Lakeland/Panas Tracks Success at Sectionals

Yorktown’s Samantha Silverman clears the bar in the high jump. Credits: Rob DiAntonio

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Lakeland/Panas’ track squad continued its successful season at the Section 1 Class A championship meet at the Armory in New York City on Feb. 10.

“The boys and girls had some great performances at the sectional championships,” said Lakeland/Panas coach Ryan Johnson, whose boys finished sixth as a team with the girls taking ninth. “We knew that the title was out of reach for us in the boys meet so we put our kids in events to prepare them for the state qualifying meet next weekend.”

Rebel Josias Luctamar had a huge day, jumping 23 feet, 3 inches to win a sectional title in the long jump by almost two feet. His mark is No. 2 in the state and 17th in the nation.

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Teammate Michael Nardelli ran to a third-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.82 seconds, Michael Peryea and Liam Atkins finished fifth and sixth, respectively, with times of 8.28 and 8.33.

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