Trumbull breaks records, sets personal marks
The Trumbull High girls track team had a very successful 7-4 season, including several personal-best times and new school records.
The Eagles’ sprint medley relay team of Meghan Gillespie, Katie Sullivan, Lauren Hyde and Katie Foley broke the school record at the O’Grady Relays in Danbury on May 4.
Foley broke the school record in both the 400 and 800 at the Greenwich meet.
Trumbull sent Foley and the girls 4x400 relay team to the Hartford Invitational on May 11, where Gillespie, Sullivan, Gaby Reggiano and Foley ran a personal best with a time of 4.14:13 to place fourth.
Foley took first place in the 800, breaking her own school record.
Several girls qualified for postseason in the FCIACs in Danbury.
Coach James McCaffrey said, “I am very proud of the girls and the hard work they have done,” about his squad’s solid qualifying times.
Tara Oliver led the team in field events scoring this season.
The following qualified for the FCIACs: Taylor Pratcher, Haley Mocker, Hyde (100) Katie Foley, Hyde, Gillespie, Katie Dunn (200) Foley, Sullivan, Reggiano (400), Reggiano, Foley (800) Reggiano, Alexa Pfohl, Foley, Lindsey Gilson and Sydney Adams (1600), Adams, Gilson (3200) Gillespie, Marissa Piccolo, Mary Virasak, Alyssa Centopani (100 hurdles), Gillespie, Piccolo, Virasak, Centopani (300 hurdles), Katherine Larkin, Oliver, Pratcher (long jump), Oliver (triple jump), Sullivan (high jump) Melissa Wydra, Oliver, Danielle Haight (javelin), Cotto, Oliver (pole vault), Wydra, Centopani (shot put) and Lu (discus).
Gillespie, with her personal best time of 47.81, medaled and took fourth place FCIAC in the 300 hurdles.
Foley ran her personal best and broke the school record again in the 400 with a time of 57.95 and the 80 in, 2.19:23, taking third place in both events.
The girls 4x400 relay team of Gillespie, Sullivan, Foley and Reggiano ran their personal best, posting a 4.13:15 and sneaking in for the sixth-place medal.
The postseason continues for Eagle qualifiers at the state meet on Thursday, May 30 at Willow Park in New Britain.