For boys, Silhavy finishes 10th in Class D finals
Shannon Ferri became the first Haldane female cross-country runner since 2005 to win a medal at the Class D state finals when she finished 20th of 105 female runners. The sophomore ran the 5K course on Nov. 10 at Kings Park on Long Island in 20:52.40.
The last individual female medal winner for the Blue Devils was Jessica Neville. The top 20 finishers in each race receive medals.
Adam Silhavy, a Haldane senior, also medaled. He finished 10th of 118 runners in the state in the Class D boys’ finals in 17:29, beating his 13th-place finish last year.
“This was the first time in school history that the cross-country team has had a boy and girl both win individual state medals,” said Coach Tom Locascio.
The Haldane boys qualified for the state meet by winning their 12th consecutive Section 1, Class D title. They finished ninth of 12 teams.
Other Haldane boys who competed were senior Matt Mikalsen (82nd at 19:55.1), sophomore Everett Campanile (83rd at 19:56.3), junior Quinn Petkus (84th at 20:10.3), sophomore Walter Hoess (89th at 20:29.9), senior Kyle Kisslinger (94th at 20:44.7) and sophomore Benjamin McEwen (108th at 21:59.8).
Besides Ferri, three other Haldane girls qualified to run as individuals in Class D: sophomore Elizabeth Nelson finished 85th in 26:40, senior Meghan Ferri was 87th in 27:17 and sophomore Autumn Harman was 99th in 29:27.1.