Law track making its mark in early going of season

McKenna Sharpe, Sydney Simpson, McKenzie Powers, Shelby Green and Lauren Davis captain Law girls track team.

McKenna Sharpe, Sydney Simpson, McKenzie Powers, Shelby Green and Lauren Davis captain Law girls track team.

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The Jonathan Law boys’ track team was runners-up in Class M during the indoor season.

Coach Joe Beler’s Lawmen haven’t dropped a step and coach Caitlin Corriveau Lady Lawmen began the campaign with wins over Amity, Lyman Hall, and West Haven. They then competed at the Hillhouse Invitational.

“The boys 800-meter sprint medley relay team of Jackson Warters, Shane Pritchard, Dimitri Barnes, Thomas Bretthauer qualified for the Nike outdoor national championships in Eugene, Oregon with a time of 136.54 at the Invitational,” Beler said.

“The girls 800 SMR team of Elly Van Waveren, Sydney Simpson, McKenzie Powers and Lauren Davis have already broken the school record with a time of 52.27.”

Warters was champion in the 110 high hurdles (15.87 seconds) and 300 IM hurdles (41.28). Liam Fedigan placed second in the 3200-meter run with a personal best time of 10:06. Aidan King was second in the pole vault (11-6). Caden Simpson took second in the 300 IM hurdles (47.95 seconds).

Law athletes are qualifying for states at a quick pace.

Girls meeting the mark include the 4x100 relay team, Sydney Simpson (12.7 seconds) and McKenzie Powers (13.1 seconds) in the 100-meter dash, Caden Simpson in the 110 high hurdles (15.42 seconds) and 300 IM (47.8 seconds) and Mackenzie Ott in the high jump (4 feet, eight inches).

Boys state qualifiers are Barnes, Thomas Bretthauer, Warters and Pritchard in the 4x100 relay (43.89), Thomas Bretthauer, Lucas Pincus Coyle, Jack Bretthauer and Warters in the 4x400 relay (3:38), Pritchard (10.9 seconds), Barnes (11.21), and Pincus Coyle (11.6) in the 100, Warters (15.87) in the 100 high hurdles, Pritchard (23.0), Barnes (23.17), Jack Bretthauser (24.31) and Thomas Bretthauser (23.57) in the 200-meter run, Waters (40.43) in the 300IM ,Thomas Bretthauer (51.4) in the 400-meter run, Fedigan in the 1600 (4:37) and 3200 (10:06), Solomon Mercado in the shot put (42 feet, two inches), Luis Lozado (19-5) and Gabe Garnett (19-4) in the long jump, Derrick Wilder in the high jump (5-8) and pole vault (11-6).

Track note: Law alum Naheim Washington medaled in the 100 and 200-meter runs to help Tufts University win the NESAC title.