Veth Represents Hand at CIAC Decathlon; Two Tigers Participate in Steeplechase
Senior Morgan Veth competed on behalf of the Hand boys’ outdoor track team at the CIAC Decathlon last week, while two athletes also represented the Tigers in the 2,000-Meter Steeplechase. Both competitions took place at Willow Brook Park in New Britain.
Veth claimed second place in the high jump with a height of 6 feet-2 inches when he participated in the first day of the CIAC Decathlon on June 14. Veth also finished fifth in the 100-meter dash by running a time of 11.40 seconds. Veth additionally finished 15th for the long jump (18-8) and came in 39th place in the shot put (27-10.75) while representing the Tigers.
Veth had recently finished first in both the high jump (5-10) and the long jump (21-3) at the SCC East Sectional Championship. He went on to place second in the high jump at the SCC Championship (6-2), third in the Class MM State Championship (6-2), and 11th at the State Open (6-0). Veth also finished second in the long jump at SCCs (20-10.25) and placed sixth in states (20-3.25).
On June 15, sophomore Chris Bonavita and freshman Max Wheeler competed for Hand in the 2,000-Meter Steeplechase at Willow Brook Park. Bonavita finished in 16th place for the steeplechase race by reaching the finish line in a time of 7:27.31. Wheeler came in 38th place by recording a time of 8:26.58 in the event.
Bonavita competed alongside junior Harrison Grenier, senior Jack O’Keefe, and junior Nick Montana in a 4x800 relay that saw success in the postseason this spring. The Tigers’ 4x800 quartet finished second at sectionals (8:20.65), third at SCCs (8:16.49), third in states (8:15.06), and 16th at the Open (8:21.97).