It was a late Sunday night in New Haven as the Woodstock Academy indoor track teams competed in an Eastern Connecticut Conference meet at the Floyd Little Athletic Center at Hillhouse High School.
But while it was a late one, it was also a good one.
The Centaurs saving the best for near the last as the boys 1600m sprint medley relay team had a night to remember.
Jeff Phongsa, Braedon Emerson, Vincente Bastura and Christian Menounos put their names in the school record book as the foursome shattered the previous SMR school record by almost six seconds, finishing in 3 minutes, 46.63 seconds to take home a first-place finish from the event.
That time also qualified the relay team for the Nationals.
Menounos would have had a school record of his own in the event as he ran the anchor leg, the 800m, in two minutes flat.
That is well under the school record in the 800m but doesn’t count as such because it was run in a relay, not an individual, event.
Also making his mark was senior Jared Eaton who put together a personal best throw of 45-feet-4-inches in the shotput to finish second in the event.
Charles Caggiano finished seventh in the 1000m but it was important for the senior as he qualified for the upcoming Class M state meet.