Old Lyme girls win Shoreline indoor track and field title
New Haven — Old Lyme finished first in six events, including a record-breaking performance by Chase Gilbert in the 1,600-meter race, to capture the Shoreline Conference girls’ indoor track and field championship on Friday night at the Floyd Little Athletic Center.
The Wildcats finished with 128 points to outlast runner-up Old Saybrook, which finished with 118.5.
Gilbert, a freshman, broke the meet and school record with with her winning time of 5 minutes, 2.09 seconds in the 1,600 and was joined on the podium by teammates Aggie Hunt (3rd, 5:45.75) and Livie Bass (7th, 5:59.35).
Gilbert added a second individual win in the 3,200 (11:22.95) and ran the anchor leg on the winning 4x800 relay team (10:12.41) that included Maddy Morgado, Hunt and Gesa Vazquez.
Old Lyme picked a third individual victory by Zoe Eastman-Grossel in the 55 hurdles (9.94 seconds) while adding two more relay victories. The 4x400 team of Aggie Hunt, Beatrice Hunt, Bronwyn Kyle and Lya Powers was victorious in 4:27.26 and the 1,600 sprint medley team of Alexis Fenton, Serena Mazzi, Powers and Morgado won in 4:36.80.
Eastman-Grossel (long jump, 15 feet, 3 inches) and Emma Bayor (shot put, 30-9) added second-place finishes for the Wildcats, while Alexis Antonellis (600, 1:40.18), Morgado (1,000, 3:13.44) and Kyle (long jump, 14-2), added fourths, Nyla Goulis was fifth in the shot (25-8.5), Beatrice Hunt was seventh in the 600 (1:55.28), Vazquez was seventh in the 3,200 (12:43.49), Lana Lopes was eighth in the high jump (4 feet), Gillian Milewski was eighth in the 600 (1:55.30) and the 4x200 relay of Fenton, Antonellis, Kyle and Mazzi was fifth in 2:00.05.
In the boys’ meet, Coginchaug edged Cromwell for the team title 93.5-91.5 with Old Lyme a distance seventh with 30 points. The highlight for the Wildcats was a school record by Dylan Sheehan in the shot put (52.9.5). Sheehan finished second by just an inch to Old Saybrook’s Bardh Thaci, who won with a throw of 52-10.5.
Old Lyme’s 4x800 relay team of Gabe Tooker Eric Dagher, Harry Whitten and Dylan Hovey also had a runner-up finish in 8:56.94. The Wildcats also added a fifth from Tooker in the 600 (1:31.25), sixths from Hovey in the 1,000 (2:55.06), Dagher in the 1,600 (5:01.43) and Theodore Lampos in the 55 hurdles (10.09), while two relay teams place eighth — the 4x400 team of Dagher, Tooker, Hovey and Simon Karpinski (4:00.62), and the 1,600 sprint medley team of Arber Hoxha, Nathan Morgan, Karpinski and James Straub (4:37.38).
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