A Pair of Enfield Athletes Win Track and Field Titles

By Tim Jensen

A pair of track and field athletes from the town of Enfield walked away from their respective class championship meets with first place medals.

Tyrik Henry of Enfield High School was a two-time winner, capturing the 110 meter hurdles and the triple jump at the Class M Championships June 3 at Willow Brook Park in New Britain.

His victory in the 110 hurdles culminated a progression from third place in 2013 to second place in his junior. His winning time of 14.44 seconds broke his own school record for the fourth time.

Competing in the triple jump at states for the first time, Henry took first place with a jump of 43 feet, 4 inches

Henry nearly won a third event, but settled for second place in the long jump after winning the competition in 2014.

As a team, Enfield tied for eighth, with Henry accounting for all 28 points.

Henry returned to Willow Brook Park five days later for the State Open, and for the second straight year, was edged by rival Damon Vega of Windham Tech in the 110 hurdles, finishing just 0.14 seconds behind.

Raymond, meanwhile, competed in the Class MM Championships on June 1 at Middletown High School, and won the javelin throw with a toss of 167 feet, 10 inches, more than 14 feet further than runnerup Gueber Docteur of Stratford. At the State Open, he placed third, unleashing a throw of 178 feet, 7 inches on his first attempt in the finals.

At the MM meet, Raymond also placed second in the shot put with a heave of 44 feet, 6 inches, and tied for fourth in the high jump. He alone scored 22.50 of the Falcons’ 30.50 points.

Teammates Ziair DeLeon (5th, discus) and Jack Farina (5th, javelin) also scored points for Fermi.

Other local standouts at the various class meets were East Windsor’s Dameion Russ (Class S, 3rd in triple jump, 4th in 200 meters, 5th in 100 meters), Jordan McCray of Suffield (Class M, 3rd in 110 hurdles, 4th in 300 hurdles), John Poitras of Somers (Class S, 2nd in 1600 meters) and Windsor Locks teammates Hector Martinez (Class M, 4th in 110 hurdles) and Curtis Ruckey (Class M, tied for 5th in pole vault).



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