Jason Lorent State Open champ in 100, 200

Jason Lorent is State Open best in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.

Jason Lorent is State Open best in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.

Shelton High Athletics / Contributed photo

Jason Lorent from Shelton captured titles in the 100 and 200-meter dash at the CIAC State Open championships in New Britain.

Lorent led start to finish in the 100 (10.69). He won the 200 (21.91) using a solid start and strong late kick in both events. Lorent also won both events at the Class LL meet last week.

Lorent’s 10.69 was .14 off the State Open record set by East Hartford’s Sheldon Simpson in 1999.

“It was a little close at the start of both races, I had a good start,” Lorent said. “But having a good start is one thing, I also focus on running hard at the end. My strong finish is always the key for me. I couldn’t be more happy than to come away with two wins against this tough competition.”

Danbury was first in the girls meet, followed by Glastonbury and Weston.

Hillhouse was boys’ champ. Hall was second and New Milford third.

Sophomore Audrey Kozak was fourth in the girls’ triple jump at 36-02 feet.

Andrew Mysirlidis was ninth in the boys’ shot put with a throw of 46-02.

Tim Santos’ javelin throw of 146-04 earned the senior 12th place.

Carson McKinnon was 21st in the discus with a throw of 110-03.

Elizabeth Uyar finished 19th in the girls’ meet with a shot put of 29-00.25.

Dan Nowak contributed to this report.