The boys track and field team came in first place on Saturday at the Founders League Championship, winning its seventh Founders League title in eight years.
The boys earned 96 points to capture the title, to Taft's 83.5 (second place), Hotchkiss' 83 (third place), and Westminster's 77 (fourth place). Rounding out the league was Choate at 71.5, Avon Old Farms at 67, Trinity-Pawling at 43, and Kingswood-Oxford at 6.
The Pelicans earned three individual victories and one relay victory on the day. Junior Ryan Heskin won the 800-meter and 1500-meter races. Junior Ryan Durkin captured the pole vault victory. And the 4x400-meter relay team of Heskin, junior Jacob Shichman, senior Hunter Galleher, and senior captain Dan Taglianetti closed out the meet with a win for the Pelicans.
Also earning points on the day were freshman Matt Farrell, who earned valuable and necessary points in the two longer distance events (1500 meters, 3000 meters); senior captain Brian Lew (400 meters, 4x100-meter relay), Shichman (800 meters), senior captain John Cox (3000 meters), junior Chris Knight (300-meter intermediate hurdles), junior Nelson Boachie-Yiadom (4x100-meter relay), junior Shayne Simpson (4x100-meter relay), junior Arman Henry (high jump), senior Will Mandelbaum (pole vault), junior Robert Allen (triple jump), and senior captain Zaire Goodwin (shot put).
The team will look to continue its successful season on Saturday, May 20, at Exeter for the New England Prep School Track Association Championship. The rest of the team will compete on Wednesday, May 17, at Westminster at the "Last Chance" meet.