Track club athletes compete in state Junior Olympics
Zajans Crapo of the Litchfield Track Club throws the javelin during the Connecticut Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships. Dave Driscoll photos
The Litchfield Track Club sent 23 youth runners to the USATF Connecticut Association Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships Saturday at Bethel High School.
To no one’s surprise, all 23 runners in ages 8 and under thru 17-18 qualified for the Region 1 Championships July 11-14 on Long Island, N.Y.
In a rare final result, siblings Zajans and Kadija Crapo each won their respective divisions in the javelin. The LTC dominated the event in the 15-16 year-old age group. In the boys’ division, Pink Wright was second behind Zajans Crapo and Robin Wright was fourth. For the girls, Brynn Bergin placed third.
The same four boys combined to win both the 4x100 and 4x400m relays. Noah Arigoni, Sean Clinkscales, Aydan Reilly, and Sean Arigoni claimed victory in the 15-16 division.
Other first place winners were Abigail Johnston in the 13-14 3000 meters and Alex Brites in the 17-18 3000 meters and 1500 meters.
The youngest qualifier was Attie Bergin, 7, with a fourth-place finish in the 400 meters. She also qualified in the 8 and under division in the 100 meters and 200 meters.
Attie Bergin, right
The team of Noah Arigoni, Sean Clinkscales, Aydan O'Reilly and Sean Arigoni won two relays.