.Girls basketball
East Catholic 46, Maloney 40: Spartans senior guard Evelyn Beltran scored a career-high 17 points and added four steals on the defensive end in the matinee loss to the Eagles in Meriden.
Urielle Afoakwa-Abrokwa rang up 17 points for East Catholic and Liz McGurl added 10.
For Maloney, Skyler Burke delivered 14 points and Nadia Berrios-Lugo had three steals.
The CCC crossover left East Catholic at 8-8 and Maloney at 6-10. The Spartans host rival Platt on Monday at 6:45 p.m.