Plumb Hill hosts USA Track and Field's state meet
Billy Cook of the Litchfield Track Club prepares to hand the baton to teammate Dylan Myrie in the 4x100 relay during the USATF state championship meet at Plumb Hill Playing Fields on Saturday. John McKenna photos
Some of the best young track and field athletes in the state gathered at Plumb Hill Playing Fields on Saturday for the USA Track and Field Connecticut championships.
There were 475 athletes competing in age groups from 8 and under to 17-18. The Litchfield Track Club, the meet's host, fielded a team of 27 athletes.
Several LTC athletes finished in the top eight of their respective events to qualify for the USATF Region I meet in New York City July 12-15.
The qualifiers among LTC girls were Indigio Romanchck (third in shot put in 8 and under); Brynn Bergin (first in the 3000 meters in 13-14); Mina Prenoveau (second in the 200 meters in 15-16); Annabelle Shanks (third in the 200 meters in 15-16); and Shanks, Hope Maher, Abigale Estafani and Prenoveau (first in the 4x100 relay);
Among LTC boys, qualifiers were Pink Wright (third in triple jump and javelin in 13-14); Robin Wright (second in the 400-meter hurdles in 15-16); Sean Clinkscales (second in the 800 meters and third in pole vault in 15-16); Billy Cook )first in high jump and second second in 400 meters in 17-18); Sam Schiffer (first in 800 meters in 17-18); Alex Brites (first in the 1500 meters and 3000 meters and second in the 800 meters in 17-18); Dylan Myrie (first in long jump and the 100 meters and third in the 200 meters in 17-18); Christian Estefani (second in the 100 meters in 17-18); and William Wilson, Cook, Estefani and Myrie (first in the 4x100 relay in 17-18).
Litchfield Track Club coach Dave Driscoll addresses some of his athletes.
Mina Prenoveau takes the baton from Hope Maher in the 4x100 relay.
Sean Clinkscales runs the 1500 meters.
The LTC's winning 4x100 relay teams, above and below. Michelle Cook photos
Cian Bergin throws the shot put. Michelle Cook photo
Katie Pratt of Bantam, a volunteer at the meet, moves hurdles into place. BZphoto