Somers Runs at Green Dragon Relays

Sabrina Somoza had a strong week for the Tuskers in dual meets and at the Green Dragon Relays. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Nancy Hannon

CORNWALL, N.Y.— Somers varsity track and field team had a busy week, competing in two dual meets as well as the Green Dragon Relays on Saturday, April 8, and came through with some impressive results.

At the Green Dragon Relays, the boys were led by 3x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay, which was fourth in a time of 58.87 seconds with a team comprised of Mike Panzarino (16.8), Jason Tulchin and Griffen Carpiniello.

The distance medley relay was fifth in a clocking of 11:54.29 with a foursome of Chris Hannon (3:42.7), Michael Altieri (400 meters, 56.7), Mark Worsley (800 meters, 2:12.8) and Panzarino (1,600 meters, 5:02).

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Altieri also placed fifth in the pole vault (11-0) and J.T. Riffel was seventh in the discus (87-2).

For the girls, Christina Abrenica was fifth in the triple jump (29-0 3/4). Sabrina Somoza took seventh in the long jump (12-11 3/4). The Tuskers also had three relay teams place seventh. The triple jump relay team of Abrenica and Kellie Kottmann was third in the freshman/sophomore division.

In a dual meet with John Jay-Cross River on April 5, Joe Luciano won the shot put with a heave of 38-0. He was also third in the discus (95-6). Vincent Pagliaro was second with a 95-6.

The 4x100-meter relay of Mike Somoza, Jake Graham, Hunter Goldman and Numan Maloney placed first with a time of 45.9 seconds. Somoza also won the 100-meter dash in 11.5 seconds. Maloney was second (12.1).

Maloney won the high jump (6-0) and Ricky Haigh (5-6) was second. Maloney also won the long jump (19-2) and Haigh was second (18-11) again.

Matt Fusco secured first in the 1,600 meters in 4:46. Greg Fusco (4:46.3) was second and Thomas Hannon (4:55.6) took third.

Haigh won the triple jump (37-10) and Michael Herbert leaped to second with a 32-0 1/2.

For the girls, Michelle Rosenblum had a big day. She was first in the 100 meters (13.3) and 200 meters (27.5). She was also a member of the 4x100-meter relay team which was also first. Danielle Ericson, Jane Kaufman and Shayla McJunkin were also on the relay which clocked a time of 53.0.

Kayla Natalo won the discus (77-0). Christina Luciano was second in the javelin (56-6) and Ericson took second in the 400-meter hurdles (69.6).

In a dual meet with Brewster, Mike Somoza was first in the 100 meters (11.9) and 200 meters (23.9). Maloney was a double winner in the high jump (5-10) and long jump (20-0). Altieri also won two events, placing first in the pole vault (11-8) and 400 meters (56.9).

The 4x100-meter relay of Somoza, Graham, Goldman and Maloney took first with a 45.9. The 4x400-meter relay of Greg Fusco, Mark Worsley, Nico Ferro and Greg Siemers won in a clocking of 3:48.2.

Panzarino (110-meter hurdles, 16.4), Matt Fusco (3,200 meters, 9:55.7), Greg Fusco (1,600 meters, 4:35.9), and Pagliaro (shot put, 36-1) also placed first in events.

Taking second were Luciano (shot put, 35-7; discus, 99-8), Maloney (100 meters, 12.2), Drew Lasher (400 meters, 59.4), Ferro (400 intermediate hurdles, 62.6) and Panzarino (pole vault, 10-0).

For the girls, the Tuskers placed first, second and third in a number of events.

Sabrina Somoza won the 100-meter dash (13.8) and Andrea Polvere took the 200-meter dash (27.0).

Hannah Norowitz took first-place honors in the long jump and triple jump. She was second in the 800 meters.

Abrenica (100-meter hurdles, 18.2), Alexa Burns (high jump, 4-2), Katie Melly (pole vault, 9-0) and Lucy Cliff (3,000 meters, 12:08.8) also placed first.

Somers won the 4x400-meters with a team of Alix Goldman, Natalie Quigley, Elisabeth Van Tassell and Caitlyn Van Tassell in a time of 4:39.9. The Tuskers also won the 4x100-meters with a team of Polvere, Ericson, McJunkin and Kaufman in 53.7.

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