Block S
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” "
--- Nelson Mandela

New Balance Outdoor Nationals

North Carolina A+T University, Greensboro, NC
Zak Ahmad runs a stellar 4:12.53;captures 3rd in Mile
Reece Schachne 26th in Javelin

CIAC Steeplechase

Record Setting Performance by Susie Martin
At the CIAC Championship, Martin crushed her own record, lowering from 7:59 to 7.44.00.

Susie Martin, piictured here with the other top finishers, ran 7:44.00 to take 5th place at the CIAC Steeplechase Championship. Photo Credit: Amanda Morgan

NewEngland Championships

Willowbrook Park, New Britain
Complete Results

Competitor/Event  Results
DeBalsi/3200M 3rd/10:26.99
Boys 4x800M 11th/7:58.70
Lewis/800M 5th/1:53.54
Ahmad/3200 2nd/9:10.66

CIAC Open Championships

Willowbrook Park, New Britain
Complete Results

Competitor/Event  Results
DeBalsi/3200M *champion* 1st/10:33.26
Boys 4x800M 5th/8:02.82
Lewis/800M 6th/1:55.38
Ahmad/3200 5th/9:18.47

CIAC Class LL Championships

Willowbrook Park, New Britain
Girls 6th;Boys 11th
 Complete Results
Competitor/Event  Results
DeBalsi/1600M *champion* 1st/4:59.54
Martin/1600M 7th/5:14.82
DeBalsi/3200M *champion* 1st/10:41.23
Martin/3200M 7th/11:32.86
R. Schachne/HJ 3rd/5-00.00
R.Schachne/Jav 3rd/113-11
I Prince/Jav 5th/105-09
Boys 4x800M 3rd/8:01.85
Lewis/800M 3rd/1:57.43
Ahmad/1600 4th/4:17.71 
Ahmad/3200 2nd/9:20.71
Boys 4x400 7th/3:28.57
Fouri/Jav 8th/J152-01
Ward/SP 5th/46-07.00

Freshman Invite


FCIAC Championships

Bethel High School
Girls 4th;Boys 5th
DeBalsi,Schachne,Lewis Ward are FCIAC Champions
Complete FCIAC Results
Competitor/Event  Results
Girls 4x800 7th/10:21.24
DeBalsi/1600M *champion* 1st/4:59.98
Martin/1600M 6th/5:19.48
DeBalsi/3200M *champion* 1st/10:42.89
Martin/3200M 8th/11:37.52
R.Schachne/HJ 3rd/J5-00.00
R.Schachne/Jav *champion* 1st/129-11
I Prince/Jav 6th/101-04
Boys 4x800M 6th/8:15.79
Boys 4x100 5th/45.07
Z.Ahmad/1600 2nd/4:15.05
B Foster/1600M 4th/4:19.65
Zielke/400M 5th/52.34
MacCordy/400M 7th/52.64
Lewis/800M *champion* 1st/1:56.13
Larkin/200M 8th/23.50
Ward/SP *champion* 1st/45-07.00
Ahmad/3200 2nd/9:21.28
Boys 4x400 2nd/3:28.52

Greater Hartford Invitational

Competitor/Event  Results
Boys 4x800 4th/8:20.09
Zielke/400M 7th/52.37
B Foster/3200M 3rd/9:54.02

Glenn D. Loucks Games

Competitor/Event  Results
R. Schachne/Jav 1st/124-04
Girls DMR 7th/12:33.99
Lewis/800M 2nd/1:55.26

Middletown Invitational

Varsity Results  Frosh/Soph Results
Competitor/Event  Results
R. Schachne/Jav 2nd/119-
Martin/1600 5th/5:16.25
Seiple/1600 7th/4:32.19
Green/3200M 3rd/9:50.22
Boys 4x400  5th/3:32.02 

Irv Black Invitational

Competitor/Event Overall Results
Foster/1600M 2nd/4:25.79
Lewis/800M 1st/1:56.40
Ahmad/3200M 1st/9:23.74
Boys 4 x 800  2nd/8:01.98

O'Grady Relays

Danbury HS Track
Boys 6th Overall; Martin Sets Girls Steeple Record
 Complete Results


  Foster on the second leg of the DMR  at O'Grady. Photo Credit: StaplesRunning/J.Prince
Competitor/Event Overall Results
Boys 4 x 100 8th/44.86
Boys 4 x 200 4th/1:33.99
Boys 4 x 400 2nd/3:28.82
Boys 4 x 800  1st/8:09.52
Boys DMR 4th/10:39.49

Martin, seen leading the pack, also set a new Staples 2K steeplechase record  at O'Grady Relays. Photo Credit: StaplesRunning/J.Prince

Penn Relays

Franklin Field, Philadelphia
Results for Schachne and DeBalsi 

DeBalsi on her way to running 9:36.09 for 3K at Penn Relays. Photo Credit: StaplesRunning/S.Kempner

NY Relays

Icahn Stadium
Congratulations, Reece Schachne, Javelin Champion!

Reece Schachne throws 128-4 sets NY Relays javelin record. Photo credit: StaplesRunning/F.Schachne

R.Schachne, Coach McCray & I. Prince. Photo Credit: StaplesRunning/F. Schachne

l to r: Ivy Prince Reece Schachne Jesse McCray Katherine Coogan Leah Patterson Photo Credit: StaplesRunning/M.Cogan

Arcadia Invitational

DeBalsi 3rd; Runs 10:15.36 for 3200M

Hannah DeBalsi at Arcadia Invitational
Photo Credit: S.Kempner/StaplesRunning

Blloomfield Invitational

Good results in bad weather
Schachne sets meet record; Lewis wins 800

Competitor/Event Result
Girls 4 x 100 8th / 54.72
Girls 4 x 800 7th/10:54.41
R. Schachne/HJ T4th/4-10.00
Fernandez/HJ T8th/4-08.00
R.Schachne/Jav  *meet record* 1st/117-02
Zielke/400M 7th/54.03
Lewis/800M 1st/2:02.44
Ahmad/800M 2nd/2:02.91
Foster/800M 6th/2:08.08
C.Teran/1600M 2nd/4:45.52
Gornbein/1600M 8th/4:52.64
Green/3200M 4th/10:06.03
Landownw/3200M 8th/10:27.32
Boys 4 x 800M 5th/8:38.77
Mathewson/Hammer 8th/124-08

Boys End of Season Awards
Block "S"
Co-MVP Awards:
James Lewis
Zakeer Ahmad
Chase Gornbein
Lawrence Scholarship:
Ben Foster
2017 Captains Elect:
Zakeer Ahmad
Brian MacCordy
Wesley Zielke

Alumni FootNotes
Congrats to Henry Wynne. What a race!!! Watch Henry at the NCAA 1500M

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

Contact Info(Coaches, Captains, Parents)
Boy's Meet Schedule
Boy's Standards
Boy's Calendar
Girl's Meet Schedule
Girl's Standards
Girl's Calendar
Pasta/Team Dinner Info

CIAC Outdoor TF Packet

Dual Meet Results

Darien 99.5,Staples 50.5
Staples 92, Ridgefield 57
Staples 104, Westhill 46
Staples 112,  Stamford 37
Danbury 117.5 Staples 32.5
Trumbull 80.5 Staples 69.5
Staples 89, Greenwich 61

Wreckords & Awards
NY Relays Record

Reece Schache set NY Relays meet record in the javelin by throwing 128-4.
Girls 2K Steeple
Susie Martin ran 7:59.71 to set a new Staples record in the 2k steeplechase at the O'Grady Relays.

Our 2016 Senior Girls

Laddie Lawrence- Head Boy's Coach
Jesse McCray  - Head Girl's Coach

Boy's Assistant Coaches
Malik Brantley, Dan Devore, Jon Foster, Joseph Pepin

Girl's Assistant Coaches
Scott Burns, Cody Simpson, Lynroy Henry, Amanda Morgan


Anna Daytz
Hannah DeBalsi
Angelee Parmar
Reece Schachne
Katharine Smith
Ben Foster
Chase Gornbein
Philip Han-Lemus
James Lewis
Michael van der Merwe