Camryn Daley of St. Anthony’s finishes first in the 100m...

Camryn Daley of St. Anthony’s finishes first in the 100m during the CHSAA High School outdoor track field league championships on Saturday, May 18, 2024 in South Huntington. Credit: Dawn McCormick

With help from the fleet feet of junior sprinter Camryn Daley, the St. Anthony’s girls won the team title at the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA girls track and field league championships Saturday.

Daley won a pair of individual titles, taking the 100 meters in 12.36 seconds and the 200 in a personal-best 25.44 on her home track. To cap off her day, Daley anchored St. Anthony’s 4x100 relay, dusting the rest of the pack to help her team win in 49.05 seconds.

It’s been a long road for Daley, who was injured for much of her sophomore year. However, the long wait made the moments even more meaningful

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“It feels great,” Daley said. “Last year, I wasn’t really able to run because I was injured. Being able to come back and prove to myself that I’m still here is really nice.”

St. Anthony’s coach Oliver St. Aude — whose team totaled 123 points — was pleased with the way his athletes performed.

“Everybody had a part in it today,” St. Aude said. “We’re so young and talented that we have a long way to go, but I’m very happy with the girls’ results.”

St. Anthony’s also won the 4x800 relay in 10 minutes, 13.63 seconds behind strong performances from Riley Griffith, Reilly McKinley, Elizabeth Guilfoyle and Olivia Czoch. Guilfoyle also won the 2,000 steeplechase in 7:49.78.

In field events, junior thrower Delia Miles won the discus with a toss of 107 feet, 9 inches, and threw 34-11 to win the shot put. Senior Victoria Caroddo threw the javelin 97-7 to secure that title. Freshman pole vaulter Amelie Demeri cleared 7-6 to become a league champion as well.

Sacred Heart had a pair of good showings on the track behind sophomore distance runner Maeve Going and junior sprinter Anna Kofod. Going ran 2:18.64 to win the 800 and later finished in 4:48.47 to capture the 1,500. Kofod triumphed in the 400 by running a personal-best 59.42, which was 2.3 seconds faster than the field.

Going surprised herself with her performance.

“I did not think I was going to get first place at all,” Going said. “I haven’t run the 1,500 in under 4:55 since last year. I didn’t think I’d be able to do it, but I just stayed with the path and tried to stay relaxed, and I guess it worked. It just feels so good to do this for my team . . . they definitely pushed me.”

Kofod had been aiming to finish in under a minute for a while. She was happy to do so on championship day.

“Seeing the progression this season was really nice, and winning the league title is always nice, too,” Kofod said.

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