Kate Demark leads Darien girls track at State Open

Darien’s Mairead Clas (2066) competes in the CIAC cross country State Open in November. Clas finished seventh at 1,600 meters in the indoor track Open Saturday.

Darien’s Mairead Clas (2066) competes in the CIAC cross country State Open in November. Clas finished seventh at 1,600 meters in the indoor track Open Saturday.

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Kate Demark earned a silver medal in the 600-meter run to highlight the Darien girls indoor track and field team’s performance at the CIAC State Open in New Haven on Saturday.

Demark, a junior, ran to a time of 1:37.56 in the 600, finishing second behind Windsor’s Brittani Westberry, who finished in 1:36.70. That duo had finished one-two at the Class L meet a week earlier, with Demark winning that race.

Darien sophomore Julia Blake ran fifth with a time of 1:39.95.

Demark and Blake accounted for 10 of the Blue Wave’s 11 points at the Open, as they finished 16th in the team standings.

Senior Julianne Teitler earned Darien’s other point, finishing sixth in the 3,200-meter run in 11:17.69. Senior Mairead Clas finished 12th (12:04.29) and was seventh in the 1,600-meter run (5:13.00).

The 4x400 team of Demark, Alexis Lyons, Brooke Dolan and Blake was eighth in 4:12.20; and the 4x200 team of Camilla Lash, Lyons, Keziah Gyimah-Padmore, and Dolan was 15th in 1:53.01.

Senior Luke Riordan represented the Darien boys team and finished eighth in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:39.50.

david.stewart@hearstmediact.com; @dstewartsports