WOODBRIDGE >> A record-setting 4×400 relay performance sealed the deal for the Wilbur Cross girls’ outdoor track and field team Tuesday afternoon at Amity.
Led by a strong showing on the track, the Cross girls’ team scored 103.50 points to win the Western Southern Connecticut Conference title. Hamden placed second (98.50), while Mercy was third (92).
The 4×4 relay of Leah Rivers, Gabby Curtis, Shea Connors and Danae Rivers ran a time of four minutes and 01.11 seconds to set a meet record and claim first.
Danae Rivers won the 1,600 (4:58.51) and 800 (2:15.98) setting meet records, while Chaslynn Saucier won the 100 dash and Connors claimed the 400 title for Cross.
Career’s Milani Glass won the long and triple jump, while Branford’s Anna Atkinson claimed the 100 and 300 hurdles and finished in second place in the long jump. Atkinson set a meet record in the 300 (45.81).
In the field, East Haven’s Destiney Coward won the shot put (39-feet) and discus (103-05), both of which were meet records.
On the boys’ side, Hamden scored 141 points to edge out Branford (130) for the title. Xavier finished in third (125.50 ).
Hamden’s 4×400 relay captured first in a time of 3:30.27, while the team thrived in the field events. Akeemo Dixon won the shot put (51-05.50), took second in disc and third in javelin. Hamden swept the triple jump, as Evan Walker led an impressive performance with a record-setting leap of 43-5.50.
Fairfield Prep’s Christian Alvarado easily won the distance events, claiming the 1,600 and 3,200 crowns.