YOUNG VIKINGS QUALIFY FOR 4X800 FINAL
Sea qualifies for the George T. Eastment Final for the 11th time!
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1/9 - Ocean Breeze Grand Prix Trials - Ocean Breeze
A young 4x800 relay, comprised of 1 junior & 3 sophomores qualify for the George T. Eastment 4x800 Final at the Ocean Breeze Grand Pix in February. Steven Anzalone led off and got us right in the heart of the race. Michael Kieran fought valiantly to hand off just off 3rd place. Nick Masters ran a phenemonal leg to keep us in contention with a 4 second personal best. Hudson Scanni handled the anchor leg duties and nailed down a 7th place finish.
In the 4x200's, 18 out of 28 guys that raced set PR's. The freshmen relay is now within 5 tenths of a second of breaking the school record while running 1:44.65 FAT. Lafferty runs 24.0!
Note: This year, Millrose Games were scheduled at the Armory on the same day as the CHSAA Intersectionals. So to ensure that the traditional of the George T. Eastment 4x800 continued, the CHSAA held trials for the race at Ocean Breeze and the finals will be held at a new elite meet at Ocean Breeze called the Ocean Breeze Grand Prix. It was also decided that, since the final is now longer held on the tight turns of Madison Square Garden, to expand the 4x800 final from 6 teams to 8 teams.
WATCH THE 4X800 RACE BELOW
1/7 - Freedom Games - Ocean Breeze
Sprinters turn in some nice PR's in the 55 and 300 meters. Lucas Lafferty jumps a PR of 19'-2" in the long jump. A snowstorm causes the milers have to run 4x400's and those two relays earn 3rd and 6th place medals.
VARSITY 4x8 NAILS DOWN SEEDED SECTION SLOT AT TRIALS
12/29 - Marine Corp Holiday Classic - Armory
The Varsity 4x800 ventures out to the Armory to get a time for the "Seeded Section" of the Grand Prix CHSAA 4x800 Trials. The team runs 8:33.16 FAT which is a solid start for the relay comprised of 1 junior and 3 sophomores. Steven Anzalone (2:05.7), Michael Kieran (2:04.4), Nick Masters (2:12.1) and Hudson Scanni (2:10.7) made up the relay that took 7th place medals home. The Viking 4x800 is currently the #7 seed in the 10 team seeded section with one weekend to go before the trials.
12/29 - CHSAA Novice Champs - Ocean Breeze
The team works off their holiday meals in a developmental meet on Staten Island. Dom Palermo medals in the Novice 3200 with a time of 11:00.6. The Frosh 4x200 take 4th place medals in a seasonal best 1:49.33 FAT.
12/17 - Bishop Loughlin Games - Ocean Breeze
The team gets a nice workout in to prep for the bigger meets of January. Junior Mike Kieran posts an 8 second PR in the mile and Soph Dom Palermo just misses breaking the sub 5 minute barrier. Mike Matrangolo, in his first meet of the season, places 4th with a jump of 20'-1.5". Sophs Steven Anzalone and Nick Masters record some nice triples on the day.
JUNIOR MICHAEL KIERAN COPS ADVANCE XC ALL-STAR SELECTION
12/10 - CHSAA Relay Carnival - Armory
The Soph 4x800 takes a big victory winning by more then 13 seconds! Hudson Scanni, Nick Masters, Dom Palermo and Steve Anzalone cop gold. The Midget 4x2 takes 3rd as does the Varsity SMR. Frosh Corey Pisapia was 4th in the Frosh 1600.
12/3 - SIHST&FA Relays - Ocean Breeze
The Sophs win the Frosh/Soph SMR & DMR's. In the Frosh/Soph DMR the relay opened up to a big lead and never turned back. Steve Anzalone, Kenneth Dias, Hudson Scanni and Nick Masters completed the relay. Later in the day the same foursome would combine to set a meet record in the Frosh/Soph DMR. Junior Michael Kieran was victorious and set a meet record in the Varsity 3,200 unleashing a big kick with 500 meters to go.
Nick Masters, Steven Anzalone, Ken Dias & Hudson Scanni were double gold winners at
the SIHST&FA Relays
11/19 - NY State Federation Championships - Bowdoin Park
Junior Michael Kieran, in his first state meet appearance, runs 17:44 for a #8 ALL-TIME performance.
11/12 - CHSAA Catholic State Champs - VCP
Junior Michael Kieran qualifies for the NYS Federation Champs. This is the 5th consecutive year at least one runner has qualified for the state meet. With our entire Top 7 returning and a 5 man average of 14:16 for XC 2017, the future is indeed bright.
PISAPIA BREAKS 1.5 CLOVE RECORD
11/8 - Frosh Islands - Clove Lakes Park
The freshmen have their best meet of the season in a 4th place team finish. Corey Pisapia, knocks down the Frosh 1.5 school record from 1997! His time of 8:15.42 took 4 seconds off the previous school record held by Michael Anderson. He would finish 2nd overall in the race. Major PR's were set by Chris Mooney (-1:03 secs), Vin Nichilo (-2:13 secs) and Sal Sparacino (-2:39 secs).
11/5 - Frosh/Soph Intersectionals - VCP
The sophs have a solid meet to finish in Top 5, just 8 points out of a 3rd place plaque.
10/29 - NY/BQ Sectionals - VCP
Hudson Scanni sets a PR of 14:38.
10/22 - Staten Island Champs - Clove Lakes Park
Junior Michael Kieran almost pulls off a huge upset but settles for 2nd place in a big personal best. The sophs turn in very nice efforts - Nick Masters (18:02 - #6 SO AT), Steven Anzalone (18:10 - #8 SO AT) and Hudson Scanni (18:16 - #14 SO AT) all hit all-time list performances. The Varsity finishes in 4th place with the entire Top 7 to return.
VIKINGS 2ND AT THE SOPH SECTIONALS
ONE point out of 1st Place
10/18 - NYCHSAA Sectionals - VCP
On a scorcher of a day that sent temps into the 90's, PR's would be few and far between. In a tough duel with a sound Xavier squad the team finishes in 2nd place losing out on a win by a mere 1 point. The soph squad, which was a distant 4th place as freshmen, has certainly improved alot.
10/8 - Manhattan College Invitational - VCP
Freshmen Corey Pisapia breaks the 2 year school record in the VCP 2.5 mile course with a time of 14:46. The former record of 14:50 was held by junior Michael Kieran. Rob Romeo runs a big PR of 15:35.
9/25 - Xavier Invitational - VCP
We tried a different philosophy this year of running VCP in back to back meets with a different strategy in mind and it paid off in a huge way. Mike Kieran scorches the trails to the tune of a 13:24. Nick Masters runs 14:18 and Steven Anzalone runs 14:20 for #7 and #10 SO AT performances. Hudson Scanni breaks 15 minutes for the first time. Freshmen Corey Pisapia runs 15:18 in his VCP 2.5 debut.
9/18 - Regis Invitational - VCP
The VCP openever goes much better for the team. Michael Kieran runs 13:48, #7 JR AT and #17 ALL-TIME
9/11 - Luke Parlatore Invitational - Clove Lakes Park
The XC 2016 campaign kicks off in a home meet named after former team captain Luke Parlatore.
Sun 1/8 -
Mon 1/9 - Grand Prix Trials
All must report to Ocean Breeze directly after school gets out - ALL will compete.
Tues 1/10 - Practice @ 2:45
Wed 1/11 - Practice @ 2:45
Thurs 1/12 - Practice @ 2:45
Fri 1/13 - Practice @ 2:45
Sat 1/14 - DAY OFF
Sun 1/15 - S.I. Champs
Be at OB 9:15, 9:00 AM
No one leaves until the meet is over
Mon 1/16 - Fr/So Sectionals
Be at OB by 8:30, 8:15 AM
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