Christian Alvarado, a sophomore at Fairfield Prep, won 3,000-meter Steeplechase at Wednesday's State Open with a time of 9:42.25 beating the field of runners by more than ten seconds and setting a new Fairfield Prep school record by more than 30 seconds.

This State Open win closes a season in which Alvarado was part of the relay team of Adam Vare, Connor Rog and Patrick Corona that finished second both at the State Open and the recent New England Interscholastic Track & Field Outdoor championships.

Alvarado also finished third in the Southern Connecticut Conference in the individual 1,600-meter, fifth in the Class LL Championships, sixth at the State Open and 10th in the New England Championships.

The steeplechase win caps off a year in which Alvarado was named to the All-State Cross Country team during the 2011 season after Fairfield Prep's win at the State Open.

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