Its strengths in certain evens would offset weaknesses in others for the Weston High boys track team in its opening meet of the season last week.
Hosting Bunnell on Tuesday, April 10, the Trojans fared better in the distance events while their opponent had the upper hand in the jumps and sprints in what would be a back and forth meet in terms of scoring. When all the points were tallied up both sided were locked in a 75-75 tie.
“I felt we were the underdog, so a tie was a good result,” said Weston coach Lloyd Weinstein. “But you always want to see a couple of average performance that if better could have provided the win.”
Weston started the meet on a good note by winning the 4×800 relay. Mike Aaron, Connor Gorkin, Will Glaser and Noah Krassin finished in 10 minutes, two seconds for the win,
Bunnell had the speed in the 4×100 and the 100 high hurdles, taking first in both. The hosts did go two-three in the latter with Chris Chao fishing in 17.8 and Jason Perlik coming in at 18.9.
Although Bunnell swept the 100 meter the Trojans did likewise in the 1,600. Matt Proctor led a close group in 5:10, followed by Andrew Katz in 5:10.3 and Brad DeMarco in 5:10.5.
Another Weston win was in the 400, which Jon Savicky finished in 52.6. Chao was Weston’s only scorer in the 300 intermediate hurdles, taking third in 44.56.
David Stankiewicz led a Weston sweep in the 800, winning in 2:13.6. Krassin was next in 2:15, just ahead of Aaron, who was third with the same time.
Both sides exchanged sweeps, with the Bulldogs dominating the 200 and the Trojans doing likewise in the 3,200. DeMarco won the latter in 10:47.8. Glaser was next in 10:51.7 and Sam Augustyn was third in 11:05.4.
Forming the 4×400 relay team, Simeon Okoro, Aaron, Savicky and Krassin won it in 3:51.7.
Weston also posted a few wins in the field events, which featured Walker Edelman tossing the javelin 133 feet, seven inches. Larry Cass was first in the shot put with a toss of 40’ 10”.
Another win was in the discus with Trent Monges throwing 95’ 6”. Cass was tied for second with a Bunnell thrower, each with 93 feet.
Also getting a win, Harry Manning cleared 10’ 6’ in the pole vault. Nick DiBartholomeo was second with 10 feet.
Weston visits Bethel and takes on Immaculate and New Fairfield on Tuesday.