Town residents can gather in the auditorium of Glastonbury High School Sunday afternoon to watch hometown hero Donn Cabral compete in the finals of the 3000-meter steeplechase.
The auditorium at GHS, on Hubbard Street, will be open from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 5th so that residents can join to watch Cabral compete from the halls of his high school alma mater, according to a press release from the Town Manager's office. Cabral graduated from GHS in 2008 before moving on to Princeton.
. There were three heats of 13 racers each; the top 15 qualifying times across all three heats qualified for Sunday's final.
Cabral finished the 16-runner heat with a time of 8:21.46 after having led the field at the 1,000 and 2,000-meter intervals of the race. Ethiopia's Roba Gari passed Cabral in the third interval of the race, finishing in first place with a time of 8:20.68.
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France won the first heat with a time of 8:16.23. Evan Jager of Team USA qualified for Sunday's finals after coming in second with a time of 8:26.61.
Brimin Kiprop Kipruto of Uganda led from start to finish and won Heat 2 in 8:28.62. American Kyle Acorn failed to advance, finishing ninth with a time of 8:37.11.
The finals for the grueling track and field event, which combines distance running, hurdles, obstacles, and water hazards, are set to take place at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday.