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Lanz Wins First Heptathlon Title For CHS Girls' Track And Field, Rams Also Shine In Steeplechase

On Tuesday, Squirrel Lanz earned the first Heptathlon title for Cheshire girls' outdoor track and field. Submitted photo.

by Greg Lederer

Cheshire Sports Media

In compiling a program-record 4,112 points on Monday and Tuesday, senior track and field athlete Squirrel Lanz became Cheshire High School’s first girls' Heptathlon state champion at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Windham Tech senior Mackenzie Braunstein came in second (3,918).

Lanz won the 100-meter hurdles (15.03), 800-meters (2:24.93), and long jump (tie at 16 feet, eight inches). She placed runner-up in the 200-meters (25.91) and fourth in the high jump (4’10.25”).

Lanz additionally competed in the shot put (18th, 24’3.50) and javelin (28th, 44’5”).

On Monday, senior Mia Vientos clocked a Cheshire record (7:22.64) in the girls’ 2,000-meter steeplechase. Junior Leah Farrell (23rd, 8:29.70) and freshman Savannah Koch (30th, 8:41.67) joined Vientos in the top 30.

Sophomores Ava Ciccone (34th, 9:08.33), Emily D’Souza (36th, 9:10.67), Shannon Allen (40th, 9:16.66), freshman Sage Falcon (45th, 9:42.55), junior Brianna Siniscalco (51st, 10:14.38), and senior Addison Emons (52nd, 11:21.29) additionally raced for the Rams.

For Cheshire boys on Tuesday, seniors Tyler Caron (seventh, 10:05.00) and Jack Lengyel (14th, 10:35.25) made the top 15 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Pictured with Assistant Rob Schaefer, Cheshire girls' outdoor track and field entered a deep group in the 2,000-meter steeplechase. Submitted photo.

Pictured with Assistant Rob Schaefer and Head Coach Barbara Hedden, Mia Vientos broke the Cheshire girls' outdoor track and field record in the 2,000-meter steeplechase on Monday. Submitted photo.

Savannah Koch and Leah Farrell prepare to jump into the water during the 2,000-meter steeplechase at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Submitted photo.

From left, Jack Lengyel and Tyler Caron represented CHS boys' outdoor track and field in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Submitted photo.

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