Many Wave qualifiers at Staples meet
Mike Neary was a double-winner in the Wave’s overall 100-50 loss to Staples at Westport on Tuesday.
Darien had multiple victories despite the loss.
Neary won the shot put event with a mark of 45-7 and also took home the discus with a throw of 107-0.
"We knew Staples was going to pose a huge challenge for us," said Darien coach Tyson Kaczmarek. "So part of our game plan was to get individuals in events completely fresh.”
Kieran Daly was first in the pole vault at 11-6. He was followed by Henry Vossler at 11-0. Both qualified for states in the event.
Kenneth Klarer won the 110 hurdles in 17.9 followed by Ari Singer-Freeman in 18.1.
Singer-Freeman won the 300 hurdles in 45.0. All times qualified for FCIACs.
In the 1600, Alex Klarer placed third in 4:37.5 to qualify for states.
“We wanted to give guys an opportunity to qualify for the post-season without the pressure of having to compete in four events,” said Kaczmarek. “It definitely paid off today."
James Johnson and Griffin Ott went 2-3 in the 3200 in 9:46.6 and 10:00.6 respectively. Both times qualified for states as well.
Kyle Fisher was second in javelin in 153-8.
Oliver Knight was fourth in the 800 in 2:04.9 to qualify for states.