Dream Invitational: Trumbull's Gleen leads way for FCIAC's best

Trumbull High’s Kate Romanchick, Gesica Scaccia, Tyler Gleen, Haley Mocker and Rebecca Crosley competed at the Dream Invitational in Danbury.
Trumbull High’s Kate Romanchick, Gesica Scaccia, Tyler Gleen, Haley Mocker and Rebecca Crosley competed at the Dream Invitational in Danbury.

Trumbull High’s Tyler Gleen posted a personal best in the 800 meter run competition at the Dream Invitational at Danbury.

A junior, Gleen’s time of 1:52.21 clocked .01 under his winning time and previous best at the Loucks Games.

Gleen took the win out pacing Terrell Cunningham of Danbury, who placed second in 154:63, Jake Roberts from Danbury was third in 154:94 and Michael Delfay from Brewster (N.Y.) fourth in 1:55.69.

Eric van der Els of Brien McMahon smashing the meet record in the mile run by nearly six seconds, with a personal-best time of 4:05.30, well under the old record set by Wilton standout Spencer Brown of 4:11.16

On the girls side, Trumbull put together an 800 sprint medley team of Gesica Scaccia, Haley Mocker, Rebecca Crosley and Kate Romanchick.

The squad consisted of two 100-meter sprinters, a 200 and 400 meter runner.

Mocker, Scaccia and Crosley are top sprinters for Trumbull. Romanchick, a distance runner, stepped out of her comfort zone to try her hand at the 400.

The girls set out to qualify for Nationals and they achieved that goal with a time of 1:53.74.

They placed fourth overall.