Somers Trackies Compete at Yale and New Balance Games

Michael Panzarino ran a personal record in the 800-meter leg of the distance medley relay. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Nancy Hannon

NEW YORK, N.Y.— Somers track and field squads competed at both the Yale Track Classic and the New Balance Games at the Armory this past weekend.

At the Yale Classic, Michael Panzarino ran a personal record 2:00.8 in the 800 meters as part of the distance medley relay which placed fifth. The team, which clocked a time of 10:40 and qualified for the Penn Relays, was also comprised of Matt Fusco (1,200, 3:19), Greg Fusco (1,600, 4:24.4) and Numan Maloney (400, 55.5).

Panzarino also competed in the 55-meter hurdles, where he finished in 8.28 seconds. He qualified for counties in the high jump with a leap of 5-9, taking 10th.

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Joe Luciano tossed the shot put 39-11 3/4 for a 14th-place finish and personal record.

Michael Somoza ran a 24.1-second split in the 4x200-meter relay and also set a school record with a 6.72 in the 55-meter dash two weeks ago.

For the girls at the Yale Classic, the relays stood out with the 4x200, held Jan. 20 and 21, placing fifth (1:50.16) with a team of Michelle Rosenblum (27.5, personal record), Emma Kittredge (27.2, personal record), Jane Kaufman (28.6) and Andrea Polvere (26.9).

The 4x800 placed sixth in a time of 10:06.73 with a squad of Hannah Norowitz, Katie Melly, Danielle Ericson and Kittredge.

The distance medley relay was ninth (13:48.39) with a team of Elisabeth Van Tassell, Andrea Polvere (60.9, personal record), Lauren Simons and Anjali Kapur (5:41.7, personal record).

Melly was eighth in the pole vault (9-0) while teammate Maya Watt (8-6) took eighth.

At the New Balance Games on Jan.20, Christina Luciano heaved the shot put 28-2 1/4 to place third.

Emily Heese was third in the freshman pole vault with a personal record 7-0, Sabrina Somoza set a personal record with a 29.28 in the freshman 200-meter race and Natalie Quigley also set a personal record with a 3:37.3 in the 1,000 meters. Tori Pagliaro netted a personal record in the shot put (22-4).

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