By MANNY CORONA
As the winter sports season draws to a close, the Westlake Track and Field team is extremely happy with all the results from the season. However, with the League and Westchester County meets behind us, there are still more challenges to come, such as Class B and State Qualifiers to follow.
Nonetheless, the team has once again grown together to become one big family made of strong individuals who always leave their best efforts on the track and jumping mats and in the throwing circle and sand pit. Although we are the only team to practice outside in the dead of winter, we are not worn ourselves, as we tackle old standing records and bring titles and hardware home.
Each meet has been looked forward to; maybe not the one happening on the day of Super Bowl Sunday, but the will to compete and compete with our very best is there. Led by amazing coaches, Devon White and Martin Rodriguez, and by great leaders on the team, it is almost impossible to think that any dream is out of our reach.
The team likes to showcase the hard work that’s being put in, to show off the dedication in numbers, color, athleticism and to make those who believe in us proud.
Thanks to those who put in the hard work and made everything possible, we were able to put together an amazing team that makes the future look bright. As long as the athletes gave it their all, continue to give it their all, and left it all on the track, there was never disappointment on any of our coach’s faces.
There have been many results throughout the season and records broken that are inspiring:
Girls at the League Meet:
Nicole Izzo, advanced to the 55m dash finals
Mary Lyons, 2nd overall in the 600m
Alexandra Leitch, 3rd overall in the 1000m
Joelle El Hamouche,5th overall in the 1000m
Arianna Edwards, 2nd overall in the 1500m
Faith Summers, 2nd overall in the 3000m
Julia Remo, 1st overall in shot put
Julianna Castellano, 2nd overall in shot put and 3rd overall in weight throw
Cynthia Briggs, 3rd overall in shot put
Guys at the League Meet:
Eric Nieves, 2nd place overall in 55m dash
Kane Lyons, 3rd place overall in 55m dash
Kane Lyons, 2rd place overall in the 300m
Manny Corona, 2nd place overall in the 3200m
4x200m team (Eric Nieves, Brian Kelly, TJ Policarpio, and Kane Lyons), 1st overall
Peter Vogel,1st place overall in high jump
The girls 4×400 school record relay time was broken at the Ridgewood Winter Games – Faith Summers, Mary Lyons, Colleen Bradley and Arianna Edwards
Mary Lyons broke the 600m school record at the League meet
Julianna Castellano broke both the shot put (section 1 kickoff meet) and weight throw (league meet) school records