1/25/2017 - Indoor Track and Field School Records Broken!
In a busy one week stretch from January 14th to January 21st seven indoor track and field school records were broken.
At the Shoreline Coaches' Invitational on January 14th at Hillhouse High School, Amber Harraden broke old record in the shot put by "putting the shot" 31'7"; 15 inches better than the old record which she had set last year. Chelsea Mitchell set a new school record in the 300 meters with a time of 44.07. This broke a record she had set earlier the season and eclipsed the previous record set by Amber Harraden in 2015 by 1.35 seconds. At the same meet, Chelsea also ran a school record time of 7.70 seconds in the 55 meters, only to better the mark two hours later in the meet finals with a time of 7.67. That record lasted a whole week and was broken at the NCCC Invitational at Hartford Public High School this past Saturday when she ran 7.58 seconds in placing first in the 20 team meet.
Yale University was the setting for four more school records as the Girls 4x200 team of Maddie Archangelo, Emily Mitchell, Amber Harraden, and Chelsea Mitchell ran 1:51.32 to finish 8th in the "Schools under 600 girls" division at the biggest track meet in New England. This eclipsed the mark set last year by a relay team that finished 6th in the state championship. Later Fridayevening, a different quartet of girls broke a ten year old school record in the Distance Medley Relay (runs of 1200m, 400m, 800m and 1600m). Cami McCauley, Chelsea Mitchell, Abby Briggs and Jane Frawley ran a time of 13:36.15 to finish 4th in the Connecticut schools division of that event.
Saturday morning at Yale saw both the boys and girls 3200m record broken as Jane Frawley ran the equivalent of 11:56.63 to break another ten year old record of 12:06 set by Kim Powell. Less than an hour later Max Sparks ran the equivalent of 9:40.81 besting by 2 seconds a record time set by Mike LeDuc in 2010 while winning the Class S State Championship in that event. Worth noting is that both Powell and LeDuc went on to be collegiate All-Americans in track and field.