Somers Girls Stampede to League Title

Jane Kaufman took first in the 55-meter hurdles. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Nancy Hannon

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).

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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.

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