Wheatley star shot putter Josh Haghighi was among many Nassau athletes or who qualified for the state meet with strong performances at St. Anthony's.

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Roslyn's Emily Lipari gets out in front of North Shore's Samantha Nadel, left, on her way to qualifying for the state championships by winning the girls' 3000-meter race. (Feb. 24, 2010)

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Elmont's Valencia Hannon, right, wins her heat in the girls' 55-meter race at the Nassau state qualifiers at St. Anthony's. (Feb. 24, 2010)

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Elmont's Jaquan Smith, right, on his way to winning his heat in the boys' 55 meters. Mineola's Marco Oliveira is at left. (Feb. 24, 2010)

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Wheatley's Joshua Haghighi won a ticket to the state championships for the third straight year by winning the boys' shot put event at the Nassau state qualifying meet. (Feb. 24, 2010)

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North Shore's Samantha Nadel, right, leads Emily Lipari in a race last year. (Feb. 24, 2010)

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Garden City's Emily Menges, wins a ticket to the New York State Championships by winning the girls 1000 meter race. (February 24, 2010)

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Westbury's Owen Skeete wins a ticket to the New York State Championships by winning the boys 3200 meter race. (February 24, 2010)

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Roslyn's Emily Lipari (1407, center), wins a ticket to the New York State Championships by winning the girls 3000 meter race. (February 24, 2010)

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Roslyn's Emily Lipari (1407, left), will pass by North Shore's Samantha Nadel (1382, right) and will win a ticket to the New York State Championships by winning the girls 3000 meter race. (February 24, 2010)

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