BRISTOL’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP #5: Bristol Central has big day at CCC indoor meet

The Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern indoor track and field teams competed at the CCC championship meet on Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.
It was a banner day for the Rams, who won both the boys and girls CCC South Blue Division titles. 
The boys were led by Kaynan Conrod and their 4×400-meter relay. Conrod won the 300 meters in 36.89 seconds. The 4×400 relay team of Luis Medina, Sean Fitzgerald, Pat Kjornrattanawanich and Conrod ran a 1:37.03 to claim the top spot. In other individual boys finishes, Medina was sixth in the 300, Kenneth Knox was sixth in the 600, and the sprint medley relay was fourth. The sprint medley team was comprised of Fitzgerald, Nigel West, Kjornrattanawanich and Knox.
The girls were led by a fourth place finish from Shy-Ann Whitten (high jump) and seventh place finish from Olivia Savino (55-meter hurdles).
The Bristol Eastern boys had a seventh place finish in the 600 from Christopher LeBeau. The top finish for the girls was 10th by Kailey Laprise in the 600.
St. Paul has the NVL championship meet on Monday, also in New Haven. The meet is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

St. Paul: The Falcons needed overtime, but were able to knock off Derby 85-82 on the road Wednesday.
St. Paul improved to 8-4, which qualified them for the state tournament for the 10th straight season. Four players had 14 or more points for the Falcons, led by a big 30 from Tyler Arbuckle. Austin Jones and Darek Wiecki each scored 17 points while Mike Palmieri had 14.
St. Paul reached 9-4 with a 59-33 home win over Wolcott on Friday night. Arbuckle scored 14 points, Jones added 13 points and Palmieri chipped in nine points and four assists.
Bristol Central: The Rams spent the week at home, but lost two out of three games.
Bristol Central began the week with a 50-45 win over Wethersfield on Monday. On Wednesday, the Rams hung around a talented Middletown team before the Blue Dragons pulled away for a 60-45 victory. On Saturday, Central battled E.O. Smith before losing 70-63.
Bristol Eastern: The Lancers split two games, losing on the road at New Britain on Monday before taking down Plainville at home on Thursday.
Six-foot-five big Tom Gonzales was injured and missed the New Britain game, which Eastern lost 49-37. The Lancers dispatched Plainville 60-41 behind a ridiculous night from Roderick Jenkins. Jenkins had 26 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and five steals, according to Eastern stat guru and Bristol Observer writer Michael Letendre.

Bristol Eastern: The Lancers began their week by blowing out Maloney 72-12 Wednesday at home.
Bristol Eastern’s competition increased substantially on Saturday when it took on Ledyard and Fairfield Warde at Ledyard High School. The Lancers knocked off both the Colonels and the Mustangs, 36-31 and 39-34. Entering the meet, Eastern was ranked third in the latest Norwich Bulletin coaches poll. Warde was tied for sixth while Ledyard was ninth.
Bristol Central: The Rams lost their dual meet, 61-18 to Middletown on Wednesday.
Bristol Central traveled to Ridgefield on Saturday for the Ridgefield Challenge. Chris Trelli (106 pounds) and Damian Mahaffy (182) each finished second in the tournament, and Jashu Kreciglowa (99) claimed fourth.
St. Paul: The Falcons lost 42-36 on Wednesday against Gilbert at home.
St. Paul traveled to the St. Bernard School on Saturday for the Saints Duals, hosted by St Bernard/Norwich Tech.

Bristol Eastern: The Lancers won both games during the week, but neither were easy.
In a crazy matchup with New Britain at home Monday, Eastern had to rally before escaping with an 80-78 double overtime victory. Hannah Maghini had 29 points and hit a school record seven 3-pointers, according to Letendre.
Maybe the Lancers had a little hangover when they played Plainville on the road Thursday, but they were able to persevere and claim a 49-40 win. Diana Wnuk led Eastern with 25 points, according to Letendre.
The Lancers are 12-4 and have won six straight games. They don’t play again until Friday, Feb. 3 at Newington at 6:45 p.m.
St. Paul: The Falcons waited a week to play, then took part in two games on back-to-back nights.
St. Paul went on the road to Wolcott on Friday and rocked the Eagles 64-39. Brigid Johndrow and Janessa Gonzalez each had 11 points for the Falcons.
St. Paul hosted Pomperaug on Saturday and lost 59-55. The Falcons were tied at 40 entering the fourth quarter, then trailed 50-49 with 1:08 to play. The Panthers were able to pull away, however, and claim victory.
St. Paul is 11-2 with seven games left in the regular season.
Bristol Central: The Rams lost both games they played and fell to 1-13.
The Bristol tri-op claimed a 106-74 victory in its division opener at Plainville.
It’s the second win of the season for the team, which features athletes from Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern and St. Paul. The tri-op had its first win of the year back on Jan. 6 against Manchester/Cheney Tech on the road.