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

Ludlowe’s Tess Stapleton state’s Girls Track and Field Gatorade Athlete of the Year

Recent Fairfield Ludlowe gradate Tess Stapleton has been named the 2019-20 Gatorade Connecticut Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. The Gatorade Company, in its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, made the announcement Thursday. Stapleton is the first Gatorade Connecticut Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year to … 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

Ludlowe’s Stapleton led long list of FCIAC athletes who excelled in indoor track and field

Tess Stapleton of Fairfield Ludlowe broke a 21-year-old State Open meet record in the 55-meter hurdles and was the meet’s only double individual champion, having also won the long jump. And one week later she became the New England champion in both events with a pair of personal-best performances. Those were the major achievements which … Read more

Coaches find ways to stay connected to players while keeping their distance

Fields, tracks and weight rooms across the state sit empty as spring sports coaches and players stay at home, hoping they will be able to get back out and play the sports they love. With social distancing policies in effect as a result of the Covid-19 guidelines, coaches are unable to meet with their teams … Read more

Record-setting day for Ludlowe’s Stapleton at State Open; Glastonbury takes team crown

NEW HAVEN — Tess Stapleton of Fairfield Ludlowe, as she always does, came into the State Open focused and determined. She set a State Open meet record with a win in the 55 hurdles (8.04) and accomplished her goal of getting 19-plus feet in the long jump by winning that event at 19 feet, 6 … Read more

Rivals Jupp, Owen both have solid wins at Class LL boys track championship

NEW HAVEN — Simon Jupp of Ridgefield knew he was going to face tough competition in the boys 600. He knew had to make some adjustments to the way he ran in the regular season if he wanted to win. “This is the postseason and you have to run like it’s the postseason,” Jupp said. … Read more

Record-setting day for Ludlowe’s Stapleton at Class LL championships

NEW HAVEN — Despite a disappointing distance in the long jump, it was another banner day for Tess Stapleton of Fairfield at the CIAC Class LL girls track and field championships at Floyd Little Athletic Center on Thursday. “I was really disappointed with my distance in the long jump,” Stapleton said. “I really wanted to … Read more