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Valhalla Girls Track Team Wins League Championship Title, Boys Finish 3rd

Valhalla girls indoor track team.
Valhalla girls indoor track team. Photo Credit: Richard O'Riley
Valhalla boys indoor track team.
Valhalla boys indoor track team. Photo Credit: Richard O'Riley

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The Valhalla girls indoor track team won the league championship title, and the boys team finished in third place, on Sunday, Jan. 18.

The final score for the girls teams was Valhalla 123, Briarcliff 122, Pleasantville 37, Westlake 24, Croton-Harmon 20.

"You couldn't have better scripted this victory," said coach Richard O'Riley. "So many of our young ladies rose to the occasion when it counted most. Congrats."

The top finishers are listed below.

Gold medal (League Champion):

  • Linda DePaolis - 1500 Meter Racewalk
  • Madison Brand - 1000 Meters
  • Olivia Bespolka - High Jump
  • Olivia Bespolka - Long Jump
  • Olivia Bespolka - Triple Jump
  • Melissa Giglio - Pole Vault

Silver medal:

  • Erin Brosnan - 600 Meters
  • Jackie Goyco, Rena Thomas, Amy Rice, Kristen Colabatistto - 4x800 Relay
  • Alexis Penn, Olivia Vlad, Daniella Espinosa, Sofia Kovoor - 4x200 Relay
  • Kristen Nangle, Madison Brand, Samantha Halbauer, Erin Brosnan - 4x400
  • Sofia Kovoor - Pole Vault
  • Eva Jean-Charles - Shot Put

Bronze medal:

  • Amy Rice - 3000 Meters
  • Kristen Nangle - 1000 Meters
  • Melissa Giglio - 55 Hurdles
  • Ana Giglio - Pole Vault
  • Eva Jean-Charles - Triple Jump
  • Jenna Saldi - Shot Put

Despite several injuries and absence in events due to sickness, the boys finished in third place, just 13 points behind the winning team. The final score was Briarcliff 86, Pleasantville 80, Valhalla 73 , Westlake 36, Croton-Harmon 36. Gold Medal (League Champion): - Matias Aranda - High Jump

Silver Medal:

  • Yuto Tobin-Miyaji - 600 Meters
  • Jelani Miller, Jack Gorman, Justin Jacksen, Matias Aranda - 4x200 Relay
  • Miguel Arias - 55 Hurdles
  • Joseph Brown - 55 Meters
  • Matias Aranda - Long Jump

Bronze Medal:

  • Eric Kreder, Jack Gorman, Joel Garcia-Dominguez, Miguel Arias- 4x400 Relay
  • JaeQuan Bedore, Jay Bendlin, Tnomas Avolio, Yuto Tobin-Miyaji - 4x800 Relay
  • Elliot Pennella - Pole Vault
  • Elliot Pennella - Long Jump

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