Track & Field
Mark Dumas qualified for the State Open championship in the shotput with a throw of 48 feet, 2 ¼ inches to take fifth at the Class MM state track championship Wednesday. Connor Huda was sixth in the discus and seventh in shot and Natanael Colon placed 10th in the 400-meter.
Dumas went on to finish 20th in the State Open championship with a best throw of 44 feet, 5 1/2 inches in the shotput at the State Open championship on Monday at Willow Brook Park in New Britain.
"Mark threw well all season. He came up a little short (Monday). There was an extra delay before Mark’s flight, due to the finals of the discus. Several shot putters from Marks flight were in the discus," boys track coach Pete Lusa said. "It was a cold and dreary day. The walkway to the competition area was under a couple of inches of water. I just think too much cold and time got in the way."
Centaurs place at ECC championship
Mark Dumas was third in the shot put, Natanael Colon third in the 400-meter and Connor Huda sixth in the discus for the boys track team which placed 12th in the ECC boys track championship.
Centaurs fall to Waterford
The boys were paced by Natanael Colon who won all three sprint events, but the Centaurs fell short to the Lancers 85-65.
Colon won the 100m (11.18 seconds); 200m (23.3) and 400m (52.8).
“Natanael is coming into his own on the track. He is focused and challenging himself to achieve his best times. Senior year has a way of assisting that focus and drive, and for an athlete with his ability, it is the perfect environment,” Lusa said.
Mark Dumas won the shot with a throw of 46 feet, 3 inches while Connor Huda captured the discus, hurling it 117-5.
“Both Connor and Mark are seniors that have been steadily working to improve all their years of track. They watch the other athletes progress via the internet and they stay focused. They also have each other on the team for a little inter-squad rivalry,” Lusa said.
Lucas Couture cleared the pole vault in 9-6 to capture first-place honors for the Centaurs (0-4, 0-3).
Indians too much for Centaurs
Nate Colon won the 400-meter race for a third consecutive time this season, but Montville just had too much depth for the Centaurs and posted a 106-44 win over the Centaurs.
Colon recorded a 51.4 second time for the win and also finished third in the 200-meter with a time of 22.6 seconds.
Mark Dumas was first in the shotput with a throw of 46 feet, 2 inches and Connor Huda won the discus with a toss of 123 feet for the Centaurs (0-3, 0-2 Eastern Connecticut Conference Division II).
|The Academy||at Bacon Academy||Wednesday, April 11 FINAL: 91-58 (L)|
|The Academy||vs. Fitch||Wednesday, April 18 FINAL: 95-56 (L)|
|The Academy||at Killingly with Stonington||Wednesday, April 25 @ 4 p.m.|
|The Academy||at Ledyard Relays @ Ledyard High School||Friday, April 27 @ 4 p.m.|
|The Academy||at Ledyard Relays at Ledyard High School||Saturday, April 28 @ 10 a.m.|
|The Academy||at Montville||Wednesday, May 2 FINAL: 106-44 (L)|
|The Academy||at Middletown Invitational @ Middletown HS||Saturday, May 5 @ 1 p.m.|
|The Academy||vs. Waterford||Wednesday, May 9 FINAL: 85-65 (L)|
|The Academy||at Eastern Connecticut Conference Championship at East Lyme HS||Wednesday, May 23 @ 2:30 p.m.|
|The Academy||at Killingly||Friday, May 25 @ 4 p.m.|
|Natanael Colon||12||200m; 400m; 800m|
|Mark Dumas||12||shot put|
|Connor Huda||12||discus; shot put|
|Zachary Zavorkas||12||javelin; discus|
|Kenneth Birlin||11||800m; 1,600m; 3,200m|
|Kyle Buell||11||High jump; sprints|
|Lucas Couture||11||Pole vault|