22 M-W athletes qualify for the New York State Track Championships

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  • Provided photo M-W athletes qualified for the New York State Track Championship. Beginning in the back row, from left to right, are: Kajten Leitner, Keith Allen, Trevor Ladue, Mike Hannon and Skylar Brodsky; and in front: JP Incledon, Odera Okafor, Nicholas Villanueva, Richmond Boateng and Brandon Adams.

  • Provided photosM-W athletes qualified for the New York State Track Championship. Beginning in front are: Katie Conter, Coach William Mpsakias, Emilie Nasca, Nia Slaughter, Rachel Hirschkind, Angela Iaccarino, Kristin Lubeskie, Rachel Gutierrez, Jody Smith, Lisa Jacobsen and Aysa Jeune; and in back: Coach Richard Callan, Coach Christopher Goodwin and Coach JosephPesch.

CENTRAL VALLEY — Monroe-Woodbury will be sending 11 girls and 11 boys to compete in 11 events at the New York State Championship meet in upstate Circero on June 8-9.

The athletes qualified for the states at the qualifying meet held on May 31-June 1 in the following ways:

• The winner of each event qualifies for the state championship.

• One additional qualifier may go to the state meet provided he or she met the state qualifier standard and competed at the qualifier meet. If multiple athletes/teams achieve the state standard, the highest finisher (of those who met the standard) at the state qualifier will progress to the state meet.

• The state standards are the average of sixth place at the State Meet finals from 2013 through 2017.

Each relay team that qualifies is entitled to send six athletes (four primary and two alternates).

The boys high jump qualifying event garnered attention as four boys cleared 6’ 3”, jumping well above their own height. Three cleared 6’ 4” - all equaling their personal best. Two boys made it over 6’ 5”. The contest ended when neither remaining contestant could clear 6’ 6.” M-W Brandon Adams was second based on more missed attempts, but still proceeds to the state meet next week.

Kristin Lubeskie will be the busiest athlete as she will compete in the pole vault, 4X400m Relay and 4X100m Relay.

The girls also established a new M-W school record in the 4X100m relay with their 48.03 effort.


Pole Vault: Kristin Lubeskie, 2nd with a jump of 12’ 0” (met standard of 11’ 0”)

2000m Steeplechase: Rachel Hirschkind, 2nd in a time of 6:58.78 (met standard of 7:06.54)

4X100m Relay: Rachel Gutierrez, Nia Slaughter, Jody Smith, Kristin Lubeskie, Lisa Jacobsen, 1st in a time of 48.28

4X400m Relay: Aysa Jeune, Angela Iaccarino, Emilie Nasca, Kristin Lubeskie, Katie Conter, Amelia Giraud, 1st in a time of 3:56.03

100m Hurdles: Lisa Jacobsen, 2nd in time of 15.11 (met standard of 15.24)


Pentathalon: JP Incledon, 1st with 2,908 points

Pole Vault: Nicholas Villanueva, 2nd with a vault of 13’ 6”

400m Hurdles: Richmond Boateng, 2nd in a time of 55.87 (met standard of 56.04)

4X800m Rela; Keith Allen, Dominic Lonhitano, Mike Hannon, Trevor Ladue, Skylar Brodsky, Kajten Leitner, 1st in a time of 7:56.24

High Jump: Brandon Adams, 2nd with a jump of 6’ 5” (met standard of 6’ 4”)

Long Jump: Odera Okafor, 1st with a leap of 21’ 3.5”

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