Staples girls track splits tri-meet
The Staples girls track team suffered a 107.5-37.5 loss to host Danbury on Monday in a tri-meet.
Staples Coach Jesse McCray said, "Obviously we're not happy with the score. However in terms of the big picture and how they competed, we did well."
The Lady Wreckers defeated Bassick 138-6 at the same meet and they are now 4-1.
Going into the meet, Staples prepared well for it. McCray said, "We put kids in different events where we thought they might compete in FCIACs or states. We wanted them to run against their best competition in those events."
Although the Lady Wreckers did not do well in terms of the final score against perennial powerhouse Danbury, every competitor ran their best or close to their best time. This pleased McCray. Senior captain Ingrid Johnson said, "I was definitely pleased with out performance. We had several girls run season best times, even though we lose pretty badly to Danbury. Danbury is such a talented team, so I don't think we should be too disappointed."
There were some standout performances in this meet starting with junior Lexie Schachne taking first in the pole vault. She beat her own school record clearing a height of 11-6. McCray said, "She made one of the top marks in the state."
In addition Johnson won the 800 meters with a time of 2:22.2, freshman Caroline Koenig (12:34) won the 2-mile and sophomore Georgia Kursten (5:33.3) was victorious in the mile.
Staples has two meets coming up. starting with the O'Grady Relays invitational at Danbury tomorrow and hosts Harding and Stamford in a tri-meet Monday at 4 p.m. Johnson said, "We're hoping to beat both Harding and Stamford and improve from our past meets."