Indoor track: Relay team shatters school record
The Trumbull High boys and girls indoor track teams competed well at the Yale Track Classic against schools from New York, Rhode Island and New Jersey in New Haven over the weekend.
Highlights for Friday's session included a school record in the 4x800 by the team of Dylan McEniry, Tyler Rubush, Taylor Auten and Tyler Gleen. All four ran well led by Gleen’s 1:56 anchor. Their time of 8:06 is the second fastest in the state so far this year, the 19th fastest time in the U.S. so far this season, and it was a school record by six seconds.
Other highlights included the girls 4x800 of Sydney Adams, Kate Romanchick, Sophia Hopwood and Ashley Storino, who placed third to medal. Romanchick led the way with a 2:25 split.
Also medaling was the boys 4x400 (same team as the 4x800), which placed second again with the second fastest time in the state this year. Gleen again led the way with a 49.9 second split on the anchor.
Finally, the girls 4x400 placed well with an excellent time of 4:19 for ninth place. Romanchick and Storino were joined by Haley Mocker and Gessica Scaccia on this effort.
Both the girls and boys 4x200 teams had season best and Class LL meet qualifying times. The girls team of Scaccia, Mocker, Lianne Iassonga and Erica Wooler ran 1:54.97. The boys team of Pedro Feliciano, Matt Pryor, Seth Simon and Dylan Wong ran 1:40.35.
Some team members returned to Yale on Saturday to run in individual events. The day starts with the largest race of the day the 3000 meter runs with a total of 250 girls and 330 boys running.
Highlights for the Eagle runners in this event included:
Romanchick running a large personal best (PB) time of 10:25 to take 21st overall. She ran the first mile in 5:32.
In the team's first race of the day, Kayley Fasoli improved her best time by 19 seconds to easily surpass the FCIAC meet standard and just miss reaching the LL mark despite a huge finishing kick.
Hopwood, running the distance for the first time, ran 11:34 to beat the LL meet standard by 14 seconds. That makes four Trumbull girls who have qualified for the LL meet in the 3200.
Charlie Taubl's 9:33, Mitch Vecchionne's 9:49 and Jack Tinker's 10:00 led the boys.
Nicole Baker threw the shot 29-1, also an event conducted during the morning session.
In the afternoon session, several Eagles ran the 400 and 800.
Mocker led the girls in the 400, while Dylan McEniry led the boys.
In the 800, Storino ran a 2:30. Gleen paced the boys with a 2:00 800 for ninth overall.
Rubush ran 2:01 for 13th. Auten had a time of 2:05 in the event.