Fairfield Prep's Christian Alvarado repeated as New England champ in the boys 3,200 Saturday in New Britain.

The Jesuits junior clocked in in 9:07.02 just ahead of Ridgefield's Trevor Hopper in the New England Boys and Girls Track Championships Saturday at Willowbrook Park.

"It's amazing to repeat. I ran a 63 early instead of a 68 or 69. But I still managed 67 on the last lap to catch Trevor," Alvarado said.

"I'll be competing in the steeplechase at Nationals," he added, "and at the Youth World Trials in the Ukraine if I make that team. Steeplechase is my favorite event. I like the hurdles. I'm happy to get the chance to be in that event."

In the girls 1,600, Wilbur Cross freshman Danae Rivers went wire to wire in 4:54.56. Fairfield Warde's Cate Allen placed fifth in 5:03.