Wave by the Numbers: Keeping track, hooping it up, and hitting the ice
The FCIAC postseason schedule burst from the starting blocks with the FCIAC division track and field championships on Saturday, Jan. 27, and the latest Wave by the Numbers looks at some of the stats posted by Darien’s athletes. Moving to the basketball court, we touch on a huge win for the girls basketball team and a heartbreaker in boys hoops.
85 Points scored by the Darien Blue Wave girls track and field team, which finished second at the FCIAC East Division championship meet, held on Saturday, Jan. 27, in Wilton. Ludlowe won with 113 points, and the Wave finished ahead of both Ridgefield (73) and Wilton (72).
76 Points scored by Darien’s boys track and field team, which was third among eight teams at the FCIAC East Division championships on Jan. 27. The top four teams were separated by just 22 points, with Warde (95) taking the top spot, followed by Ludlowe (81), Darien and New Canaan (73).
4:25.67 Time of Darien’s girls sprint medley team, which included Olivia Stein, Erica Blaze, Abigail Cragin and Cameron Appleby. That quartet finished in second place in the FCIAC East, and was just four seconds shy of Darien’s school record. Stein’s split of 78.6 seconds on the opening 450 meters was also nearly a school record.
5,800 Meters run by Darien senior Alex Klarer during the FCIAC East track and field championships. Klarer was second in the 1,000-meter run, fourth at 1,600 meters, and ninth at 3,200 meters.
47-37 Score of the Blue Wave’s girls basketball victory over the Ridgefield Tigers on Friday, Jan. 26, at DHS. The Wave ended Ridgefield’s eight-game winning streak and also jumped to eighth place in the FCIAC standings. The top eight teams will qualify for the conference tournament, which begins on Saturday, Feb. 17.
26 Points scored by Christine Fiore in the Wave’s win over Ridgefield in girls hoops. Fiore, a senior co-captain, scored 12 in the first half and 14 in the second, while shooting 12-for-16 from the free throw line.
134.85 Score for the Darien gymnastics team — a season-best mark for the Wave — during a recent three-school meet in Greenwich. The Wave earned a 1-1 split, beating rival New Canaan while falling to defending FCIAC champ Greenwich. Darien is led by tri-captains Lily Fairleigh, Nikki Carlo, and Sofia Fea.
62-60 Score of the Darien Blue Wave’s narrow loss to defending FCIAC boys basketball champion Ridgefield on Friday, Jan. 26. Darien led 60-59 with less than a minute remaining, but the Tigers scored the final three points to get the victory and remain undefeated in league play.
33 Points scored by Justin Jordan in the Wave’s boys basketball game at Ridgefield.
5-1-1 The conference record of the Darien boys ice hockey team, which is in third place with 11 points in the FCIAC standings. The Wave is still under .500 overall (6-8-1), but has three wins and a tie in its last three games.