Wrecker boys deck Cards on the track
Published 5:10 pm, Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Staples boys track team opened the season with a 106-44 victory at Greenwich last Thursday.
Going into the meet, Staples was not as confident as usual because it missed many athletes. However, the Wreckers were able to win handily despite these obstacles because of some standout performances.
As the team expected, Staples was strong in the relays, winning the 4x800 and the 4x400 meter relays.
Sophomore Henry Wynne struck gold in two events. Wynne won the 800 meters with a time of 2:04.1 and the 1600 meters with a time of 4:40.9.
Another standout performer was senior Chris Coyne. After suffering from a hand injury during the indoor season, the team was unsure how well he would perform.
Coyne however had no doubts in his abilities. He scored 11 points for the team by throwing the javelin and discus and winning the shot put and hurdles. He said he used used his natural athleticism to win the hurdles, even though this was an event he was unfamiliar with.
Coyne was pleased that he was able to win the shot put, and said, "I didn't even bother doing a full throw because I knew I would win. I'm excited to see how I look when I put the whole process together, and compete with some of the top tier throwing schools in the FCIAC."
In addition Staples won many other events. Senior captain Raphael Ray won the 200-meter dash, junior Mikolaj Kulis triumphed in the 3,200 meters, junior Aidan McConnell prevailed in the high jump, senior Danny Marriott won the triple jump, junior Kyle Hoberman was victorious in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles and sophomore Alex Lochoff won the pole vault.