Lakeland/Panas Places Second to Arlington

Daniella Mariazona hands the baton to Millie Lichtenwalner-Seabaugh. Credits: Deena Bell

SOMERS, N.Y.— Numerous local athletes competed in the 41st annual Joe Wynne Somers Lions Club Track and Field Invitational on May 5-6 and they came away with some very impressive performances.

Lakeland/Panas’ boys squad placed second to champion Arlington, with the Admirals just nipping the Rebels 50-46.

“Our top sprinter and one of our best triple jumpers were not in attendance so to almost win the meet was a very impressive feat,” Lakeland/Panas boys coach Ryan Johnson said. “Some of the boys had huge performances.”

Sign Up for E-News

The 4x200-meter relay team of Josias Luctamar, Kendall Wright, Patrick Abel and Jonathan White won its race with a time of 132.42 seconds, the second fastest time in school history.

Ryan Casey placed third in the pentathlon, after competing for the first time in the event only a week before.  

Michael Nardelli, Michael Peryea and Christian Young placed second in the shuttle hurdle relay in a school-record time of 50.7.

Luctamar also placed fourth and fifth in the high jump and long jump, respectively

For the Rebel girls, their sprint medley relay squad, consisting of Adriana DeSantis, Maggie McCarthy, Mya Lipscomb and Grace Bugara, placed fourth in a time of 4:13, a new school record that qualified it for the nationals.

Another school record was earned by the 4x200 squad of McCarthy, DeSantis, Millie Lichtenwalner-Seabaugh and Lipscomb that placed second in a time of 1:46.82.

Placing first in 10 minutes for the Rebels in the 4x800 were Jenna Pressman, Hayley Flanagan, McCarthy and Bugara. Liana Vasta earned a fourth-place finish in the javelin.

Taryn Hodge, Daniella Mariazona, Lichtenwalner-Seabaugh and Flanagan placed first in the freshman-sophomore sprint medley relay in a time of 4:28 while Jenna Pressman took second in the 1,500 in a time of 4:58.72.

“Our team is continuing to develop more and more depth,” Lakeland/Panas girls coach Rosalind Gallino said. “I’m so excited to see Maura Coakley place fourth in the 3K and to also have sensational results in sprint relays. The goal remains to cover every event and it’s getting better and better.”

Yorktown’s top finishers were Samantha Silverman, who tied for second in the open competition and first in Class A in the high jump with a personal best leap of 5-feet, while Marlee Pincus was third in both the open and class in the 1-mile race walk with a time of 9:06.96.

The Huskers’ girls shuttle hurdle team of Deirdre Nuebel, Grace Cooney and Silverman took fifth in the open and third in the class with a time of 56.47 and Cooney placed ninth in the open and fifth in the class in 400-meter hurdles in a time of 72.41.

On the boys side, the shuttle hurdle relay team of David Livadhi, Sal Pepe and Stephen Good finished fifth in the open and second in Class A with a time of 56.47.

Livadhi also took 11th in the open and fourth in the class in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 63.14. Kenny Howell placed third in the class in the triple jump with a leap of 39-7.

Aaron McGirr was fifth in the class in the long jump with a jump of 19-4 1/2.  The 4x1,600-meter relay team of John Ahearn, Sal Pepe, Greg Calidonna and Thomas Hynes finished 10th in the open and fifth in class with a time of 19:54.07.

“The team did very well, especially on Friday when the weather was horrible,” Yorktown coach Keith Smith said. “Samantha and Grace had a great meet, but I was very happy with our entire team’s performance.”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Cuomo Shores Up His Left Flank (at Our Expense)

We keep hearing how the Republicans are bought and paid for by the NRA. I recently explained to you the truth about this myth. The reality is the Democrats are the ones who are bought and paid for. Not by the NRA, but the environmentalists.

You thought I was going to say public sector unions, didn’t you? Well, they own both parties in New York. However, the environmentalists pull the ...

Appreciating Two Amazing Role Models

As difficult as this winter has been with the power outages and stormy weather, it pales in comparison to my overwhelming sense of dread as I prepared for the 20th anniversary of my mother’s passing on March 20. On that day, I know my mind will inevitably flash back to her last painful hours, when she valiantly struggled just to stay alive. Yet, I’m equally certain I will remember the ...

To Harrison, L'Chaim!

At long last, the smile of spring approaches, as an angry winter recedes into good riddance. Our spirit is ready to be re-charged. Damn the power outages, full speed ahead!

For my wife, Elyse, daughter, Elissa, and me, this otherwise exuberant time of year brings a confusion of mixed emotions. In 2003, on the opening day of spring, March 20, which happens to be my birthday, our 15-year-old son ...

Storm Aftermath and Update

March 22, 2018

During my travels throughout the storm and its aftermath, I had the opportunity of seeing firsthand how hard our town employees worked on behalf of the residents of Yorktown, whether riding with the Highway Department while they were plowing the roads, assisting at the YCCC warming facility, working with the staff at the Town Emergency Operations Center, bringing food to residents at Beaver Ridge ...

A Half-Baked Column

“I think it’s time we retired this oven,” I said to my husband as I displayed a sheet of blackened sweet potato fries. “Even the dog won’t eat these.”

“Sure he will,” he said, tossing some fries on the floor. The dog immediately sucked them down.

“Not my point,” I said.

We had known that our oven was on its last burners for ...

Read Across America With Dr. Seuss

Dear Dr. Linda,

I’m a school librarian and I wanted to remind your readers that March 2 was “Read Across America Day.”  Teachers, librarians and others who read with children encourage schools, libraries and parents to celebrate this day with their children. This special date was chosen because it is the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the adored children’s author. That ...

Thanks for All You Do

March 22, 2018

To the editor,

I am writing to tell you how much we enjoy receiving the weekly Yorktown News. It is a consistent source of local news, new business, opinions and sports.

We recently had no power for seven days due to the storms, and regularly monitored Yorktown News’ Twitter page for town updates. Your team demonstrated its dedication by issuing an edition despite the lack of power ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, March 23, 8:00 PM

OAC Steamer Co. Firehouse, Ossining

2018 Living Art Event

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, March 24, 10:00 AM

Jefferson Valley Mall , Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Indoor Farmers Market

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Sat, March 24, 12:00 PM

Club Fit, Jefferson Valley

Yoga for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Seton Holds First Social Fundraiser

March 14, 2018

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton school, 1375 East Main St., Shrub Oak will be hosting it's first ever Social Fundraiser on Friday, May 4th, 2018 in the Seton school gym.  Seton extends it's invitation to all to join in a night of food, fun, and dozens of raffles and silent auctions.  Entry tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets purchased by April 6th will be $35 per person; ...