Neary goes far in opening meet
Darien topped Greenwich to begin the outdoor track season by a score of 96-54 on April 5.
"It was a good opening meet for us,” said Darien coach Tyson Kaczmarek. “The throwers dominated. They outscored Greenwich 26-1. We also had some great performances from the distance runners."
Leading the way for the Blue Wave was Mike Neary.
Neary captured two individual events. His mark of 44-0.5 took home the win in the shot put.
He was also able to win discus with a toss of 110-2.
Neary's throw in shot put qualified him for states in the event.
Darien also captured a pair of distance races. James Johnson won the 1600 in 4:33.8 and Alex Klarer won the 3200 in a personal best time of 10:02.5.
Both times qualified for states as well. Johnson and Klarer combined with Jimmy Conroy and Jack O'Keeffe to win the 4 x 800 in 8:53.
Kyle Fisher and Austin Hagander went 1-2 in the javelin.
Fisher (161-5) and Hagander (145-1) both qualified for states.
Other wins for the Blue Wave came from Keenan Warble in the 400 in 54.0 and Kieran Daly in the pole vault at 10-0.
Daly's mark qualified for FCIACs.
Pierce LeClerc won the triple jump with a mark of 32-10.
Other notable performances included Griffin Ott placing second in the 1600 in 4:39.0 (qualified for states) and Kenneth Klarer placing second in the 110 HHS in 18.3 (qualified for FCIACs).