NEW YORK, N.Y.— Somers’ varsity girls winter track and field team had a standout performance to win the League 2B championship on Jan. 15 at the Armory in New York City.
Jane Kaufman finished first in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.78 seconds. Christina Abrenica was second in 10.09 seconds.
The Tuskers claimed the top three spots in the 55-meter dash. Michelle Rosenblum won the race in 7.68 seconds. Andrea Polvere was second (7.71) and Danielle Ericson took third (7.86). Kaufman was fifth (7.97).
Somers secured the top four spots in the pole vault. Katie Melly won the event with a 10-03. Maya Watt was second (8-06), Elisabeth Van Tassell took third (8-0) and Rohan Watt was fourth (8-0).
Christina Luciano won the shot put with a 28-10 1/2. Elizabeth Spencer was third (27-0), Kayla Natalo took fourth (25-08) and Colleen Spencer was fifth (24-01). Natalo also tied for second in the weight throw with teammate Victoria Pagliaro with a 30-01 1/4. Luciano was fifth (23-04 3/4).
In the relays, the Tuskers were first in the 4x200 meters in 1:52 with a team of Rosenblum, Kaufman, Heather Coy and Polvere. They were third in the 4x400 meters (4:21.91) with a squad of Ericson, Melly, Maya Watt and Kellie Kottman. They were also third in the 4x800 meters in 10:31.26 with a team of Van Tassell, Hannah Norowitz, Anjali Kapur and Katherine Olsen.
Norowitz leaped to second in the long jump (14-05 1/2). Sabrina Somoza was fourth (13-10) and Kottman took fifth (12-08 1/4).
Emma Kittredge was second in the high jump (4-06) and Maya Watt was fourth (4-04).
Kapur placed second in the 3,000 meters in 11:11.28. Kittredge was third in the 600 meters in 1:41.86. Polvere was third in the 300 meters (43.36 seconds). Kittredge was right behind her in fourth (44.01).
In the triple jump, Rosenblum was third (31-06), Kottman took fourth (29-09 3/4) and Abrenica placed fifth (28-11). Olsen was sixth in the 1,500 meters (5:25.77).
The boys didn’t fare as well as they had hoped with a third-place finish in League 2B.
Matt Fusco and twin brother Greg led the way with first-place finishes. Matt won the 3,200 meters in a time of 9:46.39. Greg took first in the 1,600 meters in 4:31.93. Greg also placed second in the 1,000 meters in 2:37.52 and Matt was third in the 1,600 meters (4:33.89).
Michael Altieri won the pole vault with a 10-0. Griffin Carpiniello was third (9-0), Gregory Siemers took fourth (8-0) and Josh Tetro took fifth (7-0).
In the 55-meter hurdles, Mike Panzarino was first in 8.35 seconds. Panzarino took third in the 1,000 meters in 2:43.78.
Michael Somoza won the 55-meter dash in 6.72 seconds.
Numan Maloney was second in the high jump (5-08) and Ricky Haigh was fifth in the high jump (5-03) and sixth in the triple jump (37-02).
Thomas Hannon was fifth in the 3,200 meters in 10:56.63.
Joe Luciano heaved the shot put to a third-place finish (37-09 1/2). Vincent Pagliaro was sixth (34-06 3/4). Luciano also took fifth in the weight throw (36-09 1/4).
Mark Worsley took fifth in the 600 meters (1:32.08). Nico Ferro was sixth in 1:32.44. Jake Cordes took seventh in the 300-meter dash (39.13 seconds).
In the relays, Somers was second in the 4x800 meters in 8:44.05. The team was comprised of Matt Fusco, Greg Fusco, Michael Gordon and Hannon.