Masuk track and field teams compete in SWC championships

STRATFORD, CT — Masuk High’s track and field teams participated in the SWC Championships at Bunnell High School on Monday. The boys placed seventh with 37 points and the girls were seventh with 40 points. Highlights are as follows:

Sophomore Gavin Walker  9th in the 100m dash 11.58s and 3rd in the 200m dash 23.09s

Sophomore Shane Walker 9th in 200m dash 23.39

Junior and Captain Ethan Palmich 7th in the 400m 52.82s

Junior and Captain Tristan Smith 2nd in Discus 146’1” (2nd all time school record, within 4 ft of breaking the nearly 50 year old Masuk record) and 4th in Shot Put 44’0″

Junior Alexander Malecki was 5th place discus 124’5”

4×100 2nd place 44.7: Collin Valle (11), Gavin Walker (10), Ethan Palmich (11), Shane Walker (10)

4×400 5th place 3:36.92: Ethan Palmich (11), Sean Panella (10), Tariq Al-Hameedi (10), Shane Walker (10)

There was some extra excitement in the Boys 4×400: 4th leg of the relay Shane Walker received the baton behind 3 other teams in the heat and lost one of his spikes in the first 10 meters of the race. Shane closed in on the other teams and managed to pass all three of them in order the win the heat and place 5th overall despite wearing one shoe almost the entire race.


Sophomore Emily Haye 7th in the 100m dash

Freshman Ella McGee 3rd in the 200m time of 26.08 (.05 seconds away from the Masuk school record) and 3rd in the 400m dash time of 60.42

Junior and Captain Ashley Colberg 8th in the 1600m 5:35.06 and 9th in the 3200m 12:19.36

Senior Anya Rescsanski 9th in the Discus 67’4”

Senior Caroline Wittenauer 5th in High Jump 4’8” and 4th in Long Jump 15’3”

Senior and Captain Sofia Nwosu 9th in High Jump 4’6”

4×100 3rd place with time of 51.19s: Ella McGee (9), Emily Haye (10), Grace Walker (10), Kylie Hurme (10)

4x400m 4th place with time of 4:18.43: Emily Haye (10), Ava Jackson (10), Erin Davis (11), Ella McGee (9)

4×800 4th place with time of 10:28.65: Ashley Colberg (11), Emma Sheppard (9), Molly Halliday (12), Erin Davis (11)

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