Wave boys track suffers first defeat of 2014
Published 12:57 pm, Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Beset by a number of injuries, the Darien boys track team suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday in a three-school meet at New Canaan High School. The Wave topped the rival Rams 120-20, but fell 95.5-54.5 to FCIAC power Danbury.
Junior Alex Ostberg led the way with two individual event wins in the 1600-meter and 800-meter races, before running the first leg of Darien's victorious 4 x 800 team.
"We had some really solid performances," Darien coach Tyson Kaczmarek said. "For being banged up, there was a lot of good that came from today's meet. I am real happy with the progress so far. We aren't where we need to be yet, but we are getting closer"
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The Wave swept all throwing events with wins in discus and shot put from senior Spencer McKeough, and a first-place finish courtesy of junior Arthur Cassidy. McKeough, who set the school record for shot earlier this season, tossed a 51-1, which he later coupled with a 127-5 in the discus. Cassidy launched his javelin 132 feet and six inches to lock up another win for the Wave. Over in the triple jump, Shelby Grant took first with a leap of 37-6. Darien's chief jumper, senior Nick Lombardo, won the 100-meter in 11.2 seconds.
Ostberg, Cassidy, Peter Kreuch and Armstrong Noonan then closed with meet with an 8:21.5 showing in the 4 x 800.
Darien will look to bounce back on Tuesday at Fairfield Warde, where it will compete against the host Mustangs and St. Joseph.