Wilton's Brown wins 1600 at Class M state meet

Rain may have prevented the Class M outdoor track and field championships from being completed Monday, but not before Wilton's Spencer Brown won a state title in meet-record time.

Brown, a senior, finished first in the boys 1600-meter race with a time of 4:13.29, breaking the previous Class L mark of 4:14.05, which was set by Notre Dame's Dan Wilson in 1997.

Brown dominated Monday's race at Middletown High School, beating second-place finisher Armstrong Noonan of Darien (4:18.01) by four-plus minutes.

In addition to Brown's 10 points, Wilton added five more points in the 1600 from Aaron Breene, who finished fourth in a time of 4:24.79.

The Warriors also got a second-place finish from Hunter Shipp in the shot put with a toss of 52'3". Dan Hardiman of Farmington won the event with a distance of 53'4".

For the Wilton girls, Mary Lynch placed third in the 1600 with a time of 5:18.41. Lynch finished behind Danae Rivers of Wilbur Cross (4:59.58) and Bridgid Selfors of Mercy (5:15.23), who were first and second, respectively.

Elizabeth Healy, Christine Troller, Nina Mellin and Macallan Fox combined to finish fourth in the girls 4x800 relay (10:08.59).

The Class M boys and girls meet were suspended by rain, following a one-hour delay. No completion date had been announced as of 10:30 Monday night. Seven events were completed in the boys meet on Monday, and five events were completed in the girls meet.

The Wilton boys are currently third in the team standings with 23 points, while the Wilton girls are eighth with 11 points.

Mercy is first in the girls standings with 26 points, and Wethersfield is on top in the boys standings with 39.50 points.