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BHS Girls’ Outdoor Track Team Awards Banquet Included Record-Breaking Winners and a Surprise Announcement from Coach Ciparelli

Report by Paula Antolini
June 14, 2017 12:55PM EDT

 

Photo: Coach Yvonne Grimes (right) presented Hannah Kelm (left) with an award: BHS Track & Field T.J. Burke Memorial Athletic Scholarship for Excellence in Track & Field 2017.  Kelm is planning on attending Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT.

 

BHS Girls’ Outdoor Track Team Awards Banquet Included Record-Breaking Winners and a Surprise Announcement from Coach Ciparelli

Excitement was in the air as the Bethel High School (BHS) Girls’ Outdoor Track Team Awards Banquet and dinner buffet began on June 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, with students, coaches and parents attending, as awards were about to be given to students.

Coach Christopher Ciperelli presented award certificates, varsity letters and pins to students who earned 10 points in team competitions or qualified for South West Conference Championships (SWC) or CT State’s Championships. SWC was held in New Milford, CT this year and State’s was held in New Britain.

There were some records broken this year:

Hannah Kelm / Triple Jump / Performance 34-4 / 2017

Sarah Mello / Pole Vault / Performance 9-0 / 2017

Coach Yvonne Grimes presented Hannah Kelm with the BHS Track & Field T.J. Burke Memorial Athletic Scholarship for Excellence in Track & Field 2017.  Kelm is planning on attending Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT.

Bethel ended the season 9-4.

Girls’ Track Team Captains Arielle Rosenthal, Sarah Mello and Kaylen Luu presented Coach Ciparelli, Coach Eckert and Coach Garrone with gifts including an engraved track baton and engraved hydro flask for Ciparelli, a book of jokesand humorous T-shirt for Eckert and Garrone a bracelet.

View full list of awards below.

 

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Coach Ciparelli made a surprising announcement at the end of the event that he will no longer be the BHS Girls’ Track Team coach.  He said, “This will be my final season as the Girls’ Track coach. It is with a heavy heart and only after much thought that I have decided to do what is best for my family and give up the position. Mr. Caron will post the position tomorrow and I am confident that we can find a coach that will continue the tradition of success that we celebrated this evening.”  Ciparelli will continue to teach Modern World History and AP European History at BHS, and also enjoy his 3 year old daughter and twin 1 1/2 year old toddlers with his wife.

 

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FULL LIST OF AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Varsity Letter Earners: 
Seniors
Cleary, Amanda
Conlin, Jill
Kelm, Hannah
Luu, Kaylen
Mello, Sarah
Palacios, Kelly
Polistena, Stephanie
Rosenthal, Arielle
Sholtes, Heather
Juniors
Antolini, Gia
Furtado , Alyssa
Roach, Britney
Sallusto, Isabella
Viebrock, Sarah

Sophomores

Andros, Bethany
Breen, Veronica
Giordano, Savannah
Redmond, Natalia
Sallusto, Sophie
Freshmen
Graham, Zoe
Hermansen, Amy
Kinsman, Hailey
Pereira, Vivian
Rezvaya, Vassa
Managers: Lexi Redmond, Christina Boraski, and Rheanna Flores
Captains: Arielle Rosenthal, Sarah Mello, and Kaylen Luu
All Conference: Hannah Kelm and Vassa Rezvaya
All State: Hannah Kelm
Top Point Scorer on the Track: Kaylen Luu
Top Point Scorer in the Field: Hannah Kelm
Coaches’ Award: Stephanie Polistena
School Records Broken
Sarah Mello 9-0 in the Pole Vault
Hannah Kelm 34-4 in the Triple Jump
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