Congratulations to Harrison High School junior Samantha Shopovick who qualified in the long jump event for the New York State Indoor Track and Field Championships to be held March 2nd at Cornell University. Shopovick saved her best performance of the night for her last attempt in the long jump. By jumping 16 feet 8 inches, she set a new school record and propelled herself from 4th place to 2nd place and a place in the State meet.
Junior Jeremy Altamuro set a new personal record in the night in the shot put event. Altamuro, the Section 1 Class B Champion in this event, was in 2nd place after his final throw of the evening. Unfortunately, the final two competitors of the night threw only a few inches farther to secure the two State Championship slots.
Other Harrison athletes in the State Qualifier meet to place in the top 10 were:
Triple Jump – Rula Samad – 6th Place
55m dash – Hannah Hochman – 9th place (Personal Record)
4 x 200 Relay – Hannah Hochman, Rula Samad, Maya Samad, Ashley DelliPaoli – 5th Place
1600m run – Ben Adler – 5th place – New School Record
55m Hurdles – Giovanni Valdes-Fauli – 4th place in trials, 7th in Finals (Personal Record)
Long Jump – Deven Jacobi – 10th Place
Athletes Brandon Merluccio (Shot Put), Christian Saavedra (600m run), Trey Wasilesky (1000m run), Michelle Aguirre (Triple Jump) also advanced to the State Qualifier meet as a result of their outstanding performances in the Section 1 Class B Championships.