THREE SCHOOL RECORDS GO DOWN AT EASTERNS!
Var 2000 SC (6:09.41), Var 4x2 (1:29.97), Var 400 (49.54)
6/3 - Eastern State Champs - Iona Prep
Dom Palermo running in the 2,000 steeple gets the job done and qualifies for the National Championships! His 6:09.41 smashes the previous school record held by Andrew Casas from 2002! It's also #2 STATEN ISLAND ALL-TIME! The Varsity 4x200 becomes only the 3rd team in Staten Island history to break the elusive 1:30 barrier with a 1:29.97 time. It annihilates the previous school record of 1:31.26 that was set 12 days ago at the East Coast Relays. Ken Dias (22.5), Hudson Scanni (22.3), Jason Marchese (22.4) and Steven Anzalone (22.4) comprised the relay. Finally, 25 minutes later the 4x200 guys all raced the 400 meter dash. Jason Marchese sets a 1 second PR with a 49.54 FAT. It eclipses the 9 year mark set by Adam Civitano (49.93) set in 2010. Ken Dias (50.48 PR), Steven Anzalone (50.85) and Hudson Scanni (52.36) ran as well.
3 Catholic State Champions!!
* Marchese wins his specialty (400 IH)
* Palermo upsets the entire field in the 3000 Steeple, eclipsing the school record
* 4x400 goes wire-to-wire punching its ticket to States
5/25 - Catholic State Intersectional Champs - Icahn Stadium
What a day for the Vikings! Jason Marchese got things kicked off with yet another championship victory, this time his first Catholic state title in the 400 IH. Steven Anzalone took 5th place as well. In the 3,000 Steeple, racing as the #3 seed with a 10:00.80 time and 28 seconds slower than the #1 seed; Dom Palermo upsets the entire field for a shocking 1st place and Catholic State Championship win. His time of 9:48.61 FAT breaks the school record of 9:56.2 held by Matt Simeone '09. For most of the meet, the Vikings either held the lead of were in the Top 3 of the team standings. To close the meet out, the Varsity 4x400 of Kenneth Dias, Hudson Scanni, Steven Anzalone and Jason Marchese battled windy conditions to win the Catholic State title. This was a year long goal for the relay, and is sweet considering that the relay missed winning indoors when a fall on the lead-off leg led to a DNF.
5/20 - East Coast Relays - Randolph H.S.
The Viking 4x200 breaks the 4 year school record with a superb 1:31.26 FAT despite some awful stick passing! The time is currently #5 on the Staten Island All-Time list. Kenneth Dias (23.4), Hudson Scanni (22.3 PR), Jason Marchese (22.9) and Steven Anzalone (22.4 PR) complete the squad. With today's time, the squad qualifies for a 3rd relay at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals.
Marchese's Two Golds Lead Sea to 4th in the City
Victories in the 400IH & 400 Earn Him the Track MVP
5/18 - NY/BQ Sectionals - Icahn Stadium
Jason Marchese leads the team to 4th in NYC and 4th in the NY Sectional Championships. He started the day with a victory in the 400 IH with a time of 55.14 FAT. His time is #7 in Staten Island history! Ninety minutes later he won the 400 meters in a time of 50.68 FAT. Those two wins earned him the "Track MVP" for the second consecutive championship meet. Dom Palermo kept the momentum going with a 20 second personal best en route to a 2nd place time of 10:00.80 FAT in the 3,000 steeplechase. The Varsity 4x400 relay of Vin Siracusa, Hudson Scanni, Steven Anzalone and Kenneth Dias took 1st place honors with a 3:24.36 FAT. The Varsity 4x100 of Vin Siracusa, Bradley Espejo, Nick Patinella and Stephen Siracusa earned 3rd place medals as did the Varsity 4x800. The weight team won the NY/BQ Weight Championships for the 7th time in our program's history. Gold medals were won by: Derek Delpriore (Sub 100), Tom Napoli (Sub 400), and the Junior 4x200. I am so proud of our small, yet talented squad that scored 32 pts in the NYC Champs and 42 pts in the NY Sectionals going against boys teams that easily have 100+ guys a piece.
5/11 - Louck's Games - White Plains H.S.
After a few near misses and tough breaks; the Varsity 4x400 FINALLY breaks and smashes the 4x400 school record which has been on the books since 2009! The time of 3:23.00 FAT sets a yearly best and is #10 ALL-TIME in Staten Island History. Kenneth Dias (51.2), Hudson Scanni (51.2), Steven Anzalone (49.9 PR) and Jason Marchese (50.7) make up the relay that takes 4th place medals AND qualifies for the New Balance Nationals. Steven Anzalone also becomes the first Viking to break 50 seconds for the 400 meters in eight years.
5/3-5/8 - Staten Island Champs - Sea & Farrell
Running the meet on four separate days due to weather issues; the Vikings take 3rd place in a tight competiton for the first two days of the meet. Day 1 was spectacular for the Vikings as Jason Marchese gets things kicked off with his first island championship in the 400 IH; his first time running the event in 56.7. Steven Anzalone, the defending champion, took 2nd in a PR of 57.0. Dom Palermo, running in his first 3,000 steeple ran away from the field for his first island championship in 10:20.3. On Day 2, in the steady rain, Steven Anzalone took 1st place in the 400 meters as Dias took 2nd behind him. Jason Marchese added the 110 HH title to his portfolio en route to him being named the "Outstanding Track Performer." Hudson Scanni defended his 200 meter title and Vin Siracusa took 2nd place behind him. Big Matt, throwing the discus on Day 4, won his first island championship with a toss of 117'0".
20th Edition Big Blue Track & Field Classic - St. Joseph Sea H.S.
Big efforts by the home team in the 20th edition of our home track meet. Contesting a Friday Night "Under the Lights" portion; the team battles the rains to take 2nd in the Frosh/Soph DMR. Vin Masters, Tom Napoli, Stephen Siracusa and Phil Peluso complete the relay. In the SMR Cup, the Varsity SMR gets passed with 150 meters to go to take 2nd in an outdoor seasonal best 3:38.4. The "B" team comes up for 4th place medals. Big Matt takes 2nd in a hotly contested discus with a toss of 110'-3". On Day 2, the Soph 4x400 of Stephen Siracusa, Vin Masters, Phil Peluso and Tom Napoli take 4th place. Steven Anzalone wins the 400 meter intermediate hurdles with a PR of 58.23 FAT. The Varsity 4x100 takes 2nd and breaks the school record that was set back in 1998! Their 44.15 time was 2nd behind Tom's River North. The Varsity 4x400 takes 1st place medals running away from the field - Ken Dias (51.4), Hudson Scanni (52.1), Steven Anzalone (52.1), Jason Marchese (50.9) complete the relay. Thanks so much to the parents, alumni & most of all YOU for making this Big Blue seamless yet again. So many stepped up in so many ways to type!
4/5-4/6 - Arcadia Invitational - Arcadia, California
A few Vikings start out the season in California for only the second time in our school's history. This was a big reward for a very successful indoor season. On Friday, the 800 meter sprint medley relay establishes a school record and qualifies for the New Balance Nationals in 1:36.80 FAT. On Saturday night, under the lights, runs 3:26.98 FAT. It was a nice trip and nice reward for those that have gone above and beyond for our program.
4/6 - Farrell Invitational - Farrell H.S.
Big Matt sets a PR in the Varsity Discus for 3rd place (119'-3.5") and Shot Put 5th place (39'-11"). Pat Daddio makes his outdoor debut taking 4th in a PR of 5'-4" in the high jump. Soph Vincent Masters takes 5th place in the 800 with a time of 2:06.2
3/8-3/9 - New Balance Nationals - Armory
The 4x400 breaks the school record for the 2nd time this season en route to an 11th Place finish in the National Championship 4x400! This is the Fastest 4x400 ever run on a regulation 200 meter track and #2 overall! Kenneth Dias (50.8 PR), Hudson Scanni (51.2 PR), Steven Anzalone (50.8) & Jason Marchese (50.2 PR) run personal bests. The 3:23.15 FAT is the 12th Fastest in CHSAA History! Many thanks to the Scanni family for donating the singlets for Nationals. On Friday, the 4x200 ran 1:32.98 FAT with Vin Siracusa (23.7), Hudson Scanni (22.6), Kenneth Dias (23.3) & Jason Marchese (23.1) handling the duties.
GEORGE T. EASTMENT 4x800 CHAMPIONS!
Vikings Win the 75th Annual Race in Dramatic Fashion
2/24 - DAY TWO - USATF National Championships - Ocean Breeze
Historic day for the Vikings at Ocean Breeze! Running in the George T. Eastment CHSAA 4x800, a race rich in tradition that has been run at Madison Square Garden, the Armory and now Ocean Breeze; after a near miss 3 years ago; finally win the race! Dom Palermo led off right in the mix, a few meters off of the lead with a 2:02.4 carry. Corey Pisapia, ran his best race of the indoor season thus far and took the lead before handing off just off the pace with a 2:02.4 leg as well. Steven Anzalone shadowed Msgr. Farrell for almost his entire leg while handing off in a 1:59.3. Ken Dias, a sprinter running in his second ever 800 and replacing our top 800 meter runner who was injured ran the race like a true veteran. After taking the lead briefly after 400 meters, he tucked behind a Farrell runner biding his time and with 150 meters left in the race unleashed a huge kick that got the crowd to rise to its feet. The result was a 2:02.1 PR but more importantly a first place finish for the Vikings in a race that has eluded us. The league presented the relay with commemorative fleece jackets for winning the 75th edition of the race.
Earlier in the day, the 4x200, running without Dias led from start to finish to win the Jim Hughes Staten Island 4x200 in a meet record time of 1:32.49 FAT. Vincent Siracusa, Hudson Scanni, Jason Marchese and Nick Patinella comprised the relay.
2/23 - DAY ONE - USATF National Championships - Ocean Breeze
Representing Staten Island's first qualifying relay in the CHSAA Donal Buckley 4x200, the relay takes 3rd place plaques in a seasonal best and school record 1:32.01 FAT. This is #2 ALL-TIME in Staten Island history. Kenneth Dias (23.0), Hudson Scanni (22.3), Jason Marchese (23.4), Steven Anzalone (23.2) comprised the relay.
2/15 - North Shore Pre-Nationals - Armory
Dom Palermo sets a PR in the mile with a 4:36.92 FAT. Vin Siracusa has a nice day in the sprints with a 52.98 PR in the 400 and a PR for an open 200 in 23.41 FAT. In the 800, sprinter Ken Dias runs a fine 2:02.70 FAT to lead the team.
HISTORY & HEARTBREAK!!
FIRST RELAY GOLD IN 4x8 AT CATHOLIC STATES!
TOP-SEEDED 4x400 TRIPPED UP & KNOCKED OUT
2/9 - Catholic State Champs - Ocean Breeze
In an exciting back and forth race, the 4x800 wins Sea's first Catholic State relay title in a seasonal best 8:06.96 FAT. Dom Palermo ran a big PR with a 2:02 lead-off leg. Nick Masters, coming off of a sub-par 600, moved the relay up from 5th to 1st on a 28 second last lap! Steven Anzalone held off a late charge from Chaminade to seal the win. The sprinters started the day off by breaking the school record in the 4x200 trials, 1:32.24 FAT, moving them up to #4 STATEN ISLAND ALL-TIME. Unfortunately, later in the day the 4x400 relay, racing as the #1 seed, went bad as Ken Dias was clipped by a Kellenberg runner knocking the team out of the race. A few minutes later, the team race 1:32.96 with Nick Patinella stepping up as the anchor leg for 5th place. Vin Masters ran a huge race in the 1600 for a 4:45, a 10 second PR. Action photos by Jason Paderon/S.I. Advance
2/2 - CHSAA Frosh/Soph Intersectionals - Ocean Breeze
Vincent Masters runs perhaps his best race of the indoor season with a 2:44.40 FAT for 3rd place. He would later anchor the Soph 4x800 to 3rd place as well. Jake Panzella led off in a PR of 2:10.8, Phil Peluso and Anthony Palermo completed the relay. Ken Dias leads a 1-2 finish in the Varsity 600 with a fine 1:24.86 FAT.
1/27 - NY/BQ Sectional Champs - Armory
The Varsity 4x400 gets things kicked off with a 1st place victory in a time of 3:30.66 FAT. The relay of Vin Siracusa, Hudson Scanni, Dom Palermo and Jason Marchese win the NYC and NY Sectional titles. Nick Masters wins the 400 meter NY Sectional Title after taking silver in the 800. The 600 meters was a big event for the Vikings as Steve Anzalone (1:23.85) and Corey Pisapia (1:26.59) record personal bests for 2nd and 3rd place overall. Ken Dias takes 3rd in both the City Triple Jump and City 300 final. The team finishes in 4th place in the NY Section (38 pts) and 6th place in NYC (22 pts) The weight team finishes in 1st place squeaking past Fordham Prep by 1 point. This is the 4th Indoor NY/BQ Sectional Weight Title for our team (2009, 2014, 2018, 2019) Photos courtesy Jason Paderon/S.I. Advance
1/26 - New Balance Grand Prix - Boston, MA
The Varsity SMR gets a special invitation to the New Balance Grand Prix at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, MA.
4X400 SCHOOL RECORD IS CRUSHED
Varsity 4x4 Smashes the School Record by 5 seconds in New Balance Win!
1/19 - New Balance Invitational - Armory
The Varsity 4x400 "A" runs a HUGE seasonal best and smashes the school record by 5+ seconds. Ken Dias (51.0), Hudson Scanni (51.2), Steven Anzalone (50.2), Jason Marchese (51.4) run 3:24.06 FAT en route to a 1st place finish at the New Balance Invitational. Their time is the THIRD FASTEST IN STATEN ISLAND HISTORY! It also qualifies for the Championship Section of the New Balance Nationals! They are currently ranked #6 NY State and #13 USA. In what is fast becoming an historic year for the Vikings; this is the 4th school record that has been broken so far: Varsity 300 (Dias - 36.07); Varsity 600 (Masters - 1:22.28); Varsity 4x200 (1:32.50) and Varsity 4x400 (3:24.06). Not to be outdone, the "B" team takes 5th place medals en route to a 3:32.84 FAT.
1/19 - Frosh/Soph Sectionals - Armory
Vincent Masters wins the NY Sectional title in the 600 meter run and 2nd in New York City. The Soph 4x800 takes 2nd in the NY Sectionals and 2nd in New York City. Six out of six 300 runners leave Ocean Breeze with PR's. In the SMR Showdown, Rob Nebel anchors the "B" squad to a big win and the relay takes 5th place overall. Rob Romeo and Billy Voigt run personals bests in the Varsity 600 meters.
1/13 - Staten Island Champs - Ocean Breeze
A small, yet determined and tough 30 man squad scores 93 points en route to a second place finish. Jason Marchese gets the day started off with an upset 8.50 FAT win in a huge personal best in the 55 meter high hurdles. Dom Palermo runs a gutsy, 17 second PR in the 3200 for 4th place with a time of 9:59.32 FAT.Ken Dias runs a big PR to win the 300 meters with a dip at the finish line in 36.07 FAT. Scanni, after taking 4th in the 55 meters would take 3rd in the 300 in a PR of 36.30 FAT. Steve Anzalone runs a solo effort to win the 600 meter S.I. Championship in an uncontested 1:24.68 FAT. Corey Pisapia, running in the 2nd section, comes up with a BIG 2nd overall place in a PR of 1:26.89 FAT. The Varsity 4x800 and 4x200 take 2nd place. The Varsity 4x400 of Anzalone, Pisapia, Billy Voigt and Vincent Siracusa win the Staten Island Championship. The "B" team run incredible and 4/4 PR en route to a nice 6th place finish. Dias, earlier in the day, would take 2nd in the triple jump in a PR of 42'-7.5". Big Matt Dybas took 4th in the shot put with a toss of 37'-.25"
HISTORY AT THE USATF TIME TRIALS!
4x2 Is First Island Squad To Qualify For The Buckley Race!
4x8 Qualifies An Island-Leading 13th Time!
1/7 - USATF Time Trials - Ocean Breeze
HISTORY! Sea makes history by not only qualifying the Island's first 4x200 for the Don Buckley CHSAA 4x200 BUT by also having a 4x800 at the same finals. BOTH relays qualify for the USATF Championships in late February (The Millrose Games are the same day as the CHSAA Intersectionals) Things got off to a fast start with many PR's by the 4x200 relays especially with Nick Patinella (24.4) and Stephen Siracusa (24.5) setting big PR's. In the 9th and final heat, our 4x200 needed to break 1:34 to secure a Top 6 qualifying position. Ken Dias led-off in a 23.2 and handed to Jason Marchese who ran a PR of 23.0. Vincent Siracusa ran a great leg and a PR of 23.1 before handing to Hudson Scanni who anchored it home in a 22.9. The time of 1:32.50 FAT was 3rd in the trials and crushes the former school record from 2015 (1:33.32). It is the SIXTH Fastest in Staten Island history! They are currently ranked#15 in NY State. In the 4x800, the team races to a second place finish in a seasonal best time of 8:09.93 FAT. Dom Palermo led off handing off in 8th place and gave it to Steve Anzalone who ran a spectacular leg breaking two minutes for the first time this indoor season while moving the relay up to 2nd place. Corey Pisapia held steady before Nick Masters moved the team into its final 2nd place slot on a 1:58.7 carry. They are currently #3 NY State and #9 USA. This is Sea's Island-leading 13th time qualifying for the George T. Eastment final!
1/5 - Freedom Games - Ocean Breeze
12/30 - Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival - Ocean Breeze
The Varsity SMR cruises to victory in a 3:36.88 FAT. The time is the 6th FASTEST IN SI HISTORY and currently #1 NYS, #2 USA. They have now qualified for the Championship section of the New Balance Nationals and its only December! The Vikings end 2018, ranked #1 in the 4x800, #2 in the 4x400 and #4 in the 4x200 in the CHSAA as well as numerous state and national rankings and....the best is yet to come!
12/27-12/28 - Boston Holiday Challenge - Reggie Lewis Center
A fun, team binding trip during the Christmas break leads to many medals and PR's. Nick Masters lights the track up with a 1:22.28 FAT in the 600 meters for 2nd place. His time broke the school record, is the 6th fastest in S.I. History and is currently #1 in NYS and #4 in the USA! The Varsity 4x200 relay take 6th place medals on a nice anchor leg by Hudson Scanni, running in his first meet in close to a month. The Varsity 4x800 runs a very nice relay as 3/4 guys PR. To end the day, the Varsity 4x400, running on tired legs, takes second place in a seasonal best time of 3:29.43 FAT.
12/15 - Bishop Loughlin Games - Ocean Breeze
A great day to get many guys a workout. Lots of potential for later in the season. The 4x200 makes the final on doubles for many athletes. Ken Dias jumps 41-4 and takes 3rd place.
12/8 - CHSAA Relay Carnival - Armory - CLICK TO SEE THE RACE VIDEOS
The Varsity 4x200 and Varsity 4x800 take first place amongst the CHSAA teams at the Relay Carnival. The Varsity 4x200, still running without leadoff man Hudson Scanni, wins out of the 2nd heat with a time of 1:34.70 FAT. The relay is currently in the top 10 in NY State. The Varsity 4x800 nearly led wire to wire en route to a 8:14.53 FAT which should secure a slot in the seeded section of the USATF Time Trials. The relay is currently #2 in the USA!! The weightmen lock down sets of medals in all weight 4x200 relays and the Soph 4x800 take 4th place bronze medals. The Varsity SMR, in the final event of the day, strikes gold to close it out.
12/1 - SIHST&FA Relays - Ocean Breeze
The indoor season kicks off in spectacular fashion. The Vikings win 3 events and set a meet record in the Varsity 4x400. The Jake Panzella, Tom Napoli, Stephen Siracusa and Vincent Masters take 2nd place in the Frosh/Soph DMR. They would later come back and win the Soph 4x400 relay. Steven Anzalone, Kenneth Dias, Nick Masters and Dom Palermo win the Varsity 4x400 in a meet record time of 3:29.68 FAT. Masters scorches the track in his first race in months with a 50.0 relay split to bust the race open. Later in the day, Masters would team with Anzalone, Jason Marchese and Vincent Siracusa to win the Varsity SMR in 3:39.98 FAT. Big PR's by Marchese and Siracusa. The Varsity 4x400 just misses the school record and the Top 10 Staten Island All-Time list.
Cross Country Season
SENIOR DOM PALERMO CHOSEN AS A FIRST TEAM COACHES ALL-STAR
His first time chosen for this honor
Check out the rest of the SIHST&FA Coaches All-Stars
11/19-11/20 - Staten Island Champs - Clove Lakes Park
Both the Varsity and JV take 4th place to conclude the XC season. Photo courtesy Jason Paderon/S.I. Advance
11/10 - CHSAA Catholic State Champs - VCP
Capt Dom Palermo qualifies for the NY State Federation Champs for the first time with a personal best of 13:38. His time is currently the #15 ALL-TIME. This marks the 7th consecutive year we've had at least one qualifier for the NYS Champs. Photo credit: Jason Paderone/S.I. Advance
11/6 - Frosh Islands - Clove Lakes Park
Joe Pecoraro places 19th with a 9:34 and Jason Mainolfi takes 34th with a big PR of 11:07, -1 min, 34 seconds.
11/3 - Frosh/Soph Intersectionals - VCP
11/3 - Clipper Classic - VCP
The sophs place 8th in the team title chase. In the Clipper meet, Ken Dias sets a big PR with a 16:04 time.
10/28 - NY/BQ Sectionals - VCP
Dom Palermo becomes the 20th Viking to ever break the 14 minute barrier. His 13:56 is currently #25 ALL-TIME. The Varsity team takes 4th in the NY Archdiocese and #5 in NYC. Robert Nebel throws down a HUGE PR in the JV race with a 16:13, good for a best by almost 2 minutes.
10/20 - Brown Invitational - Goodard Park
Vin Siracusa and Jason Marchese run big races for the JV to help the team earn a 2nd place plaque. Jake Panzella, Phil Peluso and Anthony Palermo all earn medals for placing in the Top 3 in the JV race. Dom Palermo earns a 17th place medal with a 16:50. His time is the #8 ALL-TIME on our Varsity Brown All-Time list. Corey Pisapia just misses a medal but his 16:58 is #11 ALL-TIME. It was an enjoyable weekend for the team to bond before we head into the championship season. BROWN COURSE HISTORY
10/13 - Manhattan College Invitational - VCP
Capt. Dom Palermo just misses breaking the 14 minute barrier with a 14:00.2. The Varsity drops their seasonal 5 man average from 14:49 to 14:27 with 5/6 setting PR's. Soph Vin Masters breaks 15 minutes decisively with a 14:49. Sophs Phil Peluso and Anthony Palermo pace the JV with huge PR's of 15:14 and 15:19, respectively. Billy Voigt sets a 35 second PR with a 15:36. 14/15 JV runners set PR's and many of them big.
10/10 - Soph Sectionals - VCP
Sophs take 5th place in a hot, hazy VCP.
9/29 - Six Flags Wild Safari - Jackson, NJ
Dom Palermo leads the varsity squad to a 2nd place finish. Vincent Masters takes 2nd in his return to racing. Colin Hunt runs a big race for 7th place overall. The varsity team finishes in 16th out of 107 teams in the merged results.
9/22 - Bob Pratt Invitational - Sunken Meadows
Capt Dom Palermo is the #1 man with a #6 ALL-TIME performance. Corey Pisapia steps up to be #2. Phil Peluso leads the JV team and earns a medal and t-shirt for his top 30 performance. Both the Varsity & JV teams take 5th place out of 29 and 26 teams, respectively.
9/15 - Regis Invitational - VCP
Captain Dom Palermo makes his return to the team and finishes in 14:32. Jake Panzella leads the sophs to 2nd place in the soph race with a 15:24. hot and hazy temps made fast times difficult.
9/9 - 5th Annual Luke Parlatore XC Invitational - Clove Lakes Park
XC '18 gets off under rainy skies at Clove Lakes Park. This year,and next year at Clove, the SIHST&FA will be running a temporary 3 mile course for the Varsity/JV as construction on the trails take place. Hudson Scanni leads the Varsity to a 3rd place finish! A strong punch by the JV team of Phil Peluso-Anthony Palermo-Vin Siracusa push the team to a 2nd place team finish. Some fine JV times were recorded as well!
CROSS COUNTRY 2018 AT INSPIRATION RUNNING CAMP!