Eagles Balance out the Season at Indoor Nationals

Ishan Negi ’18
EE Co-Sports Editor

Friday, March 10 marked the 19th annual occasion of the New Balance Indoor Nationals. This competition of utmost prestige calls the nation’s best track and field athletes from more than 40 states to perform for a chance at national glory.

For Trumbull High School runners representing their hometown, however, this was just another demonstration of their superior talents. Among the Eagles’ crowd were runners, Tyler Gleen, Colin McLevy, Tyler Rubush, Nigel Hayes, and Kate Romanchick.

When asked about the SMR team’s performance, junior Tyler Rubush said, “Everyone in the relay ran the exact splits we were looking for, and everything really came together. It was just a great thing that happened to the four of us.”

Rubush then went on to remark, “This is my second time at nationals so I knew what it was going to be like, and I was expecting other teams from other heats to run fast times. This meet always reminds me of of the talent of kids across the U.S. in high school, which is always a good thing.”

This year’s star studded squad featured students participating in multiple events, from the aforementioned Sprint Medley Relay to the 800 Meters, to the 2 Mile. Although junior Latrell Margraff could not participate with the rest of his team in the SMR, senior Tyler Gleen opted to take on the challenge of two events. The latter ultimately outperformed the rest of the competition, earning a 2nd place finish in the relay and a 21st place finish in the championship of the 800 meter.

Fellow sports-editor Kate Romanchick proved to be one of the fastest in her heats after earning a 5th place finish in her 2 Mile championship event with an outstanding time of 10:54:87, a personal record, too!

When asked about her performance, Kate stated, “I was able to compete with some of the top girls in the country in the race I love. Talking to them before, competing with them, and celebrating with them after reminded me, as every race does, why I keep running. This race only made me want to work harder. I want to make this an amazing outdoor season.”

These individuals now look to continue their domination in the outdoor track season which is right around the corner.

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