Smith sweeps sprints as Danbury repeats as CIAC girls track state open champions

NEW BRITAIN — At around 10:45 Thursday morning, Danbury senior Abigail Copeland ran the third leg of the team’s 4×100-meter race at the CIAC State Open in Willow Brook Park. The team’s time of 50.05 seconds earned Danbury its first point of its later-to-be meet-winning score of 44 points. Click here for the complete story

2021 All-FCIAC Girls Outdoor Track and Field Awards

Alanna Smith, Danbury – 100 dash, 200 dash, 400 dash Francine Stevens, Staples – 100 dash, 200 dash, 4×400 Samantha Dewitt, Staples – 400 dash, 4×400 Tatum Havemann, Staples – 800 run Esme Daplyn, Greenwich – 800 run Anna Keeley, Ludlowe – 1,600 run, 3,200 run Mari Noble, Greenwich – 1,600 run, 3,200 run Shelby … Read more

2021 All-FCIAC Boys Outdoor Track and Field Awards

Dante Valentino, Trumbull – 100 dash Luke Santos, Danbury – 100 dash, 4×100 Andrew O’Donnell, Greenwich – 200 dash, 400 dash, 4×400 Jon Gladstone, Warde – 200 dash Jack Myers, Wilton – 400 dash Gabriel Kwarteng, Danbury – 800 run Charlie King, Ridgefield – 800 run, 1,600 run, 4×800 Colin McLaughlin, Westhill – 1,600 run … Read more

Harvey wins twice as Staples takes FCIAC girls track title; Danbury’s Smith sweeps sprints

DANBURY — Heading into the FCIAC girls outdoor track and field championships at Danbury High on Monday, Staples coach Jesse McCray figured there were at last a half dozen teams that could win the team title. “We knew this meet would be close, we just needed a solid overall effort to win,” McCray said “We … Read more

Bill Mongovan, legendary Greenwich track coach, dies at 78

Legendary Greenwich cross country, indoor track and outdoor track and field coach Bill Mongovan died Monday, leaving a massive hole not just in Greenwich, but across the state running world. He was 78. Mongovan coached indoor track, cross country, and girls track and field at both Greenwich High and St. Mary’s of Greenwich for 55 … Read more

Coaches Corner: Jeff Gee, Wilton

Jeff Gee Wilton Girls Cross Country, Indoor track, Outdoor Track Years as head coach: Cross Country 33 years, Indoor Track 25 years, Outdoor Track 35 years Full-time profession: Graphic Design- Athletic Marketing and screen printing From the coach:  “Married to wife Tracy – a midwife – we spend as much time as possible at our … Read more

Coaches Corner: David Nulf, Ludlowe

David Nulf Fairfield Ludlowe Boys Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Years as head coach: 17 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Assistant coach for boys soccer for many years; currently assistant coach for cross country. Full-time profession: English Teacher at Fairfield-Ludlowe HS From the coach: “I live in Fairfield with my wife and our … Read more

Coaches Corner: Patrick Bradley, Brien McMahon

Patrick Bradley Brien McMahon Boys and girls cross country (5 years), boys indoor track and field (11 years), boys outdoor track and field (11 years)   Years as head coach: 13 years Other sports coached or currently coaching: Boys freshman football (8 Years) Full-time profession: Social Studies Teacher at Brien McMahon From the coach: “I am … Read more

Coaches Corner: Laddie Lawrence, Staples

Laddie Lawrence Staples Boys cross country, boys indoor track and field, and boys outdoor track and field Years as head coach: Cross country – 49; Indoor track and field – 51; Outdoor track and field – 44 Other sports you have coached or are currently coaching: Girls cross country and girls indoor track and field … Read more

FCIAC’s winter teams were faring well before postseason ended early

When the final two weeks of 2019-20 winter high school sports season were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, what was assured was that four of the eight sports sanctioned by the CIAC had teams win state championships and the other four sports were unable to finish their state tournaments or championship meets. The winter … Read more