Trumbull athletes place top three at CIAC boys steeplechase

Trumbull freshman David Carillo placed second and senior Elliott Bello was third in the CIAC steeplechase competition at New Britain’s Willow Brook Park.

The steeplechase is a 2,000-meter running event with 18 barriers and five water jumps. To qualify, an athlete must have registered a 12:40 time in the 3,200-meter run during the spring outdoor track & field season.

Carillo’s time of 7 minutes, and 26 tenths of a second was short of Newtown’s Aidan Budge. The junior ran a 7:00.01.

Bello finished in 7:07.38 to earn the bronze in the competition that featured 24 athletes.