The Bristol Central girls track and field program did well at the CIAC Class MM championship meet from Middletown High School on Wednesday, May 29 – snaring 12 points and capturing 18th place overall.
And the girls 4×400 relay team made a personal best at the event.
Overall, the combination of Adalia Malick, Salvatrice Bosco, Abigail Calfe, and Emma Stone finished in 4:12.04 to secure fifth place and a spot at the State Open on June 3.
But some of that grouping also did well in other events.
In the 400 meters, Malick placed eighth with a time of 1:02.35 while Stone did well in the 300 hurdles – finishing in eighth place at 50.72 seconds.
And in the 4×800, the team of Natalia Popielarz, Bosco, Alexa Furniss and Marisa Heller earned sixth place with a time of 10:32.60.
The shot put event saw Kaiya Alexander earn sixth place as her heave of 33’ 7.5” was an excellent showing in a very crowded field.
Bristol Eastern did not score at the Class MM event but Alicia Rappleyea placed 10th in the 200 meters with a finish of 27.25 seconds.
And in the Class S meet from Willow Brook Park in New Britain, the girls squad from St. Paul Catholic tied for 18th place – scoring eight points overall.
In the 100 meter hurdles, Melissa Lyder snared sixth place with a finish of 18.09 seconds and in the long jump, the talented senior earned a spot at the State Open.
Lyder cleared 16’ 1.5” as she placed fourth overall.
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