A Look Back at Loucks
Photos by David Sammel
White Plains NY - In what some would call one of the biggest invitationals in the state, the 44th Glenn Loucks Games certainly live up to that claim. The meet produced some of the fastest times in state history, and gave berth to several new national leading times.
- Mary Cain just went further into the record books with a huge 2:03.34 in the 800m run, splitting about 58 seconds through 400m. The time puts her at US#10 All-Time and sets the NY state record for the event. Alexis Panisse (Benjamin Cardozo) was 2nd with a quick 2:06.44. Impressive in 3rd was frosh Emma Gallagher (Garden City) in 2:09.80 and Brianna Nerud (North Shore) 4th in 2:10.09.
- Zavon Watkins (Liverpool) won the boys 800m run with a quick time of 1:50.78.
- Samantha Nadel (North Shore) just rolled in the 3200m with a time of 10:16.85
- Dan Lennon (Peru) won the boys 3200m run with a NY#1 clocking of 9:00.4.
- Winslow Dorsainvil (Spring Valley) grabs a quick win in the boys 100m dash with a 10.77. For the girls, Valencia Hannon nabs NY #1 with 11.81 (wind-aided). Over hurdles, it was Ashley Wiggins (New Rochelle) to takes the win for the girls in NY #5 14.48. For the boys, it was Cameron Black (Saint Anthony's) to take the win in NY #4 14.68 (below).
- Kadecia Baird (Medgar Evers Prep) had a breakout day in her already incredible junior year. Her triumphs began in the 400m, where she outran two of the nations fastest. Her time of 52.64 is the nation's second fastest time all year at US #2. Baird returned again to win the 200m, clocking a fast 23.19 in the prelims, and ultimately winning the finals. She topped off her already impressive day with a state leading 4x100m performance of 46.57, US #15.
- Daniel Jamieson (Windsor) clocks a very fast 21.31 over 200m, pulling Steven Gayle (Mt. Vernon) to a quick 21.65 NY #2
- Alexis Panisse (Benjamin Cardozo) returns from her US #2 800m mark the day before to win the 1600m, in a very commanding time of 4:44.06. Anima Banks (Mamaroneck) was close on Panisse's tail in 4:46.71.
- Race favorite Edward Cheserek (St. Benedict's Prep) wins the oys 1600m in a slower than usual 4:09.9.
- Brianna Nerud (North Shore) had an interesting weekend. As a top seed in the 1600m, she was tripped up mid-race and did not finish. She would later return to the track to make up for the pull with a strong 6:37.4 in the 2000 meter steeple chase.
- Brendan Smith (CBA Syracuse) continues his excellence in the steeple, as he wins the 3000m steeple in a US leading time of 9:20.23.
- AJ Wolf (Hackley) had a standout day in the throws, as he wins both the Shot Put (59-4) and the Discus (186-3), both in new NY #1's. Briyah Brown (New Rochelle) also went NY #1 in the shot, with a 44-1.75.
- Steven Gayle (Mt. Vernon) returned for the boys 400m dash, where he won in a quick 47.84.
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- Kadesh Roberts (Bay Shore) goes NY #1 and US #2 in the 400m hurdles, as he goes 52.85.
- Kellenberg hits a new state leading mark in the boys 4x800m, as they go 7:49.06.
- Mike Brunoforte (St. Anthony's) improves his PR in the Pole Vault, by hitting a new NY #1 at 16-1.
- For the boys relays, it was Ramapo winning that 4x100, in a new NY leading time of 42.31, and toppling the rankings in the 4x400 was Boys and Girls, who clocked a staggering 4:14.15.