Greenwich High

Cardinals boys, girls track teams register strong performances against Stamford

Greenwich’s boys and girls track and field teams posted impressive efforts in each event on their way to producing victories against FCIAC foe Stamford on Monday at Cardinal Stadium.

The Cardinals’ boys team defeated Stamford, 130-15, while the girls squad was victorious, 117-22. In the boys’ 100-meter dash, Greenwich senior Zane Nye crossed the finish line first in 11.86 seconds. Teammate Gianluca Bianchi, a sophomore, was second in 12.13, followed by senior David Faugno (12.31). Freshman Aidan Karson finished fourth for GHS (12.64) and senior Jason Gussis was fifth (12.70. On the girls’ side, Cardinals sophomore Kaitlin Fay won the 100-meter dash in 13.61, followed by teammate Olivia Eslava, a junior (13.89) and Stamford senior Carlee Reid (14.33). Sophomores Aria Beger placed fourth in 14.56 and Emma Kelly was fifth (14.56) for Greenwich.

In the girls’ 200-meter run, Cardinals senior Sophia Bastek took first place with a time of 27.66 seconds and Fay placed second (28.56). Reid of Stamford finished third (29.20), while Beger (31.07) and sophomore Leia Wilson of Greenwich (31.42) were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Junior Andrew O’Donnell gave the Cards a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash, posting a time of 22.78. Bianchi was second (24.50), followed by Greenwich freshman Harrison Goldenberg (25.47) and Cardinals sophomore Daniel Siguenza (26.04).

The boys’ 400-meter run saw Goldenberg take top honors with a time of 56.55 seconds, while teammate Robert Enslein placed second in 58.17. Junior Nuno Gaspar was third (59.41). In the girls’ 400 run, freshman Esme Daplyn was the winner in 1:01.99 and Bastek placed second in 1:02.07. Natalia Stieglitz, a junior, finished third (1:12.77) and Stamford’s Kathrina Exantus finished fourth (1:52.93).

Zachary Jelinek, a junior, won the 800 meter event for Greenwich (2:02.99) and teammate Quinn Collins, also a junior, was the runner-up (2:12.38). Greenwich senior Richard Santarosa placed third in the race in 2:17.18. Daplyn’s second first-place finish came in the 800 run (2:25.52). Senior Eadaoin Clarke had a second-place finish (2:38.43), while freshman Anna Martschenko of Greenwich was third (3:01.29).

In the boys’ 1,600-meter run, sophomore Jack Briode crossed the finish line first for Greenwich (4:53.41), followed by senior Matthew Tromba (4:54.37) and Richard Santarosa (4:55.28) also of the Cardinals. Sophomore Elizabeth Anderson was the winner in the girls’ 1,600 event, clocking in at 5:33.17. Sabina Csak, a sophomore, placed second in 5:46.25.

Seniro Mari Noble gave Greenwich a winning effort in the 3,200-meter run. Noble recorded a time of 11:06.48 and Anderson finished second in 12:16.24. On the boys’ side, freshman Christian Zawislack was victorious in 11:01.49 for the Cards, followed by teammate David Levine, a senior (11:22.81). Junior Shaan Parekh was the 300-meter hurdles winner for Greenwich in 51.38 and senior Alexa Brust was the girls’ winner in the event (50.74).

Nye, O’Donnell, Michael Phillips and Bianchi combined to win the 4 x100 relay for the Cardinals (45.90) and Lauren Civitillo, Olivia Hirsch, Angelina Ponce and Nima Rahbar raced to a winning time of 56.66 in the 4 x 100.

In the girls’ 4 x 400 relay, Brust, Tabith Cook, Daplyn and Fay combined for a first-place time of 4:23.54, while Jelinek, Bianchi and Enslein won the 4 x 400 in 3:58.03 in the boys’ race. The boys’ 4 x 800 relay saw Jelinek, Enslein, Collins and Zachary Santoro post a winning time of 10:10.

Sam Chard was the shot put winner (38-08) and freshman Lara Olmstead (29-9) was the girls’ shot put winner for the Cardinals. Lucas Devault of Stamford, a freshman, won the Javelin event with a distance of 77-04. Anthony DeLuca (Greenwich, senior) finished first in the high jump (5-08.00) and freshman Aidan Karson of the Cardinals was second (5-08.00). Tabitha Cook was the girls high jump winner (4-08.00), while Phillips was the boys’ pole vault winner (10-00.00).

Marissa Morganti, a senior, won the girls’ pole vault event for Greenwich (6-06.00). Anthony DeLuca (20-02.00), Olivia Eslava (17-00.00 were Cards’ long jump winners, while Faugno and Emily Utzinger placed second. In the triple jump, Lara Olmstead won for the girls (27-02.50) and Daniel Mozer had a first-place finish for the boys for GHS.

Up next for Greenwich is a home meet against Danbury on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium.

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