Wave by the Numbers: A fast track, a hoops playoff bid, and a hockey shutout

Darien’s Andrew Donovan competes in the 4×400 relay at the FCIAC indoor track and field championships in New Haven on Thursday, Jan. 31. — Dave Stewart/Hearst Connecticut Media photo

The focus has shifted to the postseason and in this week’s Wave by the Numbers, we’ll take a look at a strong performance by the Darien track and field team at last Friday’s Class L meet.

We’ll also take a peek at the streaking Blue Wave boys basketball team, which has qualified for the CIAC Div. II tournament.

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Points scored by the Darien girls indoor track and field team, which finished as the runner-up at the CIAC Class L championships Friday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. The Blue Wave finished second behind Windsor, which scored 69 points, while beating out third-place East Lyme, which scored 38.

4:12.22

Time for the Darien 4×400 relay team, which won a state championship at the Class L meet. The lineup included freshman Alexis Lyons leading off, followed by sophomore Chelsi Chevannes and junior Suzanna Alliegro in the next two legs, and sophomore Charlotte Sulger in the anchor leg. The Wave edged second-place East Lyme (4:12.85) by less than one second.

5:14.36

Time in the 1,600-meter run for Darien freshman Mairead Clas, who finished second at the Class L meet. Clas was just a step behind New Milford’s Claire Daniels, who finished in 5:13.28.

9:53.65

Time for the Wave’s 4×800 team, which finished second in Class L. The team included Sulger, seniors Cameron Appleby and Daphne Cutler, and Clas. East Lyme won 9:52.77.

4:29.09

Time for Darien’s sprint medley relay team of Lyons, sophomore Charlotte Van Ingen, Alliegro, and Cutler, who finished second in Class L. East Lyme also won that race in 4:23.56.

3:34.79

Championship time for Darien’s boys 4×400 relay team, which won at the Class L meet. The lineup included seniors Pierce Hoyda and Andrew Donovan teamed with juniors Austin Dehmel and Jack Holly, who edged Notre Dame-West Haven’s time of 3:34.97.

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Score of Darien’s win over rival New Canaan in boys basketball on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at NCHS. Senior Will Rolapp scored a game-high 24 points for the Blue Wave, with senior Ryan Darby adding 11.

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Victories for the Darien boys basketball team, which qualified for the state playoffs with a win over Harding on Monday night. The Wave has won four straight games to improve to 8-9 with three games remaining. In addition to the wins over New Canaan and Harding, Darien also defeated Ludlowe 74-71 in double overtime on Jan. 31, and Staples 56-51 on Feb. 8.

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Points scored by freshman Miles Drake during the Wave’s 66-62 win over the Harding Presidents on Monday at DHS. Drake hit five 3-point shots, scored eight points in the fourth quarter, and his trey with 24 seconds remaining put Darien ahead for good.

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Straight games without a loss for the Darien girls ice hockey team, which has improved to 15-3-1 for the winter. The Wave, which defeated Greenwich 1-0 on Saturday, started the season 3-3 and has since gone 12-0-1. Darien will be the No. 2 seed in the FCIAC tournament and will face No. 3 Greenwich in the semifinals at 7:40 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Darien Ice House.

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Shutouts for Darien goalie Hallie Kreppein against Greenwich this season. The Wave senior blanked the Cardinals in a 2-0 game earlier this year before winning 1-0 on Saturday.