Eagles Get Smoking at 4x400 Relays
The Dobbs Indoor Track squad made their third and last trip to the Rockland Community College field house on Wednesday, January 9 to run in the 4x400 Relay Meet. The bone-chilling temperature of the week previous Wednesday meet was replaced by warm conditions that allowed some of the runners to do their warmups in the interesting areas around the field house. The highlight of the evening during this fourth prep meet of the season was a 4th place medal won by the mainly Juniors squad, the first relay award won by the team this year.
Dobbs plays the role of the small underdog at these invitational meets since almost all the other schools attending are big teams like New Rochelle, White Plains and Suffern. As usual, the action on the night started with the youngest teams as the frosh and middle-schoolers took to the track. The Boys Frosh squad of Matt Holt, Matt Presta, George Epstein, and Taka Masuda finished furiously to win their heat though out of the medal running. The Girls Frosh A squad of Sofia Maluf, Mary Constant, Karen Maehara, and Sarah King ran in the fast heat and came up a little short of a medal. The B squad of Clara Winder, Susanna Halatyn, Joanne Mumbey, and Rebecca Wiersma followed in a later heat with a good show.
Moving to the next level, the Sophomore squad of Rachel Kagan, Grete Falck-Pedersen, Bella Young and Tara Whitty got their kicks in. Jake Lowy running by himself in the Frosh\Soph 400 got Dobbs in the listings by running a 65.3 for 4th. Dobbs' big thrill came next as the Junior race team of Andrea Koenigsberg, Isabella Natale, Lauren Hanley, and Phoebe Maddox sprinted to a 4:40.4 finish for their 4th place medal behind the larger Clarkstown North, Pearl River and Tappan Zee squads. This time would have been good for 3rd place in the 2007 Indoor Track League Meet, which sounds great going into this Sunday's meet.
The night finished with the boys Junior and Senior races. The Junior squad of Pat Newman, Brendan Wortner, Viktor Mashalov, and Patrick Wortner had a screaming good jaunt and were followed by Ramson Ragin, Boris Opacic, Louis Lipson, and Alan Sanseverino sprinting home in a competitive Seniors race.
The Eagles next move on to the League Meet this Sunday, January 13 at the Armory Track in Manhattan. Both running and field events will be contested in the weekend evening session that hopefully will be completed before the snow kicks in. Dobbs should be set to do pretty well in the League's, but that's another article.