At the CIAC State Open Track and Field Championships Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven Tuesday night, the Greenwich girls team wrapped up a rebuilding year with some quality results.
"The 4x2 was better than expected," Greenwich coach Evan Dubin said. "We were hoping to give Darien a run for their money but to finish 1:45.43 was better than I could have imagined."
The girls lost several top performers from last season but were able to get the most out of the assembled team.
"We lost a lot of talent," Dubin said. "I knew we had a lot of talent coming back but we just didn't quite have the depth to win the big meets."
The girls 4x200 team will compete in New Englands March 2 and in Nationals later in the month along with the sprint medley and 4x400 teams.
In the boys 1,000-meter run, Greenwich senior Daniel Wilbanks finished 13th with a time of 2:39.58.
At the Class LL meet Saturday in New Haven, the Greenwich girls team placed fifth out of 21 teams with a team score of 33.
The Cardinals' 4 x 200 meter relay team of Isabella Narvaez, Anna Black, Emily Johnson and Naomi Leeds crossed the finish line first in 1:47.08. Narvaez had a second-place finish in the 300-meter dash, registering a time of :41.46. The 4 x 400 relay team of Narvaez, Black, Jenny Goggin, Elizabeth Warner, Treloara Harrisson and Leeds placed third at 4:08.96.The 1600-meter sprint medley relay team of Lindsey Noskin, Johnson, Goggin, Kathryn Bernstein, Mia Bonanno and Anna Giannuzzi finished second in the event at 4:25.66.
On the boys side for Greenwich, Daniel Wilbanks posted a fifth-place finish in the 1000-meter run (2:37.67).