Print this story

2013 Torrington Hall of Fame Inductees.....Casey Kasenetz Hill.

POSTED April 26, 2013
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


The Torrington Hall of Fame is filled with some of the greatest athletes and scholars from Torrington High School. 

There are families that have more than one member, a special honor for those chosen.

The Kasenetz Family joins that special group as Casey Kasenetz Hill joins her father, Bruce in the prestigious club.

Kasenetz-Hill graduated from THS in 2001 as a National Honor Society member and as a Army Reserves Scholar Athlete.

She was a four year member of the volleyball team, captain in her senior year, and was a force at the net, leading her team in kills.

In the winter, it was time for basketball, she was a three year player for the Raiders. She earned All-NVL honors in indoor track one season as well.

It was in the spring though that Kasenetz-Hill excelled on the track, setting multiple records that stayed intact for in some cases, more than a decade.

The records were impressive. All-NVL all four years.

Her 200 meter dash record held from 1998 until 2009.

Add a triple jump record that stayed in place for 10 years.

Kasenetz-Hill was the NVL Champion in the triple jump as well.

The heptathlon is widely regarded as one of the toughest events to win in any sport.

Seven disciplines to best.

100 meter hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump, 60 meter hurdles, pole vault and the 1000 meter run.

As a junior, Kasenetz-Hill set a new record that she broke the following year.

That mark was just broken in 2011.

Impressive indeed.

After Torrington, a college career at Eastern Connecticut State University began. She spent two years at Eastern and played volleyball and ran track before a transferring to Western Connecticut for her junior and senior years.

Kasenetz-Hill graduated with BS in in biology and a minor in chemistry.

In 2007, she completed her MS in Nursing Education from Quinnipiac University.

In 2011, she earned her MS in Nursing Education and was selected to the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.

Today, Kasenetz lives in Wallingford, Connecticut with her husband Matt and is a nurse educator at the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing.

For more from Timothy W. Gaffney click here