NEW BRITAIN — The spring track season has come to a close with the New England meet last weekend in Saco, Maine.
Kate Wiser from Pomperaug, the only local elite runner to qualify for the meet, represented the area well.
Wiser won the 3,200-meter race in a time of 10:22.34 to beat her closest competitor by almost two seconds.
Her time is the fourth fastest ever run by a Connecticut athlete.
Earlier last week, Wiser picked up the Connecticut State Open title in the 3,200 with a time of 10:38.91.
Other area athletes from Pomperaug, Nonnewaug and Shepaug participated in the Open after qualifying in their Class meets the week before.
Pomperaug competitors, their events and finishes follow.
Fourth, Riley Fitzpatrick, pole vault, 13-ft-6; sixth, Aidan Markward, 400 meters, 49.91; sixth, Pomperaug 4x100 relay (Markward, Camden Collette, Ryan Karp, Mark Cristino), 43.66; 10th, Pomperaug 4x800 relay (Charlotte Brehmer, Lilyann Steenburgh, Kelley Melanson, Nina Koobatian), 9:53.99; 17th, Collette, long jump, 19-ft-11; 17th, Cristino, 200 meters, 22.96; 18th, Nathan Holst Grubbe, discus, 125-ft-2; 19th, Kelsey Savoy, discus, 91-ft-10; 23rd, Pomperaug 4x400 relay (Cristino, Karp, Gregory Grom, Markward), 3:35.42
Nonnewaug: seventh, Courtney Rowland, high jump, 5-ft-2; 13th, Samantha Thompson, pole vault, 9-ft-6; 16th, Azria Malloy, discus, 96-ft-10; 17th, Eddie Nicholas, 3,200 meters, 9:56.51; 22nd, Ryan Monteiro, 110 hurdles, 17:75.
Shepaug: sixth, Cameron Brown, 300 hurdles, 41.18; ninth, Gavin Block, 400 meters; 50.15; 11th, Brown, 110 hurdles, 15:34.