Harrison Boys Track Earns Share Of County Championship

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The Harrison boys track and field team earned a share of the Westchester County Championship Sunday at The Armory. Photo Credit: Contributed

HARRISON, N.Y. – Harrison High School’s boys indoor track and field team earned a share of the Westchester County Championship Sunday at a meet at The Armory in New York.

Harrison and New Rochelle tied for top honors with 61 points. It is the first time in Harrison’s history that it has won or shared the team title.

“As a coaching staff, we knew the boys team had a chance in the beginning of the season to contend only if all of our scoring athletes could bring their “A Game” on the same day,” Coach Dominic Zanot said.  “Through the leadership of our senior captains: Ben Adler, Giovanni Valdes-Fauli, Alexis Ledesma, and Jeremy Altamuro, our boys performed with focus and determination from the first event until the last.”

Brandon Merluccio won the shot put for Harrison. Jeremy Altamuro took second in that event, while Deven Jacobi(triple jump), Giovanni Valdes-Fauli (55 hurdles) and Ben Adler (1,000) also finished second in their events.Jacobi was third in the long jump.

Two relays also ran well. The 4 x 400 took third with Matt Konigsberg, Ben Adler, Nick Nelson and Christian Saavedra. The 4 x 200 took fourth with Valdes-Fauli, Dan Quuinn, Ryan Moretti and Ezra Lieblich.Harrison set 14 personal bests in the meet.

In January, Harrison won the Hurley-Quinney Invitational at Cornell University. Altamuro won the shot put and weight throw, setting a school record in the latter event.

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