M-W spring track teams off to a strong start


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  • Photos by William Dimmit Jody Smith won the 100 and 200 meter races against Pine Bush. She also was a part of Monroe-Woodbury's winning 400 meter relay team.




  • Jessica Pidgeon was a member of Monroe-Woodbury's victorious 3,200 relay team against Pine Bush High School.




  • Sprinters Amelia Giraud, Rachel Gutierrez and Jody Smith. Smith won the race. Smith and Gutierrez would later be a part of Monroe-Woodbury's victorious 400 meter relay team.




  • Monroe-Woodbury sprinters Justin Gumbs and Brandan Adams. Adams would win the 200 meter race against Pine Bush. Adams and Gumbs would later team for Monroe-Woodbury's victorious 400 meter relay team.




  • Distance runners Mike Hannon, Trevor Ladue and Dan Hynes. Hannon won the 1,500 meter and 3,200 meter races. Ladue won the 800 meter race and was part of Monroe-Woodbury's victorious 3,200 meter relay team.




  • Richmond Boateng won the 110 hurdles in Monroe-Woodbury's dual meet against Pine Bush. He also won the 400 meter hurdles, the high jump and ran the anchor leg of the victorious 1,600 relay team.




By Patrick Brown

CENTRAL VALLEY — The Monroe-Woodbury spring track teams are off to a strong, early season start, showcasing a very good freshman/sophomore contingent:

• M-W Girls opened their season with a win at the Washingtonville Invitational on March 28.

• On April 7, the girls won first-place team titles at the Pearl River Pirate Relays in Girls Frosh/Soph and Girls Varsity.

• The girls won their opening dual meet against Pine Bush on April 11.

• The girls won first-place team titles at the Cornwall Green Dragon Relays on April 14 in Girls Frosh/Soph and Girls Varsity.

• The boys first meet was the April 7 Pearl River Pirate Relays where they earned team titles: First-place Frosh/Soph and second-place Varsity, trailing North Rockland by 1 point.

• The boys team won its first home meet against Pine Bush on April 11.

• On April 14, the Boys Frosh/Soph team took the first-place team title at the Cornwall Green Dragons Relays, while the Boys Varsity finished fifth out of 22 teams.

Dual meet resultsFirst-place finishers from the Monroe-Woodbury vs. Pine Bush dual track meet in Central Valley on April 11

Girls Monroe-Woodbury 118, Pine Bush 23

100 meters: J Smith (M-W) 12.6

200: Smith (M-W) 27.4

400: A Jeune (M-W) 60.8

800: E. DePhillips (M-W) 2:36.3

3,000: R Hirschkind (M-W) 11:20.7

100 hurdles: L Jacobsen (M-W) 16.2

400 hurdles: G Nebiker (M-W) 70.4

400 relay: Monroe-Woodbury (J Smith, R Gutierrez, K Lubeskie, K Conter) 50.0

1,600 relay: Monroe-Woodbury (A Fini, J Warren, Allen, C Airy) 4:20.4

3,200 relay: Monroe-Woodbury (J Pidgeon, J Hoyt, K Boylan, A Howell) 11:01.7

Shot put: J Waldron (M-W) 32-7

Discus: Waldron (M-W) 78-8

Pole vault: J Pena (M-W) 9-6

Boys Monroe-Woodbury 102, Pine Bush 39

200: Brandon Adams (M-W) 23.9

400: Dominic Longhitano (M-W) 53.40

800: Trevor Ladue (M-W) 2:04.3

1,600: Mike Hannon (M-W) 4:41.6

3,200: Hannon (M-W) 10:17.9

110 hurdles: Richmond Boateng (M-W) 15.3

400 hurdles: Boateng (M-W) 58.5

400 relay: Monroe-Woodbury (Justin Gumbs, Jeremy Veras, Odera Okafor; Adams) 45.

1,600 relay: Monroe-Woodbury (Veras, Longhitano, Brennan Frascello, Boateng) 3:39.2

3,200 relay: Monroe-Woodbury (Keith Allen, Kajetan Leitner, Longhitano, Ladue) 9:00.5

High jump: Boateng (M-W) 5-9

Long jump: Okafor (M-W) 20-3.5

Shot put: Alex Gutierrez (M-W) 37-5.5

Patrick Brown is an assistant track coach.








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