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* Indoor/Outdoor School Records Updated 6/1
6/1 - Eastern State Champs - Iona Prep H.S.
The Soph 4x1600 relay crushes the soph school record by over 1 minute! Nick Velez ran a big PR of 4:34.5 on the lead-off leg. The Varsity 4x200 relay, with all 4 men returning next year, just misses the varsity school record with a 1:35.01 FAT. Jordan Daniels ran a PR of 23.4. For the Frosh 4x200, Cassamassino (24.3) and Francisco (25.9) set PR's as well. Later in the day, Soph Joe Somma broke the soph school record in the 200 with a time of 23.25 FAT. Brandon Prato tosses the discus 135'-8" for a new PR, which was good enough for 3rd place.

5/27 - Fast Times Relays - Warwick Valley, H.S.

 

5/24 - Catholic State Champs - Icahn
Soph Michael DiBiase ties the soph school record with a 12'-0 vault in the non-seed pole vault. The milers race well and record some nice PR's. Rob Ruspantini (4:50), Joe DiSchiavi (4:56), Danny Rosenbauer (4:58), Mike Cardona (5:00) and Mateo Velez (5:14) all record big PR's. Luigi Tirro, Frank DeLeo, Alex Rosenbauer & Sam Mondello respresent the Class of 2013 in the Alumni SMR. This meet wraps up the season for most of the team as some athletes will compete at Warwick & Easterns this upcoming week. Soph Mike DiBiase (right) clears 12' for the first time.

5/20 - Frosh Islands - St. Joseph Sea
Kyle Sinclair wins both of the hurdle events in convincing fashion - (400 IH - 65.4 & 110 HH - 17.2). Jeremy Cassamassino wins the 400 meters in a new PR of 56.4. Every athlete on the team earns a medal as the team finishes in 2nd place with 95 pts.

                                    Frosh Islands - 2nd Place

5/17 - NYCHSAA Sectionals - Icahn Stadium
Solid efforts by the team in a special "Under the Lights" edition of the 18 team Sectional Championships. The soph record list continues to get re-written as this time the Soph 4x400 record falls by three seconds on a fast split by Nick Velez (52.0). Frosh Kyle Sinclair crushes his school record with a 17.02 FAT. Soph Robbie Guidicipietro sets a 5 second PR in the 1600 with a 4:43.86 FAT. The Varsity 4x800 runs tough setting an 8 second seasonal best which was good enough for 3rd place. Nick Camporeale ran a fine lead-off leg and Nick Velez breaks 2 minutes for the first time. Brandon Prato placed 3rd in his specialty.
   The weight team, led by weight captain Ray Cardella, wins for "Weight Title" for the second straight year. Weight Sectional Championships are won by: Ray Cardella (Midget 100), Daniel Rosenbauer (Midget 800), James Mahoney (Midget HJ), Jordan Daniels (Junior HJ), Michael Italiano (Midget LJ) and the Sub-Midget 4x100, Midget 4x100 and Junior 4x200 relays.


5/10 - CHSAA Frosh/Soph Intersectionals - Farrell H.S.
The sophs step up and avenge the disappointment from the sectionals for a fine 3rd place team finish. It was a tight team competition as 5 teams were separated by 3.5 pts. Rob Ruspantini (400IH) got the day started off with a 2nd place finish. Nick Velez would add a silver medal in the 800 missing the win by .03 hundredths of a second. The Soph 4x100 make the necessary adjustments from the trials to the finals and win the "City Championship." Robbie Guidicipietro breaks out in the 3200 and lowers his school record by 16 seconds for a time of 10:13.16 FAT - 4th place. The Soph 4x800 took 3rd place and added 3 big points to the team. In the field, James Mahoney (HJ - 5th), Mike DiBiase (PV - 3rd) earned bronze medals. Joe Somma took 2nd in the Soph LJ.
   The frosh had a nice day as well scoring 18 pts in the always competitive CHSAA Intersectionals beating a few of the teams that beat them earlier in the week.  Kyle Sinclair has a HUGE day by winning TWO "City Championships" in the hurdle events. He started the day by winning the 400 IH in 64.77 FAT then raced the 110 HH trials and finals nipping out two athletes at the line. His time - 17.50 FAT - breaks a three way tie for the school record. The Frosh 4x100 Relay of Joe Arnone, Jeremy Cassamassino, Lorenzo Francisco & Joe Cottone are the 3rd fastest team in NYC! Cottone would add a 3rd place finish in the Frosh HJ.
All and all, this was a fantastic day for the Vikings - The Future is Bright!


5/7 - Frosh/Soph Sectionals - Iona Prep H.S.
Great efforts throughout the day as the team crowns FIVE Sectional Champions and break3 school records. Robbie Guidicipietro breaks the Soph 3200 record. The Soph 4x200 Relay of Joe Somma, Garth Ikomi, Kyle Rivera & James Mahoney crush the school record and run a blazing fast 1:35.3 for the victory. Kyle Sinclair wins his first Sectional Title in the 400 IH and just misses in the 110 HH. The Frosh 4x200 of Joe Arnone, Jeremy Cassamassino, Lorenzo Francisco & Joe Cottone run a seasonal best of 1:42.1 and win the Sectional Title. Joe Cottone wins the Sectional HJ Title with a 5'-4 jump. Team-wise, it was some tough breaks that kept the sophs out of the top 3, so the sophs settled for 5th place - 2 pts out of 3rd place. The Frosh crack the Top 5 while scoring 27 pts.

 The team won FIVE Sectional Championships at the Frosh/Soph Sectionals!

5/4 - Staten Island Champs - Farrell H.S.
The team battles through 40 mph winds which definitely made PR's hard to come by. The team was competitivbe throughout and had to settle for a 4th place team finish. Brandon Prato defends his Island discus title. The 4x100 Relay of Michael Italiano, Garth Ikomi, Ray Cardella & Jordan Daniels win the Island Championship. Garth Ikomi would add another plaque on the day with a win in the 100 meter dash.

4/26 - 120th Penn Relays - Univ of Penn
The 4x100 Relay of Joe Somma, Garth Ikomi, Michael Italiano & Jordan Daniels run a seasonal best of 45.83 FAT. Their time was the 2nd fastest on Staten Island. In the 4x400, Nick Camporeale sets a PR of 53.7.

4/21 - Iona Invitational - Iona Prep H.S.
Frosh Joe Cottone (Frosh 400) and Kyle Sinclair (Frosh 400 IH) step into the winners circle. Cottone would also have a solid 2nd place in the frosh HJ with a personal best jump of 5'-5.Garth Ikomi takes 2nd in the Soph 400 (54.1) and Soph 200 (23.6). Danny Rosenbauer sets a PR in the 800 for a time of 2:12.7. Vin Spinelli breaks 26 in the Soph 200! Soph Michael DiBiase takes gold in the Soph PV (11'-0). Frosh Jeremy Cassamassino earns a silver medal in the Frosh 2000 Steeple - 7:35.6.

4/12 - BIG BLUE TRACK & FIELD CLASSIC - St. Joseph Sea H.S.
What a phenomenal day across the board. I was most proud of the way you all stepped up to prepared to host this meet - staying late most of the week, getting to the meet early and staying until the last item was cleaned up. And your parents/our alumni were fantastic - I received countless mentions of the hard work of our "meet crew" - Thank you, thank you!
  As far as the meet went, the team stepped up throughout the day on the track. The Frosh SMR got things going with a hard fought 5th place finish. They would later add a 4th place finish in the Frosh 4x200. The Soph 4x800 stepped up and fought hard while racing against the clock en route to a new meet record as well as a new soph school record - 8:32.83 FAT. Not to be outdone, the Soph 4x400 recorded monster PR's en route to a 1st place victory AND the 4th fastest time in meet history - 3:38.26 FAT. All 4 runners broke 55 seconds! Soph Robbie Guidicipietro added a silver medal in the Soph 2,000 Steeple en route to breaking Alex Civitano's soph record from 2009. The Varsity SHR running with underclassmen took 5th on a nice lead-off leg by Tom Geoghegan. The Varsity SMR, consisting of 4 sophs on doubles, battled valiantly for the win and settled for 3rd place breaking a soph school record from 2008! The Frosh 4x400 ran a nice race and garnered 2nd place medals. We now have 4 freshmen sub 58! Joe Rauchet runs 55 pt! In the field events, Mike DiBiase takes 5th and Lorenzo Francisco earns a 4th place medal in the varsity & frosh pole vaults.
This was a banner day at our home meet!
 


BIG BLUE SOPH 4x800 CHAMPIONS
NEW SOPH 4x800 RECORD HOLDERS

BIG BLUE SOPH 4x400 CHAMPIONS
 

4/5 - Farrell Invitational - Farrell H.S.
GOLD RUSH AT FARRELL!
The team fares well in some windy conditions with FOUR winning relays on the day. The soph 4x800 and DMR win convincingly. The frosh 4x200 records a big yearly best for the gold medals. The Varsity 4x100 also claims gold medals.

3/30 - CHSAA Relay Carnival - Icahn Stadium

Solid efforts across the board in cold & windy conditions net the team 50 medals on the day! Our competiive nature was evident throughout the meet. Gold medal performances were turned in by: Frosh 110 HH - Kyle Sinclair; Soph 4x200 - Joe Somma, Garth Ikomi, Dan Pucciarelli, Kyle Rivera; Sub-Midget 4x200 - Nick Camporeale, Mike Rotondo, Linpaul Rodney, Lorenzo Francisco; Midget 4x200 - Mike Italiano, Nick Pollio, Ray Cardella, Tom Teutonico;  Junior 4x200 - Vin Spinelli, Joel Pena, Mateo Velez, James Mahoney; Junior 4x800 - Joe DiSchiavi, James Mahoney, Daniel Rosenbauer, Nick Camporeale; Soph 4x800 - Rob Guidicipietro, Mateo Velez, Rob Ruspantini, Nick Velez; Frosh HJ Relay - Joe Cottone, Mike Matrangolo. Medals were also earned in the Varsity 4x1600 (2nd), Varsity 3x400IH (3rd), Frosh 4x200 (5th), Frosh 4x400 (2nd), Varsity LJ Relay (2nd), Varsity Shot Relay (5th), Frosh Shot Relay (4th), Varsity Discus Relay (3rd) Congrats on a job well done!
  BLUE TEAM GETS THE 3-PEAT
            IN A NAILBITER!!


3/28 - 7th Edition of the Blue & Gray Invitational - St. Joseph Sea HS
In the closest battle in meet history, the blue team squeaks by the gray 128-125 for the three-peat! Both teams put together balances attacks and one thing is for certain - every point counted! Soph Joe Somma won 3 events - 100, 200 & broke the meet record in the LJ. Mike DiBiase tied the PV record by vaulting 11'-0. The gray teams swedish relay broke the meet record as well.
 
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Indoor Season
3/9 - Staten Island Champs - Armory
It was one outstanding performance after another as the team "Re-Starts the Streak!" with an upset 2nd place finish in the team standings. The day got off to a great start with Kyle Sinclair smashing the Frosh 55 HH record with a 9.06 FAT, good enough for 4th place. Soph Robbie Guidicipietro ran like a veteran in the 3,200 and finished in 3rd place. Joe Scanni, Joe Barretta & Garth Ikomi finished in 3rd-4th-5th in the 55 meter dash. Chris Bertosen added a big 5th place in the 300 meters while Nick D'Addesa placed 4th in the 600. Soph Nick Velez ran a gutsy 3rd place in the 1,000 and broke the Soph 1,000 record in the process. His 2:37.38 FAT bettered the 2:38.48 from Dan Zaccariello in 2007. Mike DiBiase tied the Soph PV record with a 3rd place vault of 11'-6". Jordan Daniels & Joe Cottone placed 4th and 5th in the high jump. Soph Joe Somma and Mike Italiano finish in 2nd & 5th place in the long jump. Brandon Prato (shot) & Tom Geoghegan (TJ) set PR's and earn 4 points a piece for the team. In the end, the relays were crucial as both 4x800's ran gutsy for 2nd & 6th place. The entire 4x400 nearly runs a PR with a big 3rd place finish. Finally, the 4x200 "A" team of Joe Scanni, Garth Ikomi, Joe Barretta, Ray Cardella (Chris Bertosen) wins the "S.I. Championship." The "B" team also adds a 4th place finish. Tonight was truly a spectacular day for Viking Track & Field...and the best is yet to come!

           VARSITY STATEN ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2nd PLACE


2/17 - Armory Youth Classic - Armory
The team gets on a track for the first time in a week and tries to shake the rust off. Many athletes double, triple and even quadruple! It was a nice day to get some quality work in.

2/9 - CHSAA Intersectionals - Armory
After a rough morning for most of the team; we rebound a run some really nice 300's. As a matter of fact, 19 out of 25 runners in the 300 set a PR led by a big race by Chris Bertosen, 37.99 FAT. In the 300 meters, 7 guys breaks 40 seconds. The Varsity 4x200 knocks down their seasonal best in 1:36.24 FAT. The "B" team also recorded a personal best of 1:38.53 FAT. The frosh 4x200 relay crushes a personal best by clocking a 1:47.08 on a big anchor leg by Jeremy Cassamassino. To close the night out, in their last attempt at the Soph 4x800 record, Rob Ruspantini, Nick Velez, Robbie Guidicipietro & Mateo Velez slide under the old mark of 8:40.5. Nick Velez (2:00.9,) Guidicipietro (2:09.4) and Mateo Velez (2:16.9) all record personal bests.
Note: Almost 3 months to the day, Mateo Velez was across the street from the Armory recuperating from heart surgery. It was his big anchor leg that ensured that the relay record was broken. This just shows you..."Never Give Up!"

                       NEW SOPH 4x800 RECORD HOLDERS
          Robert Ruspantini, Nick Velez, Rob Guidicipietro, Mateo Velez

2/2 - Frosh/Soph Intersectionals - Armory
With a 13th place finish as freshmen and a distant 4th place finish in the Soph Sectionals; the sophs upset the apple chart with a surprise 3rd place finish at today's Soph Intersectionals. Some phenomenal performances across the board. Joe Somma battled step issues and won the LJ in the finals. Michael DiBiase rebounded in the PV with a fine 2nd place performance. He added a 4th place finish in the HJ. Nick Velez (2nd-1,000) and Rob Guidicipietro (4th - 3,200) add some valuable points. The Soph 4x200, racing all season to knock down the school record, run 1:39.04 in the trials and 1:38.78 FAT in the finals- both times bettering the 1:39.4 from 2007. They finished in 1st place and copped the "City Championship." Heading into the final event tied with Xavier for 3rd place, the soph 4x800 ran tough despite a dropped stick and add 3 big points to lock down the 3rd place plaque. Freshmen Kyle Sinclair earns a 4th place medal by dipping under 10 seconds. Jeremy Cassamassino & Joe Arnone run some nice 200's.
   The varsity athletes wouldn't be outdone by the underclassmen. Not quite running with our top 4x200 relay: Joe Scanni, Chris Bertosen, Jordan Daniels & Joe Rauchet all record personal bests and record a seasonal best - 1:36.39 FAT.

                         CHSAA Soph Intersectionals - 3rd Place

1/17-1/18 - Yale Track Classic - Yale University
The DMR gets things going with PR's set by all four athletes. Nick Velez runs a fast 3:17.6 lead-off leg. Chris Bertosen (54.3) and Nick D'Addesa (2:04.9) and Rob Guidicipietro (4:48.8) all set PR's in a competitive race. On Saturday, Robbie Guidicipietro established a soph record in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:43.55 FAT, which converts to approx 10:25 for the 3,200. Two weeks ago, he had run 10:43 in the 3,200. Joe Barretta & Joe Scanni run solid 55 meter dash times. Joe Somma sets a big PR in the 400 and Joe Barretta survives the race. To close, Nick Velez broke a 20 year school record in the soph mile with a time of 4:43.30 FAT. The old record was held by Ralph Scalici '96 who ran 4:44.0 in 1994!


1/15 - Millrose Trials - Armory
In some spirited running, the 4x800 relays run some very nice competitive races. Our "A" team sets a 13 second seasonal best while running with 3 sophomores on the relay. The "A" team runs 8:27.63 FAT on a big 2nd leg by Nick Velez (2:01.8) Rob Ruspantini drops under 2:10 and Rob Guidicipietro just misses breaking 2:10. Everyone on the "B" team sets a PR with the biggest PR set by Mateo Velez as he makes his way back from heart surgery. The future is bright indeed as the 2015 Millrose Games look better then ever!

       Soph Nick Velez runs a big 2:01.8 leg at the Millrose 4x800 Trials

1/11 - Stanner Games - Armory
The Soph SMR starts the day with a 3rd place performance. The foursome run some solid times considering they had to race in sneakers! Rob Ruspantini, Joe Somma, Kyle Rivera & Nick Velez earn the medals. Tom Geoghegan breaks 9 seconds for the first time via hand-time in the 55 hurdles. Danny Rosenbauer leads the milers with a big PR of 5:04.9. Freshmen Jeremy Cassamassino & Alex Gambino run 5:24 & 5:29. Cassamassino set a 7 second PR earlier on the 800 leg of the SMR. Joe Barretta, Joe Scanni and Joe Somma break 7.0 in the 55 meter dash.

1/5 - CHSAA Novice/Weight Champs - Armory

The novice athletes have a nice day and garner a third place plaque. Nick Velez, for the 3rd time in 2 days, wins a gold medal in the 600. The 4x200 (4th), 4x400 (2nd) and 4x800 (2nd) all earn medals. Mike Cardona sets a 12 second PR in the 3200 and nabs a 5th place medal. In the weight portion of the meet, the sub-midget 4x200 (3rd) and midget 4x200 (2nd) hit the medal stand. For the varsity, Joe Somma runs a nice lead-off leg in the 4x2 with a 24.2 split. For the 2nd time this season, the sprinters beat out the MD group in a 4x400 showdown. A total of 29 medals were won on the day.

                             CHSAA Novice Champs - 3rd Place
 

1/4 - NYCHSAA Soph Sectionals
@ Fordham University - Bronx, NY

A spirited effort throughout the day on the flat track at Fordham University. Michael DiBiase represents the field team with a 2nd place finish in the pole vault and 5th place in the high jump. Rocco Rago breaks 10 seconds in the 55 HH for a 4th place medal. Robbie Guidicipietro earns a silver medal in the 3,200 meter run. Nick Velez wins the "Sectional Championship" in the 800 while Rob Ruspantini finishes in 2nd place. The Soph 4x800 relay win the "Sectional Championship" on a big 3rd leg by Michael Cardona. The 4x200 & 4x400 relays both take 4th place. The soph team, while finishing in 8th place as freshmen and 30 points away from the top 3, take 4th place on the day - a sign of vast improvement.
 


NICK VELEZ
Sectional Champion - 800 meters


SOPH 4x800 RELAY - Sectional Champions

ST JOSEPH SEA TRACK ALUMNI
COMPETING IN NCAA COLLEGIATE
CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD


Michael Baio '10

Wagner College - Staten Island, New York

Phil Blanda '13

SUNY Albany - Albany, New York

Adam Civitano '11

Auburn University - Auburn, Alabama

Alex Civitano '11

Boston University - Boston, Mass.

Meena Farid '11

Brown University - Providence, Rhode Island

Sam Mondello '13

Chestnut Hill - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John Scanlon '12

CUNY Baruch College - New York, New York

Luigi Tirro '13

Misericordia University - Dallas, Pennsylvania

Liam Vogt '12

Monmouth University
- Long Branch, New Jersey

Daniel Zaccariello '10

Wagner College - Staten Island, New York

12/27 -Marine Corp Holiday Classic - Armory
The soph distance medley relay smashes the soph school record that was set in 2010 by 39 seconds. Nick Velez (3:26.1), Kyle Rivera (59.5), Rob Ruspantini (2:11.5) and Rob Guidicipietro (4:55.8) all records PR's on the record setting relay.

                        NEW SOPH DMR RECORD HOLDERS
           Nick Velez, Kyle Rivera, Rob Ruspantini, Rob Guidicpietro

12/26 - North Shore Invitational - Armory

Chris Bertosen leads the sprinters with the fastest 200 & 300 splits on the day. Daniel Rosenbauer & Mike Cardona run solid 1600 times. Nick Camporeale sets a PR in the 200. Soph Mike DiBiase vaults a personal best of 11'-0 in the PV. Sophs Nick Velez, Rob Ruspantini & Robert Guidicipietro record PR's in the 800 to leads the 4x800 to a seasonal best.

12/21 - Bishop Loughlin Games - Armory
A small squad does some nice work at the Armory in the largest indoor track meet in the nation. Joe Scanni & Joe Barretta lead the sprinters to some nice 55 meter dash times. Nick D'Addesa leads the MD group as they all record PR's in the 600 - a recipe for some fast 800's in the future. Nick Camporeale & Joe Rauchet break 40 seconds in the 300. The sprinters DOMINATE the mid-distance group in the 4x400 showdown to end the day.

12/14 - CHSAA Relay Carnival - Armory
Despite the rough start to the day, the 2013-2014 indoor season kicks off with some nice performances. The frosh 4x400 got things started off with a 2nd place performance and some impressive times by Joe Arnone & Kyle Sinclair. The weightmen medal in the sub-midget (1st), midget (1st) and junior weight 4x200 relays. The midget relay smashes a 12 year old meet record in the process. The Soph 4x200 wins with convincing legs by Joe Somma, Garth Ikoma, Daniel Pucciarelli & Kyle Rivera. The soph 4x800 added 5th place medals as well. The sprint group has a really nice season opener with 8 guys at 25.0 or better. Soph Michael DiBiase sets a PR in the Class PV with a vault of 10'-6. All of today's performances show that the future will be bright for the Vikings.

Cross Country Season
11/30 - Nike Cross Regionals - Bowdoin Park

Senior Nick D'Addesa rebounds and leads the team in the season finale. A nice effort by "Sea Viking XC" as the team returns 6/7 athletes for XC 2014. The temperature was a bone chilling 17 degrees at race time. Overall it was a nice weekend for the team. This concludes XC 2013.

     NIKE CROSS REGIONALS - SEA VIKINGS XC - BOWDOIN PARK
 

Congratulations to Soph Robbie Guidicipietro (1st Team)
&
Senior Nick D'Addesa (2nd Team) for being chosen as
SIHST&FA Coaches League All-Stars
See them get honored on Thurs 12/12/13!
Coaches All-Stars

 

11/23 - Staten Island Champs - Clove Lakes
The Varsity & JV finish in 4th place. Soph Robbie Guidicipietro runs 17:36 - #2 SO AT for 9th place overall in the varsity race. He dropped 50 seconds from his race at the Breen meet. Joe DiSchiavi runs a big race to step up as the #4 man on varsity. In the JV race, Anthony Castagliola & Daniel Rosenbauer pace the team. Freshmen Jeremy Cassamassino steps up as the #5 man. Big PR's by Rob Ruszkowski, Vincent Spinelli, Anthony Ognibene, and Ryan McNamara. The frosh post some solid times. With only 4 seniors; the future is bright for Viking XC! (Photo Taken by Linpaul Rodney '17)

11/16 - NYS Federation Champs - Bowdoin Park
Soph Robbie Guidicipietro runs 18:19. He is only the 2nd soph to compete at Bowdoin Park.

11/11 - Frosh Islands - Clove Lakes Park
Jeremy Cassamassino breaks 9 minutes for a 10th place finish. His time is #16 Frosh All-Time. Most of the freshmen record big personal best times. Rob Mandry (2:04) and Mike Losi (2:43) have the biggest PR's on the day. Mike Rotondo steps up to be the 5th man on the "A" team.

11/9 - CHSAA Intersectionals - VCP
Soph Robbie Guidicipietro qualifies for the NYS Federation Championships with a personal best of 13:49.  Guidicipietro, who was only the 36th best freshmen at last year's Frosh Intersectionals, places 29th in the Varsity Intersectionals! Mike Cardona just misses breaking 15 minutes. Danny Rosenbauer sets a big PR to lead the JV team. Rob Ruspantini dips under 16 minutes. The frosh run some solid times over the varsity 2.5 course.


     Soph Robbie Guidicipietro - NY Federation State Qualifier

11/2 - CHSAA Frosh/Soph Intersectionals - VCP
Soph Robbie Guidicipietro dips under the elusive 14 minute barrier for a 6th place finish. He is #20 VARSITY ALL-TIME and one of the top varsity XC runners on Staten Island. Big PR's by Rob Ruspantini, Rob Ruszkowsi & Vincent Spinelli. Ryan McNamara sets a big PR in the "B" and just misses breaking 18 mins.

11/2 - Clipper Classic - VCP
Anthony Castagliola sets a big personal best with a 15:20, a 23 second PR. Mike Italiano, Ray Cardella, Daniel Rosenbauer & Brian Nishimwe all record personal best times.

Following the meet, the team paid a visit to Mateo Velez who just went for open heart surgery. He will be back & better than ever!

10/26 - NYCHSAA Sectionals - VCP
The Vikings battle throughout the day at a blustery VCP. Nick D'Addesa & Robbie Guidicipietro finish in 15th & 17th place. Guidicipietro inches up the Soph All-Time list with the 3rd fastest time - 14:12. Danny Rosenbauer paces the JV team with a 9 second PR. James Schneider becomes the first frosh to break 10 mins this year with a 9:47, good enough for 11th place in the "A" race. Big races by Joe Arnone & Joe Motto on the "A" team. Rob Mandry, Lorenzo Francisco & Linpaul Rodney all record monster PR's.

Nick D'Addesa & Robbie Guidicipietro heading down to the final straightaway.

10/19 - Brown Invitational - Goddard Park, Rhode Island
The sophs set the tone on the day as Rob Guidicipietro runs 16:48 which is good enough for the #2 ALL-TIME performance for a Viking at Goddard Park. His 17th place finish earned him a prestigous Brown medal. Nick Velez, depsite falling with 400 to go, is the #2 man with a 17:10 which roughly translates to a low 14:00 at VCP. Mike Cardona breaks 18 mins in his best race of the season. Anthony Castagliola runs a solid race to lead the JV and make a push for the varsity. Jeremy Cassamassino places 52nd in the frosh 2.5 mile race in 15:37. He is the 3rd fastest freshmen at Goddard Park; just a few seconds off of wha Guidicipietro ran last year. Alex Gambino, Dan Kwiatowski & James Schneider are all within 13 seconds of eachother. A competitive weekend for all Viking harriers as the team heads into championship season. 






10/16 - Soph Sectionals - Van Cortlandt Park
Nick Velez races his way onto the Soph All-Time List with a 14:26 time, good enough for 3rd place. He and Robbie Guidicipietro are the fastest soph duo since Frank Recce '06 & Jonathan Gedeon '06 in 2004. Rob Ruspantini races very well as the #4 man. The soph team, 6th as freshmen, narrowly miss out on a 3rd place plaque. This is a sure sign of even more progress in the year's ahead.

10/12 - Manhattan College Invitational - Van Cortlandt Park
Jonathan Goldman runs well in the JV race to earn his spot back on the varsity team. Daniel Rosenbauer, Ray Cardella, Mike Italiano & Anthony Castagliola all break 16 minutes! Rob Ruszkowski sets a 23 second PR. Kyle Sinclair steps up to be the #5 frosh.

9/28 - Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational - Jackson, NJ
Nick Velez and Robbie Guidicipietro pace the varsity over a slightly longer and more challenging 5K course at Six Flags. Michael Italiano steps up to be the 5th man as the varsity team finishes in 6th out of 18 teams. Joe DiSchiavi, Ray Cardella & Daniel Rosenbauer all earn medals in the JV race. Jeremy Cassamassino breaks the school course record en route to a 25th place medal. Alex Gambino (#3), Daniel Kwiatowski (#5) and James Schneider (#10) all earn a place on Sea's "Frosh Safari" All-Time List. Both the JV and Frosh teams finish in 6th place. The team also enjoyed a day/night at Six Flags and enjoyed "Fright Fest."
RACE VIDEOS - Varsity "D", JV "C", Frosh "B"

    Sophs Nick Velez and Robbie Guidicipietro kick it in at the Safari Invite.

9/21 - Xavier Invitational - Van Cortlandt Park

9/14 - Regis Invitational - Van Cortlandt Park

Nick D'Addesa is off to a fast start with a big personal best of 14:04, good enough for #26 on Sea's all-time list. Robbie Guidicipietro wins the soph race with a blazing fast time of 14:25. His time is the 8th fastest sophomore team in Sea history. Sophs Nick Velez runs 14:39 and Mike Cardona hits 15:10. Jeremy Cassamassino leads the frosh as four freshmen are between 10:00-10:20. Keep practicing hard and racing TOUGH.
 

9/7 - Breen Invitational - Clove Lakes Park
A nice season opener by a young Viking XC squad. Senior Nick D'Addesa is impressive as he rolls to a 17:41 personal best. Sophs Robbie Guidicipietro (18:26), Nick Velez (18:36) & Mike Cardona (18:49) all record some very solid times in their varsity debuts. Major season opener improvements for much of the Varsity & JV as both teams earn 3rd place plaques. Jeremy Cassamassino leads the frosh squad to 3rd place in a very close team battle. The frosh have a tight 27 second 5 man compression. It was a nice debut for what should be an exciting season for the Vikings. * TOUGH *

 
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