Fuscos Lead Way for Somers Track and Field

Matt Fusco had a big week in the 3,200 meters. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Nancy Hannon

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.— There’s no rest for the weary as Somers’ winter track and field had another busy week, competing in the Rockland Coaches Invitational on Jan. 4, the Dendy Invitational and the Ocean Breeze Freedom Games on Staten Island on Jan. 7.

At the Rockland Invitational, Greg Fusco secured a first-place finish with a time of 9:42.50 in the 3,200 meters. Matt Fusco was right behind in second place with a clocking of 9:50.60.

Michael Panzarino was second in the 55-meter hurdles (8.44 seconds) and fifth in the 1,000 meters (2:45.50).

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Michael Altieri was sixth in the pole vault (11-0), Numan Maloney leaped to eighth in the high jump (5-6) and Thomas Hannon was 13th in the 1,600 meters (9:42.50).

At the Ocean Breeze Freedom Games, Greg Fusco had another first-place finish by winning the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:25.99. John Rukaj took fourth (45:56.39).

Matt Fusco had another solid result in the 3,200 meters, placing third in 9:33.80.

Gregory Siemers took eighth in the long jump (17-10) and Joe Luciano tossed the shot put 35-0 1/2. Panzarino clocked a time of 8.36 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles.

For the girls, Katie Melly was fifth in the pole vault with a 9-6. Sabrina Somoza was sixth in the long jump with a 12-8. Maggie Keane was 22nd in the 55-meter dash in 8.26 seconds. Andrea Polvere clocked 44.17 seconds in the 300 meters and Michelle Rosenblum had a time of  45.41 seconds.

At the Dendy Invitational, Natalie Quigley ran a 3:40.9 in the 1,000 meters. Mercedesz Strumpf wasn’t far behind with a 3:43.0.

For the boys, Ricky Haigh had a 5-6 in the long jump. Aidan Foley, Mike Matute and Michael Cliff ran well in the 600 meters.

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