Cromwell’s Louis Tobias, left, held onto the lead in a close race against Portland’s Nick Blanchard for the Class S title in the 1,600 meters.
Drummond, Tobias Earn Indoor Track Class Titles
CROMWELL/WETHERSFIELD - Cromwell’s Louis Tobias and Wethersfield’s Oneil Drummond took home state titles at the Class S and Class L indoor track and field championships at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven last week.
Tobias, a senior, scratched in his first event, the 1,000 meters, at the Class S championship last Thursday, Feb. 14, postponed due to the recent blizzard, and edged out Portland’s Nicholas Blanchard for the win in the 1,600 meters. Tobias ran 4:31.05 to Blanchard’s 4:31.87.
The Panthers’ Liam Regula took fourth in the mile in 4:41.33.
Tobias faded in his third race, the 3,200 meters, holding on to leader Dhahran Velasquez of Capital Prep for the first few laps before falling back to finish seventh in 10:20.87.
Cromwell finished 11th overall at the state meet with Tobias and Regula’s 14 points.
Wethersfield senior Oneil Drummond also took home the Class L title in the 55 meter dash Friday, Feb. 15. After finishing second in the preliminaries, Drummond ran a 6.48-second race to win the final.
Wethersfield’s 4X800-meter relay of seniors Greg Schroeder, Matthew Duggan and Marc Howes and freshman Troy Stegman took third in 8:45.03. Senior Jason DiFazio finished fifth in the 55-meter hurdles final in 8.32.
The Eagles finished seventh overall at the meet with 18 points.
The indoor track State Open was held Tuesday, after press time.