All-State players - Monica Yanez '09
New England Track Champions - Carlin Guarneri '96; Monica Yanez '08, '09

Congratulations to Brandon Sebastian on being named to the Southern Connecticut Conference Second team in the long jump.

Westies fall to Notre Dame and Sheehan
West Haven records 5 first place finishes
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 14, 2014) -
 The West Haven boys' track and field team fell to Notre Dame and Sheehan Wednesday afternoon. The Westies could not keep up with the depth of the two schools as Notre Dame posted a 107-44 win and Sheehan won 91-58 over the Westies. 
















Eric Singleton and the West Haven track team fell to Notre Dame and Sheehan, May 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
West Haven won the 4 x 100 relay in 45.97 seconds with a team of Andrew Highsmith, Eric Singleton, Denzel Asson and Rakeem Williams. Asson also won the 400 in 52.2 and Singleton won the 200 in 23.5. 
Brandon Sebastian was victorious in the long jump at 20 feet - 5 inches and the high jump at 5-8. 
















Denzel Asson and the West Haven track team fell to Notre Dame and Sheehan, May 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
















Tyler DeGroate and the West Haven track team fell to Notre Dame and Sheehan, May 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
















Malik Colbert and the West Haven track team fell to Notre Dame and Sheehan, May 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

Westies beat Jesuits
WH posts 78-58 victory over Fairfield Prep
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 6, 2014) -
 The West Haven boys' track and field team defeated Fairfield Prep Tuesday afternoon in West Haven. In the process, the Westies also had state qualifiers. 
Tyler DeGroate placed first in the 110 hurdles in 18.84 seconds, Andrew Highsmith won the 100 in 11.2 to qualify for the state tournament, Denzel Asson was first in the 400 in 54.3 and the 200 in 23.9. 
Nasjere Elliot won the 800 in 2 minutes, 19.9 seconds and Matt Jones won the shot put with a throw of 36 feet. 
Zatrell Lyons was second in the 400 in 56.6 and tied for first in the high jump at 5 feet - 10 inches to also become a state qualifier. Brandon Sebastian placed first in the long jump at 19-3, tied for first and was a state qualifier in the high jump at 5-10 and was second in the 200 in 24.3. 
Rakeem Williams was first in the pole vault at 8-6 and second in the 100 in 11.8, while Malik Colbert was second in the long jump at 16-10 and Ryan Weber was second in the 110 hurdles in 20.8. 

Westies fall to Shelton and Cheshire
Rams and Gaels post big victories
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(May 2, 2014) -
 The West Haven boys' track and field team suffered losses to Shelton and Cheshire Friday afternoon. The Westies were outmatched in a 119-31 loss to Shelton and a 115-35 defeat against Cheshire. 
Freshman Brandon Sebastian picked up the lone West Haven victory in the long jump at 19 feet, 5 inches.  

Westies fall to Hamden
WH drops 118-32 decision to Green Dragons
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 29, 2014)- 
The West Haven boys' track and field team fell to Hamden 118-32 Tuesday afternoon. The Westies won just four events in dropping to 0-5 on the year. Sophomore Tyler DeGroate won the 110 hurdles in 20.1 seconds, junior Denzel Asson won the 400 in 53.2 seconds and sophomore Blaise Haba won the 300 hurdles in 44.6 seconds. 
Freshman Nasjere Elliot was also victorious as he posted a win in the 800 in 2 minutes, 13.4 seconds. 

Mixed Results
Westies fall to Hillhouse and Xavier
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 11, 2014)- 
The West Haven boys' track team lost to Hillhouse and Xavier Friday afternoon in New Haven, but had a pair of runners qualify for state competition in the process. 
The Westies fell to Hillhouse 104-41. Junior Denzel Asson won the 400m in 53.38 seconds, qualifying for state competition, and he was also second in the long jump at 17 feet - 1 inch. 
Sophomore Blaise Haba placed second in the 300 hurdles in 42.3 seconds, also good enough for state competition. Haba placed second in the 110 hurdles as well. 
Freshman Brandon Sebastian  tied for first in the high jump at 5 feet - 8 inches and was second in the triple jump at 37 feet-4 inches. 
Junior Jairo Camacho was second in the javelin and senior Matt Jones placed second in the shot put and discus. 
The Westies also fell to Xavier, 100-44. Senior Duane Gary was first in the 100m in 11.9 seconds, Asson won the 400 m in 53.38 and Haba won the 300 hurdles in 42.3. Jones was first against Xavier in the shot put and discus. 

















Eric Singleton (r.) will lead the way for West Haven in 2014. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

Changes
West Haven enters year with new coach and players
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 7, 2014) –
 The West Haven boys’ track team opens the 2014 campaign with some changes. Among the most glaring is a new head coach. 
With long-time coach Ed McCarthy stepping down, Ryan Knight will take over a program which finished eighth in the Southern Connecticut Conference championships a season ago.
Knight comes from Bolton High School, where he served as an assistant coach for three years. 
"I am very excited to take over the team," Knight said. "Last year, the team came in eighth place in the SCC Championship meet. 
"We will be looking to improve on that this year with almost 40 boys on the roster. We are very young with only six seniors."
The Westies will need to replace graduated All-State players Eddy Wiiliams, JaWaun Manning, Robert Hayes and Bobby Sampson. 
Leading the way for the Westies will be seniors Duane Gary and Ervin Philips. Both starred on the football team which advanced to the CIAC state semifinals and will look to bring that success to the track. 
"Duane Gary and Ervin Philips are two seniors that are new to track, but should stand out and lead our quality group of sprinters."
The Westies will also lean on juniors Eric Singleton and Denzel Asson, who will take part in many events. 
"We are expecting great things from returning juniors Eric Singleton and Denzel Asson, as they are elite performers in numerous events. It may take some time for us to find our way, but we should be competitive this year."
West Haven opens its season, Friday, April 11 at Wilbur Cross when it plays Hillhouse and Xavier at 3:45 p.m.

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Congratulations to Vanessa Brown on being named to the Southern Connecticut Conference Second team in the triple jump.

Westies fall to Hamden
WH drops 108-37 decision to Green Dragons
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(April 29, 2014)-
 The West Haven girls' track and field team won just three events in a 108-37 loss against Hamden Tuesday afternoon in Hamden. 
Senior Tynaiza Preston was victorious in the 100 hurdles in 18.3 seconds, junior Vanessa Brown won the triple jump at 32-5 and senior Georgienna Driver won the 3200 in 17 minutes, 19.7 seconds.

















West Haven competes against Sacred Heart Academy and Wilbur Cross, April 11, 2014. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.





































West Haven competes against Sacred Heart Academy and Wilbur Cross, April 11, 2014. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

















West Haven competes against Sacred Heart Academy and Wilbur Cross, April 11, 2014. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
























Alexis Goodhue competes against Sacred Heart Academy and Wilbur Cross, April 11, 2014. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.  

All-State players - Vinn Flynn '65; Jim Hill '67, '68; Ray Estelle '68, '69; John Morris '72; Jim Cassell '72, '73; Jim Clayton '73; Pete Jensen '73; John Mayes '81; Rich Turner '84, '85; Shawn Brown '88; Charles Clarke '89; Chris Beckford '91; Joe Danso '06; JaWaun Manning '13; Eddy Williams '13; Bobby Sampson '13; Robert Hayes '13
New England Track Champions - Shawn Brown '88

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