On February 14, the Immaculate High School (IHS) Boys Indoor Track Team won the Class S State Championship, while the Girls Team ran away with second place.
Both teams excelled at the championship meet held at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, with the boys team winning with 55 team points and the girls team taking second place with 44 points, behind Bloomfield.
"These are a great group of young boys and girls who work so hard outside under extreme weather conditions. They never complain no matter what you throw at them and I am so proud to be allowed to coach them. They deserve their success very much,” said Coach Brian Hayes, who coaches the Indoor Track Teams with Carlo Pascuzzi.
"Both Coach Hayes and I are extremely proud of the effort the entire team put into the meet. Winning the State Championship is an amazing experience that we’ll always remember,” said Coach Pascuzzi. “However, winning the title with such an amazing group of kids, now that’s what truly makes it special -- we are just thrilled to be able to share this experience with them,’’ he added.
It was a great night for personal achievements for the IHS Mustang student-athletes as well. Christian Morris ‘17 (of Danbury) won the 600 meters with a time of 1:24.36, and Sean Fahey ‘17 (of Danbury) won the long jump (21-0.75) and placed third in the 300 (37.08). Morris and Fahey teamed with Dominick Curra ‘18 (of Danbury) and Matt Christe ‘19 (of Brookfield) to win the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:34.01. The foursome of Connor McNerney ‘18 (of Sandy Hook), Patrick Cropsey ‘18 (of Ridgefield), Sean Connolly ‘18 (of Danbury) and Christe finished second in the 4x800 relay with a time of 8:38.21.
Danielle Marcone ‘17 (of Bethel) won medals in all three distance races, placing second in the 3,200 (11:41.63), third in the 1,600 (5:25.09) and fifth in the 1,000 (3:07.10). Morganne Cartee ‘19 (of New Milford), Audrey Sedensky ‘18 (of Newtown), Emma Connolly ‘18 (of Danbury) and Dominique Valentine ‘18 (of Danbury) placed third in the 4x400 relay (4:21.41). Diana Kirkman ‘17 (of Sandy Hook), Taylor Mascetta ‘19 (of Danbury), Christina Carboni ‘19 (of Danbury) and Maura Murphy ‘19 (of Ridgefield) finished third in the 4x800 (10:42.38), and the foursome of Cartee, Sedensky, Valentine and Connolly won second in the sprint medley relay (4:29.81)
Immaculate High School is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York. Founded in 1962, Immaculate High School also allows students to focus on their spiritual development, personal moral commitments and service to others. Located in Danbury, CT, Immaculate High School is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s parochial school system.