FCIAC Crown: ‘Have fun with this one’


Grace Loh ran her best time of 2013 so far in the 1000m. (Darien Times/Dave Stewart photo)


Four years in coming, Darien’s FCIAC title was not something anyone in the know would have not seen coming last week.

“Prior to the meet I had told the team that the opposing coaches were looking for second place, therefore let’s put the stress off until next week‘s state meet,” said Wave veteran track and cross country coach Steve Norris. “Have fun with this one.”

Darien scored 116 points to second place Ridgefield’s 50 for its first FCIAC girls indoor track title in four years, at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven on Thursday.

“So many of our people are established big meet performers that the coaches could sit back and watch the meet play out,” Norris said.

Staples was third with 48.


Dillon Schoen steps up at the FCIAC meet. (Darien Times/Dave Stewart photo)

Wave Peeks

— Dillon Schoen and Anna Sulger went 1-2 in the 600 in 1:36.08 and 1:36.46 respectively

— Grace Loh won the 1000 in 3:03.76

— Wave first in the 4×200 relay in 1:47.03

— Leah Hotchkiss first in the high jump at 5-02

— Maddie Schneider first in the pole vault at 10-06

— Catherine Lacy first in the long jump at 18-04.50

— Taylor McDonald first in the shot put 32.01.75

— Sulger was second in the 300 in 41.42

— Lacy second in the high jump at 5-00

— Jessica Thornbury second in the pole vault at 10-00

— Schneider third in the 55 hurdles in 9.17

Lacy’s high jump broke the school record of 17-9, her own, set last year.

Schoen’s time in the 600 was a DHS best breaking the 1:38.28 run by Sulger on Jan 12.

Schoen and Sulger have the two fastest times in Conn.

Sulger ran the second fastest time in school history in the 300; Loh ran her best time of the season in the 1000; Lacy’s long jump was the farthest in the state this year; the 4×200 ran the second fastest time in DHS history and is this year’s second fastest time in Conn.

The Class L state meet is 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the New Haven Athletic Center.

“We are favored to beat Windsor,” Norris said. “In this meet Windsor has beaten us each of the last two years by one point.”


Maddie Schneider came away with a top performance in the pole vault. (Darien Times/Dave Stewart photo)

Wave results

55m trials: Catherine Lacy 7.56, 15. Britanny Henry 7.97, 38. Elizabeth Fucinga 8.42

55m finals: 4. Lacy 7.53

55mh trials: Maddie Schneider 9.22, 12. Leah Hotchkiss 10.25,  24. Kelly Vodola 10.60     

55mh finals: 3. Schneider 9.17

300m: 2. Sulger 41.42, 23. Sarah Hadlow 46.81, 25. Cassidy Stauffer 46.86

600m: 1. Schoen 1:36.08, 2. Sulger 1:36.46(29.1), 8. Caroline Weihs 1:44.12, 15. Lindsey Holek 1:51.39, 18. Grace Evanich 1:52.81, 25. Nicole Germain 1:59.71

1000m; 1. Grace Loh 3:03.76, 13. Sophie Long 3:22.53, 14.Grace Harmon 3:23.04

1600m; 4. Anne Johnston 5:19.00, 9. Katie Farren 5:33.74, 16. Claire Walker 5:50.79, 17. Kate Halabi 5:52.25, 18. Caroline O’Brien 5:52.69, 20. Alex Ford 5:54.54

3200m: 6. Sarah Colon 12:02.47, 8. Ellen Bauer 12:19.02

4x200mr: 1. DHS 1:47.03(Anna Sulger 26.1, Maddie Schneider 27.1, Eliz Fucigna 27.4, Dillon Schoen 26.3)

200 200 400 800mr: 4:52.37(Liz Heaney 28.7, Brittany  Henry 28.8, Kristen Mayhew 69.9, Grace Harmon 2:44.8)

4x400r: 4:19.44(Liz Heaney 30.8, 66.0;  Fucigna 29.2, 64.3; Sophie Long 31.1, 67.2; Dillon Schoen 28.3, 61.5)

hj: 1. Hotchkiss 5’2, 2. Lacy 5’0, 7. Eleanor Smith 4’10, 14. Ella Moore 4’6

pv: 1. Schneider 10’6, 2 tie. Jessica Thornbury 10’0, 9.tie Grace Brown 7’6

lj: 1. Lacy 18’4.5, 11. Hotchkiss 14’9

shot: 1. Taylor McDnald 32’1.75

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