Spring brings out Weston champs

Spring continues to be a fine season for Weston High sports teams.

The trend in recent years continued for the Trojans, who earned their fair share of success. In fact, Weston totaled five team championships and two runner-up finishes, more than any other South-West Conference school.

Some were the latest additions to a run of titles. The longest belonged to boys tennis, which won its 11th straight state Class S championship. It was a close one, however, as the Trojans defeated East Catholic of Manchester by three points (22-19).

Such was one of two titles the boys tennis team brought home this season as it also defeated Newtown for the SWC championship, its second straight and ninth overall in 10 seasons.

Weston continued another dynasty in girls track. Its victory at the SWC championship was not only its sixth straight but the closest one by far. A strong performance in the pole vault, the last event, allowed it to score enough points to edge New Milford by half a point (102.5-102).

There were also some new titles in the mix for Weston, two coming in lacrosse. The boys team qualified for the SWC championship for the second time in three years. Despite being the underdogs the Trojans stunned top-seeded Joel Barlow 8-6 for the league’s Division I crown.

Girls lacrosse also switched to a two-tier format for the league this season, giving Weston the opportunity to win its first SWC title. It did not waste it, holding off Bethel 12-8 for its first Division II championship.

The Trojans were also only a few strokes away from a couple of other championships this spring. They remained in the hunt in boys golf title, losing by just two strokes to Pomperaug (323-325) at the league tournament.

The state Division III contest was even closer. Weston again finished as runner-up, this time by a stroke (326-327) to Lewis Mills of Burlington.

Weston did secure a number of individual titles this season as well. For the third straight year Kimmy Guerin was state singles champ in girls tennis. Beating Caroline Kelly of Newtown in the finals of the State Open allowed her to remain undefeated as well.

Max Catucci had the best score at the SWC boys golf tournament. Shooting a four-over-par 75, he was the medalist.

Track featured a number of individual champs. On the girls team Emily Savage was state Class M champ in the pole vault, clearing 11 feet seven inches and setting a new meet record. She also placed first in the triple jump with a total of 35’ 8.25”.

Weston won 4×100 relay at the South-West Conference meet with Amanda Matluck, Ellie Martin, Sydney Allon and Whitney Farber finishing in 50.59.

The Trojans’ boys track team had David Stankieiwcz win the 800 meters at the league meet by finishing in 2:00.82. He and Jon Savicky, Simeon Okoro and Zach Cannon won the 4×400 in 3:33.17.

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