New York Has A Record Breaking Weekend At New Balance Nationals

Girls All-American



Sammy Watson (Rush-Henrietta) led a New York sweep in the mile, as she crossed the line in 4:48.30.  Next across was Caroline Timm (Lourdes), followed by Anna Kostarellis (Churchville-Chili).  Watson was also able to reclaim her Section 5 record in the 1500m, running a NY #9 All-Time at 4:28.98

The defending National Champs did just that, as North Rockland clocked a NY #6 All-Time mark to win the DMR in 11:41.04.  Also moving onto the podium was Shenendehowa, who took 3rd overall.Bronxville came in as US #1, but was somehow placed in the slow section.  It wouldn't matter, as they ran away from the field to grab third place overall,


Lanae-Tava Thomas (Rush-Henrietta) was the only New Yorker to grab two individual medals.  She took 4th overall in the Long Jump at 20-3.5, while then coming back to take third in the 200m at 23.80.


Running in the morning section, West Babylon put together their best relay of the season, breaking 3:50 for the first time this season.  The mark of 3:49.86 would be good enough to hold on for 5th overall

Running on tired legs from the DMR, Shenendehowa managed to hold on to a third place outing in the 4x800m the next day in 9:08.85.  Also making the podium for the first time would be Section 2's Niskayuna.


The rarely run Indoor 5000m proved fruitful for Amanda Vestri (Webster Thomas), as she moves to NY #8 All-Time in the event, placing 4th overall.  Her teammate, Monique Hardy, was only an inch off the Frosh Weight Throw State Record as well.


What a final for Paula Salmon (Unattached), who hit NY #4 All-Time in the 60H finals, taking 6th in 8.41.  Adding to that, she goes NY #5 AT en route, hitting 7.82 for the 55HH.


Two days of 2:08's for Kaitlin Ryan (Bronxville), who takes second overall in the Championship 800m.  Hannah Reale closes out her weekend with a third place finish in the race.


Kicking off Sunday morning, Haleigh Morales took third overall in the frosh mile.



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