Somers Sets Season Bests at Penn Relays

From left: The 4x100-meter relay team of Hunter Goldman, Numan Maloney, Michael Somoza and Jake Graham. Credits: Jesse Arnett

PHILADELPHIA, P.A.— Somers sent a number of relay squads to the Penn Relays last weekend in Philadelphia.

Hunter Goldman, Numan Maloney, Michael Somoza and Jake Graham made up the 4x100-meter relay which posted a season best time of 45.20 seconds. The 4x800-meter relay of Greg Fusco, Michael Panzarino, Matt Fusco (1:59.88 split) and Nico Ferro clocked a season-best 8:09.58. Somers’ 4x400-meter relay made it three season bests (3:39.04) for the boys with a team of Matt Fusco, Maloney, Ferro and Altieri.

Greg Fusco recorded a season best 4:18.94 in the 1-mile run.

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The girls sent two relay teams to the Penn Relays with both squads shining. The 4x100-meter relay of Michelle Rosenblum, Shayla McJunkin, Jane Kaufman and Andrea Polvere clocked a season best time of 53.67. The 4x400 squad also had a season best time of 4:17.69 and featured Katie Melly (64.7), Hannah Norowitz (62.2), Danielle Ericson (63.8) and Maya Watt (66.8).

Somers’ girls team won the 45th Croton Relays on April 29.

The relay teams led the way for the Tuskers. The 4x100-meter relay (53.72; Christina Abrenica, Sabrina Somoza, Maggie Keane, Heather Coy), 4x200 (1:57.73; Somoza, Kellie Kottmann, Coy, Caitlyn Van Tassell) and 4x400 (4:34.42; Mercedesz Stumpf, Anjali Kapur, Elisabeth Van Tassell, Kottmann) placed first.

Somers dominated the throwing events with Kayla Natalo (shot put, 26-5), Liz Spencer (javelin, 80-10), Clare Keane (high jump, 4-6) and Melly (pole vault, 9-0) taking gold.

Placing second were Kottman (triple jump, 31-2) and Natalo (discus, 69-11).

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