PEARL RIVER, N.Y.— The Somers varsity boys and girls winter track and field teams didn’t take a break over the holidays. Instead they were busy competing at the Pearl River Holiday Festival and Rhode Island Classic, which were both held on Dec. 27.
At the Rhode Island Classic, the girls sprint medley relay team placed second in 4:41.14. The team featured Emma Kittredge (200 meters), Michelle Rosenblum (200), Danielle Ericson (400) and Elizabeth Van Tassel (800). The 4x400-meter relay team took sixth in 4:22.60 with a squad of Katie Melly, Maya Watt, Rosenblum and Kittredge.
Maya Watt was seventh in the pole vault (9-0).
For the girls at Pearl River, Christina Abrenica had a third-place finish in the triple jump with a 28-10 1/2. The 4x200-meter relay team took fourth in a time of 2:04.30 with a squad of Abrenica, Caitlyn Van Tassell, Sabrina Somoza and Ella Lansky.
Clare Kean was sixth in the high jump with a 4-2. Kayla Natalo was seventh in the shot put with a heave of 23-10. Somoza was seventh in the 55-meter dash in 8.44 seconds, while Heather Coy was right behind her, taking eighth in 8.54 seconds. Coy pulled double duty with a 10th-place finish in the 200 meters in 30.74 seconds.
Numan Maloney led the boys with a 19-5 1/2 to take fourth in the long jump. Michael Altieri was fifth in the pole vault with a 10-6. Altieri was also seventh in the high jump (5-3). Michael Somoza placed fifth in the 55-meter dash in a time of 7.24 seconds.
The 4x400-meter relay team was seventh in a clocking of 4:03.20. The team comprised Michael Gordon, Mike Matute, Chris Hannon and Thomas Hannon.
Ricky Haigh took eighth in the triple jump (35-1) and Maloney was ninth (34-9). Joe Luciano was 18th in the shot put (36-10).