Category Archives: Track and Field


Pernell bursts on track scene as a freshman

Michaela Pernell didn’t take long to leave her mark on the track during her freshman season at Merrimack College. The ten-time Berkshire League champion, three-time All-State sprinter, two-time All-New England…


Humble beginning jumpstarts impressive career

BEACON FALLS — Jeff Lownds started his own coaching career, and has made the most of his opportunities. It all began in 1981 at Long River Middle School in Prospect…


Onakpoma jumps to New England title

NEW BRITAIN — Success in sports sometimes requires a leap of faith. When Naugatuck senior Fejiro Onakpoma decided to join the track and field team for the first time last…


Naugatuck’s Onakpoma leaps to title

NEW BRITAIN — The Naugatuck and Woodland track and field teams made their presence felt Monday at the CIAC State Open championships at Willow Brook Park. The teams didn’t bring…


Woodland boys crack top 10 at Class M meet 

NEW BRITAIN — The Woodland boys outdoor track team scored a top-10 finish at the Class M meet on Tuesday afternoon at Willow Brook Park. The boys finished 10th overall…


Greyhounds leave their mark

MIDDLETOWN — The Naugatuck High School track team left its mark on the Class L championship Tuesday at Middletown High School. The Naugatuck boys finished ninth among 25 competitors, while…


Woodland girls run down title

Superior depth carries Hawks to victory, boys take third at NVL championship TORRINGTON — Make it four straight Naugatuck Valley League outdoor track and field titles for the Woodland girls….


Naugy runs into deep teams at NVLs

TORRINGTON — The Naugatuck track teams had the athletes to run the race but in the end they didn’t have enough of them to stay in the hunt for an…


Woodland sets sights on titles   

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland boys and girls track teams honored their seniors Tuesday to mark the season’s final regular season meet at home. However, in some ways, the season…


Naugy brings balanced attack to NVLs

NAUGATUCK — This year’s Naugatuck boys and girls track teams may be the most balanced teams the Greyhounds have assembled in quite a few seasons. The Greyhounds will take that…