High school unveils new record board

Thanks to the efforts of several past and current Wilton Track Association (WTA) board members, Wilton High School now has a new record board for its indoor and outdoor track teams.

The board, which was unveiled on Dec. 18, was fully funded by the WTA Boosters.

“The design of the old record board made it very difficult and time-consuming to update records as they were broken,” said WTA board member Allison Cross. “With the new board, we will be able to update records on a more timely basis when a new record is set.”

The new board displays the records set by Wilton High School’s track athletes. Since Wilton is one of the few area high schools with an indoor track, the board also includes a display summarizing records specifically set in the Zeoli Field House by a member of any high school team competing there.

The WTA worked with Brad Collins, principal of Group C in New Haven, who designed the board.

“We are especially grateful to Brad,” said Ms. Cross. “He generously donated significant amounts of his time to create a unique solution to address the needs of the team and the intended location for the board.”

Fabricator Matt Newton, of CES in Granby, Conn., built the board using materials that would not only withstand hits from errant lacrosse balls and basketballs, but would make it very easy to update the records as needed.

The new board now hangs above the Wilton High School athletic director’s office and is easily seen by visitors as they enter the Zeoli Field House.