Lindsay Crevoiserat of Glastonbury
said she felt things went just about how she expected after her first race of the day Saturday, the 1,000 meters.
The senior took over the lead about midway through the race and pulled away easily for a victory in 2 minutes, 53.52 seconds, .33 seconds off the meet record. It would be her first win on a very busy day at the CIAC State Open Track & Field Championships at the New Haven Athletic Center.
Crevoiserat went on to also win the 1,600 (4:59.58) and 3,200 in a meet-record 10:51.60, becoming the only triple winner at this year's Open. The previous 3,200 mark was held by Heather Stephens of Ridgefield, 10:52.78 in 2008. It was Crevoiserat's second 3,200 Indoor Open win in a row.
"At first, I wanted to stay behind and see what the leaders were bringing it out in," said Crevoiserat of the 1,000 meters. "And then, a lot of people were pushing me from behind so I decided I was going to take it (the lead) and go and see what I could do. I just tried to hold on the last lap.
"Usually I go out a little harder than that. I go out quick," Crevoiserat added. "Today I didn't know what I could do, my strategy. I tried to change it up a little bit but I know there are a lot of good runners in this race, so I didn't want to kill myself. I tried to stay back a little bit the first lap and take it from there."
In the boys meet, Sheehan (Wallingford)
sprinter Justin Doehr's biggest doubts came from himself before the 600. But he moved to the front early in the second lap and confidently held off any challenges in his victory in 1:23.35.
"It went a little bit better than I planned it actually," said Doehr, who also finished fifth the 300. "I was pretty nervous. Before every race, I doubt myself for some reason and then it turned out all right. It turned out a lot better than I expected. I like to set the pace because I know that a lot of people have a hard time keeping up with a fast pace. I like to tire them out when I know I can keep going."
Nainy Bah of Morgan (Clinton)
won the boys 55 in 6.56 seconds and 300 in 35.72. He was the only boys individual multiple winner in the meet.
Dan Nester of Hand (Madison)
, who set a meet record in the 1,600 at the Class L meet last week, won the event in 4:18.34, and double-winner in Class LL, Connor Rog, opted out of the 1,600 but won the 3,200 in 9:25.28.
Jamie Tobias of Bloomfield
set a meet record in the high jump with 6 feet, 10 1/4 inches. Jake Scinto of Cheshire
placed second in the high jump (6-4) and third in the long jump (22-9 1/2), won by Amanze Williams of Naugatuck
(22-11 3/4).Staples (Westport)
won two of the four boys relays, the 4x400 (3:27.76) and 4x800 (8:06.56).
Other notables in the girls meet:
Shelleyann Lindo of McMahon (Norwalk)
, who finished second in the 55 meters in Class LL to Cheshire's Ashia Wright, defeated Wright at the Open by .01 seconds with a 7.31.
Maya Walton of Danbury
was the other individual multiple winner in the meet winning the long jump with a 19-3 and the high jump (5-4). Walton also was a member on Danbury's winning 4x200 relay, which won in 1:45.49.
Danbury won the boys meet with 39 points and Glastonbury took the girls (65).STORYLINES
* The SCC Tournament girls basketball semifinals Monday night features three Top 10 teams in the state's writers' poll with No. 1 Mercy (Middletown)
(20-1), No. 2 Hillhouse (New Haven)
(19-2) and No. 6 Career Magnet (New Haven)
(17-4). The championship is Tuesday.
* No. 4 Notre Dame (West Haven)
boys hockey stunned No. 2 Fairfield Prep 3-2 Saturday in an SCC matchup as Brandon Martone
scored on two power plays to lift the Green Knights.
* Xavier (Middletown)
(200 points) topped defending champion Danbury (181) at the CIAC Class LL Wrestling Championship meet at Trumbull High Saturday. Will Chowanek (103 pounds), Tyler Cunningham (145) and Elliot Antler (160) all brought home titles for the Falcons. The fastest fall winner was David Barbar of Trumbull at 125 with four pins in 8:25. New Milford
(L), Bacon Academy (Colchester)
(M) and Griswold
(S) were the other class champions in wrestling.STELLAR ICE SEASON
girls hockey team completed a dominant regular season with a 6-5 overtime victory over Hall/Conard co-op Saturday. Sophomore Olivia Hompe
scored all six goals for New Canaan (19-1) with one coming to tie with 34 seconds left in regulation and the winner at 1:49 of OT.
Hompe's six goals ties a state record for goals in a game. She leads the state in scoring this season with 48 goals and 40 assists (88 points). Teammate Jana Persky
(37-36—73) became the second girl in state history this season to score 200 points in a career. Maggie Westfall set the career mark at New Canaan with 261 points (181-80).
Other key players include Bea Eppler
(12-32—44), Madzie Carroll
(3-18—21) and Holly Burwick
(5-8—13). New Canaan goalie Britt Gardella
has a goals against average of 1.75 and a save percentage of .90 with six shutouts.
The FCIAC playoffs begin Wednesday in Darien.
In other girls hockey news, SCC officials voted to include the sport in its conference next season. New Haven area schools are now part of the Central Connecticut Girls Hockey League.
Val Chamberlain, Hamden girls hockey coach and vice commissioner of the CCGHL, told The New Haven Register that officials in his league "are pretty upset" after administering the sport for eight years.
Apparently, frustration on the part of some coaches over getting playoff schedules and the exclusion and then inclusion of a co-op team in the playoffs, according to The Register, played a role in the SCC's move.
Teams outside the New Haven area, such as Simsbury, Hall/Conard, Notre Dame-Fairfield and Lauralton Hall might be included in the league next year as well.Paul Rosano, the former assistant sport editor of The Hartford Courant and sports editor of The New Haven Register, covers Connecticut for MaxPreps.com. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.