Category Archives: Track and Field


Moriello breaks Class L 1,000m record

NEW HAVEN — Rosa Moriello earned her wings Thursday at the Class L indoor track and field championships at the New Haven Athletic Center. The Naugatuck senior broke a six-year-old meet record in the 1,000-meter run, winning in two minutes, 58.94 seconds, a feat that may inspire a little artwork on her feet.

“I made a deal with my dad that if I broke the school record, I would ‘earn my wings,’” Moriello said, grinning. “I want to get a tattoo of those [Apollo] wings on my ankles.”

“You can always change your mind,” replied an alarmed NHS coach Bill Hanley. “A tattoo is forever. Would you want your middle school haircut forever?”


Local track teams dominate NVL meet

NEW HAVEN — The Naugatuck and Woodland girls went 1-2, and the boys did the same, in reverse order, as the local track and field teams ruled the Naugatuck Valley League indoor championships Tuesday at Hillhouse High School.

The Garnet and Grey ladies racked up 132.5 points to secure their fourth consecutive league title, while the Hawks gents’ 114.5 earned them the first in school history.

Woodland All-Decade Boys’ Track

Team of the decade: 2009 Out: T-best record in school history (11-1); Copper champion; Class M runner-up Athlete of the decade: Eric Alfiere All-New England outdoor (2007); Class M, State…

Naugatuck All-Decade Boys’ Track

Team of the decade: 2007 Out/In NVL champion; 4th-place finish at Class LL indoor meet; 6 All-NVL picks Athlete of the decade: Joe Ardito All-NE indoor LJ (2005); All-State outdoor…

Woodland All-Decade Girls’ Track

Team of the decade: 2005 4th-place finish at NVL indoor meet; 8 All-NVL picks Athlete of the decade: Gina DellaRose Out/In: 3x All-State; 4x All-NVL; WRHS records indoor 1,600, indoor…

Naugatuck All-Decade Girls’ Track

Team of the decade: 2008 Out/In NVL champion; 3rd-place finish at Class L indoor meet; 4 All-NVL picks Athlete of the decade: Rosa Moriello All-State indoor (2008); NVL Top Outdoor…

Hawks hold their own in tough field

NEW HAVEN — In recent years, the Woodland track and field program has been noted for its depth, if not its star power. So it is fitting that the Hawks…