Boys track: Trumbull jumpers, throwers lead the way
With two meets in three days, the Trumbull High boys track team turned in some excellent early season performances as it defeated Stamford High, 127-23, and St. Joseph, 128-22.
Although the conditions were less than ideal, many individuals set personal bests and have already qualified for the FCIAC championship and state competition.
Coach Nick Banks was impressed with the team’s efforts in spite of the abnormally cold temperatures.
“One meet with sub-forty degrees conditions is enough in a season, but having two back-to-back is a real challenge,” he said.
“The first priority is to stay healthy and avoid pulls and strains due to the cold. All of the coaches were impressed with our athletes turning in mid-season performances in the face of early winter temperatures.”
Particularly impressive were the performances of the jumpers and throwers over the two meets.
Jack Jones and Colin McLevy dominated the jumping events, scoring wins in the long jump, triple jump, and high jump at both meets. McLevy set a personal record in the long jump with a leap of 21’1” and Jones followed with a 20’10” jump in the event.
The throwers scored 53 out of a possible 54 points against Stamford and St. Joe’s in the javelin, discus, and shot put.
Andrew Bont, Kyle Marlin, Robert Allen, and Kevin Granata came close to pitching a shut-out over the two meets, turning in some excellent early season numbers in each event.
The team will travel to Westhill for their next contest on Tuesday, April 19, and will return home for a combined boys and girls meet against Fairfield Ludlowe on Monday, April 25.