Jonathan Law, Foran High track and field
Led by freshman Kaylee Brotherton’s double win in the 800- and 3200-meters, the Jonathan Law girls track and field team collected a pair of wins, beating Career 112-33 and Branford 99.5-54.5. The victories give Law an 8-5 record in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year for coach Linwood Schulte’s team. Making Brotherton’s double-win even more significant was her 2:31 victory in the 800 qualified her for the Class MM state meet. She came back with a 13:13 effort to win the two mile. Also improving a state qualifying time was junior Grace Wootton, who ran the 400 meters in 64.6, good enough for second against Branford and third vs. Career. Samara Thacker aided Law’s cause with wins in the 100 (12.7) and 200 (26.9).
Other athletes who collected victories against both Career and Branford were Liv Kowalski (javelin), Rhea Grant (triple jump), Hanna Broderick (high jump), Shawna Winters (discus, Jillian Hall (shot put) and the 3,200-meter relay. Law’s 400-meter relay team of Holly Caldwell, Rhea Grant, Jocelyn Wirth and Samara Thacker captured first place at the SCC East Sectional meet Monday at Amity High School. The quartet clocked 52.74 seconds, topping Lyman Hall, which took second in 53.52. Law scored 38 points in the meet to place eighth — one point behind Daniel Hand. Sheehan won with 128 points. Based on the relay team’s performance, it was no surprise to see Law’s Thacker take fourth in the 100 (13.14) and Rhea Grant take sixth (13.47). The duo also placed in the 200 with Thacker taking seventh (28.18) and Grant eighth (28.24). Senior discus thrower Shawna Winters took third with a toss of 100-feet-10. Javelin thrower Olivia Kowalski enjoyed a good day taking fifth with a 95-3 throw. “It was great to see Olivia throw so well and qualify for the state meet,’’ said coach Linwood Schulte. The 3,200-meter relay also took fifth in 10:17, a school record. The group, all freshmen, included Katelyn Konareski, Hannah Rascoll, Midori Hughes and Kaylee Brotherton. Schulte was pleased with all of his relays. In addition to the 400 taking first, and the 3,200 setting a school record, the 1600, made up of junior Grace Wootton and freshmen Rascoll, Konareski and Brotherton, qualified for states with a 4:27.11 effort, which was good enough for a sixth-place finish. “The relay teams all had a good day,’’ said Schulte. “It was nice to see them all run so well.’’
Law boys team
Jonathan Law defeated host Branford and Career on Wednesday as coach Joe Beler’s squad finished the regular season with a 12-1 record. The Lawmen have posted a 26-2 record over the past two campaigns, with the only loss each season to state champion Daniel Hand of Madison. Jason Smith won the 110 high hurdles (16.0) and the 300 IM (44.2). Mike Plaskon was first in the 100 (11.1), Alex Pratcher in the 200 (23.2) and Matt Marino was best in the 400 (52.3). Mike Loschiavo took first in the 3200 in 11:25. Derrick McLaughlin won the triple jump (40-5). Sheldon Gargano was first in the shot put (41-8), Jordan Beck in the pole vault (12-0), and Andrew Paulus in the discus (131-4). Law’s three relay teams are state qualified. The 4x100 squad of Naheim Washington, Pratcher, Ethan Saley and Plaskon was first in Law 44.4.
Foran girls team
Foran High took on Mercy and Guilford on Tuesday. Catherine Weed was first in the javelin (77-3) for coach Rick Raucci’s Lions.
Foran boys team
Foran High defeated Guilford, 92.5-37.5, and lost to Xavier, 80-70. Jordan Brennan, Glaymer Cardona, Connor Lynch and Caleb Tondora won the 4x100 relay (45.74) for coach Pete Jambor’s Lions. Brennan and Cardona shared first in the 100 at 11.6, while Brennan won the 200 in 24.5. Kevin Preneta won the 1600 (4:46). Tondora was first in the high jump (5-10) and Jared Hubler won the pole vault (13-6).