Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00
Senior Captain Marissa Cotroneo excelled at the Paul Limmer Invitation on Saturday, April 5, held at Mepham High School. Cotroneo placed first overall in the 1500 meters in one of the most exciting, come from behind victories of the season.
She scrounged up the energy after a highly competitive and gruelingly paced competition, to take the lead over race favorite Katrina Garry of Friends Academy. Cotroneo’s success as a senior is truly a result of her hard work and dedication over her past four years at
Mineola High School. She has been the backbone of the girl’s distance team, leading her teammates on countless conditioning runs and workouts in pursuit of their collective goals.
Cotroneo looks forward to her final season running for Mineola, as she attempts to qualify for a chance to compete in the state championships in the 2000 meter steeple chase this spring.
While she has excelled on the track she has also achieved in the classroom. Cotroneo has balanced her time as a student athlete as she has accumulated an overall 90 average.