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Stonington finishes second in ECC small track meet

NEW LONDON — Elizabeth Morrison finished first in one event and second in another as the Stonington High girls’ indoor track team finished second in the ECC small school championships Saturday at the Coast Guard Academy.

Stonington scored 77 points and Griswold took first with 119.

It was Stonington’s highest finish for at least 11 seasons. It placed fourth last season.

Morrison won the shot put with a distance of 33 feet, 1.25 inches. She ran second in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.67 seconds. And she placed third in the high jump (4-10).

Stonington also won two relay races.

Kaeli Novak, Kenna McWilliams, Meg Rolfe and Theresa Kane teamed to win the 4x180 relay (1:41.28). McWilliams and Rolfe were joined by Jennifer Sieczkiewicz and Casey Williams to win the 4x360 (3:55.53).

McWilliams established a school record of 45.65, placing third in the 300. Theresa Kane reclaimed her school record in the 55 dash with a sixth-place time of 8 seconds flat.

Theresa and Mallory Kane, Williams and Meg O’Lari teamed to place third in the 1,440-meter sprint medley relay (4:19.97).

Abby Blanchard placed fourth in the 55 hurdles, with a state-qualifying time of 10.07. Novak was sixth in the 300 (46.11) and Serena Monteiro finished sixth in the 1,000 (3:41.35).

Four other Bears scored in the field events.

Emma Brown and Jaime Costa placed third and fourth in the pole vault, with heights of 6 feet even. Brooke Arruda was third in the shot put (29-6.75) and Alexandra Pratt finished fifth in the long jump (14-0.25).

All first-place finishers made All-ECC. Runners-up made All-ECC honorable mention.

Stonington competes on Feb. 28 at the Class S championships at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, starting at 4:30 p.m.


Prue scores in 3 ECC events

NEW LONDON — Stonington High’s Matt Prue scored in three events as the Bears placed seventh with 24 points among small schools in the ECC championships Saturday at the Coast Guard Academy.

The Bears scored in the top six in three relays and two individual events. Prue was the only triple scorer. Prue, Conor Feeney, Ulysses Sepulveda and Kyle Whalen teamed to place second in the 4x180-meter relay (1:28.75).

Prue, Feeney, Frank Sternberg and Jason Curioso ran a combined time of 3:20.93 to place second in the 4x360 relay.

Those second-place runners earned All-ECC honorable mention honors.

Sternberg, Whalen, Sepulveda and Curioso placed third (3:35.33) in the 1,440 sprint medley relay.

Prue also scored in the 300, placing sixth (38.86).

Only one Bear scored in the field events. Jake Ryan was sixth in the shot put, with a distance of 38 feet, 9 inches.

Next for the boys are the Class M championships on Feb. 7 in New Haven at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, starting at 4 p.m.

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