Run Hatters Run: Girls Indoor Track


Lilly Calipa and Jacob Joy

The Danbury Girls Track and Field Cross Country team has been taking the leadership race after their performance this season. Their next meet is this upcoming Saturday, the 28th at Staples High School. The team is competing in the FCIAC West Division Championships. On January 21st at Wilton High School, the girls competed in events such as the 45 Meter Dash, 300 Meters, 1 Mile, Hurdles, and Relays. The girls’ indoor track team placed 16th for the 45-meter dash, 12th for the 300-meter dash, 2nd for the 600-meter dash, 2nd for the one mile, and lastly 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for the 100-meter dash. Danbury also placed 1st for the shot put, 2nd for the high jump, and 1st for the high vault. All these incredible accomplishments on the 21st allowed them to further progress onto Saturday. Jc Joyner, a member of the team compares the season’s performance last year, to this year when explaining “Sprinting last year was solid because of Alannah smith and distance was good too. While this year the team has found it harder to be as successful as last year. According to Audrey Kpodar “I think coming into the season, the team knew that we weren’t going to have an easy season without Alanna Smith running for us. However, regardless of that we knew we had to put in the work. This year the team had a lot of newcomers who, for the most part, have never stepped a foot on a track before, but our captains have done an outstanding job to not only set an example for the younger girls, but lead them and help them develop physically and mentally. As for competing, we recently had our last non-conference championship meet and many of the girls were able to set personal bests in their events, and multiple relays qualified for the championship meet. Little moments like this are what makes me as a captain  proud. Every practice session we have had up until now has been strategically planned out to get us ready for the our first championship meet this week, FCIAC Western Division, and I can rest assured that everyone is ready to give their best efforts. I saw that everyone did their jobs or at least tried and hopefully we won states.” The team works day in and day out to earn and hold onto their title as champions, with the majority of all participants qualifying for the FCIAC, they can bring home gold once again.