Boys track: Trojans dominate in opener

trackSome pleasant surprises in events would turn into additional points for the Weston High boys track team in its opening meet of the season last week.

In others the Trojans expected to do well on Monday, April 8. By the time the day was done they amassed enough to beat Brookfield 85-55, Stratford 124-26 and Notre Dame 136-14.

“We had a good first meet,” said Weston head coach Lloyd Weinstein. “We did a little more than I thought we would.”

The relays were some of Weston’s better events. James Murphy, Sam Augustyn, Matt Proctor and Will Glaser combined for a time of nine minutes, 7.10 seconds to win the 4×800.

Another win was in the 4×100 with Jake Matluck, Simeon Okoro, Ian Stuebe and Jon Savicky running a 45.43.

The hurdles featured some first-time competitors for the Trojans. Mike Santa Maria ran a 19.1 in the 110 high hurdles for second.

The 300 intermediate hurdles featured a Weston sweep. Chris Petty led the way in 46.6 and Santa Maria was next 0.01 second later. Third went to Patrick Baber in 47.0

“All our novice hurdlers did very well for the first time,” said Weinstein.

Stuebe took third in the 100 meters in 12.0. Proctor was second overall in the 1.600 in 4:52.7.

Okoro’s time of 52.7 was good for the win in the 400 meters, Third went to Noah Krassin in 56.07.

A 2:04.4 by David Stankiewicz secured second for the Trojans in the 800. The 200 featured another second place, coming from Savicky in 24.4. Third went to Stuebe in 24.97.

Winning the 3,200 was Murphy with a 10:19.4 and Glaser was third in 10:24.2.

The 4×400 marked a Weston sweep of the relays. Here, Stankiewicz, Savicky, Baber and Okoro won it in 3:36.4.

There was no shortage of victories in the field events. One came in the javelin with Pascal Arvoy’s throw of 139 feet, seven inches. Walker Edelman threw 136’ 5” and Larry Cass had 131’ 2” to complete a sweep. The latter was second in the shot put and Trent Monges was third.

Both also scored in the discus with Cass throwing a 118’ 9” and Monges totaling 105’ 4” for second and third respectively.

Brookfield would sweep the long jump and take first in the high and triple varieties. Kuba Babinski was second in the latter event with 36’ 3.25”.

The Trojans dominated the field in the pole vault with a sweep. Harry Manning cleared 11 feet for the win and Nick DiBartholomeo and Will Crum each went 10 for second and third respectively based on number of attempts.

Weston hosts Bunnell on Monday at 4 p.m.

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