Boys track: Weston is third in Class MM

Weston High’s Cameron Okoro was part of the 4×100 relay team that took sixth in the state Class MM finals on Wednesday, May 31. Weston was third as a team with 61 points. — Kay Spencer photo

Despite not scoring a single point in the field events, the Weston High boys track team totaled 61 points to take third in the state Class MM championship on Wednesday, May 31, at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. The Trojans trailed only South-West Conference rival  Masuk (64) and E. O Smith (62.5) for the team title.

The Trojans captured two gold medals. Stephen Tyler won the 1,600 meters in 4;22.07 to qualify for the State Open and was fifth in the 800 in 2:00.20. He teamed with Nik Parker, Kevin Stankiewicz and Brian Kennedy to take the 4×400 relay in 3:25.34, making the cut for the Open as well.

Parker grabbed a silver medal in the 400 (50.41) and Kennedy took bronze in the 300 hurdles (41.61) after getting sixth in the 110 high hurdles in 15.97, one-100th of a second behind Bunnell’s Ramsley Exantus, with both qualifying for the Open.

Goodman, Parker, Stankiewicz and Okoro teamed up to take sixth in the 4×100 in 43.80, qualifying for the Open.

The 4×800 relay team of Tim Lautenbach, Zach Yung, Pascal Hawkins and Matt Scott ran Weston’s best time in several years to place second in 8:09.45, also earning a trip to the Open.

Okoro ran a 22.81 in the 200, good for fourth and a trip to the Open as well.

Other Weston athletes who competed were Andrew Oleynick (100 meters), Jack Weiss (200 meters), John Hurst (200 meters), Matt Scott (800 meters), Alex Leo (3200 meters), Hamilton Forsythe (110 hurdles, javelin, triple jump), Zac Spencer (shot put, javelin), Oliver Zych  (high jump, pole vault), Sam Chicha (high jump, long jump), Andrew Zych (pole vault) and Joe Ferrara (pole vault).

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