MIDDLETOWN — Windsor showcased its depth on Thursday at the CIAC Class L girls meet at Middletown High.
But it took the final event of the day to clinch the team title. Trailing Hall 113-110 heading into the 4×400 relay, Windsor won in 4:01.49 to earn 10 points and Hall ended up third in 4:04.82 and earned six points. Windsor ended up winning the title with 120 points and Hall had 119 for second place. Conard was third with 50 and Wilbur Cross fourth with 46.
“It was a crazy finish, but I’m so proud of these girls,” Windsor coach Kelvan Kearse said. “We only have four seniors on the team, we’re very young and we got so many important points from our young athletes. We’re fortunate to come away with this win, it says a lot about their hard work and effort.
“Going into that 4×400, I just told the girls don’t worry about what is behind you. Just win and that’s what they did. It was an exciting finish.”
Windsor kicked off the meet with a win in the 4×100 (48.29). Corui Richardson had a pair of wins for Hall in the 200 (25.42) and the 100 (12.21).
“My starts have been a little oopsy lately,” Richardson said. “But I was able to overcome that with strong finishes today. I work hard and put my all into every race and today that hard paid off.”
WILTON’S DEJANA WINS 100 HURDLES
Shelby Dejana of Wilton had an aggressive mindset going into the 100 hurdles and it paid off, taking a quick lead and extending it to win the event in 15.84.
“I go into my races with the idea that I’m just going to get out and go,” Dejana said. “I led at the start and by the third hurdle I knew I was going to win. I came out strong, saw some girls catching up and just went harder the last half of the race.”
OKOLI WINS TWICE FOR WILBUR CROSS
Susie Okoli had a solid day for Wilbur Cross in the shot put and the discus.
She won the discus in 120 feet, 9 inches and the shot put with a throw of 39-10.50.
Okoli was unavailable for comment after her events because she had to leave for her prom.
OTHER TOP FINISHES
Mairead Clas of Darien took second in the 1600 (5:09.40) and Claire Daniels of New Milford was third (5:16.45. Kate Wiser of Pomperaug won the 3200 in a meet record 10:34.19 and Olivia Bowes of Hall had a pair of wins in the triple jump (35-6) and the long jump (17-3.75).