Jack Hennessy and Sean Gallagher are as fast indoors as they are outside.
The senior and junior helped pace the Staples indoor track team to a 5th place finish in yesterday’s state “LL” championship, at the New Haven Athletic Center. The Wreckers’ 44.75 points trailed 1st-place Hamden’s 64 — but Staples was the highest FCIAC finisher, outpacing 6th place Danbury by 4 points.
Hennessy and Gallagher comprised half of the 4×200 relay team that placed 4th (1:37.03). Hennessy also picked up points for his 4th place finish in the 300 (36.77).
Gallagher was part of the 1600 sprint medley team that finished 8th (3:53.26), while freshman Walker Marsh took 13th in the 600 (1:30.37).
A week earlier, at the FCIAC championship, the teams were reversed. Danbury took the top spot with 98 points, while Staples was right behind with 91.60.
In that meet Gallagher paced the sprint medley team to victory (3:47.10), while Hennessy was part of the 3rd-place 4×200 squad (1:36.92).
Also the previous week, in the JV meet at Staples, Terence Gibbons took 4th place in the 300 (42.80) and 7th in the 50 (7.00).