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Harrison Girls Track Wins First Section 1 Championship

Harrison High School girls winter track and field team.
Harrison High School girls winter track and field team. Photo Credit: Contributed

HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Harrison High School girls track and field team won the Section 1 championship for the first time in school history. 

The team earned 148 points to second-place finisher Pearl River with 109 points and third place Nanuet (87).

“At the beginning of the season, the coaching staff felt that this year’s team had a chance to bring home the championship,” said Coach Dominic Zanot. “As the season progressed, we became more optimistic about our chances; however, we knew we still had to perform against some very good competition. With a point total, our girls rose to the occasion and showed that the sport could be called field and track instead of track and field.”

Those athletes who placed in the top six and gained valuable points are listed while many personal records were established. The top three in an event will earn All-Section honors.

Individual results were as follows:

Bianca Diniz –  Section 1 Champion Weight Throw; Section 1 Champion Long Jump; Erica LaManna –  Section 1 Champion (Personal Record); Kate Ryan – Second place (personal record); Michelle Aguirre – third place (personal record); Katie Murabito – fourth place (personal record) Triple Jump; Katie Murabito – Section 1 Champion (personal record); Julia Provino – second place (personal record); Michelle Aguirre – third place; Lea Sarmiento – fifth place high jump; Christine Cardascia – fourth place (Ties Personal Record) 55m Dash; Marisa Gazzola – Section 1 Champion; Jia Luo – second place (personal record) 55m Hurdles; Katie Murabito – fourth place (personal record); Lea Sarmiento – fifth place (personal record) 300m Dash; Jia Luo – Section 1 Champion (new school record) Marisa Gazzola - second place (personal record) 4 x 200 Relay; Elisa Arcara, Marisa Gazzola, Julia Provino, Christine Cardascia – Section 1 Champions 4 x 400 Relay; Erica LaManna, Nadia Gonzalez, Divya Molakala, Michelle Aguirre – second place 4 x 800 Relay; Ella Eisinger, Nadia Gonzalez, Lauren Nielsen, Liz Marino – third place.

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