BRISTOL’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP #7: Central’s Shy-Ann Whitten claims state title in high jump

Bristol Central indoor track and field claimed a state champion at Saturday’s Class L meet.
Junior Shy-Ann Whitten won the high jump at exactly five feet during the championship meet, which was held at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.
The Bristol Central boys 4×400-meter relay finished second, .04 seconds behind the winners from Hall. The Ram relay was made up of senior Luis Medina, senior Sean Fitzgerald, junior Pat Kjornrattanawanich and senior Kaynan Conrod.
The Central boys 4×200 relay (Conrod, Fitzgerald, junior Nigel West, Medina) finished fourth. The Ram girls 4×200 relay of sophomore Jenna Ptak, Whitten, senior Nicole Pizarro and sophomore Adalia Malick placed fifth.
In individual competition, Conrod had the next best finish, taking third in the 300-meter dash. Bristol Eastern senior Christopher LeBeau took fourth in the 600 meters while sophomore Kailey Laprise was sixth in the girls 600. 
Central senior Kenneth Knox finished sixth in the boys 600.
The Central boys finished tied for 11th as a team while the girls tied for 16th. The Eastern boys tied for 21st while the girls were tied for 22nd. There were 24 boys teams and 26 girls teams in the Class L meet.

Bristol Central: The mercurial Rams blasted Berlin 68-39 at home Wednesday, then knocked off Plainville 62-40 on Saturday to clinch a state tournament berth.
in the Berlin game, Jaekwon Spencer had 17 points, Isaiah Miller put in 14 and Dathan Hickey tallied 12 for Central, which built a 34-18 halftime lead.
Bristol Observer writer Michael Letendre reported that Spencer had 18 points and 10 rebounds in the Plainville game. The Rams improved to 8-9 with the two wins.
Central’s other game of the week, at Newington, was postponed to this Monday. That game was moved from this past week due to the weather.
Bristol Eastern: When the Lancers host Hall this Tuesday, it will be their first game since Feb. 3.
Thank the weather for that ridiculousness. A Platt game scheduled for this past week was moved to Nov. 15. Friday’s game at Berlin was rescheduled for Feb. 22.
The Lancers need wins in three of their last five games to reach the state tournament. Sure, the time off is good to heal any injuries, but it can also make a team rusty.
St. Paul: The Falcons rallied in the fourth quarter for a 75-68 win at Watertown on Wednesday.
Tyler Arbuckle scored 28 points to lead St. Paul, now 12-4 on the season. Mike Palmieri and Darek Wiecki (10 rebounds) each scored 15 points, Austin Jones had nine points and seven rebounds, and Brian Considine added eight points.
Friday’s game against Ansonia will now be played this Monday at 7 p.m. in Ansonia.

Bristol Eastern: The Lancers started off with a 56-50 home win over Platt on Monday.
Meredith Forman, Jillian LeBeau, Diana Wnuk, Miya Laprise and Miranda Janick all filled the stat sheet for Bristol Eastern.
In a game rescheduled to Saturday, Eastern downed Berlin 54-44 at home to improve to 14-5. The Lancers have one final game left, scheduled for this Monday against Bristol Central.
Bristol Central: The Rams played three games during the week and lost to Newington, Berlin and Woodstock Academy.
Bristol Central is 1-17 on the season. Friday’s game against Plainville will now be played this Wednesday at home.
St. Paul: As pointed out by the astute Joe Palladino of the Waterbury Republican-American, the Falcons have to play four games in four days because of the weather.
St. Paul started its rough stretch with a 61-47 home win over Watertown on Saturday. Janessa Gonzalez had 18 points while Brigid Johndrow filled the stat sheet with 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Jade Udoh posted a career-high 14 points in the win for the Falcons, who improved to 14-3.
St. Paul was scheduled to play at home today against Ansonia. Monday brings a home game against Derby, then Tuesday ends the regular season at Derby. That is all weather permitting, of course.

Bristol Eastern defeated Bristol Central 60-12 on Wednesday to wrap up a 19-0 dual meet season. It’s the first undefeated season in Lancer program history. Eastern also clinched the CCC South title. Both the Lancers and Rams took part in a CCC invitational meet Saturday. Both also compete in the Class L state meet this coming Friday and Saturday.
St. Paul: The Falcons lost 34-21 to Derby on Senior Night, held Wednesday. St. Paul was at the Berkshire Valley (Berkshire League and NVL) tournament on Saturday in Derby.
The Falcons begin wrestling in the Class S state tournament this Friday.