Block S
" Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that's the essence of running, and a metaphor for life."
---Haruki Murakami


Brooks PR Invitaional

Hannah DeBalsi takes 3rd; runs 10:03.54 at Brooks PR 2 Mile
Photos on

New Balance Outdoor Nationals

Weiner takes 10th in the Javelin
Competing at the NBON, Olivia Weiner threw 126' 6" for 10th place.

Laddie's Hall of Fame Induction


CIAC Multi & Steeple Championships

Parmar Sets Steeple Record; Harrington Wins Boys Steeple
 Boy's Results  Girl's Results  Hept

Competitor/Event Result
Parmar/2K Steeple *school record* 17th / 8:03.67
Harrington /3K Steeple 1st /  9:50.39
Landowne /3K Steeple 21st/10;46.63
B Foster/3K Steeple 22nd/10:47.37
C Teran/2K Steeple 23rd/7:24.60
Seiple/2K Steeple 25th/7:25.32
van Dorsten/hept 10th/3450

New England Championships

June 13th at Thornton Academy, Maine
Personal & Season Bests  
Boys  Girls

Competitor/Event Result
Boys 4 x 8  2nd / 7:52.54
Knoll/ HJ 2nd / 5-07.00
DeBalsi/3200M 1st / 10:35.03
Bravo / HJ 3rd/22-07.00
Weiner/ Javelin 10th / 116-02
Schachne / Javelin 19th / 107-03

CIAC Open Championships

Girls 3rd; Boys 4th;
Bravo breaks 1977 LJ record
Weiner sets Jav record again
Complete Results
Double Winner: Anthony Bravo

Competitor/Event Result
DeBalsi/1600M 2nd / 4:49.67
DeBalsi/3200M 1st / 10:28.76
Weiner/300IH 3rd / 45.99
Knoll/HJ 1st/5-07.00
Van Dorsten/TJ 7th / 34-03.00
Weiner/Javelin *school record* 2nd / 133-06
R. Schachne / Javelin 6th / 121-02
Lewis / 800M 7th / 1:57.63
Boys 4x400 5th / 3:26.08
Boys 4 x 800 4th / 8:04.09
Bravo/HJ 1st / 6-06.00
Bravo / LJ  *school record* 1st / 23-09.00

CIAC Class LL Championships

Girls Repeat as Class LL; Boys 4th
Elizabeth Knoll ties Class LL HJ record
  Complete Results
Read The Hour   GameTimeCT(with photos)   Westport News

FCIAC Championships

Staples Girls Win FCIACs;Boys 3rd
If I left your name off or misspelled it in the results below, let me know.
Competitor/Event Result
Girls 4x8 6th/10:03.33
DeBalsi/1600M 1st/5:04.71
O. Weiner/300IH 1st/47.76
Martin/800M 8th/2:27.87
DeBalsi/3200M 1st/10:41.11
Van Dorsten/LJ 1st/16-11.00
Knoll/LJ 2nd/16-5.00
Van Dorsten/TJ 1st/35-05.00
Knoll/HJ 1st/5-06.00
Van Dorsten/HJ 3rd/5-02.00
Fernandez/HJ 4th/4-10.00
Corder/PV 2nd/8-06.00
Weiner/Javelin 1st/115-05
R.Schachne/Javelin 2nd/115-04
Mall/Javelin 4th/102-03
Boys 4x800 3rd/8:10.66
Lewis/800M 2nd/1:55.54
Boys 4x400 2nd/3:22.90
Bravo/LJ 1st/22-07.00
N Esposito/TJ 7th/40-00.00
Bravo/HJ 3rd/6-00.00
Newman/SP 5th/6-00.00
Teske/Discus 4th/124-08

Coaches vs Cancer

Last Chance Qualifier

Dream Invitational

Danbury HS

Watch Campbell Marsh's video of the Dream Invitational

Busy Weekend at the Oval

Loucks and Greater Hartford
Loucks Results
 Greater Hartford Results
Irv Black Results

Loucks Games Javelin Champion, Olivia Weiner, and Runner  Up, Reece Schachne. Photo Credit: F.Schachne

Loucks - Competitor/Event Result
Van Dorsten/Pent 4th / 2757
O.Weiner / Jav 1st / 122-11
R. Schachne 2nd/116-08
Debalsi/3200 2nd/10:37.01

Greater Hartford - Competitor/Event Result
Boys 4x1 7th/45.18
Bravo/100M 3rd / 11.35
Ahmed//800M 5th/2:02.74
Boys 4x400 2nd/3:29.19
Teske/Discus  7th /128'07.00" 
Bravo/LJ 1st/22'06.00"
Bravo/HJ 1st/6-04.00
Espositop/TJ 6th/40'09.00"
Esposito/HJ 6th/5'10.00"

Middletown Invitational

Good Weather and Strong Performances
Complete Varsity Results
Complete Frosh / Soph Meet

Laddie and the 4x4 Bronze Medalists Photo Credit: J.Pepin
Competitor/Event Result
Berman/1600M 2nd/ 4:27.30
Bravo/LJ 1st/22-05.00
Bravo/HJ 1st/6-06.00
Cruz/1600M 8th/4:35.34
Gornbein/800M 3rd/1:59.53
Han-Lemus/400M 8th/51.87
Knoll/HJ 1st/5-04.00
Lewis/1600M 1st/4:22.73
Schachne/Javelin 4th/119-11
Van Dorsten/TJ 6th/34-01.00
Van Dorsten/HH 8th/16.36
Weiner/Javelin 3rd/124-03
Boys 4x800 : Ahmad, Berman, Harrington, MacCordy 3rd/8:21.73
Boys 4x400 : Cruz, Gornbein, Han-Lemus, Lewis 3rd/3:26.64
Ahmad/1600M 1st/4:36.81
Alanis/TJ 3rd/30-05.00
Fuori/Discus 6th/95-00
Harrington/3200M 1st/10:03.74
Landsdowne/1600M 5th/4:47.46
Shapiro/1600M 7th/5:57.37
Boys 4x400: Ahmad, Landowne, MacCordy,Zielke 1st/3:46.23
Teran, C/3200M 7th/10:52.11

O'Grady Relays

Staples Boys Win 4x8, DMR, LJRelay
Complete Results

Penn Relays

Competitor/Event Result
Girl's 4x4 13th/4:42
Elizabeth Knoll/HJ 7th/5-4.25
Hannah DeBalsi/3000 6th / 9:51.33

NY Relays

Staples Girls Win the HJ & Dominate the Jav!
Complete Results

Winners! Photo credit: Rachel Martinich


End of Season Boy's Awards
Block "S" MVP
Anthony Bravo
BlocK "S" Coaches
Denzel Robinson
Daniel Landy
DeHuff Award -
Oliver Hickson
Lawrence Scholarship
Luis Cruz and Denzel Robinson
2016 Captains Elect -
Benjamin Foster, Chase Gornbein, Philip Han-Lemus, James Lewis and Michael van der Merwe.

End of Season Girl's Awards
Complete List
Block S

Hannah DeBalsi
Briget Van Dorsten

“S” Pin Awards

Top Scorers By Class
Freshman: Bridgette Eagan 34 points
Sophomore: Ivy Prince 57 points
Junior: Hannah Debalsi 119 points
Senior: Bridget van Dorsten 193 points
Best In Event
Vertical Jumps: Elizabeth Knoll
Horizontal Jumps: Bridget van Dorsten
Field Events: Olivia Wiener
Sprints/Hurdles: Olivia Wiener
Distance: Hannah Debalsi
Unsung Hero Award
Tessa Mall
Sophia Corde
Comeback Athlete Award
Elisabeth French
First Team All FCIAC
Olivia Wiener
Bridget van Dorsten
Elizabeth Knoll
Hannah Debalsi
Reece Schachne
Sophia Corde
Second Team All FCIAC
Tessa Mall
India Fernandez
Academic All State
Elizabeth Knoll
Bridget van Dorsten
Olivia Wiener
All State
Hannah DeBalsi
Elizabeth Knoll
Bridget van Dorsten
Olivia Wiener
All New England
Hannah DeBalsi
Elizabeth Knoll
CHSCA Track and Field “Field“ Athlete of the Year
Elizabeth Knoll


Of Interest
Alumni FootNotes
Our College Athletes
Season Info
Meet Day Essentials
Pre Meet Nutrition



May 20th-Devore Day
Staples 99.5 , Ludlowe 50.5
Staples 111, New Canaan 39

May 12th
Staples 111 , Ludlowe 39
Staples 120 , New Canaan 29

May 5th
Staples 130, St Joseph's 20
Staples 130, Harding 20

May 4th
St Joseph's 76, Staples 68
Staples 140, Harding 5

April 28th
Ridgefield 89.5, Staples 60.5
Staples 125.5, Warde 24.5

April 27th
Ridgefield 82, Staples 62
Staples 101, Warde 44

April 24th
Staples 105, McMahon 20
Staples 94, McMahon 17

Who's Qualified?

Class LL: Boys Girls

Wreckords & Awards
Parmar Sets New Steeple Record
At the CIAC 2K Steeplechase Championships, Angelee Parmar ran 8.03.67, placing 17th and resetting the 2012 record.
Bravo Breaks an Old One
Anthony TJ Bravo, saving some of his best jumps for late in the season, breaks the 1977 long jump record by going 23-09.00 at State Opens.
Weiner Crushes Jav Record
Olivia Weiner reset her 2014 jav record to 133-06 at State Opens.
Laddie Lawrence- Head Boy's Coach
Jesse McCray - Head Girl's Coach

Girl's Team Assistant Coaches
Scott Burns, Rachel Martinich,Cody Simpson, Amanda Morgan

Boy's Team Assistant Coaches
Dan Devore, Jon Foster and Joey Pepin

Elisabeth French
Erica Hefnawy
Lindsey Giannitti
Elizabeth Knoll
Bridget van Dorsten
Olivia Wiener

Jake Berman
Luis Cruz
Oliver Hickson