It’s been quite an indoor track season for 3 Staples soccer players.
In Boston recently, Sean Gallagher helped the 4×400 team to the New England championship (3:25.46).
At the same meet the 4×800 relay set a school record — topping their own mark — while finishing 3rd in 7:59.83. Sophomore Walker Marsh ran the 1st leg. It was the 1st sub-8-minute performance in Staples history.
Earlier — at the state open in New Haven — both the 4×400 team (3:27.76) and 4×800 relay (8:06:56) finished 1st.
In that meet Gallagher joined former soccer player George Birch on the medley relay team. Their 3:41.14 time earned them a bronze.
The Wreckers capped their spectacular season last weekend at the New Balance Indoor Championships, held in the New York City Armory. In a field with 500 high school teams from all 50 states and Canada, 3 Staples relay squads surpassed their seedings.
Gallagher’s 4×400 placed 16th in 3:24.96 — the 2nd fastest time in school history.
Marsh’s 4×800 took 20th in 8:02.46– also the 2nd fastest time ever at Staples.
Gallagher also ran in the 4×200 relay. That foursome finished 32nd, in 1:32.96 — the 3rd fastest time for a Staples squad.
“That was the best high school meet I’ve ever seen,” said veteran coach Laddie Lawrence of the national championship. “Every time I turned around, someone broke a record.”