Rhys Hammond

Rhys Hammond

NEW HAVEN — Rhys Hammond won the 1,000 meters in school-record time, Greyson DelGrosso took first in the shot put and Stonington High's 1,600 sprint medley relay team placed first at the Class M boys indoor track championships on Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center

Hammond finished with a time of 2:31.80 to improve upon his school record. DelGrosso had throw of 48-4 to take first in the shot put. His best throw came on his second attempt of the day.

It was the first individual state titles for Hammond and DelGrosso.

Ben Abely, Martin Vernet, Joey Hinckley and Hammond combined to take first in the sprint medley relay in 3:41.84.

Hammond, DelGrosso and the sprint medley relay team all qualified for the State Open meet on Saturday at noon in New Haven.

Hinckley also finished third in the pole vault, clearing 13-6.

Stonington finished fourth in the team standings with 38 points. Hillhouse was first with 87 and Suffield was second among the 26 teams that scored with 56.

Stonington's 4x400 relay team of Ethan Allen-Fernandez, Chase Flynn, Hinckley and Hammond placed sixth (3:34.95).

Hinckley and the 4x400 relay also have a good chance to qualify for the Open. The list will be announced Sunday at noon.

Ben Abely, Graham Johnstone, Vernet and Sam Inthasit placed sixth in the 4x200 (1:37.98).

— Keith Kimberlin

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