By Kathie Scanlon
In league competition held at Hendrick Hudson High School on April 30, and Putnam Valley on May 7, several Haldane varsity track athletes finished first in their events to win All League designation: Theo Henderson (1600-meter run), John Hughes (800-meter run), Adele Westerhuis (shot put), and boys’ 4×800-meter and 4×400-meter relay teams (Theo Henderson, John Hughes, Trevor Van Brunt, and Jonathan Clemente). Girls’ varsity athlete Abbey Stowell was nominated by the league for her second and third-place finishes and set the Haldane record in the 200-meter event.
Overall, the Haldane girls finished in third place of seven, and the boys finished in fifth place.
Posting strong results May 17 at the Northern Counties Track and Field Championships at Arlington High School, Abbey Stowell earned All County honors in the pentathlon. The boys’ 4×800-meter team (John Hughes, Jonathan Clemente, Nick Farrell, and Theo Henderson) earned an All County Honorable Mention (second place). They ran 8:23.6 and placed second within a hair of the third place team to win with a photo finish.
Coach Kelly McAvoy credits the complete effort of the varsity team for the overall score, an indication of their hard work this season.
The track teams competed Wednesday (May 21) at the sectional championships at Valhalla. The girl’s’ team finished fifth and boys’ team finished sixth. In advancing team scoring, the following athletes turned in key performances:
100 Hurdles — Abbey Stowell, sixth place. Long Jump — Abbey Stowell, second place, Michaela Khadabux, fourth place. Shot Put — Adele Westerhuis, fourth place, Abbey Stowell, fifth place. Discus — Adele Westerhuis, sixth place. 4×400 Relay — fourth place. 4×800 Relay — fourth place.
400 M — John Hughes, sixth place. 800 M — Jonathan Clemente, third place. 1600 M — John Hughes, second place, 4:25; Theo Henderson, third place, 4:27. 4×100 Relay — fourth place. 4×400 Relay — first place. Long Jump — Corbett Francis, fifth place. Discus — Cooper Nugent, sixth place.
Haldane took an early lead on the softball field for a 20-1 victory over Croton on May 18. Marley Chefalo struck out five batters. With three hits each, Allie Monteleone and Marissa Lisikatos led the team at the plate. Marissa Lisikatos also added 3 R.B.I. On Monday (May 19), Haldane defeated Putnam Valley 9-4. Samantha Lisikatos led the team with 3 hits followed by Marissa Lisikatos and Allie Monteleone, each adding 2 hits.
Top seed Haldane faces Hamilton for the Class C Sectional title at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 30, at North Rockland.
Photos courtesy Mike Haines, Theresa Stowell and Frank Bentkowski