Shelton High headed into the postseason looking to give Hillhouse, Guilford and Amity a challenge in the Southern Connecticut Conference East Sectional championship.

And, the Gaelettes were looking to provide those squads along with Hamden a hard-fought battle in the overall SCC championship, slated for Friday, Feb. 1.

Both postseason meets are at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

A top-three finish in the sectional meet and a top-five placement in the Feb. 1 championship are goals for coach Jason Kymer and company.

Throwers Yasmeen Dabiran (captain), Arianna Malick, Kelsey Radzion, Elizabeth Uyar and Sarah Ovesny are among the team’s postseason qualifiers.

The Gaelettes also possess strength in the middle-distance and distance events, despite the loss of standout and captain Heather Garrett to an ACL injury during soccer season.

Maeve Sheldon, Alexandra Kenealy, Amanda LoMonte, Anna Weissenberg and Adriana Franzese are all mid-distance and relay runners who have had strong campaigns.

Hurdler Kasidy Quiles placed second in the SCC Coaches Invitational on Jan. 19 and is also performing at a high level as the regular slate gives way to the postseason.

“It’s definitely been very enjoyable,” Kymer said. “I’m looking forward to going into the postseason and competing with the other teams. That’s what the whole season is about. We’ve been training and basically everything we’ve been doing is getting prepared for Tuesday and the following week.

“It’s a culmination of the season.”

Kymer is joined by boys coach Michael Barone and assistants Tony Branca and Kevin Block.