Sports Roundup: Bristol Central, Southington have strong showings at CCC Region B cross country championships

Published on Tuesday, 10 November 2020 20:49


NEW BRITAIN - The CCC held its Region B championships for cross country at Stanley Quarter Park on Tuesday, and Bristol Central and Southington both walked away with winners.

Nate DeAngelo finished first in the boys race, logging a time of 15:42 to complete his senior season in memorable fashion. Teammate Francis Porrini III came in fourth place overall with a time of 16:28.

Jake and Drew Nafis led the way for Southington, coming in sixth and seventh place, respectively, while Logan Crowley of Bristol Eastern came in 17th place overall. Jeremy Courtar was the top finisher for Plainville, coming in 20th place, while Jacob Davis led the way for New Britain, taking 22nd place.

On the girls side, the top finishers were loaded with local talents, highlighted by Southington’s Grace Michaud taking first place overall with a time of 18:35. Teammate Jacqueline Izzo came in second, while Jessica Lombardo and Frenchie Riccio took fourth and fifth to complete a dominant day for the Blue Knights, who boasted four of the top five finishers.

Natalia Popielarz took third to lead the way for Bristol Central, while Fiona Gallagher paced Bristol Eastern with a sixth-place finish. Plainville’s top runner was Gianna Rodriguez, who came in 12th overall.


Southington 3, Plainville 0: The Blue Knights took care of business against the eighth-seeded Blue Devils to advance to the final round of the Region B lower bracket with a clean sweep (25-8, 25-7, 25-13) on Tuesday.

Haley Weiner had 10 service aces and nine assists for Southington, while Rachel Possidento added five kills and two aces. Jesscia Greco and Morgan Birdsey combined for 11 aces, and Adriana Palmieri and Jacke Dobranski had six kills apiece in the winning effort.

The Blue Knights will face the winner of Lewis Mills and New Britain.


Southington completed its postseason experience at Maloney on Tuesday, and it ended with a little bit of history.

Ella Nadueau posted a time of 2:14.38 in the 200 individual medley, breaking the school record of 2:15.88 set back in 1992. Meghan Hammarlund recorded a time of 59.75 in the 100 butterfly, while divers Kelly Perrotti and Lizy Bealieu posted scores of 361.10 and 325.95, respectively.

The Blue Knights’ scores will be submitted to the CCC, as will all other teams, to determine places and results.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, Plainville, Southington on Tuesday, 10 November 2020 20:49. Updated: Tuesday, 10 November 2020 20:52.