VIKINGS QUALIFY FOR EASTMENT FINAL!
For an Island-leading 14th time!
1/7 - CHSAA Time Trials - Ocean Breeze
The Varsity 4x800 qualifies for the 14th time overall and 6th consecutive year for the George T. Eastment final which will be run on February 1, 2020. Jake Panzella led off in a second pack with a 2:10.7 carry. Corey Pisapia jetted out to the lead pack going through 400 meters in 55.9 while running a 2:01.4 personal best. Vincent Masters, just recently returning from a stress fracture that had him miss half of cross country and all of December ran a gritty leg while handing off in 2:11.0. Jason Marchese took it home with a 2:03.4 personal best for the 5th place finish. Earlier in the day the 4x200 takes a hard luck 7th place finish missing the final by a mere half of a second. Congrats on keeping the 4x800 legacy alive!
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12/30 - Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival - Ocean Breeze
The Frosh DMR smashes the school record; a record that's been on the books since 2000! Dylan Doskocil (3:45.9 PR), Nick Colon (63.2 PR), Matthew Caccavo (2:26.8 PR) and Joey Wilson (5:34.3) combine to run 12:49.14 FAT. The previous mark was 13:12.8. The Varsity SMR takes 3rd place medals. Corey Pisapia (53.1), Bradley Espejo (23.9), James Speciale (24.3) and Jason Marchese (2:03.9 PR) run 3:45.36 FAT.
12/29 - CHSAA Novice & Weight Championships - Ocean Breeze
The Novice 4x200 takes 1st place and breaks the meet record with a time of 1:38.36 FAT. The Blue (formerly midget) 4x200 establishes a meet record with its 1st place finish. As a team, the Vikings take 7th in the novice meet and 2nd in the weight meet.
12/28 - Marine Corp Holiday Classic - Armory
The Varsity 4x800 drops 14 seconds off of its seasonal best for a time of 8:28.60 FAT. Jake Panzella (2:07.4 PR), Corey Pisapia (2:02.4), Phil Peluso (2:12.4 PR) and Jason Marchese (2:06.4) make up the relay.
12/22 - Bishop Loughlin Games - Ocean Breeze
Jason Marchese running in his first 600 meter race posts a 1:22.85 FAT which is #2 USA!! Lots of PR's set by the newer members of the team in the 55 dash, 300 & 600 meters as well as some nice relay splits. Phil Denivo & Jason Caccavo take 2nd and 3rd in the freshmen 55 meter high hurdles. All in all it was a great day to get a good workout in for the championships of January & February.
12/14 - CHSAA Relay Carnival - Armory
The Frosh 4x200 gets things kicked off with a 1st place finish in a time of 1:49.45 FAT. Phil Denivo, Jason Caccavo, Matthew Ramos & Nick Colon earn gold medals. The Blue (formerly midget) 4x200 earn gold medals and the Gold (formerly junior weight) take 2nd and 4th place medals. The Gold 4x800 earns 3rd place medals on a big anchor leg by Joe Pecoraro. The Varsity 4x200 runs a seasonal best time of 1:35.91 FAT. Bradely Espejo leads 5 long jumpers making their debuts with a jump of 17'-10" Lots of 200 and 400 PR's were recorded as well.
12/7 - Staten Island Relays - Ocean Breeze
The indoor season kicks off with lots of promising performances. A young, green team with more than half of the team competing in their first indoor meet of their careers. The Frosh 4x200 relay of Jason Caccavo, Phil Denivo, Matthew Ramos and Anthony Colon take the first set of indoor medals of the year with a 5th place time of 1:49.38 FAT. The Varsity 4x400 and Varsity SMR both earn silver medals. Very solid indoor opener from the seniors down to the newest freshmen.
Cross Country Season
11/23 - Staten Island Champs - Clove Lakes Park
11/9 - CHSAA Catholic State Champs - VCP
FROSH CLOVE LAKES SCHOOL RECORD BROKEN!!
11/5 - Frosh Islands - Clove Lakes Park
Fantastic performances across the board for the frosh in a very fast Frosh Island Championships. The frosh school record 5 man average of 8:51 set in 2007 was broken by today's squad that posted an 8:50! Dylan Doskocil 8:31, Joey Wilson 8:32 and Naim Ibroci 8:41 finish as the #5 FR AT, #7 FR AT and #9 FR AT respectively. Matt Caccavo wins the Frosh "B" race! Both "A" and "B" teams take second place and the freshmen team will be presented with a plaque at the XC Dinner on 12/12 at the Hilton!