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Housy brings home medals from Nutmeg Games

FALLS VILLAGE — Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) students and other athletes from the community spent much of the summer preparing and practicing for the Connecticut Nutmeg Games Track Meet. The effort paid off: Every HVRHS team participant came home with at least one medal. The meet was originally scheduled for Aug. 7 but was postponed to Aug. 14 due to rain. However, Aug. 14 was also rainy, creating a challenge for the athletes.Anna Geyselaers , Peter Greco, Daniel Johanassen, Ben Heacox and Katie Heacox competed in the high school group (ages 15 to 18). Liz Greco competed in the 19-to-29 age group, Chris Heacox in the 45-to-49 group and Richard Greco in the 65-to-69 age group.The HVRHS entrants dominated the hammer throw competition. Peter Greco, a former Berkshire League champion in the hammer throw, came home with a gold medal; Ben Heacox won the silver and Dan Johanassen won the bronze. Katie Heacox won the girls hammer, Chris Heacox won the hammer in his age group and Richard Greco won in his age group.Liz Greco won gold medals in the long jump and triple jump. Anna Geyselaers won the silver medal in the 200M. Katie Heacox won the silver medal in the shot put. Richard Greco won gold medals in the shot put, long jump and triple jump, and a silver medal in the discus.

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