Track: Dejana, Colbert take second at Class L meet

Second-place finishes by Shelby Dejana and Chris Colbert highlighted the Wilton High indoor track and field team’s performance at Thursday’s Class L state championships in New Haven.

Both Dejana and Colbert just missed state titles in photo finishes.

Dejana, a freshman, lost in the finals of the 55-meter hurdles by a hundredth of second to Lissandra Marshall of Pomperaug.

Dejana’s time of 8.87 broke the Wilton indoor record of 8.99 that had been set in 1995 by Melissa Raz.

Colbert, a senior, lost in the finals of the 300 meters by four one hundredths of a second to Marcus Manson of Windsor. His time of 35.43 was just seventh hundredths a second off his school record.

Also scoring for the Wilton girls were Andreen Reid, who was third in the long jump with a season-best 16’3.5”; and Covadonga Perez Pelaez, who was fifth in the shot put with a heave of 32’2.5”.

The Warriors also scored in the girls 4x200, as the team of Reid, Maureen Campbell, Dejana and Anna Sherman finished fourth in a time of 1:51.05.

The girls 1600m sprint medley relay also scored, placing fifth in a time of 4:33.04 with the foursome of Campbell, Dejana, Janet Johnson and Morgan McCormick.

In the team standings, the Wilton girls placed seventh and the boys 20th.

Sherman turned in a season best 45.17 in the girls 300, placing 13th. In the boys 300, Samuel Mangino was 10th with a season-best 38.28.

Results for Wilton were:


300 — 13. Anna Sherman 45.17

55 hurdles — 2. Shelby Dejana 8.87

4x200 — 4. Wilton (Andreen Reid, Maureen Campbell, Shelby Dejana, Anna Sherman), 1:51.05

4x400 — 11. Wilton (Maureen Campbell, Bianca Reuter, Janet Johnson, Cassidy Costello), 4:29.4

4x800 — 8. Wilton (Lily Kealy, Bianca Reuter, Margaret Fiesel, Morgan McCormick), 10:41.81

1600m sprint medley relay — 4. Wilton (Maureen Campbell, Shelby Dejana, Janet Johnson, Morgan McCormick), 4:33.04

Long jump — 3. Andreen Reid, 16’3.5”

Shot put — 5. Covadonga Perez Pelaez (32’2.5”), 14. Lucia Lampard (28’6.25”), 16. Zara Wiest 28’2.25”


300 — 2. Christopher Colbert 35.43, 10. Samuel Mangino 38.28

4x200 — 15. Wilton (Wooder Thoby, Grant Jones, Tyler Daher, Richard Tomasetti), 1:41.25

4x400 — 7. Wilton (Samuel Mangino, James Sweeney, Liam Mannix, Christopher Colbert), 3:38.59