Emily O'Neill for Garden City hands off to Emma Gallagher...

Emily O'Neill for Garden City hands off to Emma Gallagher anchoring in the Super Runners Metropolitan High School girl's 4x800 where the team placed first in a time of 9:00.92. (Feb. 11, 2012) Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

ODRINE BELOTKELLENBERG

triple jump Federation champion

Belot took first place overall in the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 1 1/4 inches on her first attempt of the finals. She also set the CHSAA record two weeks earlier (39 feet, 2 3/4 inches).

EMMA GALLAGHER

GARDEN CITY

600 State and Federation champion

Gallagher got herself into position with a daring mid-pack move with two laps remaining, then outkicked the leaders with 100 meters left to win. The freshman clocked a 1:32.37 to earn the first of her two championships.

VALENCIA HANNON

ELMONT

55 State champion

The Clemson-bound Hannon took third place overall in the 55 but won the state crown with a time of 7.22 seconds.

TAYLOR HENNIG, LAURA JAEGER,

KATIE O'NEILL, EMMA GALLAGHERGARDEN CITY

4 x 400 State and Federation champions

The Lady Trojans won the 4 x 400 in comfortable fashion, clocking a 3:55.73 to win the title. The foursome went on to set a Nassau record and finish second overall at nationals a week later.

MOLLY JOSEPHS

GARDEN CITY

1,500 walk State and Federation champion

Josephs ended her Garden City career in storybook fashion, winning the walk in her fifth and final try. The senior clocked a 7:04.84 -- .02 seconds ahead of second place -- to take home the title.

ADAORA NWODILILONGWOOD

shot put State championNwodili took second place overall in the shot put, but her personal-best throw of 42 feet, 3 1/2 inches was more than enough to win the state title.

THOMAS AWAD

CHAMINADE

1,600 Federation champion

Awad erased a 25-meter gap with about half a lap left to take the second half of a distance double. The UPenn-bound senior won the 1,600 in 4:21.26, just a few hours after taking third place in the 3,200.

JOE CARACIOLO

MASSAPEQUA

long jump State

and Federation champion

Caraciolo rebounded from a broken foot last winter to win the long jump. The senior's leap of 22 feet, 6 inches -- which came on his first jump of the finals -- was also a career best.

KRIS MORANNORTH BABYLON3,200 State and

Federation champion

Moran used his signature late-race move to take both crowns in the 3,200. The junior outkicked the field with a 63-second final quarter to win in 9:08.57.

DERRICK INGRAM,

NYDER

CHARDONNETTE,

TRESEAN GOODWIN, DAVON HENRYUNIONDALE

4 x 200 State and Federation champions

The Knights won a close one, taking the 4 x 200 title with a time of 1:30.58 -- just .07 seconds ahead of second place.

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