H.S. roundup: Montville's Clark strikes gold twice at Class S indoor meet

New Haven — Montville's Greg Clark won a pair of gold medals during the CIAC Class S boys' indoor track and field championships on Saturday night at the Floyd Little Athletic Center.

Clark, a senior, captured the 300-meter race in 35.54 seconds, then anchored the Indians to a win in the 4x400 relay in the final race of the night. Daltyn Butler, Ethan Rose and Nick Donnell joined Clark to win in 3:32.69, pushing the Indians up to fourth place in the final team standings with 29 points.

Derby edged Bloomfield 62-54 for the team title.

The Indians had two other placewinners. Derek Strickland finished tied for fourth in the 55 hurdles (8.23) while the 4x200 relay team of Sean Murallo, Rose, Doug DelaCruz and Butler placed third (1:38.27).

Other local medalists included St. Bernard's Teddy Nosiku, who was fourth in the 1,000 (2:44.82), Old Lyme's Will Bartlett, who was sixth in the 1,000 (2:46.62), and Old Lyme's 4x800 relay team of Bartlett, Casey Blue, Sam Roth and Trevor Wells, which finished sixth (8:52.53).

• In the Class LL Championships held earlier Saturday, Christopher Weir cleared 13 feet in the pole vault to place second and lead the Wildcats to a sixth-place finish with 25 points. Danbury won the team title with 52 points. Also for NFA, Jahiem Spruill was third in the long jump (20-9) and sixth in the high jump (6-0) while Adelino Daviega was third in the shot put (46-1.5) and Armstrong Alcius was fourth in the high jump (6-2).

Girls' indoor track

• NFA's Allyson Lewis cleared 5 feet, 6 inches to win the high jump competition during the Class LL Championships and help the Wildcats to an eighth-place finish with 23 points. Greenwich won the team title with 85.5 points. Also for NFA, Paige Martin (10-6) and Madison Martin (10-0) finished third and fourth, respectively, in the pole vault, while Kayla Park was fifth in the 1,000 (3:08.19) and the sprint medley relay team of Lewis, Park, Sophia Kiaser and Catie Shannon was sixth (4:30.25).

• Montville's Mady Whittaker placed in three events during the Class S meet. Whittaker, a junior, was third in the 1,000 (3:07.35), fifth in the 1,600 (5:23.47) and joined Katelin Price, Alexis DeLucia and Alexandra Peck to finish fifth in the 4x400 relay (4:23.96). In addition, St. Bernard's Christina McCaffrey placed sixth in the 600 (1:47.00). Montville tied for 13th in the team standings with 10 points and Bloomfield won the title with 84.

Girls' basketball

• Megan Bauman scored 11 of her game-high 17 points in the second quarter as East Lyme beat Weaver 44-36 in a nonleague game. East Lyme outscored Weaver 19-12 in the second quarter to take a 30-21 halftime lead. Sophie Dubreuil scored 13 for East Lyme, which finishes the regular season at 13-7.

• Old Lyme beat Lyman Memorial 44-33 in a nonleague game. Seven players scored for Old Lyme (12-6) in a balanced attack, led by Maddie Zrenda with nine and Emily Rivera with eight. Hailey Tompkins led Lyman (12-8) with 14 points. 

Boys' basketball

• Weaver overcame a 43-point night by East Lyme's Dev Ostrowski to beat the Vikings 78-71. The Beavers (6-11) also ended East Lyme's nine-game winning streak. Ostrowski also made four 3-pointers for the Vikings (14-2) while Luke Leonard scored 10 points.

• Ta-Rae Jenkins scored  23 points and Tyler Rudolph had 18 rebounds as St. Thomas More beat Storm King of New York, 67-60. Tyshun Bryant and Mert Halavurte scored 12 each for T-More. 

Hockey

• Kevin Close had a hat trick as the Eastern CT Eagles beat Lyman Hall/Haddam-Killingworth/Coginchaug 6-4 on Friday night. Eva Tower had a goal and two assists, Ryan Huta had a goal and an assist and Quenten Dean scored for the Eagles (8-2-2). Rylin Fowler made 25 saves, Kyle Jacobson had two assists and Will Cannella had an assist for the Eagles. 

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