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Jazmine Fray earns All-America honors in 800-meter run

Kellenberg's Jazmine Fray leads Holy Trinity's Caroline Brown

Kellenberg's Jazmine Fray leads Holy Trinity's Caroline Brown stride-for-stride in the girls 1500 m run. (May 18, 2013) (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Kellenberg’s Jazmine Fray ended her sophomore season with a bang.

A 2 minute, 9.48 second finish in the 800 meters at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, held this weekend at North Carolina A&T University, earned her All-American status. Fray finished fifth.

Sabrina Southerland, a senior at Queens’ Benjamin Cardozo High School, won in 2:06.26.
After turning heads this winter, Fray continued to show that she is one of the top middle distance runners on Long Island in the spring. She finished second to Southerland at the state championshp meet on June 8 in Middletown, finishing in 2.09.07.

Fray won the 400 in 57.38 seconds and the 1500 in 4:37.85 at the NSCHSAA championships on May 18. A week later, she finished second in the 800 in 2:14.88 and second in the 1500 in 4:43.80 at the CHSAA intersectional championships.

Other victories for Fray included the 400 (57.90) at the NSCHSAA freshman/sophomore championships, the 800 (2:15.60) at the Somers Lions Club Invitational, the 1500 (4:50.86) at the CHSAA freshman-sophomore intersectionals, and the 800 (2:14.07) at the New York Relays.

Fray’s male counterparts, the Kellenberg 4 x 800-meter relay team placed second in 7:41.96 on Saturday, also good for All-American status.

More All-Americans: Jessica Scheriff, a junior at North Babylon, finished sixth in the 2000 steeplechase in 6:56.27. Emily Astarita, a senior at Ward Melville, placed fifth in the heptathlon, scoring 4452 points.

Connetquot’s Monika Farmer (7:37.18), Sachem East’s Holly Lindoe (7:49.47) and Kings Park’s Allie Bennett (7:56.05) earned All-American honors in the 1-mile race walk. Westhampton’s Annica Penn won the race-walk national title in 7:29.87.