Eagles Visit Armory for Kickoff Meet
Following a Friday meet for the sophomores-and-under group on Friday up in Rockland, the rest of the Eagles and a few soph spanners hit the New York Armory in Fort Washington in Manhattan on Sunday morning Dec. 9. Running and jumping in the center of the indoor track universe gave the team a great introduction to the Eagles' first winter season. Copping a few medals against some of best and biggest track programs in the area such as New Rochelle and North Rockland was an extra treat.
The Armory's springy 200 meter track is famous for its banked and raised-ends layout and its close, Ebbets Field style spectating facilities. A too-long stride can quickly send two runners tumbling into the central pit. Although the surface takes some getting used to, there is no better place to get your feet whetted and sharpened for the indoor season.
Among the Eagles who made the early morning trip to the Armory (and again, make sure your name is on the online roster), were Jennifer and Alan Sanseverino, Viktor Mashalov, Phoebe Maddox, Pat Newman, Patrick and Brendan Wortner, Andrea Koenigsberg, Isabella Natale, Lauren Hanley, George Tzortzitis, Charles Harden, and Jeffrey Yang among others. Competing in sprints, jumps, middle distance events, and relays, the Eagles bagged three medals, with Charles Harden, sort of fresh off his 1rst place in the League Track Meet in May, launching a 38' 01.5" triple jump leap to take 3rd place. Phoebe Maddox came back strong from an abbreviated spring season and showed her power while blazing a 45.1 for 5th in the 300 meters. Finally, Alan Sanseverino showed that he is ready to step into graduated Kadeem Scott's spot as the team's top sprinter with a 38.2 in the 300 to earn a share of 6th place.
Congrats to all and happy holidays until the next year when the RCC Sprint Medley relay on Jan. 2 gets the New Year off to a flying start.