Lady Wreckers lap Trumbull and Westhill in track
Updated 1:20 am, Friday, May 13, 2011
The Staples girls track team swept a tri-meet at home by vanquishing Trumbull, 78-65, and Westhill, 113-28, Monday to raise its record to 8-1.
Staples tri-senior captain Ingrid Johnson said, "We're definitely pleased with our performance as a team. We had many girls run season best times."
The Lady Wreckers knew they were facing tough competition this meet.
Junior Caroline Smith said, "Both Westhill and Trubmull have some talented girls, so going in we knew that it would be one of the more competitive meets of the season."
Senior tri-captain Emily Hanrahan added, "We lost to Trumbull last year so it was nice to come back and beat them this year."
There were many standout performances this meet, the most notable being junior Lexie Schachne in the pole vault. She set a new school record vaulting at 12 feet.
Staples' 4x400 meter relay teams also experienced success by placing first and second. According to Smith, they both ran competitive times.
Sophomore Turner Block won the 400 meters in a close race against Trumbull.
Johnson took first in the 800 meters and said, "I'm happy that I was able to help score some points for the team."
In addition sophomore Georgia Kursten placed second in the mile with a time of 5:26.
Staples faces two tough opponents next Monday in the regular-season finale when it competes against Wilton and host Ridgefield. Johnson said, "Both teams are among the best in the FCIAC, so this meet will probably be our toughest yet this season."
Smith added, "As the last dual meet of the season, though, I think we are ready to be competitive and run fast."