Boys track: Trojans keep a step ahead

Another close meet was in store for the Weston High boys track team when it visited Bethel.

The Trojans, who tied Bunnell in the season opener, also went down to the wire with their opponent last Tuesday, April 24. A victory in the final relay helped tip the scales in their favor for a 76-73 win.

“It was tight pretty much the whole way,” said Weston coach Lloyd Weinstein.

Weston had little difficulty with Immaculate, which was also at the meet, winning 104-43. New Fairfield remained out of reach, however, winning 84-64.

The Trojans won two of the three relays, including the 4×800 at the start of the meet. Cole Clark, Will Glaser, Brad DeMarco and Noah Krassin combined for a time of eight minutes, 29.2 seconds.

A few more Weston victories would follow, including in the 110 high hurdles. Nick Chao led the way in 17.7. David Stankiewicz ran 2:06 in the 800 meters to win that event.

One more first place came in the field events with Larry Cass getting 42 feet, one inch in the shot put.

Going up against a larger field, the Trojans ran in the O’Grady Relays on Saturday at Danbury High. There they won the small schools division, placing first out of eight teams.

Weston’s best finish was in the 4×800. Clark, Mike Aaron, Matt Proctor and Glaser finished in 8:40.44, taking fifth.

Individually, the Trojans had several top 10 finishes, including 10th in the 2,000 meter steeplechase with Glaser finishing in 7:00.79. Nick DiBartholomeo and Barry Manning tied for ninth in the pole vault relay with a height of 10 feet, six inches.

In the shot put Cass had a toss of 40’ 9”, good for ninth overall. He was 10th in the hammer throw with 67’ 6”.

Now 2-1-1 overall, Weston is at Stratford on Tuesday and also takes on Newtown and New Milford at 4 p.m.

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