Friday, 11 February 2011 00:00
The MacArthur girls track and field team had a successful meet at the Molly Stanner games at the armory. Junior Kristina Coiro broke the school record in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 3:01.05.
Lucia Montefusco set the old school record back in 2008 with a time of 3:03. Samantha Maloney ran the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 11.27.
Sophomore Nicole Natland jumped a personnel best 32’7” in the triple jump. Stephanie Malin and Heather Van Patten each had great performances in the field too.
The girls were gearing up to defend their five-time conference title that took place on Thursday, Feb. 3.
At the two-day competition on Friday, Jan. 21 the MacArthur boys’ Track and Field team competed at Yale University.
On Friday the boys came out strong finishing in 2nd place in the 4x200 meter relay. The relay consisted of Mike Camacho, Andrei Dinoro, Dan Archer, and Erik Chevez which all ran their best times and broke the school record. They ran a time of 1:33.14, and the old record, which was set in 2010, was 1:33.32.
The same boys ran later in the 4x400 meter relay where they placed 4th. The relay team of Mike Hester, Kenny Balling, Vin Danetti, and Yuri Triglia took 8th in the 4x800 meter relay.
On Saturday, Chevez started the day off with an 8th place finish in the 400-meter race. He was followed closely by his teammate Archer who finished 12th. This was an amazing feat considering there were a total of 153 boys in the event.
Dinoro and Hester also ran very well in their 55-meter dash.
On the distance side the boys did an amazing job with some very quick times in the 3000-meter race. Those boys were Triglia, Sean Aquilino, Balling, Matt Bascelli, and Jo McClean.