Califano Cruises to First at Counties


LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y.— Anthony Califano finished first in the 400-meter dash in a time of 50.31 seconds at the Northern County Track and Field Championships at Arlington High School on May 19-20. The senior tied his own school record set at the Loucks Games.

Califano also placed second in the 200-meter dash in a clocking of 22.58 seconds, which is also a new school record.

Kayleigh Miller led the girls with a second place finish in the 400-meter dash (62.85, personal best) and a second in the 200-meter dash (27.20, personal best).

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“Anthony and Kayleigh both had great races in the 200-and 400-meter dashes,” Mahopac coach Vin Collins said. “They are really coming on.”

Also placing well for the boys was Martin Ventura, who took sixth in the 400-meter dash in a personal and season best time of 54.16.

The following boys also stood out: Mitchell Clark (800 meters, 2:19.12, personal best; 1,600 meters, 5:01.67), Jacob Kayler (800 meters, 2:19.53; 1,600 meters, 4:52.39, personal best), Jimmy Christos (800 meters, 2:29.54; 1,600 meters, 5:20), Alex Massafra (1,600 meters, 6:16.73, personal best), Marcel Martinez (100-meter dash, 12.22; 200-meter dash, 24.97), Nick Ahern (100-meter dash, 13.22, personal best; 200-meter dash, 26.77, personal best), Tyler Levitz (100-meter dash, 14.79; 200-meter dash, 29.90, personal best), A.J. Golebiowski (200-meter dash, 31.6, personal best), Tom Zelley (400-meter dash, 65.60, personal best; 200-meter dash, 27.76, personal best) and Robert Alleva (discus, 88-9).

For the girls, Alexa O’Leary was sixth in the long jump (15-5) and seventh in the triple jump (31-4).

Hannah Teligades took seventh in the long jump (14-11 3/4) and placed 11th in the triple jump (27-8 1/2).

“Alexa and Hannah really performed well in the jumps today,” Collins said.

Haven Wittman (100-meter dash, 16.14, personal best; 200-meter dash, 33.81, personal best), eighth-grader Mia Klammer (800 meters, 2:35.78, personal best), Svetlana Malishko (1,500 meters, 5:56.88; 800 meters, 2:57.37) and Melissa Sadler (1,500 meters, 6:30.23; 800 meters, 3:13.80) also shined for the girls.

“It was a great team effort by everyone,” Collins said. “There were many personal bests achieved today.”

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