NEW HAVEN — For a majority of Saturday evening, Weston’s Emily Savage was racing back and forth between the long jump and the pole vault. An exhausting feat, but turns out, that was OK.
The senior, who won the high jump, pole vault and placed second in the long jump, helped lead the Trojan girls’ squad to the South-West Conference Indoor Track title with 129 points at the Floyd Little Athletic Center.
Savage, who set a meet record at 12-01 in the vault and went 5-feet in the high jump, was just a snapshot of the overall success Weston had. The boys also claimed the team title with 102 points, edging out New Fairfield, which took second with 80 points.
“It was a very good day for both the boys and the girls last night,” head coach Matt Medve said. “They have worked very hard all season to regain the SWC titles. Last year we had a few set-backs with injuries and this year they were very motivated to bring the championship back to Weston.”
As good as Savage was Saturday, the senior was supported by a strong cast of teammates as the Trojans won five events totals. Sarah Dietzman captured first in the long jump (16-6) and second in the high (5-0) Jane Wall took second in the vault (10-6), Rhemi Toth won the 1,000 meter race in a time of 3:05.88 and the sprint medley relay of Amanda Matluck, Charlote Cenatiempo, Wall and Toth raced to a first place finish. Chloe Shapiro captured third in the high (4-8).
“There were many great performances for both the boys and the girls,” Medve said. “Many kids set personal bests others competed at a high level at a moment when it counts the most.”
On the boys’ side, the Trojans were paced in the pole vault and relays. Conor Mulcahey and Nick Dibarthalomeo went 1-2 in the vault, both at 10-6.