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CHS Outdoor Track And Field Is Golden At SCC East Sectional

May 14, 2013 by Greg Lederer

At Amity, Cheshire High School outdoor track and field collected six gold medals in the Southern Connecticut Conference East Sectional. Junior Selina Sampieri set a new meet record in pole vault, clearing 10 feet. Sampieri placed third in triple jump (32 feet, 11 inches). Senior Ariel Greene (discus; 101 feet and nine inches) joined sophomores Alexandra Pelletier (400-meters, 59.64) and Alex Liberti (high jump; four feet, 10 inches) as girls' individual winners.
Junior Kimmi Grove (400-meters, 1:01.54) and freshman Janaia Skibitcky (long jump, 16 feet; triple jump, 31 feet and four inches) claimed third. a bronze medal in the 400-meters (1:01.54). Senior Brittney Gunneson (javelin; 91, six), junior Katie Cavallaro (high jump; four, eight), and sophomore Natalie Wickenheisser (3,200-meters, 12:11.63) supplied fourth. Cheshire girls posted third (113 points) as a team.
Led by junior gold medalist Trey Phillips (800-meters, 2:01.53), Cheshire boys finished fourth (79.5). Senior Kevin Dietrich (triple jump; second, 39 feet and 11.5 inches) and junior Chibueze Njoku (discus; 129, eight) took second. Junior Tyler Post was bronze medalist in the 100- (11.69) and 200-meters (23.3). Senior Sagar Nakrani broke 10 minutes in the 3,200-meters (fourth, 9:56.87).
Amity won the boys' (180.5) and girls' (130.5) titles. Cheshire visits Sheehan for Monday's SCC Championship at 1 p.m.
Boys' Volleyball (12-3)
CHS swept the season series with Lewis Mills (9-6) 3-0. Game scores: 25-17, 25-10, 25-17. Senior Evan Colechia was the kill leader (15). Junior Ted Li (three kills) posted 24 assists. Cheshire received seven digs from senior Scott Romano and junior Eric Cusano. Senior Ben Gallo had five kills and blocks each, while junior Anthony Carbone added six kills and three digs. Junior Trent Hager (six assists) contributed four aces and digs.
Cheshire hosts Newington (10-5) on Thursday at 4 p.m. CHS won 3-1 on April 22.
Boys' Golf (12-3; 6-1 in Housatonic Division)
At Wallingford Country Club, the Rams beat host Lyman Hall 151-225. Senior Eric Dietrich and sophomore Chris Simione were medalists. Juniors Jake Ecke (38) and Tom Arisco (39) followed them.
Cheshire visits Laurel View Country Club on Wednesday to play host Hamden at 2:30 p.m.
Boys' Tennis (6-10)
Cheshire lost against host Amity (15-1) for second time 4-3. Freshman Joe Cashore earned a 7-5, 6-4 win at number four singles. Doubles victories came from seniors Andrew Carroll and Blake Wetmore (6-0, 6-4) and sophomore Ricky Valentin and freshman Jeff Russitano (6-4, 7-5).
The Rams look to break a five-match slide when hosting Shelton (1-15) on Thursday at 4 p.m. The final home match is Senior Day for Bryan Adams (captain), Casey Barry (captain), Blake Wetmore (captain), Andrew Carroll, and Alex Lord.
Girls' Tennis (11-5)
At Glastonbury (11-1), Cheshire fell 7-0 to close their seven-match win streak.
Senior Day against East Haven, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed. No make-up has been set. It will be the final regular season home match for captains Meredith Bryden, Lindsey Garibaldi, and Anna Toscano, along with Jamie Andrews, Jess Joseph, and Emily Kolodecik.
Remainder of Wednesday's varsity schedule:
Girls' Golf (12-3; 7-2 in Southern Connecticut Girls' Golf League)
CHS plays host Avon, Greenwich, and Woodstock Academy at Orange Hills Country Club. Start time is 12:30 p.m.
Baseball (8-9; 3-5)
Cheshire hosts Guilford (8-8) at 4 p.m. It is Senior Day for Christian Colp, Zach Goul, Kyle Hodgdon, Kevin Mirando, and PJ Watson.
Boys' Lacrosse (7-7)
Cheshire travels to Simsbury (11-2) at 7 p.m.
Softball (13-5; 6-2)
The Lady Rams, winners of three in a row, visit Deer Run School to play host East Haven (17-2) at 7 p.m.

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