Indoor track: Trumbull performs well at Wintergreen Invitational

Kate Romanchick leads the way in the 3000 meter run at the Wintergreen Invitational.
Kate Romanchick leads the way in the 3000 meter run at the Wintergreen Invitational.

The Trumbull boys and girls indoor track teams competed in the Wintergreen Invitational at Southern CT University on Jan. 2. The meet was limited to five events, the 55 meter dash, 55 meter hurdles, pole vault, high jump and 3000 meter run.

In the 55 meter dash, Haley Mocker and Gessica Scaccia led the way, both reaching the semifinals. They placed 11th and 13th overall, running 7.94 and 7.98 respectively, qualifying for both the FCIAC and LL championships.

Latrell Margraff led the boys placing 49th in 7.46.

In the high hurdles, Isabella Richardson placed ninth with a time of 10.71, an FCIAC qualifier. Bhavya Bhushan finished 15th overall with Abigail Johnson in 17th.

Mick McLeod led the boys placing 27th.

Mocker leaped 4 foot 6 inches to finished tied for ninth in the high jump. Sara Carlson jumped 4-3 for 15th.

For the boys, Colin McCleavey placed 15th with 5 foot 3 inches.

Freshman Porter Mead competed in the high jump for the first time placing 26th with a 5 foot jump.

The main event at the Wintergreen invitational was the 3000 meter run with 83 girls and 112 boys competing.

Kate Romanchick led the way for the Eagles, running very strongly against some top flight competition, having the fastest split of any competitor over the last 1400 meters to take second place.

Romanchick's time of 10:37 broke the previous meet record of 10:57 set by Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross in 2014 and approximated her best time ever at the long distance event. It was also 10 seconds faster than she ran at the Armory the prior week.

Also running very well for the girls were freshman Maggie Loschiavo and Sydney Adams, who improved their times from the Armory meet by 23 and 17 seconds, respectively. They placed 16th and 23rd overall with times of11:24 and 11:36. Adam's time added her to the list of state qualifiers.

For the boys, Mitch Vecchione and Charlie Taubl were in the fast heat with some of the top runners in the state. Both went out very well passing the 1600 meter mark in 5:00 and 4:57, respectively. They competed strongly to the end, as Taubl finished sixth in 9:25 and Vecchione placed ninth in 9:34. Both times were personal bests.