Senior co-captain Stephen Vento led the Weston boys indoor track to a fourth place tie in the Class S championships Feb. 10 at the New Haven Athletic Center.

Weston scored 32 points to finish tied with Old Saybrook and Vento scored 16 points, which represents half of the team total.

Vento won the 3,200 meters with a time of 9:52.81 and added six more points to his total by taking third in the 1,000 meters (2:38.76).

"The time wasn't my best but I'm happy I won the race," Vento said. "I tried not to use up too much energy and tried to use enough to win it while saving it for [tomorrow's] State Open."

Bloomfield (68) won, Northwest Catholic (51) took second and East Hampton (34) eked out third place.

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"We were hoping to finish in the top four and we were tied for fourth," Trojans Coach Matt Medve said.

Weston began the day well by winning the 4x800 meter relay behind junior Brad DeMarco, sophomore Noah Krassin, senior co-captain Paul Philpott and sophomore Dave Stankiewicz.

"The 4x800 winning the race set the tone for the meet," Vento said. "Everyone on the 4x8 had personal records and ran well. Hopefully, they will make it to New Englands."

Philpott said, "I thought the team did very well. We started off by winning the 4x8, which got everyone pumped up."

The Trojans got their other points in relays with senior Jack Steinharter, DeMarco, Stankiewicz and Philpott carrying the 4x400 meter relay team to fourth place (3:40.45). Krassin, Steinharter, Philpott and Stankiewicz led the spring medley relay team to fifth place (3:50.01).

"We were hoping to finish higher in the meet but we were tired and the meet went fast," Philpott said. "A lot of us doubled and tripled up, which made it difficult for us to recover."

Having only four days between the SWC championships, which took place Feb. 6, and Class S, also didn't help the Trojans. SWCs was originally scheduled for Feb. 5 but the weather postponed it for a day.

"We were tired from SWCs and we were average," Vento said. "It was an average day for us."

Weston will compete in tomorrow's State Open at the New Haven Athletic Center.

The 4x800 team is seeded fifth and the top six go to the New England championships and Vento is seeded ninth in the 3,200 and 13th in the 1,000.

"Our 4x8 has a chance to make New Englands and Vento has a chance to make New Englands in the 3,200," Medve said. "He [Vento] has a lot more in him than he showed at Class M."

Philpott said, "Vento hopes to finish in the top three in the 3,200 and 4x8 plans on a top six finish and making it to New Englands."