BOSTON - The Southington girls indoor track team made an appearance at the New England Track and Field Championships on Saturday, and a pair of juniors shined for the Blue Knights.
Trinity Cardillo hurled her way onto the podium in the shot put, earning a finish of fourth place thanks to four throws that cleared 40 feet. All four throws beat Cardillo’s previous personal best of 39 feet, 11 inches, including her best throw of the day, which came in at 41 feet, 9.5 inches.
The strong showing from Cardillo comes just weeks after she took first place in the shot put at the Class LL championships with a throw of 39 feet, 6.5 inches. Cardillo’s performance continues a long line of shot put success for the Blue Knights, as former Southington standout Amanda Howe finished second at the New England Championships last year.
Fellow junior Sydney Garrison also had a strong showing on Saturday after a capturing a second-place finish at the Class LL championships last month. Garrison came in 13th place in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 1 inch and coming just inches short of her personal record of 5 feet, 4 inches.
Garrison was the first Southington athlete to compete in the high jump in over a decade, since Matt Berube in 2008.
Elsewhere, New Britain senior Jonathan Lindsay competed in the boys 55 meter hurdles and placed 19th in the prelims with a time of 8.12, while Bristol Central’s Jose Ramirez finished in seventh place in the boys 600 meter run with a time of 1:23.25, just over three seconds behind the top finisher.