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2011 All-Long Island track team

2011 All-Long Island girls track team

2011 All-Long Island girls track team

Photo Credit: James Escher

Meet Newsday's All-Long Island track team for the 2011 outdoor season.

SANCHO BARRETT Runner of the Year Amityville, Sr.
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SANCHO BARRETT
Runner of the Year

Amityville, Sr.
Barrett's outdoor season went almost 100 percent according to plan. He won a Federation championship in the 110 hurdles (14.26) for the second straight season and he ran under 14 seconds (13.98) in the event at the Suffolk state qualifier. The only thing the Penn State-bound senior didn't do was participate at the New Balance Nationals last weekend, due to a fractured forearm. But after an injury-shortened indoor season, Barrett was pleased to be able to defend his 2010 110 hurdle championship.

JOSH TRONE Long Beach, Sr. Trone’s progression was
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JOSH TRONE
Long Beach, Sr.
Trone’s progression was steady and positive. He turned heads after winning the 100-meter Nassau AAA title. He qualified for the state meet (10.98) and followed with a Federation title in a career-best time of 10.84.

OWEN SKEETE Westbury, Sr. Skeete emerged as Long
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OWEN SKEETE
Westbury, Sr.
Skeete emerged as Long Island's most consistent distance runner, winning the Nassau 3,200, 1,600 and 800-meter county titles. The Indiana-bound senior took fifth in the 1,600 in the Federation final.

JOE FULLER Longwood, Sr. One of Long Island's
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JOE FULLER
Longwood, Sr.
One of Long Island's most versatile runners, Fuller excelled in the 400 and 800-meter runs and paced one of the area's top 4x400-meter relay squads.

BRANDON REYNOLDS Kings Park, Sr. A Suffolk County
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BRANDON REYNOLDS
Kings Park, Sr.
A Suffolk County and state qualifier champ, the Bucknell-bound senior concluded a fine high school career with a Division I championship in the shop put (53-6).

KADESH ROBERTS Bay Shore, Jr. Roberts was a
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KADESH ROBERTS
Bay Shore, Jr.
Roberts was a steady performer in both the triple jump and the 400 hurdles. He stepped up with everything on the line at the Federation as he took home the 400 hurdle title.

IESHWAN JOHNSON Baldwin, Sr. Johnson achieved great heights
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IESHWAN JOHNSON
Baldwin, Sr.
Johnson achieved great heights this year, winning the Division I state discus title (178-7). Johnson also has the best throw in the state this season of 182 last May.

DAN MCCORD Hills West, Sr. The Princeton-bound senior
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DAN MCCORD
Hills West, Sr.
The Princeton-bound senior emerged as the top sprinter on Long Island with the best 200-meter (21.47) and one of the top 100 (10.76) times in the state.

JOE MERCADO Coach of the Year Baldwin Mercado
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JOE MERCADO
Coach of the Year

Baldwin
Mercado led Baldwin on a steady progression all season, culminating in a Nassau County Class AAA title for the Bruins. Baldwin had four athletes in five events and a relay (4x400) qualify for the state championships.

2011 All-Long Island track team
Photo Credit: James Escher

2011 All-Long Island track team

SECOND TEAM Glen Forsythe, Uniondale, Sr. (pictured above)
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SECOND TEAM
Glen Forsythe, Uniondale, Sr. (pictured above)
Thomas Awad, Chaminade, Jr.
Jarrek Babb, Baldwin, Sr.
Michael Brunoforte, St. Anthony's, Jr.
Thomas Diliberto, St. Anthony’s, Jr.
Blake Evans, Longwood, Sr.
Owen Laub, Southampton, Sr.
Abdias Myrtil, Half Hollow Hills West, Sr.
Joe Payton, Longwood, Sr.
Ryan Satchell, Central Islip, Sr.
Kirk Staine, Baldwin, Jr.
Justin Wilson, Floral Park, Sr.

KAITLIN WHITEHORN Glenn, Sr. Whitehorn got better everyday,
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KAITLIN WHITEHORN
Glenn, Sr.
Whitehorn got better everyday, culminating in a Federation championship in the high jump. Whitehorn cleared 5-7 in the final, edging defending champ Joanne Imbert of Valley Stream Central.

MELODEE RILEY Riverhead, Jr. Riley emerged as one
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MELODEE RILEY
Riverhead, Jr.
Riley emerged as one of the state's top jump specialists this season as she came home with the Federation triple jump championship and the Division I long jump title.

JESSICA GELIBERT Bay Shore, Jr. The talented junior
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JESSICA GELIBERT
Bay Shore, Jr.
The talented junior had the best 400 hurdle time in the state (59.99) this year and capped the spring season with a state Division I 400 hurdle title.

MARY KATE ANSELMINI Runner of the Year Ward
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MARY KATE ANSELMINI
Runner of the Year

Ward Melville, Sr.
Every goal Anselmini set for herself, she achieved. From setting the national record in the 2,000-meter steeplechase (6:33.01), to repeating as Federation (6:33.14) and national champion (6:34.69) in the event, Anselmini did everything she set out to do and emerged as the best steeplechase runner in the country. Her time at the national championship in Greensboro, N.C. last weekend was a meet record.

JOANNA KORONIOS Carle Place, Sr. A dominant discus
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JOANNA KORONIOS
Carle Place, Sr.
A dominant discus thrower, Koronios set the Nassau County record with a toss of 150 feet, 6 inches and followed that up with a Federation title in the event.

VALENCIA HANNON Elmont, Jr. Hannon was the top
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VALENCIA HANNON
Elmont, Jr.
Hannon was the top sprinter on Long Island and proved it, winning the 100 Federation title in a career-best time of 11.87 seconds.

MICHELLE ROTONDO Garden City, Sr. In addition to
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MICHELLE ROTONDO
Garden City, Sr.
In addition to winning the 400 hurdle Federation title, Rotondo was also a member of the Trojans 4x400-meter Division I state championship relay.

OLICIA WILLIAMS St. Anthony's, Jr. A dominant middle
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OLICIA WILLIAMS
St. Anthony's, Jr.
A dominant middle distance runner, Williams won the 400 CHSAA Intersectional title in 54.75 seconds and has one of the best 800 times (2:07.8) in the state.

MIKE FRAZER Coach of the Year Valley Stream
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MIKE FRAZER
Coach of the Year

Valley Stream North
In addition to leading the Spartans to another County Class A title, Valley Stream North also has six individuals qualify for eight events at the state meet and one relay team.

2011 All-Long Island girls track team
Photo Credit: James Escher

2011 All-Long Island girls track team

SECOND TEAM Janel Francis, Copiague, Jr. (pictured above)
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SECOND TEAM
Janel Francis, Copiague, Jr. (pictured above)
Uzoamaka Aniagba, Valley Stream North, Sr.
Odrine Belot, Kellenberg, Jr.
Jennifer Cajou, Farmingdale
Emma Gallagher, Garden City, 8th
Jennifer Halloran, Bay Shore, Sr.
Olivia Hallstein, Longwood, Sr.
Joanna Imbert, Valley Stream Central, Sr.
Kelsey Margey, Harborfields, Jr.
Kate Gallagher, St. Anthony's, Sr.
Britney Webley, Uniondale, Jr.
Imani White, Longwood, Sr.

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