Robinson Jumps Way to Fifth to Lead Mahopac

Thomas Caruso leads the pack on his way to ninth-place finish in 1,600-meter run. Credits: Vic McGee
Davian Robinson was fifth in the triple jump at the Section 1 Class AA championships. Credits: Vic McGee
Anthony Califano races to a seventh-place finish in the 100-meter dash. Credits: Vic McGee
Hannah Teleigades competes in long jump for the Indians at Section 1 championships. Credits: Vic McGee

SUFFERN, N.Y.— It was a tough ticket to earn for a chance to compete in the Section 1 Class AA and A track and field championship meet Saturday, May 28 at Suffern Middle School.

And for those athletes lucky enough to qualify, not only did they get the chance to take on the best from all the large schools in Section 1, they had to do it in brutal conditions on a sweltering hot day.

That did not stop seven Mahopac athletes from taking on the challenge and making the trip to compete in the championship meet, and they all turned in some impressive performances despite the conditions according to coach Vin Collins.

Sign Up for E-News

“The conditions were very hot, but the kids who got there all competed and had a good day,” Collins said. “Simply to qualify for this meet is a significant accomplishment for the athletes. Very tough standards to meet, and they all competed, worked hard and did well.”

That was certainly true of Davian Robinson as the junior competed in both the triple jump and long jump events. Robinson set a new personal best with a jump of 43 feet, 8.25 inches to earn a fifth-place finish in the triple jump. He was 13th in the long jump with a leap of 19-11.

Anthony Califano also had a big day for the Indians as he competed in both the 100-meter and 200-meter sprint races. Califano ran a personal best in the 100 meters with a time of 11.62 in the preliminaries. That was good enough to earn a place in the finals where Califano finished seventh with a time of 11.87. Califano then came back in the 200-meter race to finish 29th overall with a time of 24.20.

Senior Thomas Caruso took on a tough distance field as he competed in the 1,600-meter race. Distance runners felt the heat all day long, but Caruso was able to earn a ninth-place finish with a time of 4:40.16.

“Califano has really come on strong in the 100, that was his best performance of the season,” Collins said. “Robinson keeps getting better and better and has really come on in the triple jump. He has really benefited from working with coach Adam Fetzer on the jumps and his technique is getting better. Caruso worked hard in the 1,600, he was shooting for a faster time, but that heat really takes its toll and he ran a good race.”

For the Mahopac girls, Samantha Mirchin led the way as she took on the challenge of running the 3,000-meter race in the heat and finished in eighth place with a time of 11:28.19.

Alyssa Komosinski competed in both hurdle races for the Indians. She was 16th in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:14.55, and she was 20th in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.59.

Hannah Teleigades earned a 29th-place finish for Mahopac in the long jump with a leap of 14-06.

Mahopac’s Rachel Hanrahan was busy competing in both the discus and shot put, where she earned a pair of 39th place finishes with a throw of 61-11 in the discus and a heave of 25-07 in the shot put.

“The girls did very well,” Collins said. “Sammy Mirchin had a real tough race. It was early in the day which was good, but it was tough to run a 3,000 in that heat and it was a good effort on her part.”

Mahopac will now wait to see who will meet the standards to compete in the Section 1 State qualifier meet this week on Thursday at Arlington High and Friday at White Plains. The top 16 athletes in each event from around the section will qualify to compete in the meet.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


How Far Down the Rathole Will New York Go?

Boy oh boy, Governor Cuomo must be wetting his pants over being primaried on his left by Cynthia Nixon. In his continued lurch leftward to stave off this challenge, last week Cuomo issued an executive order to allow parolees the right to vote in New York. That is right. Now all 55,000 parolees, which include murderers and rapists, will be able vote. The Legislature wouldn’t pass this, so ...

What Is Cambridge Analytica?

Cambridge Analytica is a research organization. Apparently, it is funded by the Mercer family, second only to the Koch brothers on the liberal hit list. Both, through their philanthropy, spend millions on various needy organizations like hospitals. What makes them liberal targets is their funding of various conservative think tanks and candidates. I digress.

Cambridge Analytica used Facebook ...

Trump Dumps on Amazon; I Dump on Trump

President Trump attacked the online retail giant Amazon earlier this month, accusing the behemoth corporation of paying “little or no taxes to state and local governments,” and taking advantage of the United States Postal Service and “causing tremendous loss to the U.S.”  

Not true! Since April 2017, Amazon has collected sales taxes in all states that levy ...

Time to Crank It Up!

It’s easy to get upset these days for any number of reasons. Still, hope springs eternal (even when we’ve given up hope of seeing spring). We live in a time of such grace and deference toward each other that a wimpy word like snowflake is the toughest insult that bullies can muster.  

We’ve all heard of the Bully Pulpit. That’s when somebody uses his leverage ...

‘Sister Act’: A Musical Like Nun Other

Of all the Broadway musicals I’ve seen over the years at Westchester Broadway Theatre, only a handful have elicited the noisily enthusiastic audience response I observed at the recent opening night of “Sister Act.”

There were outbursts of applause in the middle of some numbers, and several clever turns of phrase sprinkled in the dialogue landed squarely, to the delight of big ...

Closet Case

Not too long ago, if you said you had a room the size of a closet, it meant the space was probably pretty darn small. These days, however, it’s not uncommon to have a closet the size of a living room, with more sliding drawers, revolving racks and custom shoe trees than Barney’s or Bloomies or Kim Kardashian. So nowadays, if you tell someone you have a room the size of a closet, the ...

Cleaning the Empty Nest

Part of the shock of being a part-time empty nester is when the kids come back to visit and I have to watch my house transform overnight from a pristine haven of OCD goodness to a place that looks like an explosion happened at Forever 21.

After my kids moved mostly out, I put away whatever tchotchkes they chose to leave behind and then I put on a hazmat suit and cleaned their rooms until they ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, May 19, 10:00 AM

FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights

BluePath Service Dogs 2nd Annual Walkathon

Giving Back

Sun, May 20

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park , Yorktown Heights

2nd Annual Northwell Health Walk at Westchester

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Health & Wellness

Thu, May 24, 6:30 PM


College Admission Webinar