Two years ago, Olicia Williams was one of the fastest rising freshmen in the country, with a 2:09.60 outdoor 800 meters to her credit. But her sophomore campaign didn’t measure up, mostly because Williams was still patting herself on the back.
Aisling Cuffe decided the pace and controlled the race throughout on her way to her second straight 3,000 state title, this time in a state record 9:29.89. She slipped right ahead of North Shore’s Samantha Nadel and continued dialing up the pace. Nadel followed until Cuffe started to build some distance in the last mile. Her time bettered a mark of 9:31.97, set by Elmira-Notre-Dame’s Molly Huddle in 2002.
Jesse Garn (Marcellus) and Zavon Watkins (Liverpool) talk after Garn held off Watkins for the state 1,000 championship.
ITHACA – When Vestal’s Josh Miller moved up to the varsity track meet as an eighth grader he dreamed about the day he could win a state championship.
Anima Banks (Mamaroneck) and Mary Cain (Bronxville) talk after Banks won her first state title in the 1,000 meters. Cain was second.
New York State Championships Girls Preview
Chad Noelle (Greene) and Eddie Owens (Packer-Collegiate) talk after their 1-2 finish the 3,200.
New York State Championships Boys Preview
Kelsey Margey of Harborfields talks after winning the 1,500 state championship.
Jesse Garn (Marcellus) upsets Zavon Watkins (Liverpool) for the NYS title.
Vestal's Josh Miller talks with Mel Mosley (Middletown) and Strymar Livingston after winning the state 600 meter title.
Richmond Ahadzi of Sheepshead Bay wins the 55 hurdles in 7.44.
Stanford-bound Aisling Cuffe talks after breaking the New York State 3,000 record in 9:29.89. The record was held by Molly Huddle, 9:31.97 set in 2002.
Megan Clark of James O'Neill wins a state championship in the pole vault in her debut winter season, clearing 12-6.
Mount Vernon's Tanaya Yarde talks after winning her first state title at 300 meters.
Mount Vernon wins the state 4x200 championship in 1:31.45.
Josh Miller (Vestal) wins state 600 championship over national record holder Strymar Livingston (Columbus) and former NY State record holder Mel Mosley (Middletown).
Richmond Ahadzi of Sheepshead Bay talks after winning his second consecutive state championships in the 55 hurdles.
Spring Valley's Winslow Dorsainvil talks after the junior won his first state title, breaking a Section 1 55-meter record in 6.33.
Kailyn Arcury of Williamsville South talks after winning the state title in the 55 hurdles.
Chuk Enekwechi of Francis Lewis talks after winning his first state shot put title with a personal best toss of 62-4.25.
Medgar Evers wins the 4x200 state championship in 1:43.53.
Oregon-bound Claudia Francis (Cardozo) wins the state 600-meter title.
NYSPHSAA -NY State Champs 2011
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