Girls track: Tri-captains to lead Shelton Gaelettes

Winning has become commonplace for Shelton High. 

The Gaelettes have been unbeaten in the regular season and won their division within the Southern Connecticut Conference each of the last four straight years. 

“We’re looking to do that again, but we have tough competition,” coach Jason Kymer said. 

The Gaelettes are striving to finish as high as they can overall in the SCC. 

Hillhouse of New Haven is the team to beat. 

Captains are Heather Garrett, Alli Kenealy and Yasmeen Dabiran. 

Garrett, a mid-distance runner, has been injured since soccer season and is hopeful for a return late this season. 

Kenealy was among the best in the conference in the mile run during the winter indoor slate and is a strong component of the team’s 4x800 relay group. 

Dabiran competes in the throwing events and is among the best in the SCC. 

Jackie Simington was a New England qualifier in the javelin event last year. 

Kasidy Quiles is a strong hurdler and jumper. She was among the best in the SCC and state during the indoor campaign. 

Amanda LoMonte and Anna Weissenberg are distance runners and placed among the best in SCC competition. 

Sprinters include Haley Oko and Emma Wadeka. 

Shelton was third in the SCC East Sectional competition and second in the overall conference championships during the indoor winter campaign. 

“We are coming off a pretty successful indoor season and we have a lot of girls sticking with the program,” said Kymer, who is looking for his team members to continue to set new personal marks at each meet and work hard throughout the season.

“It’s fun. We’re definitely looking forward to it and being contenders again.