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Danbury Flyers Start Strong For Indoor Season

Danbury Flyers girls exchange the baton during a relay race at the meet at the Armory in New York.
Danbury Flyers girls exchange the baton during a relay race at the meet at the Armory in New York. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- After a highly decorated cross country season, the Danbury Flyers are now focused on the indoor track season. 

The team, which is comprised of athletes in grades 3 through 8 from Danbury, New Fairfield, Redding, Ridgefield ,Brookfield, Bethel, New Milford, and Weston had a strong showing on Saturday at the first meet of the season, the Armory Youth Holiday Classic.

Noteworthy performances from the Flyers included:

Gold Medals:

  • Corrinne Whelchel - Long Jump (10' 8.5")
  • Eric Civitella - Long Jump (11' 0.0")
  • Kieran Edwards - Long Jump (11' 2")
  • Kieran Edwards - 55m Dash (8.43)
  • Kieran Edwards - 200m Dash (30.36)
  • Aaliya Novas, Sofia Whelchel, Briana Gilliard, and Madelaine Sweeney - 4x200m Relay (2:15.8)

Silver Medals:

  • Kimberleigh Williams - 55m Dash (8.79)
  • Kimberleigh Williams, Ruby Casey, Olivia Walters, Corinne Whelchel - 4x200m Relay (2:23.9)
  • Zoe Bowman, Maya Gawley, Sophia Guevara, Vivian Mendez - 4x200m Relay (2:22.2)
  • Valerie Fox, Vida Goncalves, Greta Gilbert, Abigail Mill - 4x200m Relay (2:21.0)

Bronze Medals:

  • Olivia Walters - Long Jump (9' 3.0")
  • Kimberleigh Williams - Shot Put (19' 8.75")
  • Zoe Bowman - High Jump (3' 10.0")
  • Greta Gilbert - High Jump (4' 4.0")
  • Thomas Schoelkopf - Shot Put (18' 11.75")
  • Kaidyn Nalley - Long Jump (9' 7.5")
  • Kaidyn Nalley - 55m Dash (8.87)
  • Madelaine Sweeney - 1 Mile Run (6:16.6)
  • Ciara Chavana, Heather Clark, Ella Liebel, Lily Mills - 4x200m Relay (2:39.9)

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