By MICHAEL LETENDRE
BRISTOL – When it comes to multi-talented athletes at Bristol Central, senior Cy McIntosh is heads and shoulders above the rest.
Whether it was football in the fall, wrestling in the winter, or track and field in the spring, he’s been outstanding at everything he does.
On Thursday, May 30, McIntosh signed a National Letter of Intent at Bristol Central High School to compete in one of those sports on the colligate level.
But what sport will he play?
And along those lines, what school did he choose?
In the end, McIntosh made two very good decisions that includes a local university.
McIntosh will be headed to Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, a NCAA Division II school, in the fall and will join the men’s track team.
He’ll throw the javelin for the Owls and will join an ever growing track and field team at Southern.
The javelin is probably McIntosh’s best event in the field – though he’s pretty good in the shot put and discus as well – and this past week at the Class L championship meet from Middletown High School, he had another banner day for the Rams.
On that day, four athletes qualified for the State Open in the javelin and McIntosh was one of them.
He took third at the event with a toss of 172’04” and that standard was 7 feet over the State Open qualification mark.
It’s been a good season for McIntosh on the field and in the other two sports he took part of – football and wrestling – the teams saw various amounts of success as well.
Central went 3-7 in football but the powerful McIntosh was a defensive presence on both offensive and defensive lines.
In wrestling, he was a CCC South all conference selection at 195 pounds for the second year running.
In his class of 195 pounds, he took second place at the Class L championships.
This year in the field, McIntosh was named captain – as he was in all three scholastic sports he participated in this season – and he dominated in the throwing events.
He obviously can toss the javelin but he also has shown proficiency in the shot put and discus as well and don’t be surprised if McIntosh also picks those up for the Owls as well.
McIntosh will join former Bristol Central track standout Omar Gonzalez – who will be a senior at Southern next season.
Recently, Gonzalez was named Southern Connecticut State University Athletes of the Week as he set a new school record and picked up All-American honors with a fourth place showing in the javelin.
His best toss went 226 feet, 5 inches for the new standard and with McIntosh joining the fold, the Owls will be in very good hands in those field events thanks to it local Bristol Central connection.
Gonzalez certainly has had a memorable career at Southern and McIntosh will certainly follow in that glowing tradition.
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE