Another Sub-10 For Saint Anthony's: Boys Penn Recap

Penn Relays typically signifies the beginning of the competitive season in New York, where teams are beginning to sharpen their form, and the big times start to show.  This year was no different, and we're here to dig in to everything that happened.


New York is seeing great depth in the event this year, with two teams making the Northeast final, and already breaking into the NY Top 50 All-Time.  Uniondale would win the wheel, placing first in the Northeast final with a NY #16 All-Time Mark, while Cardinal Hayes would take 3rd in that same final with a NY #27 All-Time mark of 41.76, which also breaks the CHSAA Record.


The boys of Newburgh made the 4x400m COA Final, the first NY team to do so since prior to the year 2000.  There, they would take 8th place, not matching their best from the trials at 3:17.36, but still an accomplishment within itself.


The Arlington boys were the first team out of the COA finals, but can hang their heads high as the only NY squad under 8mins, with their 7:59.03.

Individual - Running

Schenectady's Maazin Ahmed was right in the thick of things for the mile, taking home 4th place, with a season best of 4:15.56.  Matt Fusco (Somers) was NY's top finisher in the 3000m, with an 8:39.25

Individual - Field

Farrell's Charles Crispi was NY's top finisher in the field, taking 4th place overall in the Vault at 15-5.


Arguably one of the most exciting races of the past few years, Saint Anthony's comes away with a silver medal in the Distance Medley relay.  Still, they managed to break 10mins once again, going 9:59.87, good for NY #3 All-Time.  The Junior-heavy squad had big competition throughout, including a strong Northport team, but it was a surprise performance by NJ's Hopewell Valley to take the win.  The mark put's Saint Anthony's in serious contention to take down the State Record of 9:59.03 held by Warwick Valley, either at Loucks or Outdoor Nationals.

Boys Highlighted Marks
Mile F 1 4th 4:15.56 Maazin Ahmed Schenectady
Mile F 1 8th 4:17.26 Aiden Smyth Walt Whitman
Mile F 1 13th 4:20.36 Greg Fusco Somers
3000m F 1 16th 8:39.25 Matthew Fusco Somers
3000m F 1 22nd 8:49.60 Aidan Caggiano Manhasset
4x100m F 1 1st 41.59 Uniondale
4x100m F 1 3rd 41.76 Cardinal Hayes
4x400m F 1 8th 3:17.36 Newburgh Free Academy
4x400m F 1 23rd 3:21.16 Uniondale
4x400m F 1 30th 3:21.56 Cardinal Hayes
4x400m F 1 32nd 3:21.64 Washingtonville
4x400m F 1 44th 3:22.62 Pearl River
4x800m F 1 9th 7:59.03 Arlington
4x800m F 1 9th 8:06.82 Tappan Zee
4x800m F 1 10th 8:07.19 Horace Greeley
4x800m F 1 13th 8:08.58 Cornwall
4x800m F 1 15th 8:09.09 Poly Prep Country Day
4x800m F 1 16th 8:05.09 Xavier
4x800m F 1 17th 8:09.97 Manhasset
4x800m F 1 20th 8:09.66 Rye
DMR F 1 2nd 9:59.87 Saint Anthony's
DMR F 1 4th 10:10.02 Northport
DMR F 1 10th 10:22.27 St. Peter's
TJ F 1 13th 46-3.25 Jadan Hanson Uniondale
PV F 1 4th 15-5 Charles Crispi Monsignor Farrell
PV F 1 5th 15-1 Johannes Stromhaug Vestal
S F 1 10th 56-8.25 Mark Przybocki John S. Burke Catholic