Bolstered by numerous top-five finishes, the Greenwich High School girls indoor track and field team made its presence felt at the FCIAC Championships, held Thursday at Floyd Little Athletic Center at Hillhouse High School.
The Cardinals, who won the FCIAC title last season, placed fourth, finishing with a team score of 54.5 points. Danbury captured the FCIAC championship for the third time in four years with 110 team points, followed by Ridgefield (60.5) and Fairfield Ludlowe (57). Trumbull, which placed behind Greenwich, rounded out the top-five squads.
Senior Jordan Numme claimed the first-place medal in the 300-meter run for the Cardinals, crossing the finish line in 43.07 seconds. It marked the second straight year she won the event at the FCIAC Championships.
“I got into indoor track my freshman year and the 300 meters was the event I felt comfortable with,” Numme said. “And in this senior year, I wanted to leave a solid legacy and take home some gold (medals).”
In the 4×200-meter relay, Greenwich’s foursome of Jada Williams, Jordan Numme, Katherine Large and Cameron Castelli finished second in 1:48.03.
The 4×800-meter relay saw GHS place third. Bailey Gordon, Mari Noble, Caroline Webb and Grace Collier combined for a time of 10:05.16.
Junior Zoe Harris garnered the second-place medal for Greenwich in the 1,000-meter run, crossing the finish line in 3:06.06.
Noble, a sophomore, had a second-place finish in the 1,600 event (5:15.12), while Eadaoin Clarke was the runner-up in the 3,200-meter run (12:17.77).
In the 1,600 sprint medley, Alexa Brust, Brett Edmonds, Large and Harris placed third 4:31.42. Greenwich’s 4×400-meter relay (Harris, Noble, Castelli, Numme) was also on point, finishing second in 4:12.32
McCallum Harkins of the Cardinals turned in a sixth-place showing in the high jump (4-10).
Team scores: 1. Danbury 110, 2. Ridgefield 60.5, 3. Ludlowe 57, 4. Greenwich 54.5, 5. Trumbull 46, 6. McMahon 30, 7. Wilton 24, 8. Darien 20.5, 9. New Canaan 19, 10. St. Joseph 18.5, 11. Norwalk 16, 12. Staples 8, 13. Stamford 1.