High School Roundup Greenwich Academy track wins tri-meet

April 22, 2018 GMT

Behind a number of strong performances, the Greenwich Academy track and field team defeated Miss Porter’s School and Westminster School Saturday in a meet held at Avon Old Farms School.

The Gators finished with a team score of 86 points, while Westminster totaled 57.5 points. Miss Porter’s had a team score of 21.5 points.

In the 1,500-meter run, Greenwich Academy’s Sarah Callahan crossed the finish line first in 5:32. Teammate Sarah Packer won the 100-meter hurdles in 19.5 seconds.

Grace von Oiste was the 400-meter run winner for GA with a time of 1:05.12. Emily Hock placed third in the event for the Gators.

The 100-meter dash saw Megan DeMott finish first in 14.2. Grace Surgent took third in the event for GA (3-3). Elena Tan producing a winning effort in the 800-meter run in a personal-record time of 2:38. Packer won the 300 hurdles (56.6), while teammates Hayley Ressa and Nicole Surgent were second and fourth, respectively.

Von Oiste was second in the 200 run and Cole Mersereau finished fourth. Callahan won the 3,000-meter run in 12:44, followed by Angie Van Biesen. The Gators’ 4x400 relay team had a first-place finish and its 4x100 team was second.

Surgent was third in the discus and Yolanda Lewis placed fourth. In the shot put, Surgent finished second and Nicole Surgent was the runner-up for GA in the javelin.

DeMott took second in the long jump, while teammates Haley Anderson and Packer were tied for third. Kelsey Gabriel gave GA a first-place finish in the triple jump, followed by DeMott, Erin Jackery and Anderson. In the high jump, Mersereau was third.


The Gators won their fourth straight match, edging formidable Loomis Chaffee School at home, 5-4, on Saturday.

Greenwich Academy won three of the four singles matches and two of the three doubles matchups. At first singles, Emma Carney took an 8-0 pro set decision from Loomis’ Bailey Prete.

Claire Wolstencroft won her match for GA at second singles against Cathy Hyeon, 8-2. Karina Toub was victorious at third singles for the Gators, notching an 8-1 win over Anya Sastry.

At fourth singles, Lauren Wakeman was edged by Eleanor Strothers, 8-6. At first doubles, the Gators won at the No. 1 spot, 8-5. They also posted an 8-6 win at third doubles.

Up next for Greenwich Academy is a road match against FAA opponent St. Luke’s School on Monday.


Sacred Heart Greenwich topped Holy Child, 6-1, in an FAA match held on Friday in Greenwich.

Grace Coale won her match at first singles for the Tigers, topping Isabelle Morello, 6-1, 6-1. At second singles, Nathalie Perreault was a 6-3, 6-0 winner for Sacred Heart against Eliza Mills, 6-3, 6-0.

Third singles saw Stephanie Beshoory post a 6-0, 6-2 win over Holy Child’s Kate McConnell, 6-0, 6-2. Molly Cadman of Sacred beat Coco Dailey at No. 4, 6-3, 6-3.

In doubles action, Megan Farrell/Nia Foster registered a 6-2, 6-2 win at the No. 1 spot. Olivia Teklits and Ursula Vollmer recorded a 6-3, 6-3 victory at third doubles for Sacred Heart against Cate Kaplan/Fiona Degan.


The Bruins won the Kulaga Cup by defeating previously unbeaten Fairfield Prep Saturday at Cedar Creek. Brunswick won the Richard Curtis Trophy and the Brunswick-Tabor Cup earlier in the season.

Brunswick’s varsity eight boat pulled away for an open-water victory over Fairfield Prep over the 1,400-meter course. The crew included: coxswain Diego Jasson, stroke David Sorbaro, Austin Sammons, Matthew Jacobson, Jack Mozingo, Scott Gibbons, Hank Michalik, Tommy Kimberlin and Christian Ruf.

The Bruins’ second varsity eight boat also defeated Fairfield Prep and the team’s freshman boat also raced to victory.

Holy Child’s win came at second doubles, where Crishna Koco/Arlene Levine won, 7-5, 6-4, against Lily Lemkau/Kathryn Goodfriend.


Scoring at least one run in five different innings, Brunswick registered an 8-0 win over visiting Greens Farms Academy in an FAA baseball game held on Friday.

Jake Hyde (2-0) continued his impressive season on the mound, combining with JD Sparks to throw a two-hit shutout.

Aaron Sabato kept his power display going, hitting his third home run of the season. The win upped Brunswick’s record to 7-3 overall and 4-1 in FAA play.

Luke Fisher gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI single. Fisher went 3 for 4 on the day.

Leading 3-0 in the fourth inning, Sparks plated a run with a sacrifice fly, giving the hosts a 4-0 advantage.

With the bases loaded in the fifth, Brunswick added a pair of runs on an infield error, boosting its lead to 6-0. Later in the fifth, Aidan Redahan (2-3, one RBI) made it a 7-0 game with a sacrifice fly that scored James Sassi (2-3, one run scored).

Sabato hit his homer in the sixth inning for Brunswick, which has four shutout wins on the season.

Hyde struck out six batters in five innings to earn the win.


Visiting Darien defeated rival Greenwich, 5-2, in an FCIAC match held on Friday.

Lilly Ma recorded a 6-1, 6-3 win against Greenwich’s Martine Fierro at No. 1 singles. Melanie Leguizamon took a 6-2, 6-2 decision against Darien’s Emilia Callery at second singles.

At third singles, Emily Wiley was a 6-1, 6-1 winner for the Blue Wave against Christina Gianesello. Katie Wiley notched a 6-0, 6-0 win for Darien at fourth singles over Yui Inagawa.

In doubles play, Emily Neuner/Juliet Holmes of the Blue Wave were victorious against Hannah Crasto/Kendall Schrohe, 6-1, 6-4.

Melanie Murphy and Amy Bickham gave Greenwich a win at second doubles, defeating Abby Stravato/Elaina Cummiskey 3-6, 7-6, 7-5. Darien’s Caroline Holmes/Daniela Castellanos won their third doubles match, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.


The Cardinals were edged by Ridgefield, 3-2, in an FCIAC game on the road on Friday. The Tigers scored four runs in the fourth inning and registered seven hits en route to the win.

The Cardinals scored one run in the first inning and one in the fourth inning. Katie Walko went 1 for 3 with one RBI for the Cardinals.

Sophia Prieto struck out six batters for Greenwich, which received one hit and one RBI from Katie Walko. Prieto and Kelly Brogan also had one hit for GHS, which plays Staples Monday at 4:30 p.m.