Darien boys track team tops Harding, falls to Staples
The Darien boys track team upped its record to 2-1 with a win over Harding (128-3) while falling to Staples (103.5-46.5) on Tuesday at Darien High School.
Despite the loss to Staples, Darien recorded some stellar performances, highlighted by Nick Lombardo. Lombardo placed second in the 100 in 11.0, tying the school record set by Stockton McMullin (2010), Chris Bogie (2006) and Tyler Gould (2012).
But Lombardo was not done. He set the school record in the high jump at 6-5.5 breaking the previous record of 6-5 set by Paul Hendry (1976) and Mark Gurliacci (1981). Lombardo also captured first in the long jump (20-11) and triple jump (43-3.75). All four marks were season best performances and qualified Lombardo for the Class L Championships.
Darien's Will Lochtefeld took first in the shot put (45-2) and discus (115-5) for the second straight week.
Other outstanding performances included Alex Ostberg placing second in the 3,200 in 9:38.3 and Marshall Huffman claiming third in 10:00.2. Spencer McMullin was second in the 100 in 11.1 and second in the 400 in 53.1. Armstrong Noonan was third in the 1,600 in 4:34.7.
"Will and Nick have started the season very hot. Nick picked up right where he left off indoors and Will is out to prove something after missing indoors with an injury. He is quite motivated," Darien coach Tyson Kaczmarek said.