Boys Indoor Track & Field Places 2nd in FCIACs

Abby Poplawski ‘23
EE Science & Technology Editor

For the first time in 22 years, the Trumbull Boys Indoor Track and Field Team placed 2nd at the FCIAC Championship held on February 2nd, 2023 where a total of 15 teams competed against each other in fifteen different events at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, CT.

The boys worked hard to rack up as many points as they could by trying to place in the top 6 of each event. They scored in eight events, ending with 58 points. Greenwich led with 78, and Staples followed Trumbull with 53. Fourteen Trumbull boys were able to walk away from the meet with medals, and sixteen boys got new personal bests. 

Notable performances were junior Liam O’Keefe’s performance in the 300m dash placing 2nd, junior Dave Carillo’s 1st place finish in the 3200m, senior Angelo Pisacreta’s 2nd place finish in shot put, and sophomore Mason Sweeney’s 2nd place finish in high jump. Other amazing performances include Senior Mchael Prizio’s 6th place finish in shot put and junior Ryan Meacham’s 6th place finish in long jump.

“The moment I threw that personal record, everything for me changed,” senior captain Angelo Pisacreta said. “I’m super excited to see how well my team and I do at the LL meet this weekend.”

The relays were also very crucial to the team’s performance at FCIACs. The 4×200 and 4×400 relays placed 2nd and the 4×800 relay placed 3rd, all achieving new season bests. The team spends a lot of hard work at practice working on perfecting their handoffs and starts in order to run fast relays.

The 4 x 800 relay team places 3rd overall.

“Courageous: that is the one word I can use to describe the Trumbull Boys Indoor Track Team’s performance on Thursday,” head coach Shawn Tait said. “The boys were extremely excited, and I was very proud of all of their efforts. We took down the Hatters of Danbury, the Wreckers of Staples, the Warriors of Wilton, and countless others, as we conquered, and marched to our best finish in 22 years.”

Though their success was definitely allotted to the amount of work and time they put into training and practice, their sense of camaraderie and cooperation also allowed them to have fun and motivate each other while running as hard as they could. They will take on the Class LL Championships this Saturday, February 11th, at 4:00 pm at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, CT.

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