NEW HAVEN — Conard junior Chloe Scrimgeour has made quite an impression in her first season of indoor track in Connecticut.
Srimgeour once again ran a brilliant race in the 3200 meters, putting away CIAC cross country State Open champion Mari Noble of Greenwich in the final 400 meters to win at the CIAC State Open Girls Track and Field Championships at Floyd Little Athletic Center on Saturday.
Noble, also a junor, was the top seed in the 3200. Scrimgeour won in 10:47.72, an impressive 23 seconds faster than her seeded time, based off her Class L performance a week before. Noble was second in 10:57.26. Hall senior Jenna Zydanowicz was fifth in 11:11.95.
Scrimgeour won both the 1600 and 3200 meter races at the Class L state championship. She did not run the 1600 at the State Open.
Scrimgeour, who played basketball last winter, broke out at the Yale Inviational, a meet that features top athletes from the Northeast. She placed fourth in the 3000 meters at that event, catching Noble on the final 200 meters.
Zydanowicz placed second in the 1600 meters, finishing in 5:02.23. Macnhester’s Kate Hedlund won in 5:00.49.
Hall’s 4x800 relay team placed third in 9:30.91. Junior Mia Healer, sophomore Nora Holmes, senior Rose Kitz and Zydanowicz represented Hall in the relay.
Conard’s Audrey Kirkutis was fifth in the high jump, clearing 5-02.
The Glastonbury girls won their second CIAC State Open team title with 54 points. Weston was second with 37 and Greenwich and Canton tied for third with 22. The Tomahawks also won a State Open title in 2011. Conard placed 16th as a team.