WATCH: Gavin Sherry Posts Two Huge Records At CT State Meet

West Hartford Conard High School's (CT) Gavin Sherry has been relatively quiet most of the season, but on Thursday at the CIAC State Open Outdoor Championships he had his big breakthrough race.

The junior clocked a new US No. 1 time of 4:01.88 in the 1,600m.

His mark bettered Archbishop Wood (PA) junior Gary Martin's time of 4:02.15 by a little less than a half a second. Martin earned his now-US No. 2 performance last weekend at the John Hay Pennsylvania Distance Festival.  

More importantly, Sherry's time shatters the previous Connecticut State record of 4:08.42 set by Brien McMahon High School's (CT) Eric Van Der Els in 2016.

Sherry wasn't done, though, as he went on to break the 14-year-old state meet record time of 9:03.29 for 3,200m.

The junior would clock an 8:59.80 for his second sub-9 minute 3,200m performance of the 2021 season.

Sherry's 1,600m is a new personal best breaking his previous personal best time of 4:08.47, which he ran to win the CIAC State Class L Championships on June 1st. His 3200m best time stands at 8:47.20 from the Conard vs Hall dual meet earlier this season. 

Watch Sherry's 1,600m effort above and his 3,200m effort below. 

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Gavin Sherry's 3200m State Record