WILTON, Conn. - Brynn Parsons and Kafesha Thomas of the Connecticut Elite Track and Field Club opened the Colgate Women's Games in Brooklyn, N.Y. with a couple of outstanding performances.
Parsons placed fourth overall in the 55 meter dash and 10th in the 200 in times of 7.2 and 27.2, respectively. She has accumulated nine points in the 55 and 2.5 in the 200M towards a place in the overall finals in this four race series.
Brynn is determined to excel in her last season as a high school athlete and it was very apparent on Friday night, coach Kevin Foley said. She ran a 7.05 which is personal record for her in one of the preliminary 55 heats and was outstanding through all the rounds.
Thomas finished sixth in the 55M finals in 7.4 giving her seven points toward a place in the overall finals.
Kafesha had to run an additional round in the 55M because of a late gun on a false start by another athlete, Foley said. She ran five rounds of the 55 in about 30 minutes which is very tough to do and her time in the final was nowhere near her best of 7.1 for the evening. Kafesha has done very well in these games so I look for her to move up as the weeks progress, Foley said.
Meg Hemmerle and Katie Foley from Wilton are also competing in the games. Their results were not available.
The Colgate Games continue with the next round scheduled for Dec. 29 at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. The Colgate Womens Games are the largest and longest running womens track and field series in the United States and 2011-12 marks the 38th year for the event. The finals will be held at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28.
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