New Canaan boys, girls rolling
The New Canaan boys and girls indoor track teams have had their share of success early this season.
At the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference developmental meet on Jan. 5, the New Canaan boys were among the dominant teams with five wins.
In the boys competition, Dylan Imbruce won the 100 (2:48.74), Allessandro Malagoli won the 1,600 (4:50.85), Cem Geray won the 3,200 (11:14.81), Jack Conley won the shot put (51-2) and John Peiser won the high jump (5-10).
“Our recent success has given us the momentum to push through and generate all around performances in all events,” New Canaan boys indoor track coach Bill martin said. “We have qualifiers for almost every event for our county championship. Our success has come from a long standing philosophy of developing young athletes.
“Our current group of athletes are dominated by sophomores with a sprinkling of senior leadership. Our depth is contributing to this success.”
Other top athletes on the team include Andrew Malling, the FCIAC cross country champion, who is focusing on the ,1600 and 3,200 this season. He hasn’t run in the FCIAC meets yet. Martin said junior Griffen Dayton and senior Andrew Jordan in the 600 are just outside the qualifying time for the state meets. Sophomore Allesandro Malagoli and junior Ryan Lytle are close to the state qualifying time in the 1,000 and Malagoli has qualified for the 3,200. Sophomore Luca Palamenti also has qualified for the FCIAC 3,200.
The New Canaan girls indoor track and field team also had its share of success in the recent FCIAC developmental meet. Tyler Towers won the 300 (46.49), Ella Gibb won the 600 (1:54.47), Imogen Rawlings-Green won the 1,000 (3:30.60), Elaina Tiller won the 1600 (5:43.42) and Naomi Cimino won the shot put (31-5.5).
New Canaan’s Jack Conley competes in the Class L state championship in New Haven on Feb. 8.