WHS boys’ track and field leads the pack

By Kathryn Elliott - ReminderNews
Windsor - posted Mon., May. 16, 2011
WHS track and field athlete Tosin Edwards in a meet against South Windsor. Photos by Kathryn Elliott.
WHS track and field athlete Tosin Edwards in a meet against South Windsor. Photos by Kathryn Elliott.

On May 3, the Windsor High School boys’ track and field team took on the Bobcats of South Windsor. With the crack of the starting pistol, the Warriors took a strong lead, dominating their opponents from early on. Led by senior hurdler Zachary Langs and thrower Tosin Edwards, the team now stands at a 5-1 record, with no signs of stopping.

Windsor’s track and field legacy includes multiple state record-holders and individual division champions. Coach Joe Bienasz keeps his approach simple, emphasizing the importance of approaching each meet with equal preparation. “We take each meet one at a time. Our goal this year, as it is every year, is to do well at the conference and state levels,” he said.

Rivalries run deep for Windsor. “At the conference level, I consider Manchester and Wethersfield our toughest rivalries; at the state level, New Canaan and Naugatuck,” the coach said. While the Warriors came out on top against Wethersfield, Manchester handed Windsor their only loss so far, 90-60.

Unlike in some previous years, this season’s team has an equal distribution of talent. “It seems like this year’s team is very strong on track as well as in the field,” Bienasz said. “The one area I would like to see us improve upon is long distance.”

At the 40th annual Lindy Remigino Invitational at Willow Brook Park, hurdler Zachary Langs won the 110 hurdle with a record time of 14.39 seconds. “I never even ran or did the hurdles before high school,” Langs said. “Then when I tried it, I realized I was pretty good and I stuck with it.”

The Warriors complete their final regular season meet against Weaver at home, on May 17. A complete schedule, including post season, can be found on www.casciac.org.

 

Coach’s Corner-

Windsor High School Boys’ Track and Field Head Coach Joseph Bienasz

Number of seasons with this team: 11

Assistant Coach: Chris Rau

Seniors: Greg Andrade, Aaron Cruz, Clayton Curry, Tysean Davis, Tosin Edward, Dylan Hammerman, Zachary Langs, Shamus Rahman, Dyvon Small, Alex Smith and Donovan Rodriques.

Complete schedule on: www.casciac.org

 

Spotlight Players-

Tosin Edwards – Senior, Disc/Shot Put: “Tosin is one of our best throwers,” Bienasz said. “He placed third at the Irv Black Invitational this year and has gone over 50 feet in shot put.” Edwards is the Warriors’ basketball starting center and will be attending UConn to study biomedical engineering.

 

Zachary Langs – Senior, Hurdler/4X1: “Zach is the Class L and State Open Indoor Champion in 55 M hurdles,” the coach said.” He was the Class L Outdoor Champion in 300 and 110 hurdles last season.” Langs started running at the age of 13. He plans on attending a four-year college, where he hopes to continue with track.


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