Drew Thompson fifth in State Open track

Drew Thompson from Trumbull and a member of the Fairfield Prep boys track team, competed in the 3200-meter run at the State Open in New Britain on Monday.

A freshman, Thompson closed fast to place fifth with a time of 9:31.02 and earned a spot in this weekend’s New England Championships to be held in Saco, Maine.

A long time soccer player for Trumbull United, and an avid participant in the Trumbull Youth Lacrosse program, Thompson took up running at the end of his fall semester this year.

He won the Jingle Bell 5K, the SCC outdoor championship in the 3200 and has run a 4:37 in the 1600.