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Staples Athletes Shine at Remingo Invitational

Staples High School won the 4 x 800 relay and Lexie Schachne won the pole vault to highlight the team's track and field performances Saturday at the Remingo Invitational at Veterans Stadium in New Britain.

The 4 x 800 team of Walker Marsh, Jack Roche, Jeff Caffery and Henry Wynne won in 8:11.92. Hamden was second in 8:15.83, followed by Amity in 8:27.76.

Schachne won with a leap of 11 feet, 6 inches. Weston's Erica Litvak took second, followed by Darien's Elizabeth Crafford. Schachne was also fifth in the high jump, clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.

Wynne, a sophomore, added a second place finish in the 800. He ran 1:56.47, his fastest time of the year. Brendon Fish of Hand won the race in 1:53.16.

Staples took fourth in the 4 x 400 relay with Jon Heil, Roche, Sean Gallagher and Raphael Ray. The sprint medley team of George Birch, Giles Bonner, Dean Hefnaway and Caffery finished third. The 4 x 100 was third with Heil, Gallagher, Birch and Ray. Heil was also fifth in the 400.

For the girls, the 4 x 800 relay team took fourth with Ingrid Johnson, Kristen Weiler, Emily Hanrahan and George Kursten. The 4 x 400 relay team of Courtney Mullen, Hanrahan, Tyler Scanlin and Weiler finished eighth.

Staples' seniors will run for the final time on their home track this week. The girls are home Monday against Westhill and Trumbull. The boys meet the same schools on Tuesday.

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