Morrow, Remigino dual in Litchfield running finale
MORROW, REMIGINO DUAL HIGHLIGHTS SUMMER SERIES FINALE
Securing a spot on the Top 10 list for the 3k race since its inception in 2004 has been a tough go as the last runner to appear in the top 10 was Robert Dwyer back in 2009. The rankings got a bit rearranged on Thursday night at White Memorial as two of the top-ranked USATF youth 3k runners in the country locked up in a race to the finish.
Jackson Morrow, 15, of Harwinton and Matthew Remigino, 11, of West Hartford, battled over the Junior Olympic course on an evening that produced the best running conditions of the summer. Remigino's kick at the end came up short as Morrow crossed the line in 9:59, good enough to move up to 6th on the all-time list.
Matthew's second place time of 10:05 placed him tied for 8th overall and was 17 seconds faster than his previous best last November. Top female finisher was Serena Johnstone, 13 , of Pleasant Valley. Ironically, the overall record of 9:21 is also shared by two runners, Mile Hall of New Milford in 2007 and Daniel Lane of Goshen in 2010.
In the 2k competition, Lane Maher 11,of Harwinton was the winner with Kailie Rockness, 9, of Litchfield the first female. Shadow Pereira, 13, of Torrington won the 4k while Tony Perugini, 32, of Oxford won the 5k. The first female in the 5k was Meredith Remigino, 43, of West Hartford, mother of Matthew, who also earned a spot on the 5k top ten list with her time.