Its strength in certain events would offset vulnerability in others when the Weston High boys track team hosted Bunnell last week.
While Bunnell had the advantage in the hurdles and jumps the Trojans fared better in areas such as distance and throwing. Such tipped the scales in their favor for an 87-63 win at home on Tuesday, April 23.
For the most part the Trojans also had the upper hand in the relays, including the 4×800. Dennis Tracey, Will Glaser, James Murphy and Noah Krassin led the way in nine minutes, 16 seconds for the win.
The Bulldogs were faster in the 4×100 and the 110 high hurdles but Weston won the 1,600 meters with Matt Proctor finishing in 4:54.8. Another victory came in the 800 as Cole Clark ran a 2:10.
Simeon Okoro ran the 200 in 23 seconds for another Weston win and Murphy was the winner in the 3,200 in 10:06. Chris Petty, Dave Syankiewicz, Pat Baber and Jon Savicky combined to run the 4×400 relay in 3:37, good for another win.
Moving on to the field events, the Trojans also earned their fair share of first places. Walker Edelman won two events, including the javelin with a throw of 133 feet, eight inches, and the discus.
Larry Cass got first-place points in the shot put with 42’. Weston also won the pole vault with Connor Mulchahey clearing 10’ 6”.
The Trojans were part of a much larger field when they competed in the 33rd annual O’Grady Relays on Saturday. Overall they were 10th in a field of 29 teams but were tied for second with Nonnewaug in the small schools division with 74 points at Danbury High.
Most of Weston’s points came in a few events in particular. Jake Matluck, Okoro, Ian Stuebe and Savicky formed the 4×100 relay team that was the winner in 44.97.
They Trojans also finished near the top in the 4×400 as Stankiewicz, Petty, Savicky and Okoro took fourth in 3:31.52. Cass took eighth in the discus throw relay with 121’ 2”, a personal best.
Coach Lloyd Weinstein praised the performances of Stuebe and Matluck in the long jump, who leaped 18’ 10” and 17’ 8” respectively.
In the pole vault Nick DiBartholomeo, Harry Manning and Mulchahey all cleared 10’ 6” and qualified for the state meet.
Weston is at New Milford and takes on Oxford and Newtown on Monday at 4 p.m.