David Stankiewicz, a senior in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences and a former standout in cross country and track and field for Weston (CT) High, died on Saturday, the university announced.
Stankiewicz, a Weston graduate in 2013, competed for the Orange's men's track and field team in 2013-2014 and was an All-State and All New England runner for the Trojans during his high school tenure.
He was a multiple time SWC and Class M champion and helped Weston's 4x800m relay team to a third-place finish in the New England Championships in 2010.
Nagging injuries never allowed him to improve on that time, but he still won several individual championships and relays with his blazing kick. He led his team to several championships, mostly notably the 2012 Class M cross country title which he won with several of his closest friends at his side.
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