Darien's Chevannes finishes fourth in state heptahlon

Darien's Chelsi Chevannes competes in the high jump during FCIAC Track Championship action on Feb. 6, 2020.

Darien’s Chelsi Chevannes competes in the high jump during FCIAC Track Championship action on Feb. 6, 2020.

Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media file photo

Chelsi Chevannes wrapped up her career in the Darien track and field program with an impressive fourth-place finish in the CIAC heptahlon last week at Willowbrook Park in New Britain.

The two-day competition, held June 15 and 16, features a variety of seven events. They included the 200-meter dash, 100-meter dash and 800-meter run for track events, and the shot put, javelin throws and high and long jumps for field events. Points are awarded for each competition.

Chevannes scored 3,746 points to finish in fourth place in a field of 43 competitors. Joel Barlow’s Mariella Schweitzer was first with 3,975 points.

Chevannes has been a jumper and sprinter for the Blue Wave, and finished second in the high jump and third in the long jump at this spring’s Class L championships.

The Darien senior had two of her top finishes in the heptahlon in the jumps, finishing second in the high jump at 5 feet, 2.25 inches, and third in the long jump at 16 feet, 7.25 inches.

She also took second place in the shot put with a mark of 30 feet, 7.75 inches, and was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.86 seconds.

CIAC Heptathlon

at Willowbrook Park June 15-16

Top 5 finishers (field of 43): 1 - Mariella Schweitzer (Barlow) 3,975; 2 Courtney Rowland (Nonnewaug) 3,837; 3 Rosa Volpintesta (Bethel) 3,807; 4 Chelsi Chevannes (Darien) 3,746; 5 Alissa Hurd (Pomperaug) 3,736.

Chelsi Chevannes’ finishes

100-meter hurdles: 5th - 16.86; High jump: 2nd - 5-2.25; Shot put: 2nd - 30-7.75; 200-meter dash: 13th - 28.15; Long jump: 3rd - 16-07.25; Javelin: 22nd - 58-09; 800-meter run: 20th - 2:47.38.

david.stewart@hearstmediact.com; @dstewartsports