The Fairfield Ludlowe boys outdoor track team may not have finished as well at the FCIAC as it did last year, but that does not mean it did not have a great showing.
The Falcons placed 12th, earning 22.5 points at the conference championship meet on Tuesday in Danbury.
"We had less kids qualify for states than last year," Ludlowe coach Dave Nulf said. "But those who did qualify had some great performances."
"I think (White) will improve on that time if we get good conditions next week at states," Nulf said.
John Grant overcame some recent adversity, placing third in the javelin. Grant threw the spike 146 feet.
"He'd been struggling the past few meets," Nulf said. "He is finiding his rhythm again and should compete well next week."
Staples won the boys meet, besting second place Danbury 147.5-82.5. Greenwich placed third and Darien was fourth.
On the girls side, Sydney Kay placed in the two events, helping the Falcons finish 10th with 19 points.
Kay placed fifth in the 100-meter race, with a time of 13.09. Kay also helped the Falcons to a school-record time of 52.8 in the 4x100-meter relay. That relay team-- Kay, Ali Johnson, Kate O'Shea and Sara Grabowski-- qualified for the Class LL state meet Wednesday.
Alex Wykoff and Olivia Auray both placed in the 100-meter hurdles, with Wykoff taking fifth and Auray finishing right behind her. Wykoff also placed sixth in the 400-meter hurdles.
Darien placed first in the girls meet, finishing with 115 points. Greenwich was second with 90 and Staples was third, earning 74.5.