Haldane Relay Team Sets Record, Twice

Girls’ teams trim mark by 10 seconds

The Haldane girls’ 4-by-800-meter relay team broke the school record in the event twice within three days.

On Jan. 19, Maura Kane-Seitz, Ashley Haines, Emma Rippon and Heather Winne finished in 10:35.16, trimming nearly eight seconds off the previous best mark while competing at New Haven, Connecticut, during the Yale Invitational. They were among eight athletes accompanied by Coach AJ McConville at the event.

Winne, Haines, Kane-Seitz and Rippon at the Yale Invitational (Photo by Michael Haines)

On Jan. 21, the Haldane team of Kane-Seitz, Rippon, Haines and Shannon Ferri, competing at the league championships at the Armory in New York City, shaved off nearly two more seconds, winning in 10:33.83. At the same event, Jonas Petkus broke the school record while finishing third in the 300-meter run, at 38.61.

Other top finishers at the championship for Section 1, League 3B, which includes Haldane, North Salem, Pawling, Bronxville and Edgemont, were Brittany Gona, who won the girls’ long jump at 14-02.25; Bridget Goldberg, who was second in the girls’ triple jump at 26-07.50; Adam Silhavy, who was second in the boys’ 600-meter run at 1:30.66 and second in the 1,000 meters at 2:43.17; Nicholas Farrell, who won the boys’ 1,600 meters in 4:38.82; the girls’ 4-by-200 relay team of Goldberg, Olivia Olsen, Meghan Ferri and Jamie Calimano, which finished second in 2:01.30; and the boys’ 4-by-800 team of Conor Van Riper, Joe Abate, Frank Bubbico and Farrell, which finished second in 8:50.85.

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