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Class L: Sorrentino shines in New Haven

Woodstock Academy’s Bella Sorrentino had a pretty good Friday night at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

The senior finished second in the Class L state championship indoor track meet in the shotput with a heave of 34-feet, 10-inches.

The effort left her just two inches shy of qualifying for the Nationals in the event.

Just moments after that, Sorrentino went over to the 55-meter hurdles and turned in a sixth-place performance in 9.1 seconds, narrowly missing the school record in the event.

The senior finished with plenty of bling to bring home as she, Talia Tremblay, Isabella Selmecki and Juliet Allard also earned a sixth-place medal in the 4x200m relay, finishing in a team-best 1 minute, 55.13 seconds.

“Bella was tremendous (Friday),” Woodstock Academy indoor track coach Josh Welch said. “Throws, sprints and hurdles, she showed she is among the top few in the State in all of them. She continues to show that she is an incredibly bright, coachable and talented athlete.”

Centaurs’ senior Magdalena Myslenski also brought home a second-place medal as she cleared 9-feet in the pole vault, a personal best.  

Allard also brought home a medal from the 300m where she finished in a personal best 43.88 seconds to claim 6th-place.

“Juliet ran three great races as well (she also competed in the 55m dash). Her anchor leg in the 4x200m helped us move from being (seeded) 13th in the State to a sixth-place finish. She dropped significant time from her 300m to have a personal best and finish sixth. She is starting to take a page out of Bella’s book  and is becoming a huge asset in hurdles, relays and sprints,” Welch said.