Shelton’s Sam Klein excels at developmental meet

Sam Klein had a pair of top-five finishes when Shelton competed at the SCC Boys Developmental Meet #2 at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

Klein placed second in the 55-meter dash. A senior, Klein’s time of 6.76 was seven tenths of a second behind first-place finisher Colin Brown from Cheshire. He was fifth in the 300-meter run with a time of 37.89 seconds.

Ethan Oko finished fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.70 seconds.

Ari Papamemetriou took fifth with a high jump of 5-04 feet. Jackson Jones was seventh at 5-04. Colin English jumped 5-0, and Thi-lei Inthapanhya 4-10.

John Quevedo, Connor Picheco, Aidan O’Grady and Luke Pacheco took fifth in the 1600 spring medley relay with a time of 3:55.42.

Jones, Jeremy Aprea, Jayden Opper and Will Rodrigues placed 11th in the 4x400 relay in 4:03.93.

English was 11th with a pole vault of 7-06 feet.

Aidan O’Grady ran a 4:46.15 to place 11th in the 1600-meter run. Rodrigues was 15th in 4:48.09. Pacheco ran a 4:55.24 followed by Harrison Garrett 5:10.47, Ben DeMartino 5:11.79, Matthew Darak 5:16.13, Demetri Franzese 5:16.95, Christopher Carroll 5:26.58, Paul Pavliouk 5:32.34, Mateus Puttock 5:33.93, Joseph Schiappa 5:41.18, Alex Beneat 5:42.75, Samuel Kim 5:43.60, Andre Zanim 5:55.55, Owen Telesmanick 6:04.67, and Jack Gloria 6:28.12.

Picheco was 11th in the 55-meter dash in 6.96 seconds followed by Papamemetriou 7.07, Quevedo 7.24, Joshua Dokla 7.49, Logan Weiss 7.50, Alex Kiely 7.79, Tise Soremkun 8.03, Matthew Loiz 8.13, Ryan Gibbs 9.15, and Germar Joseph 9.18.

Tyler Radzion was 11th with a shot put of 36-06.50 feet. Andrew Moore was at 28-09.25, Joseph Vargas at 28-04.25, and Jake Burrows 28-01.75.

Joseph Savino long jumped 17-05 feet to take 17th. Papamemetriou was at 15-10, Inthapanhya 15-02, Weiss 14-05.25, English 13-10, and Loiz 12-02.50.

Oko finished in 41.70 in the 300-meter run. Picheco ran a 43.56 followed by Inthapanhya 43.75, Kiely 45.23, Quevedo 45.61, and Soremkun 46.87.

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