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Staples' Wynne, DeBalsi run to New England titles

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Updated 2:25 pm, Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Staples High senior Henry Wynne capped a sensational indoor track season Saturday by capturing the 1,000-meter run at the New England indoor track and field championships in Boston.

Wynne's time of 2:25.55 at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center outdistanced runner-up Robert Cheng of New Fairfield High (2:32.32). Wynne narrowly missed the meet record (2:25.14), but currently holds the fastest time in the nation for the 1,000. His time is also a state and school record.

On the girls side, Staples freshman Hannah DeBalsi won the two-mile with a school-record time of 10:39.43.

Wynne was also part of Staples' 10th-place 4x400 relay team (3:29.77) with Jack Scott, Tucker Rizzi and Walker Marsh.

Marsh also placed eighth in the 600 in 1:23.26.

Christian Alvarado of Fairfield Prep took first place in the boys two-mile run in 9:14.24, well ahead of Capital Prep's Dhahran Velasquez (9:17.59).

Darien's Catherine Lacy won the girls long jump title at 18-feet-7.50.

The Blue Wave's 4x200 relay with Anna Sulger, Lacy, Madeleine Schneider and Dillon Schoen won in 1:44.23. Staples' quartet of Tyler Scanlin, Emily Troelstra, Kelly Harris and Olivia Weiner set a school record (1:47.82) while finishing 14th.

Scanlin also placed 14th in the 600 in 1:38.14.

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