Call Them “All-Americans”

Contributed PhotoLori Paragas sent in this write-up:

Four runners from the New Haven Age Group Track Club recently competed at the 2014 USA Track and Field National Youth Indoor Championships in Landover, Md. on March 8-9.  Azaan Dawson of New Haven finished third in the 3000 meter and sixth in the 1500 meter in the 11-12 division.  Caleb Bolden, also of New Haven, placed fifth in the 800 and 1500 meter races, in the 11-12 division.  Parker Paragas of Woodbridge placed second in the 9-10 division for the 1500 meter race and fourth place in the 800 meter race.  Joining him in the 9-10 division, Matthew Gibbs of New Haven came in ninth place in the 400 meter dash.

Placing first through eighth earns the boys the title of “All-American.”

The New Haven Age Group Track Club is a local track club founded in 1975.  They welcome athletes ages 6 to 18 and are comprised of athletes from several local towns.  You can learn more about the New Haven Age Group Track Club on Facebook or their website.

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posted by: Hill Resident on March 25, 2014  1:43pm

Congratulations to the New Haven Age Group Track Club for your placements in the the Championships. But know that you are all champions!!!!

posted by: robn on March 25, 2014  2:23pm


posted by: Gretchen Pritchard on March 26, 2014  7:55am

Good job!  And look at those grins.  What a great photo!

posted by: lkparagas on March 26, 2014  10:40am

Here are the times:

Matthew Gibbs, 400m, 9/10 boys, 1:11.43
Azaan Dawson, 3000m, 11/12 boys, 10:31.70
Parker Paragas, 800m, 9/10 boys, 2:38.09
Caleb Bolden, 800m, 11/12 boys, 2:27.82
Parker Paragas, 1500m, 9/10 boys, 5:09.66
Caleb Bolden, 1500m, 11/12 boys, 5:02.13
Azaan Dawson, 1500m, 11/12 boys, 5:03.41