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.”
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.