NEW YORK, N.Y. – Somers High School sophomore Brian Luciano broke the school weight-throw record on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Luciano’s throw of 50 feet and 7.75 inches was good for second place in the “small varsity” division at the Energice Coaches Hall of Fame Invitational, held at Armory Track in New York City.

What does it mean to you to hold a school record?

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It feels good to have a school record because of all the hard work I have put in to achieve it.

Did you know that you had broken it? Or did you find out after?

Right after I threw it, I knew I had broken it because it was set last year by James McHugh with a throw of 47 feet 11.75 inches.

Tell me why you’ve been so successful this season.

I have been so successful this season due to the hours I have put in during the summer and fall. I put hours in at the weight room and every day at practice to improve my form and power.

What are your goals moving forward?

My goal for this season is to compete at the state championships for weight throw. To accomplish this goal, I need to improve my form in both shot-put and weight throw. Let’s just say I’m not done, and I plan on improving much more throughout my high-school career.