Clear Your Calendars as The Bears Head Off to States for Track and Field

Story by Olivia Haberek, Staff Writer

On February 15th, 2020 at 4 P.M. at Floyd Little Athletic Center, CT some Stonington Bears will be attending the CIAC Class M State Championship for indoor track and field.

After a whole season of hard training, here are some of the state qualifiers:

For Sprinting: Some 55-meter dash qualifiers are Sam Inthasit, Lucian Tedeschi, Nancy Inthasit, and Madi Allard. Some 300-meter qualifiers are Rhys Hammond, Benjamin French, Piper Doyle, and Megan Detwiler.

For Mid distance: The 600-meter qualifiers are Vanessa Benjamin and Megan Detwiler. Some 1000 meter qualifiers are Chloe Morehouse, Rachel Sabbadini, Elias Dahl, and Ryan Gruczka.

For long-distance: The 1600 meter qualifiers are Chloe Morehouse, Rhys Hammond, Ryan Gruczka, Elias Dahl. The 3200-meter qualifiers are Elias Dahl and Ryan Gruczka.

For Hurdles: Some of the 55-meter hurdle qualifiers are Kaleigh Bolduc, Amelia Caron, Robert Lewis, and Phoenix Glaza.

For Relays: The 4×200 meter relay qualifying teams are Nancy Inthasit, Gwen Anderson, Carly Constantine, and Helena Hoinsky. For boys, it is Hammer Castagliuolo, Lucian Tedeschi, Christian Hudson, and Sam Inthasit. The 4×400 meter relay qualifying teams are Helena Hoisnky, Corinne Steeno, Megan Detwiler, and Vanessa Benjamin. For boys, it is Hammer Castagliuolo, George Limberakis, Chase Flynn, and Rhys Hammond. For the 4×800 meter relay, the qualifying teams are Vanessa Benjamin, Chloe Morehouse, Rachel Sabbadini, and Megan Detwiler. For boys, it is Benjamin French, Ryan Gruczka, Chase Flynn, and Rhys Hammond.

For the Sprint Medley Relay: For the SMR 1600 meter, the qualifying teams are Nancy Inthasit, Gwen Anderson, Megan Detwiler, and Vanessa Benjamin. For the boys, it is Christian Hudson, Andrew Castaglioulo, Chase Flynn, and Rhys Hammond.

For field events: Shot Put qualifiers there is Olivia Haberek, Luke Panciera, Christian Hudson, and Cameron Rose. The high jump qualifier is Phoenix Glaza. For pole vaulting, the qualifiers are Sophia Anderson, Robert Lewis, and George Limberakis. Lastly for long jump, the qualifiers are Phoenix Glaza, Charles Padlan, and Marin Singletary.

Make sure you clear your calendars and go and support the athletes! At the door, there will be a cost to go in.