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Harrison Track And Field Team Finishes Season Strong

Six Harrison High track and field athletes were crowned Section 1 Class B Champions in their respective events.
Six Harrison High track and field athletes were crowned Section 1 Class B Champions in their respective events. Photo Credit: Courtesy Harrison Schools
The Harrison High School’s girls varsity track and field team captured second place and the boys team finished third in the Class B Section 1 Championships.
The Harrison High School’s girls varsity track and field team captured second place and the boys team finished third in the Class B Section 1 Championships. Photo Credit: Courtesy Harrison Schools

HARRISON, N.Y. -- In the Class B Section 1 Championships, Harrison High School’s girls varsity track and field team captured second place and the boys team finished third, as six individuals were crowned Section 1 Class B Champions in their respective events.

Senior Kyle Lefkowitz won the Section 1 Class B Championships in the discus event, and senior Jeremy Altamuro won for both discus and shot put events. Samantha Shopovick won in the long jump competition and Michelle Aguirre won in the pentathlon event. The 4x100 boys relay team of Deven Jacobi, Dan Quinn, Ezra Lieblich and Giovanni Valdes-Fauli won the championship in the event.

Eighteen athletes advanced to the Section 1 State qualifier held May 29 and 30 at Arlington High School and White Plains High School.

Boys varsity track and field state qualifier participants were:

Jon Abadir – shot put and discus Jeremy Altamuro – shot put Brandon Merluccio – shot put Michael Sin – pole vault Giovanni Valdes-Fauli – 4x100 relay Deven Jacobi – 4x100 relay Alexis Ledesma – triple jump and 400 hurdles Dan Quinn – 4x100 relay Jon Crozier – pole vault Matt Konigsberg – 400 hurdles and 4x100 relay

Girls varsity track and field state qualifier participants were:

Rula Samad – triple jump and 4x100 relay Sam Shopovick – 4x100 relay Kyle Lefkowitz – shot put Jia Luo – 100-meter and 200-meter and 4x100 relay Erica LaManna – 400 hurdles Marissa Gazzola – 4x100 relay Emily Dugoff – long jump and triple jump Chloe Schettino – long jump and triple jump

Section 1 qualifier results were: Girls 4x100 relay – Jia Luo, Samantha Shopovick, Rula Samad, Marissa Gazzola – second place and season best time Boys 4x100 Relay – Deven Jacobi, Dan Quinn, Matt Konigsberg, Giovanni Valdes-Fauli – fourth place and season best time 100-meter – Jia Luo – eighth place 400 hurdles – Erica LaManna – fifth place Triple jump – Rula Samad – fourth place – personal record and new school record Emily Dugoff – seventh place and personal record Long jump: Emily Dugoff – ninth place Discus: Kyle Lefkowitz – sixth place Shot put: Jeremy Altamuro – third place Pole vault: Michael Sin – second place and tied personal record

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