Girls track: Trojans take fourth at Class M meet

A trend of sorts would continue for the Weston High girls track team at the state Class M finals last week.

The Trojans once again contended for the championship despite having their best runner not at full force due to injury. Finishing with 61.50 points, they placed fourth overall in a field of 26 teams to score on Tuesday, May 28, at Willowbrook Park in New Britain.

It marked the second straight fourth-place finish for Weston, which placed in the top five for the seventh straight season.

Tolland was the winner with 82. Nonnewaug was runner-up with 75 and Montville took third with 63.

With senior captain Ellie Martin injured the Trojans adjusted their lineup a bit for the 4×100 relay. They still took the bronze medal with Amanda Matluck, Sarah Dietzman, Sydney Allon and Whitney Farber running a third-place time of 50.59 seconds.

Nina Low would score Weston’s points in the 800 meters, finishing in 2:27.37, taking seventh. In the 200 Farber took fourth in 26.76.

The Trojans captured the bronze medal in two of the three relays. The 4×400 also featured a slightly different lineup with Jane Wall, Low, Allon and Farber finishing in 4:10.24.

Most of Weston’s points came in the field events with Emily Savage leading the way, scoring in three events and capturing two wins.

One was in the pole vault. By clearing 11 feet, seven inches, she also set a new meet record and qualified for the State Open as well.

She was one of four Weston athletes to score in the event. The bronze medal went to Wall, who cleared 10’ 6” to take third based on number of attempts and also qualifying for the open. Tess Fagan had 8’ 6” and for sixth and Andrea Janis was seventh with eight feet.

Savage leaped 16 feet in the long jump, as did Suffield’s Gabija Pileika, but beat her for fourth based on second-best attempts. She won the triple jump with 35’ 8.25”, which also qualified her for the State Open. Dietzman was fourth with 34’ 10.75”, beating her seed distance and also qualifying for the open.

Also scoring points for Weston, Martin threw the javelin 104’ 7”, good for seventh.

On Monday a few Weston athletes were back at Willowbrook Park for the State Open. Totaling eight points, the Trojans finished with eight points and in a seven-way tie for 25th in a field of 69 teams to score.

All their points came in the pole vault. Savage cleared 11 feet this time to take fifth based on number of attempts. Wall had 10’ 6” for sixth.

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