Thursday, February 11, 2016

UConn commit Dixon wins state title

UConn football commit Keyion Dixon had a day to remember with the Glastonbury indoor track and field team.

Dixon won the long jump at the Class LL championships in New Haven with a winning leap of 22 feet, 3 inches. finished second in the 55 meters and was sixth in the high jump.

In the long jump, Greenwich junior took the lead with jumps of 21-6 3/4 and 21-7 3/4 on his first two attempts. Dixon was comfortably in second place with a jump of 21-3 3/4 on his second leap. On his final attempt Dixon came through with his winning effort.

Dixon advanced to the finals in the 55 with a time of 6.66 seconds and in the finals he posted a time of 6.57. Danbury's Devonte Clark won the title with a time of 6.47.

Dixon missed on his first attempts in the high jump at 5-8 and 5-10 before clearing both heights on his second jump before failing on three tries to clear 6-0.

Dixon had 19 of Glastonbury's 47 points as the Tomahawks finished third behind Danbury and McMahon.

UConn commit Tyler Coyle is seeded first in the high jump and third in the long jump in the Class L championships, set for Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.


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