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Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo organizers announce summertime, outdoor event – Williams Lake Tribune

Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo organizers announce summertime, outdoor event - Williams Lake Tribune

The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo will head outdoors Aug. 13 and 14 to the Stampede Grounds following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

“I am excited to see the rodeo family again,” says Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Association (WLIRA) president, Kelly Walls. “We want to give the crowd what they’ve been craving for the last two years.”

There were a number of factors in the reasoning to take the show outdoors, not the least of which is the temperature in the arena in August. Additionally, seating capacity at the indoor arena is approximately 1,000 people, whereas the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds can accommodate approximately 4,000 pairs of boots in the stands per day, and WLIRA noted in a news release.

The return of this event was not a given. After two years stagnant, while the association held their own financially, community support and participation is more important than ever, to make sure the rodeo carries on in years to come. “Thankfully, I have an amazing team of directors and volunteers who have been doing this for years and we have some loyal, longtime sponsors and vendors that were able to step up to the plate and help us,” maintains Walls. “To be honest, without them, the Indoor Rodeo might not be able to continue.”

Fundraising efforts were halted out of respect for the financial strain some people experienced amid the pandemic. “It’s really hard to justify going out and trying to raise money for the rodeo when there were people not working and people are struggling,” Walls said. That pause on the fundraising left the association with a “shoestring budget” to operate from for this year, however.

The Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo has traditionally been the first points event of the season for BCRA competitors. This year, it arrives on the heels of 12 British Columbia Rodeo Association’s (BCRA) sanctioned events, including the Prince George Rodeo which has been in mothballs for six long years. It seems rodeo fans are beyond thrilled to see the return of these high-energy, action-packed events. According to Walls, organizers of the Clinton rodeo in May, the first BCRA rodeo this year, saw record-breaking crowds. “Princeton also saw an exceptionally large rodeo crowd in June. “They usually have about 250 spectators, whereas this year it was close to 2,000 people. We know spectators came from as far away as England, Ireland, and Korea. That’s a good sign for our event.”

The number of entrants this year is also a little higher than normal, which translates into even more entertainment for rodeo-goers. The High School Rodeo series is done for the season, and some of those athletes will be taking part in BCRA events throughout the summer, adding to the overall roster of competitors. Featured events will include all the favourites; saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and team roping. There will also be junior events. As always, there will be a number of unique food and merchandise vendors, and beer gardens both days.

Something that will be a little bit different this year however, is the absence of the much-anticipated and popular barn dance.

“We know there has always been a dance at the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo,” Walls said. “We needed to restart small, figure out the logistics like security, parking, and even volunteers.”

Championed by local MLA, Lorne Doerkson, he had this to say about the rodeo getting the green light,

“This event has a reputation of real quality with respect to organizers, venue, competitors, stock and overall entertainment. What’s really neat is that it’s a BCRA rodeo; most of these competitors are from BC. Even better, they’re local characters who are our friends and family, and we get to cheer them on! I hope the local communities will join me in welcoming it back with open arms, and will show up and celebrate this 30 year old event.”

With 11 inductees into the Cowboy Hall of Fame, including individuals honoured in 2020, 2021 and, of course 2022, the Hall of Fame presentations will likely be broken up over the two days of events. In fact, the 2022 inductees may attend a ceremony in the Lower Nicola Valley, as that is where most of them reside.

Regrettably, famed rodeo announcer Brett Gardner is unable to attend this year due to a schedule conflict, as is true of beloved and ultra-entertaining clown, Dennis Halstead.

There will be some user groups handling parking and perhaps some other tasks at the event as a fundraiser for their group, but Walls emphasizes the dire need for volunteers, adding there is likely a task to suit all talents and skill sets. If you would like to spend a couple hours a day with a terrific team of volunteers in August, you’re invited to call or text Kelly directly at (250) 267-8865 or Shaun at (250) 305-4747.

Tickets will not be available in advance, but will go on sale the Friday and then Saturday and Sunday before the rodeo and general admission tickets will be available at the gates. Admission is $20 for adults, seniors $15, students $15, and children under five free. There is a section for VIPs in the main grandstands, as the infield will be reserved for competitors only. “If we go ahead with the rodeo next year, the covered grandstands will be reserved for VIPs,” Walls advised. “This year was about keeping things as small and organized as possible.”

Businesses are encouraged to buy group tickets for their staff as a show of support for the rodeo and a bonus for their staff, and everyone should mark their calendars now, so last-minute summer holidays don’t overlap the event.

“I just want a rodeo,” says Walls. “I want the competitors to be able to compete, I want the people to visit and socialize, I want to hear those cheers! I want to see the rodeo family again.”

To say that Kelly Walls is passionate about keeping the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo alive would be putting it mildly. She is honoured to hold her current leadership position, which the Board decided to carry-over from the 2019 season. Kelly has been president of the WLIRA for better than 10 years, although not consecutively. Volunteering during the 2003 rodeo led to her becoming a Director in 2004, and she’s sat in that saddle ever since. Kelly lives, eats, sleeps, breathes rodeo. In addition to her full-time job, being a director with the BC Rodeo Association, Kelly advises she puts in about 10 hours a week pre-planning and leading up to the event. As rodeo draws closer, she can easily clock 30 hours a week until the event. This year Kelly is in charge of the beer gardens in addition to her regular duties.

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Cardiff’s historic indoor market will reopen at night next week for the first time since 2019 as the city continues its return to normality after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Most of the stallholders are expected to take part next Thursday, May 26, between 6pm and 9pm and there will be an air of celebration, with music from Cardiff-based Daniel ‘Dabs’ Bonner, the lead singer of the New Town Kings, one of the UK’s leading reggae/ska bands.

The evening will also feature local artist Marcus Smith who was involved in last year’s Cardiff street art project PWSH.

Louise Thomas, the market manager, felt it was an important night for the shopping venue. “We are reviving the night events which were very popular when we had them in the summer of 2019,” she said. “We didn’t feel able to hold them at all during the pandemic but we all feel more comfortable now and will hold them once a month during the summer.

“I think most of the stallholders will be staying open for the event,” she added. “We will probably shut the doors at around 5.30pm on Thursday to give them a chance for a breather and something to eat before we open them again at six.

“With the food stalls, the quirky retailers, the music and the art, it should be quite a night.”

The market is one of Cardiff’s most iconic landmark buildings. Grade II listed, it was opened in May 1891 and is located on the site of what was a former farmers’ market and also Cardiff jail, where the Merthyr Uprising martyr Dic Penderyn was hanged in 1831.

The indoor market event coincides with the launch of another monthly night market, alongside the River Taff at Fitzhamon Embankment on the final Wednesday of every month, between 5pm and 9pm.

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COVID risks higher from small indoor events than large outdoor ones: research

COVID risks higher from small indoor events than large outdoor ones: research

Outdoor events are safer than indoor events in regards to potential COVID-19 transmission, according to a newly released comparative study of two hypothetical events in Austin, Texas.

A study from the University of Texas and the city of Austin considered the COVID-19 transmission risks at two events: a business conference with 3,000 attendees during a pandemic surge and an outdoor festival with 50,000 attendees in a low transmission period.

Despite the attendance at the hypothetical outdoor festival being more than 10 times higher than at the indoor business conference, the study’s authors estimated that the festival would result in the infection of only twice as many people in the community during and after the event.

To calculate the COVID-19 risks from the two events, they considered multiple factors: the structure of the event, including its size, duration, density and venue; the state of the pandemic, including the local prevalence of the virus and the epidemiological properties of current variants; any risk-reduction measures introduced by event organizers; and local demographics.

Using that information, the study’s authors said they first estimated the number of attendees who would arrive infected at the hypothetical events. To do this, they said they used the COVID-19 school risk dashboard to estimate the incidence rates of COVID-19 in every U.S. county and assumed that an attendee arriving infected correlated directly to the incidence rate of infection in their home county.

They said they then estimated the number of attendees who would be infected at the event and finally the total number of infections in Austin that would stem from the event over a four-week period.

The study’s authors said that the risks of transmission from an event can be significantly reduced by requiring proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test just prior to the event and/or the wearing of face masks during the event.

The results of the study also showed that limiting the number of attendees, physically spacing out activities and selecting outdoor and well-ventilated sites can significantly mitigate risks, the authors said.

However, the authors cautioned that they made “a number of critical assumptions that may not hold for all events, especially as SARS-CoV-2 and our arsenal of medical countermeasures continues to evolve.”

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Face Coverings for Indoor Commencement Events Strongly Encouraged

Face Coverings for Indoor Commencement Events Strongly Encouraged

As the university looks ahead to this weekend’s commencement activities, the campus is closely watching COVID-19 cases. UMass Amherst is fortunate that the campus community is highly vaccinated and that individuals testing positive are experiencing minimal-to-moderate symptoms of infection, and hospitalizations have remained extremely low. 

As cases of COVID-19 are increasing in Massachusetts and nationally, the university knows that its commencement events draw thousands from all over. To protect yourself and others, the campus strongly encourages all graduates and guests to wear a face covering when attending any indoor commencement events, regardless of vaccination status.

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Today on the Academic Minute, part of Portland State University Week: Elliott Gall, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering, examines how best to live with the effects of wildfire smoke. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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2022 World Indoor Viewing Guide: Ranking The 7 Best Events & The Americans’ Medal Odds

2022 World Indoor Viewing Guide: Ranking The 7 Best Events & The Americans' Medal Odds

By Jonathan Gault
March 16, 2022

The 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships open in Belgrade, Serbia, on Friday — the first time in four years that this particular championship will be held. There’s plenty to be excited about. Twelve Olympic champions from Tokyo will be in action at Stark Arena, including Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Marcell Jacobs, Mondo Duplantis, and Selemon Barega. A bunch of other stars will be there too — Grant HollowayKeely Hodgkinson, even Donavan Brazier making a cameo on the 4×400. It’s going to be fun, and LetsRun.com will have boots-on-the-ground coverage from Serbia starting Thursday, with daily video shows after each night of action (those shows will also be released as podcasts for LetsRun.com Supporters Club members).

To get you set for the meet, we’re previewing everything. My boss Robert Johnson has written two comprehensive mid-d/distance previews, so the distance junkies can check those out here: men & women. This article is more of a viewing guide. When are the best events and biggest stars competing? I’ll walk you through it and point out a few things to watch for.

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I’ve separated the first set of events into groups united by a common theme. Then at the end, I’ve listed my top seven events of the championships. Let’s get to it.

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One Overwhelming Superstar

Men’s shot put (final Saturday, 2:40 p.m. ET)
Women’s triple jump (final Sunday, 6:00 a.m. ET)
Men’s 1500 (prelims Saturday, 7:15 a.m. ET; final Sunday, 1:35 p.m. ET)

Men’s 60 hurdles (prelims Sunday, 5:05 a.m. ET; semis Sunday, 2:05 p.m. ET; final Sunday, 2:30 p.m. ET)

You don’t need me to tell you who’s going to win these events. Ryan CrouserYulimar RojasJakob Ingebrigtsen, and Grant Holloway all hold the world records in their respective events and head to Belgrade as overwhelming favorites. If you’re tuning in to watch them this weekend, you’re watching for two reasons: to see an absolute master at work, and to see if they can break the world record again. (If I were to list them in order of least to most likely to break the WR, I’d go Ingebrigtsen, Holloway, Crouser, Rojas).

With six attempts, Crouser and Rojas are as close to 100% locks as you will get in a global championship. The only thing that could derail Holloway is a false start, and he’s never had one in 47 career 60m hurdle races. That leaves Ingebrigtsen as the “most” likely to lose, and while I’d still put his odds at victory at well north of 80%, I see two ways he could leave Belgrade without a gold medal.

The first scenario is if Ingebrigtsen lets the race go slow. Ingebrigtsen hasn’t done a whole lot of losing in recent years, but two of his most high-profile defeats came in slower races: the 2018 World U20 1500 final (winning time: 3:41) and the 2019 Euro Indoor 1500 final (winning time: 3:43). To be fair to Ingebrigtsen, the latter defeat came when he was 18 years old to a guy who wound up medalling at Worlds later that year (Marcin Lewandowski). But Ingebrigtsen had beaten Lewandowski at Euro Outdoors seven months earlier — where the winning time was 3:38. Considering Ingebrigtsen showed no issue blasting a 3:30 indoor world record in Lievin last month, I’d be surprised if he lets things go slow in Belgrade. But if he does, he might be vulnerable.

The other scenario is if Ingebrigtsen gets DQ’d. We’ve seen before that officials at this meet can be sticklers for DQs, and Ingebrigtsen has a history of putting himself in dangerous positions in his qualifying heats — at the 2019 Worlds, he was DQ’d for stepping inside the rail but was bailed out by the officials. Two years later at Euro Indoors, the same thing happened. But if Ingebrigtsen keeps it fast and avoids stepping inside the rail, it’s hard to see him losing this event.

The current world records, which you should keep an eye on this weekend: 22.82m in the shot by Crouser (set in 2021), 7.29 in the 60 hurdles by Holloway (2021), 15.43m in the triple jump by Rojas (2020), and 3:30.60 in the 1500 by Ingebrigtsen (2022)

One Event I’m Curious About

Men’s 4×400 relay (prelims Sunday 6:35 a.m. ET; final Sunday 2:55 p.m. ET)

I’d have loved to have seen Donavan Brazier run the individual 400 in Belgrade — which he qualified for after an insane 24 hours at the US championships — but he elected to give up his spot in order to focus on the 4×400 relay.

“It’s a tight schedule and making the relay was his priority all along,” his coach Pete Julian said in a text to LetsRun.com. “If he were to run the open 400s, that would be a lot of races in a short time frame — for someone who is not accustomed to it.”

(If you’re curious, the 400 prelims are Friday at 11:00 a.m. local, the semis are Friday at 7:10 p.m., and the final is Saturday at 8:10 p.m.; the 4×400 prelims are Sunday at 11:35 a.m. and the final is at 7:55 p.m.)

Still, if you stick Donavan Brazier on a 4×400, I’m going to watch it. Not just because I want to see how fast he runs, but because the US has some national pride to restore. After winning this event at six straight World Indoor Championships, the Americans were stunned by Poland in a memorable race in Birmingham four years ago.

Regaining the title won’t be easy. While the US has six of the seven fastest men in the world this year, none of the six will be running World Indoors (the top five Americans are all in the NCAA system right now). Neither will any of the finalists from last year’s US Olympic Trials. When you look at season’s bests, the 4×400 could be a very close race between the US, Spain, and the Netherlands:

USA potential legs: Trevor Bassitt (45.75 sb), Donavan Brazier (46.14), Marqueze Washington (46.15), Noah Williams (46.44) — 3:04.48
Spain potential legs: Manuel Guijarro (46.02 sb), Bruno Hortelano-Roig (46.02), Inaki Canal (46.23), Bernat Erta (46.23) — 3:04.50
Netherlands potential legs: Liemarvin Bonevacia (45.48 sb), Isayah Boers (46.21), Terrence Agard (46.41), Nick Smidt (46.43) — 3:04.53

This is the final event of the entire meet, and it should be a great one.

Can an American medal?

Women’s 3000 (straight final Friday, 3:30 p.m. ET)
Men’s 800 (prelims Friday, 8:00 a.m. ET; final Saturday, 2:10 p.m. ET)
Women’s 1500 (prelims Friday, 7:30 a.m. ET; final Saturday, 3:35 p.m. ET)

These events are all slightly different, but the common theme is that Americans have medal shots in each of them. The men’s 800 is totally wide open, and Bryce Hoppel has as good a shot as anyone to medal. Of course, with 26 men in the field and just six advancing to the final, it’s also possible Hoppel could go home after just one race. But the 24-year-old Hoppel has proven to be a strong championship racer indoors, winning the NCAA title in 2019 and US titles in 2020 and 2022. He’ll be in the mix in a field that also features Brit Elliot Giles (#2 all-time in this event indoors at 1:43.63), Spaniard Mariano Garcia (the world leader at 1:45.12 who beat Hoppel at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix), Collins Kipruto of Kenya (1:43 last year outdoors) and Canada’s Marco Arop (two Diamond League wins last year). The other American, Isaiah Harris, is a longer shot to medal, but 50% of the finalists will win a medal, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see Harris in the final.

The women’s 1500 could also go in the “One Overwhelming Superstar” category as world record holder Gudaf Tsegay, has run 3:54.77 this year, over seven seconds faster than anyone else in the world. She loves to run from the front and it would be a shock if she didn’t drop everyone and win this race handily. The other medals, however, are very much up for grabs. The other two Ethiopians, Axumawit Embaye (4:02.12 sb) and Hirut Meshesha (4:02.14 sb), have the #2 and #3 times in the field this year, but American Josette Norris (whose 4:03.16 sb is actually an en-route split from her 4:20.81 mile at Millrose) is #4 and, in case you forgot, finished 3rd in the Diamond League final last year behind only Faith Kipyegon and Sifan Hassan, neither of whom are running here. Norris can absolutely medal, and considering she was narrowly beaten at USAs by Heather MacLean, the transitive property tells us MacLean is capable of medalling as well. A US medal would be historic as the only American woman to medal in the 1500 at World Indoors is doper Regina Jacobs.

Purrier St. Pierre & Norris went 1-2 at Millrose (Phil Bond photo)

The 3000 is a similar story. As in the 1500, Ethiopia has three entries thanks to winning last year’s World Indoor Tour, and those three are the only women in the field with personal bests under 8:30 (Dawit Seyaum 8:23.24, Ejgayehu Taye 8:26.77, Lemlem Hailu 8:29.28). It may be in their interest to push the pace in this one as Canada’s Gabriela DeBues-Stafford and the US’s Elle Purrier St. Pierre have both shown elite closing speed this year — GDS ran her last lap in 29.04 to win the NBIGP in 8:33, while PSP clocked 28.88 for her last 200 in a slightly slower race at USAs (8:41 winning time). The fact that GDS has run 14:31 this year indoors suggests she’ll be difficult to drop no matter the pace, so she’s a strong medal bet here and could win the whole thing. The other American, Alicia Monson, doesn’t have much of a medal shot — she doesn’t have a monster kick like GDS or PSP, but she also wasn’t strong enough to drop PSP at USAs.

Just for fun, I ranked the American mid-d/distance runners in Belgrade from least to most likely to medal. Keep in mind, this is based both on the ability of the runner in question and the quality of the field at Worlds.

11. Dillon Maggard, men’s 3000
10. Sam Prakel, men’s 1500
9. Alicia Monson, women’s 3000
8. Josh Thompson, men’s 1500
7. Olivia Baker, women’s 800
6. Isaiah Harris, men’s 800
5. Elle Purrier St. Pierre, women’s 3000
4. Josette Norris, women’s 1500
3. Heather MacLean, women’s 1500
2. Bryce Hoppel, men’s 800
1. Ajee’ Wilson, women’s 800

The Seven Best Events of World Indoors

Many of the events above are worth watching — I’m certainly going to be paying attention when Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Grant Holloway are on the track — but in terms of head-to-head competition or major storylines, these are the seven best events of the meet.

7. Women’s pole vault (Saturday, 1:05 p.m. ET)

For much of the last six years, Sandi Morris was the USA’s best female pole vaulter. She was the US champ outdoors in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and won a whole bunch of global medals: silvers at the Olympics in 2016 and World Outdoors in 2017 and 2019 and gold at World Indoors in 2018. But last year, she was only third at the Olympic Trials and didn’t make the Olympic final after getting injured in Tokyo. At the end of the year, she switched coaches to Brad Walker…who just happens to coach Morris’ top competitor, reigning US and Olympic champion Katie Nageotte. So far in 2022, Morris is 2-0 against her new training partner, including a win at USAs. With world leader and reigning World Outdoor champion Anzhelika Sidorova banned from competing after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, expect Morris and Nageotte to battle it out for gold along with Slovenia’s Tina Sutej (whose 4.80m sb is tied with Morris and Nageotte for tops in the field).

6. Women’s long jump (Sunday, 12:30 p.m. ET)

This event wasn’t on my radar until my friend/ace Irish journalist Cathal Dennehy reminded me that Serbia’s Ivana Vuleta (formerly Spanovic) is in the field. Vuleta is the defending champion, and with Germany’s Olympic champion Malaika Mihambo skipping the meet, Vuleta also has the best jump of anyone in the field this year (6.88m). Dennehy says Stark Arena was rocking in 2017 when Vuleta won European indoor gold, and as Serbia’s best shot at a gold medal at these champs, the crowd should really get behind her this weekend as well.

5. Womens’ 400 (prelims Friday, 6:45 a.m. ET; semis Friday, 1:35 p.m. ET; final Saturday, 2:50 p.m. ET)

Shaunae Miller-Uibo last ran World Indoors as a 20-year-old in 2014 when she took bronze in the 400. After that, it took seven years for Miller-Uibo to run her next indoor 400, a 50.21 win in Staten Island last year. She hasn’t run another since — her prelim on Friday will be her first race over any distance since the Olympic final — but considering Miller-Uibo is the back-to-back Olympic champ and her time in that Olympic final was 48.36 (a pb and #6 all-time), she has to be the favorite here.

Miller-Uibo is not a total slam dunk, however. Dutch star Femke Bol, the 400 hurdles bronze medalist in Tokyo, has been in fine form this winter, and her 50.30 at the Dutch champs was the second-fastest time of the last 15 years (second behind — you guessed it — Miller-Uibo’s 50.21 last year). If Miller-Uibo gets to the lead at the bell and is able to stretch out her long limbs, this one is probably over, but if Miller-Uibo is rusty or Bol can force her to run extra distance, things could get very interesting.

4. Women’s 800 (prelims Saturday, 6:40 a.m. ET; final Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET)

The most likely scenario here is that this race serves as a coronation for Great Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson. Last year as a 19-year-old, she won the Euro indoor title and ran a British record of 1:55.88 to take Olympic silver in Tokyo. This year, she opened up her season by running 1:57.20 in Birmingham on February 19 — the fastest time in the world since March 3, 2002, also known as the day Keely Hodgkinson was born. With no Athing Mu in the field, Hodgkinson has a golden opportunity to win her first global title.

You’ve gotta feel a bit bad for Ajee’ Wilson though. Had the current hyperandrogenism rules been in effect, she would have been the World Indoor champion in 2016 and 2018 (instead, she settled for silver behind Francine Niyonsaba each time), and just when it seems like it could be Wilson’s time, a new monster talent like Hodgkinson arrives on the scene (make that two, with Athing Mu who isn’t running World Indoors). After a disappointing 2021 (by her high standards), Wilson has gone undefeated so far in 2022, and though she has controlled her races from the front in vintage Wilson fashion, she has yet to run faster than 2:01. The Wilson of 2017/2018 would be competitive with Hodgkinson. Can the Wilson of 2022 — who is still only 27 — get back to that level?

3. Men’s 3000 (prelims Friday, 8:30 a.m. ET; final Sunday, 7:05 a.m. ET)

In the first 17 editions of the World Indoor Championships, no country has ever swept the podium in an event, men’s or women’s. For a long time, it was impossible — countries were limited to just two entries per event — but with the advent of wild cards from the World Indoor Tour, it is now at least theoretically possible.

It’s still not likely that it will happen in the men’s 3000, but the pieces are in place for an Ethiopian sweep. Olympic 10k champ Selemon Barega, the reigning silver medalist from 2018, is back. Lamecha Girma, the Olympic and world steeple silver medalist who has been stride-for-stride with Barega this season, is running as well. And the Ethiopian squad is rounded out by Berihu Aregawi, the world leader and 5th-fastest man in history at 7:26.20 (Barega’s 7:26.10 pb from last year puts him 3rd on the all-time list, while Girma is 7th at 7:27.98).

With no one else in the field under 7:30, the Ethiopians could conceivably work together to hoard the medals (though Spain’s Adel Mechaal has run 7:30 this year). But Barega and Girma are also dangerous in a kick — recall that Barega used a big kick to win the Olympic 10k last year while Girma closed in 25.8 (in a 7:30 race) to win in Lievin in February. Mechaal, Kenya’s Jacob Krop (7:31 sb), big-kicking Kiwi Geordie Beamish (who beat Cooper Teare Cole Hocker at Millrose), and Marc Scott, who ran a British indoor 5k record of 12:57 last month in Boston, are the top contenders to break up the Ethiopian podium party.

2. Men’s pole vault (final Sunday, 12:17 p.m. ET)

Let me take you back to Austin, Tex., in 2019. Mondo Duplantis was a freshman phenom at LSU, the NCAA indoor champion who had cleared 6.00 meters at SECs to break a 23-year-old collegiate record. Chris Nilsen, the reigning NCAA champion for South Dakota, had won all eight of his meets that season but entered NCAAs as a decided underdog. But Duplantis missed his first attempt at 5.90 and Nilsen made his — a pb at the time. On his next attempt, at 5.95 Nilsen scored another pb, and when Duplantis missed both attempts at 5.95, Nilsen had scored the upset. For the second year in a row, he was the NCAA champion.

I bring that up as a reminder that anything can happen in a championship meet, even though Duplantis is jumping better than anyone in history right now. His season results page is a thing of beauty: 6.02 in his season opener in Karlsruhe, then 6.03, 6.04, and 6.05, gradually pushing his world lead upward until his most recent competition, a 6.19 world record on the same Belgrade runway he’ll use at Worlds.

Meanwhile, his old college rival Nilsen is in the form of his life right now as well, clearing 5.91 or better in six of his eight competitions this year, including American records of 6.02 and 6.05 on February 4 and March 5. Duplantis remains the heavy favorite, but it only takes one miss to make things interesting…

1. Men’s 60 (prelims Saturday, 5:45 a.m. ET; semis Saturday, 1:40 p.m. ET; final Saturday, 4:20 p.m. ET)

I already wrote an entire article explaining why this is the race of the championships, so if you want to know more about it, read that. TL DR: The Olympic 100 champ vs the World 100 champ in the race we didn’t get to see in Tokyo. It’s gonna be good.

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Kate Putman, Michael Parks shine at indoor track national events

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Cicero-North Syracuse’s Kate Putman placed fourth at the New Balance Indoor Nationals. Submitted Photo.

Cicero-North Syracuse’s Kate Putman and East Syracuse Minoa’s Michael Parks each turned in impressive results at two separate national indoor track events on Friday.

Putman, a junior, recorded a fourth-place finish in the 3,200-meter run at the New Balance Indoor Nationals. Her time of 10:15.18 set a Section III record and earned her All-American status. The race started very fast and Putman kept pace with the second pack. She then broke free at the end to take fourth place.

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Indoor programs and events return to Belleville Library and the Parrott Art Gallery

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Class LL Indoor Track Championships: Danbury’s Smith wins 3 events, Luldowe’s Keeley 2; Hall boys, Glastonbury girls win team titles

Class LL Indoor Track Championships: Danbury’s Smith wins 3 events, Luldowe’s Keeley 2; Hall boys, Glastonbury girls win team titles

NEW HAVEN — Alanna Smith and the Danbury girls track team kicked off the CIAC Class LL Indoor Track Championships at Floyd Little Athletic Center on Friday with a win in the 4×200 relay.

For Smith, it was the beginning of a dominant night.

The Danbury girls won the 4×200 relay in 1:46.50. Florence Dickson ran the first leg followed by Smith, Giuliana Robles and Briana Gilliard.

Smith, competing in her first state indoor track season, also contributed with wins in the 55 dash (7.14) and set a meet record when she won the 300 in 39.58. In the 55, she started strong and produced her typical surge at the end.


“This has been really exciting for me, it was great to start off with the 4×200 win and then the 55,” Smith said. “It’s always important to contribute points for your team.

“I was really excited for the 300 because I was focused on breaking the meet record. I have been working toward that all indoor season”

Smith entered the indoor season coming off an impressive outdoor track season last spring when she was named the GameTimeCT All-State Outdoor Track Player of the Year. At the 2021 Outdoor Track State Open she had three wins in the 100 (12.03), the 200 (24.49) and the 400 (56.78). At the Class LL meet she won the 200 in a meet record 24.85, won the 100 (12.25) and was second in the 400 (59.24). She ran a 200 PR/school record in 24.21 at the New York Showcase on June 18 and 100 PR (11.83) at the New York Showcase.

CROSS BOYS GET PAIR OF WINS

The Wilbur Cross boys came away with a pair of wins with Blake Battaglia winning the 55 hurdles (8:01) and Nikita Omelchenko winning the 1,600 (4:22.03).

Battaglia needed a late kick to win his event with John Regalbuti of Southington coming in a close second in 8.02.

“I was a little nervous because it was a very close race,” Battaglia said. “It was an exciting race. I needed a strong surge at the end and the lean at the finish line got the win for me.”

Elite distance runner Aidan Puffer of Manchester decided not to run the 1,600 and that opened the door for Omelchenko. He took an early lead and cruised to victory.

“The plan was to take the lead, keep a good pace and finish strong,” said Omelchenko , who has committed to UConn. “I was hoping Aidan Puffer would be in the race for the challenge of racing against him.

“It’s been a good season and I’ve been building up my strength to go faster.”

HALL WINS BOYS TITLE, GLASTONBURY WINS GIRLS TITLE

Tobias Ruffo won the 600 (1:25.92) and the team won the 4×400 relay (3:30.02) to lead Hall to the boys team title with 88 points. Greenwich was second with 55 points and Manchster third with 46.

“We had the depth tonight and so many guys came through,” Hall boys coach Jeff Billing said. “We had a qualifier in every event and we scored points in 12 of 15 events. This is our third straight Class LL title and I am so excited for these guys.”

Brooke Strauss won the 1,000 (2:58.32) to lead Glastonbury to the girls team title with 91.5 points. Danbury was second with 63 points and Fairfield Ludlowe third with 62.

“We had a well-balanced effort tonight, that was the key for us,” Glastonbury girls coach Brian Collins said. “Our depth came through with points in 12 of 15 events and that’s what you need in a meet like this.

“Connecticut has so many great athletes, you really need to be your best to win a team title. Tonight it worked out for us.”

PUFFER LAPS THE FIELD IN 3,200

Puffer produced one of the most impressive finishes of the night, lapping the field in the 3,200 to win in 9:18.42. Zachary Taubman of Staples was second in 9:40.48. The meet record of 9:06.06 was set in 2020 by Conard’s Gavin Sherry.

Puffer skipped the 1,600 to focus on the 3,200

“When you are running past runners and the challenge isn’t there, you just let your mind go,” Puffer said. “You focus more on your splits and the pace. I actually went out a little fast the first mile and I felt it in my legs. So I slowed down to maintain a better pace.

“The focus now is to do well in the 3,200 at the State Open.”

DAPLYN GETS A PR IN THE 600

Esme Daplyn of Greenwich took the lead in the first lap and pulled away to win the 600 in a personal best 1:38.82.

“This season I’ve struggled with my starts and I’ve been working on it,” Daplyn said. “So today, I said to myself why not go for it and start out front. In the middle of the race I heard a couple of the girls coming closer to me and that pushed me for a strong finish.”

KEELEY CRUISES IN 1,600

Anna Keeley of Fairfield Ludlowe took the lead coming off the starting line in the 1600 and held on to win in 5:05.21. Brooke Strauss of Glastonbury came on strong at the end and was second in 5:05.99.

“It depends on the competition, but I like to get out front early,” said Keeley, who has committed to run at Duke. “This is a good way to start the states heading toward the State Open and New England meets.”

Keeley cruised to a win in the 3200 in 10:56.24. Brooke Strauss of Glastonbury was second in 11:16.07.

OTHER WINNERS

Steven Deitelberg of Fairfield Ludlowe won the boys pole vault (14-0), Grace Gianquinto of Amity won the girls pole vault (9-0), Marques Singleton of McMahon won the boys shot put (45-7.75), Shayna Millard of Newtown won the girls shot put (30-11), Tyler Bartlett of Fairfield Ludlowe won the boys 1000 (2:35.67), Gianluca Bianchi of Greenwich won the boys 300 (36.22), and Tia Stapleton of Faifield Ludlowe won the girls long jump (16-11.25).

CLASS LL INDOOR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

(at Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven)

BOYS TEAM SCORES

1) Hall 88; 2) Greenwich 55; 3) Manchester 46; 4) Wilbur Cross 42; 5) Staples 35; 6) Fairfield Ludlowe 30; 7) Norwich Free Academy 24; 8) Ridgefield 18; 8) Glastonbury 18; 10) Norwalk 16; 11) East Hartford 15; 11) Danbury 15; 13) Southington 12; 14) Fairfield Warde 11; 15) Brien McMahon 10; 15) Trumbull 10; 17) Hamden 9; 18) Fairfield Prep 7; 19) Enfield 1

BOYS TOP FINISHERS

55 Meter Dash Finals: 1. Tristan Burke, East Hartford, 6.51; 2. Dangelo Aristilde, Norwich Free Academy, 6.54; 3. Tymaine Smith, Fairfield Prep, 6.60; 4. Kyle Thomas, Danbury, 6.66; 5. Jamar Alcena, Norwalk, 6.69; 6. Mason Pilkington, Enfield, 6.75.

300 Meter Dash: 1. Gianluca Bianchi, Greenwich, 36.22; 2. Jonathan York, Hall, 36.59; 3. Michael Sardo, Glastonbury, 37.15; 4. Maximo Rivano, Fairfield Warde, 37.29; 5. Ethan Walls, Ridgefield, 37.61; 6. Liam Buckley-Robinson, Hamden, 37.74.

600 Meter Run: 1. Tobias Ruffo, Hall, 1:25.92; 2. Sean McDaniel, Hall, 1:26.03; 3. Bruno Guiduli, Staples, 1:26.18; 4. Gabriel Sisk, Hall, 1:26.22; 5. Michael Sardo, Glastonbury, 1:27.26; 6. Christopher Twombly, Danbury, 1:27.30.

1000 Meter Run: 1. Tyler Bartlett, Fairfield Ludlowe, 2:35.67; 2. Zachary Jelinek, Greenwich, 2:36.57; 3. Ryan Donovan, Ridgefield, 2:37.66; 4. Sean Barkasy, Manchester, 2:38.03; 5. Walker Beverly, Hall, 2:38.22; 6. Jamie Rendon, Hall, 2:40.66.

1600 Meter Run: 1. Nikita Omelchenko, Wilbur Cross, 4:22.03; 2. Nathaniel Aronson, Hall, 4:31.43; 3. Parker Broderick, Fairfield Warde, 4:32.22; 4. Mohammed Abunar, Trumbull, 4:32.25; 5. Ben Lorenz, Staples, 4:32.36; 6. Angel Perez, Fairfield Prep, 4:32.98.

3200 Meter Run: 1. Aidan Puffer, Manchester, 9:18.42; 2. Zachary Taubman, Staples, 9:40.98; 3. Nathan Cramer, Fairfield Ludlowe, 9:41.04; 4. Sean Barkasy, Manchester, 9:44.80; 5. Isaac Mahler, Hall, 9:47.13; 6. Joseph Accurso, Glastonbury, 9:47.38.

55 Meter Hurdles: 1. Blake Battaglia, Wilbur Cross, 8.01; 2. John Regalbuti, Southington, 8.02; 3. Zachary Carifa, Greenwich, 8.15; 4. William Reeves, Southington, 8.26; 5. Evan Dadson, Trumbull, 8.46; 6. Jonas Varnas, Staples, 8.52.

4×200 Meter Relay: 1. Hall (Jonathan York, Samuel Sandler, Thomas Nash, Charles Cameron), 1:33.32; 2. Greenwich (Thomas Foster, John Sias, Gianluca Bianchi, Harrison Goldenberg), 1:34.67; 3. Norwalk (Jamar Alcena, Sean Williams, Bailey Lewis, Jackson Luther), 1:35.35; 4. East Hartford (Darrion Wiliams, Dillon Haughton, Kameron Massey, Tristan Burke), 1:36.52; 5. Danbury (Christian Jolly, Kyle Thomas, Kyan Cazorla, Scott Gersten), 1:36.59; 6. Trumbull (Sebastian Perez, Liam O’Keefe, Freud-Williams Maignan, Elliot Miller), 1:37.40.

4×400 Meter Relay: 1. Hall (Jonathan York, Gabriel Sisk, Tobias Ruffo, Samuel Sandler), 3:30.02; 2. Staples (Samir Mott, Alex Harrington, David Sedrak, Bruno Guiduli), 3:34.11; 3. Greenwich (Zachary Carifa, Zachary Jelinek, Gianluca Bianchi, Harrison Goldenberg), 3:36.73; 4. Glastonbury (Jackson Boyd, Kevin Clarke, Dominic Pena, Michael Sardo), 3:38.24; 5. Danbury (Kyan Cazorla, Christopher Twombly, Joshua Roos, Kyle Thomas), 3:40.69; 6. East Hartford (Tristan Burke, Donnique Starks, Jahni Crawford, Jayden Brown), 3:40.88.

4×800 Meter Relay: 1. Hall (Colin Goldschmidt, Jake Ludgin, Sean McDaniel, Tobias Ruffo), 8:15.45; 2. Manchester (Sean Barkasy, Cian Grady, Caleb Curtis, Aidan Puffer), 8:15.84; 3. Danbury (Joshua Roos, Steven Confesor-Chable, Ryan Scappaticci, Devon Rosemark), 8:25.71; 4. Staples (Zachary Taubman, Matthew Fleming, Noah Robison, Rory Tarsy), 8:28.13; 5. Wilbur Cross (Wolf Boone, Hector Meza Sanchez, Sebastian Halpren, Nikita Omelchenko), 8:31.83; 6. Greenwich (Quinn Collins, Antonio Ciccarelli, Aidan Fay, Wyatt Abernethy), 8:39.11.

1600 Sprint Medley: 1. Greenwich (Thomas Foster, John Sias, Harrison Goldenberg, Zachary Jelinek), 3:41.88; 2. Wilbur Cross (Blake Battaglia, Justin Irrizary, Wayne Tolson, Nikita Omelchenko), 3:42.80; 3. Staples (David Sedrak, William Masters, Samir Mott, Rory Tarsy), 3:44.22; 4. Hall (Julian Serrano, Thomas Nash, Samuel Sandler, Jamie Rendon), 3:46.67; 5. Fairfield Ludlowe (Cooper Anderson, James Revay, Samuel Keller, Tyler Bartlett), 3:48.16; 6. Trumbull (Varujan Edwards, Jaden Marti, Sebastian Perez, Nathan Beldoro), 3:52.01.

High Jump: 1. Jamil Manu, Manchester, 6-00; 2. Duke Quermorllue, Norwalk, J6-00; 3. Zachary Carifa, Greenwich, 5-10; 4. Nicolai Yanko, Hall, J5-10; 5. Elliot Miller, Trumbull, 5-08; 6. Jonathan Wihbey, Glastonbury, J5-08.

Pole Vault: 1. Steven Ditelberg, Fairfield Ludlowe, 14-00; 2. Lucas Williams, Ridgefield, 12-06; 3. Liam Wright, Hall, 11-06; 4. Thomas Ryen, Glastonbury, 11-00.

Long Jump: 1. Jamil Manu, Manchester, 21-01; 2. Christopher Hergott, Hamden, 20-03.25; 3. Jeremaih Paul, Norwich Free Academy, 19-11; 4. Michaelly Luc, Norwich Free Academy, 19-05.75; 5. Ryder Gatenby, Fairfield Ludlowe, 19-05; 6. Aaron Sandler, Hall, 19-02.

Shot Put: 1. Marques Singleton, Brien McMahon, 45-07.75; 2. Jay Candelario Vazquez, Wilbur Cross, 45-07; 3. Jordan Ribeiro, Norwich Free Academy, 45-02.50; 4. Jaquan Johnson, Wilbur Cross, 43-11.75; 5. Liam Nguyen, Ridgefield, 43-03.50; 6. John Heitzman, Fairfield Warde, 43-02.50.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES

1) Glastonbury 91.50; 2) Danbury 63; 3) Fairfield Ludlowe 62; 4) Newtown 54; 5) Greenwich 42; 6) Hall 34; 7) Trumbull 24; 8) Amity 17; 9) Conard 16; 10) Staples 14; 11) Norwich Free Academy 11.50; 12) Southington 10; 13) Ridgefield 8; 14) East Hartford 7; 15) Wilbur Cross 5; 16) Brien McMahon 4; 17) Hamden 2

GIRLS TOP FINISHERS

55 Meter Dash Finals: 1. Alanna Smith, Danbury, 7.14; 2. Molly Harding, Glastonbury, 7.40; 3. Kaitlyn Fay, Greenwich, 7.43; 4. Florence Dickson, Danbury, 7.47; 5. Kyrah Smith, East Hartford, 7.53; 6. Jasmyn Bransford, Norwich Free Academy, 7.57.

300 Meter Dash: 1. Alanna Smith, Danbury, 39.58#; 2. Molly Harding, Glastonbury, 41.42; 3. Francine Stevens, Staples, 41.44; 4. Keira Stewart, East Hartford, 43.25; 5. Samantha DeWitt, Staples, 43.42; 6. Kyrah Smith, East Hartford, 43.51.

600 Meter Run: 1. Esme Daplyn, Greenwich, 1:38.82; 2. Riley Powers, Newtown, 1:40.96; 3. Hannah Snayd, Newtown, 1:41.05; 4. Tatum Havemann, Staples, 1:41.50; 5. Annika Paluska, Glastonbury, 1:41.53; 6. Meghan Smith, Glastonbury, 1:42.08.

1000 Meter Run: 1. Brooke Strauss, Glastonbury, 2:58.32; 2. Kali Holden, Trumbull, 2:59.03; 3. Jacqueline Izzo, Southington, 3:00.40; 4. Ava Gattinella, Glastonbury, 3:02.90; 5. Grace Moriarty, Fairfield Ludlowe, 3:07.79; 6. Jacqueline Dudus, Glastonbury, 3:11.69.

1600 Meter Run: 1. Anna Keeley, Fairfield Ludlowe, 5:05.21; 2. Brooke Strauss, Glastonbury, 5:05.99; 3. Kali Holden, Trumbull, 5:10.78; 4. Anna Omelchenko, Wilbur Cross, 5:16.25; 5. Kathryn Marchand, Trumbull, 5:23.68; 6. Emma Talon, Southington, 5:34.86.

3200 Meter Run: 1. Anna Keeley, Fairfield Ludlowe, 10:56.24; 2. Brooke Strauss, Glastonbury, 11:16.07; 3. Katherine Sanderson, Hall, 11:16.92; 4. Kali Holden, Trumbull, 11:27.72; 5. Kathryn Marchand, Trumbull, 11:30.19; 6. Anna Omelchenko, Wilbur Cross, 11:46.42.

55 Meter Hurdles: 1. Zoe Spann-McDonald, Glastonbury, 8.97; 2. Audrey Kpodar, Danbury, 9.47; 3. Jamie Adams, Newtown, 9.59; 4. Olivia Pacini, Danbury, 9.60; 5. Alyssa Andrews, Trumbull, 9.70; 6. Olivia Robles, Danbury, 9.84.

4×200 Meter Relay: 1. Danbury (Florence Dickson, Alanna Smith, Giuliana Robles, Briana Gilliard), 1:46.50; 2. Glastonbury (Hannah Caiola, Riley Carroll, Alayna Taylor, Molly Harding), 1:48.83; 3. Greenwich (Kayla Egan, Olivia Eslava, Haley Townsend, Kaitlyn Fay), 1:49.59; 4. Brien McMahon (Sofia Aguilar, Shaniya Young, Emily Legere, Jade Ferdinand), 1:49.70; 5. Staples (Molly Liles, Emma Nordberg, Samantha DeWitt, Francine Stevens), 1:49.75; 6. Fairfield Ludlowe (Coco Norman, Kayla Pattison, Charlotte Phillips, Aerin Keesser), 1:50.97.

4×400 Meter Relay: 1. Newtown (Elise Barricelli, Ally McCarthy, Riley Powers, Hannah Snayd), 4:13.92; 2. Fairfield Ludlowe (Coco Norman, Annelise Bentley, Grace Moriarty, Aerin Keesser), 4:16.59; 3. Greenwich (Haley Townsend, Olivia Eslava, Elizabeth Anderson, Kayla Egan), 4:21.31; 4. Danbury (Briana Gilliard, Audrey Kpodar, Kayla Taylor, Florence Dickson), 4:28.24; 5. Hall (Hana Roggendorf, Kathryn Moskal, Zella Jackson, Lauren Moskal), 4:29.33; 6. Amity (Gabriella Rosa, Nicole Grosso, Ella Moffett, Audrey Cummings), 4:30.91.

4×800 Meter Relay: 1. Glastonbury (Annika Paluska, Kylie Hilliard, Jacqueline Dudus, Ava Gattinella), 9:41.73; 2. Newtown (Riley Powers, Ally McCarthy, Sophia Guevara, Hannah Snayd), 9:45.27; 3. Hall (Katelyn Osoba, Madeline Peterson, Abigail Sanderson, Katherine Sanderson), 9:59.10; 4. Greenwich (Elizabeth Anderson, Cate Adorney, An Suzuki, Esme Daplyn), 10:02.51; 5. Southington (Jessica Lombardo, Madison Bafundo, Megan Wadman, Emma Talon), 10:32.39; 6. Fairfield Ludlowe (Claire Fuchs, Maggie Zaino, Jordan Stein, Emily Nolan), 10:40.85.

1600 Sprint Medley: 1. Greenwich (Kayla Egan, Olivia Eslava, Haley Townsend, Esme Daplyn), 4:20.84; 2. Fairfield Ludlowe (Mia Gurevich, Kayla Pattison, Haley Martinsen, Grace Moriarty), 4:27.27; 3. Glastonbury (Hannah Caiola, Alayna Taylor, Riley Carroll, Kelley MacElhiney), 4:27.52; 4. Newtown (Elise Barricelli, Amelia Daly, Sophia Guevara, Ally McCarthy), 4:30.35; 5. Hall (Kathryn Moskal, Hana Roggendorf, Lauren Moskal, Katelyn Osoba), 4:33.51; 6. Southington (Riley Kofsuske, Avia Burns, Megan Wadman, Jessica Lombardo), 4:40.94.

High Jump: 1. Audrey Kirkutis, Conard, 5-06#; 2. Tia Stapleton, Fairfield Ludlowe, 5-02; 3. Abigail Ball, Amity, J5-02; 4. Kailey Wackerman, Fairfield Ludlowe, J5-02; 5. Kathryn DeSousa, Glastonbury, 5-00; 6. Kayleigh Troy, Newtown, 4-10.

Pole Vault: 1. Grace Gianquinto, Amity, 9-00; 2. Alexis Boyer, Norwich Free Academy, J9-00; 3. Nora Hanlon, Hall, J9-00; 4. Sarah Christina, Glastonbury, J9-00; 5. Anna Hilary, Glastonbury, 8-06; 5. Delaney Phelps, Norwich Free Academy, 8-06.

Long Jump: 1. Tia Stapleton, Fairfield Ludlowe, 16-11.25; 2. Giuliana Robles, Danbury, 16-09.25; 3. Audrey Kirkutis, Conard, 16-07.50; 4. Kimberleigh Williams, Danbury, 16-02.75; 5. Julia Lawrence-Riddell, Hamden, 15-11.75; 6. Jasmyn Bransford, Norwich Free Academy, 15-11.25.

Shot Put: 1. Shayna Millard, Newtown, 30-11; 2. Carli Ciavarelli, Ridgefield, 30-07.50; 3. Brooke Martindale, Hall, 30-03; 4. Tessa Hache, Hall, 30-01.25; 5. Jacqueline Hamad, Hall, 29-08.25; 6. Kaelin Rising, Newtown, 29-06.25.