Hillhouse boys, Tolland girls win CIAC State Open indoor track titles

The Hillhouse-New Haven boys and Tolland girls won the team titles at the CIAC State Open indoor track meet Feb. 21 at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Wednesday Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

It was Hillhouse’s first state indoor title since 1997. The Academics were led by senior Shawn Fletcher, who won the 55-meter hurdles in 7.1 seconds. Hillhouse, which edged Weston 43-40 for the title, placed in the top three in four events.

Hillhouse also won the SCC and Class L titles. It was the first time the Academics swept all three indoor titles.

The Tolland girls edged defending champion Wilbur Cross by two points to win their first title. Cross, led by anchor Danae Rivers, won the 1,600 relay, the final event, but Tolland finished third to clinch the title. Tolland scored in six events, including a victory in the sprint medley relay.

Rivers also won the 1,000 (2:56.95), 1,600 (4:54.68).

Boys and girls meet results here.

Read the meet story on Hillhouse’s victory by GameTimeCT.com’s Mary Albl here. Read the story on Tolland’s victory by The Hartford Courant’s Matthew Conyers here.