NEW LONDON - Six local athletes competed against their athletic peers at the State Open Decathlon/Heptathlon. The two-day long event took place at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London and featured the boys competing in 10 separate events, while the girls competed in seven.
Newington’s Kurt Swenor took home fourth-place overall at the event. He excelled during the second day of the event, finishing second in the discus, third in the pole vault, and fourth in the 1500-meter run.
Wethersfield’s Kyle Vonick won the 1500-meter run, finishing 23rd overall at the event. Vonick’s classmate Whit DeVaux finished 24th overall, shining at the throwing events. He placed third in the javelin and fifth in the shot put.
Wilmarie Rodriguez and Laura Buonocore represented Newington in the heptathlon, finishing 18th and 24th, respectively. Both had their best event at the 800-meter run. Buonocore finished the nearly half-mile run in eighth and Rodriguez finished one spot behind her.
Cromwell’s Erin Glynn and Newington’s Gregory Zydanowicz also competed in the annual event, which concluded the track & field season.