Darien girls track and field tops rival New Canaan with FCIACs on deck
The Darien girls track and field team will race into the postseason next week, but for a final tune-up on Monday, the Wave took care of business against their arch-rival.
Darien won 14 of the 17 events, receiving two victories apiece from senior Abigail Cragin and freshman Charlotte Sulger, and defeated the Rams at New Canaan High School, 101-44.
The Wave set numerous personal records at the competition, which is a great sign with the postseason meets on tap. Darien will compete in the FCIAC track and field championships at Southern Connecticut State University at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 21.
Ten Darien athletes and two relay teams had wins against New Canaan, which helped the Wave dominate the meet.
Cragin won the 100-meter dash with a time of 13:53 seconds, and was first in the long jump at 15 feet, 6 inches.
Sulger took first place in the 200-meter dash in 28.23, as the Wave swept the top four. Sophomores Katherine Armstrong (28.74) and Skylar Ford (28.98) were second and third, respectively.
Sulger’s second win came in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 51.63, just ahead of sophomore Tess Keating (51.92).
Both Cragin and Sulger were also part of the 4x100 relay team, alongside seniors Erica Blaze and KC Grady, which won in 53.04.
Blaze won the 400-meter run with a time of 1:03.98, with senior Onora Brown first in the 800-meter run in 2:31.32.
Junior Daphne Cutler took the top spot in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 5:32.20.
Suzanna Alliegro, Penn Boucher, Kelly McKay and Blaze teamed up to win the 4x400 relay in 4:25.81.
Freshman Ashley Hagander and senior Brielle Racanelli swept the top two spots in the discus and javelin throws. Hagander won the discus at 83 feet, 2 inches, with Racanelli second at 81 feet, 5 inches; and in the javelin, Racanelli was first at 88 feet, 5 inches, and Hagander was second at 88 feet, 2 inches.
New Canaan’s Naomi Cimino won the shot put at 29 feet, 9 inches, just ahead of Darien sophomore Hassana Arbubakrr, who was second at 29 feet, 8 inches.
The Wave swept the jumps. Senior Sophia Vivenzio won the high jump (4 feet, 6 inches); sophomore Tyler Ford won the triple jump (31 feet, 11 inches); and Cragin won the long jump.
Darien dominated the pole vault, with sophomore Sammie Wagner winning and Ford and sophomore Lana Schmidt finishing second and third. All three athletes hit 7 feet, 6 inches.