Matt Fusco Races to First at Eastern States

Matt Fusco, seen here competing in a relay at sectionals, won the two-mile run at Eastern States.

NEW YORK, N.Y.— Matt Fusco registered a standout performance at the 83rd Eastern States Championships on Feb. 28 at the Armory Track and Field Center in Manhattan.

Fusco flew to first place in the two-mile run with a time of 9:23.41.

“It felt great to win the two-mile at Eastern States, especially after a tough fourth-place finish at the state qualifier the week before,” Fusco said. “I think I was successful in the race mainly because I changed my race strategy and decided not to lead at the start.”

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The girls 4x400-meter relay placed 13th (4:08.52) with a team of Emma Kittredge (61.68, personal record), Michelle Rosenblum (62.87), Danielle Ericson (63.0) and Andrea Polvere (60.97).

Anjali Kapur was 14th in the two-mile run in 12:01.22.

The boys 4x800-meter relay of Nico Ferro (2:05.677), Mike Panzarino (2:04.729), Thomas Hannon (2:09.24) and Michael Gordon (2:11.054) clocked a time of 8:30.70 to place 25th.

Numan Maloney was 15th in the high jump with a leap of 6-0. Michael Somoza ran in the 55-meter dash, clocking a 6.84.

Matt Fusco’s twin brother Greg and Katie Melly competed at the New York State championships at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Center on March 4 on Staten Island.

Greg ran in the 1,600 meters and finished 19th, clocking a 4:26.11.

In the pole vault, Melly was also 19th, posting a 9-6.

The Fusco brothers will compete at Nationals on Friday, March 10, at the Armory.

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