Wave girls run amok at L meet

Double-winner Sulger misses 600 record by .25


POLE POSITION — Maddie Schneider won pole vault and ran up a storm at states. (Darien Times/Dave Stewart photo)


Updated Tuesday, Feb. 19

Wave ladies ran amok, winning the state indoor track championship by 78 points on Friday.

A sweet victory.

— Steve Norris

Darien took the girls’ Class L title with 126 points to second place Wilton’s 48 at Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, priming DHS for a shot at winning the open meet.

“A sweet victory after having finished second by one point each of the last two years,” said Darien coach Steve Norris. “Of course, most of these same girls were on the team when we sustained those tough losses.”

Third was Windsor with 44 at the meet competed by 21 teams.

Sophomore Anna Sulger was a double-winner for DHS.

Sulger won the 300-meters in 41.07, edging Shannon Quinlan of Wilton who ran it in 41.94.

Sulger was first in the 600 in 1:36.66, missing the Class L record by a speck. Fitch’s Julia Rozier’s best time ever in 2004: 1:36.65.

Will there be a clock’s version of a recount? Soon enough, there could be, when Sulger looks to reset the state ticker in the event at the state open.

Right on those numbers, Darien’s Dillon Schoen in a split-to-smithereens-second second place 1:36.72 in the 600 herself.

Grace Loh won the 1000 in 3:01.84.


TICK-TOCK — Sophomore Anna Sulger came oh so close to a state best ever time.

Sulger, Maddie Schneider, Catherine Lacy and Schoen won the 4×200 in 1:45.48.

Schneider, Elizabeth Fucigna, Loh and Schoen took the 1600 sprint medley in 4:23.66.

Lacy’s long jump of 18-01.75 was good for first place.

Leah Hotchkiss won the high jump hovering up to 5-4.

Schneider was on top in the pole vault at 11-feet.

Second in the pole vault: Jessica Thornbury at 10-feet.

“This class L meet served as the qualifier for the state open meet (Tuesday),” said Norris. “We got through today without any blunders, thus helping our chances in the state open.”

Second in the high jump, Lacy making 5-feet.

Runner-up in the 3200: sophomore Anne Johnston in 11:22.45.

Third in shot put was Taylor McDonald with a toss of 34-00.50.

Fourth in the high jump was Eleanor Smith at 4-10.

Fourth in the 4×800: Sophie Long, Johnston, Caity Lowden, Sarah Colon.

Katie Farren finished fifth in the 3200 in 11:57.93, Colon was 14th in 12:36.74.

Lowden came in seventh in the 1600 in 5:31.41, Ellen Bauer was 11th in 5:42.85.

Fucigna, Cassidy Stauffer, Long and Sarah Hadlow were seventh in the 4×400 in 4:24.72.

Norrie highlights

— 300m: Sulger came within 0.02 seconds of the school record

— 600m: Sulger and Schoen not really pressed

— 1000m: Loh not pressed either

— 3200m: The closest race in the meet, Johnston ran right down to the wire losing by 0.02 seconds

— 4x200mr: We took down a very good school record. Our time gives us a two second advantage over second best going into the open meet

— 200 200 400 800mr: We won easily. Our time is within two seconds of the school record

— pv: Both Schneider and Thornbury equaled their bests

— lj: Lacy has best jump in Conn. going into state open

— hj: Hotchkiss also has best jump in Conn. going into state open.

— shot: McDonald got a personal record

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