Girls win Southwest Conference track title

Posted: Feb 05, 2022 11:02 PM

NEW HAVEN — Newtown High School’s women’s indoor track team won the Southwest Conference championship at Floyd Little Athletic Center on Saturday night, Feb. 5. The Nighthawks scored 85.33 points; runner-up Weston had 77. The Nighthawks dethroned a Weston program that had won the last eight conference crowns.

“They are beyond excited,” Newtown coach Becky Bourret said of her squad members, adding that her seniors were in tears after the triumph.

In the medley sprint relay race, Rachel Albrecht, Ella Hall, Sophia Guevara and Ally McCarthy finished first in 4:31.69.

The 4×200 relay of Amelia Daly, Hall, Eva Barricelli and Elise Barricelli finished second with a season best time of 1:53.75.

In the 4×400 relay event, McCarthy, Guevara, Daly and Hannah Snayd finished second in 4:19.65.

The Newtown 4×800 team of Riley Powers, Ryann Heim-Sherwood, Emily Litke and Snayd finished second with a season best time of 9:59.65.

Powers was second in the 600 with a personal best 1:41.31.

The boys had standout performers. Caleb Smith was the first in the high jump, clearing the bar with a personal best of 6-01.

Kevin Murray finished second in the shot put with a personal best 43-09.25.

The 4×800 relay team of Aidan Budge, Colby Harrell, Soheib Dissa and Cameron Whorf finished second with a season best time of 8:39.79.

Read more about the encounter in the February 11 print edition of the bee.

Sportswriter Andy Hutchison can be reached at [email protected]

Emily Litke (#2) competes in the conference championship competition. —Pictures of Bees, Hutchison

Ally McCarthy (#5) runs for the Hawks.

Jamie Adams clears the high jump bar.

Kevin Murray finished second in the shot put.