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Valhalla High School Track Teams Shine At County Championships

Valhalla High School boys track team of Thomas Avolio, JaeQuan Bedore, Miguel Arias and Kaio DaSilva broke race records at the May 20-21 Westchester County Championships at Mount Vernon High School.
Valhalla High School boys track team of Thomas Avolio, JaeQuan Bedore, Miguel Arias and Kaio DaSilva broke race records at the May 20-21 Westchester County Championships at Mount Vernon High School. Photo Credit: Valhalla Union Free School District

VALHALLA, N.Y. --The Valhalla High School boys and girls track and field teams performed well at the Westchester County Championships

The performances included first-place finishes, personal bests and new broken records.

The Westchester County Championships were held May 20-21 at Mount Vernon High School.

The boys 4x400-meter Relay team finished in first place and established a new school record for the second time this season.

The team of Thomas Avolio , JaeQuan Bedore , Miguel Arias and Kaio DaSilva completed the race in 3:25.69 - over four seconds faster than their previous record. Kaio's anchor split of 48.7 seconds is arguably the best in school history, said a release.The new record ranks them as the fastest relay team in New York State's Division II.

Samantha Morillo also earned a first-place win - hers came in Discus with a distance of 111'4".

Additionally, she finished second in Shot Put (34'2") and Javelin (93'4"), as well as fifth in the Hammer Throw (90'7").

Samantha is already currently ranked first in Section 1 for Discus with a throw earlier this season of 115'7".

Geovanni Orozco ran a personal best time of 10:14.80 to finish fifth in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase. He narrowly missed out on setting a new record in the event.

Melissa Giglio finished fifth in the Pole Vault with a height of 8'6".

Madison Brand finished fourth in the 400-meter Hurdles with a personal best time of 1:08.47. She also ran the 800-meters in 2:25.86.

Thomas Avolio placed second in the 800-meters with a personal best of 1:58.83 - nearly setting a new school record.

Kaio DaSilva finished fourth in the 110-meter Hurdles final with a time of 15.97 seconds.

Elliot Pennella and Brian Tellez scored their best performances in the Pole Vault with marks of 11'6" and 11", respectively.

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