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Newsday's All-Long Island girls track team 2017

Meet Newsday's All-Long Island girls track first team for the 2017 spring season.

Long Island Athlete of the Year: Halle Hazzard, St. Anthony's, Sr.

Hazzard's running style matched her demeanor, smooth and
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Hazzard's running style matched her demeanor, smooth and unflinching. For the last three seasons, Hazzard has made waves as one of the best sprinters in the state. This season, she took it to new levels. The St. Anthony's senior won two Indoor state championships, taking the 55 meter crown in 6.86 seconds and the 300 in 38.67 seconds. She ran a 7.36 to place second in the 60 meters at New Balance Indoor Nationals.

Hazzard won the 100 (11.90) and 200 (24.23) at the CHSAA Outdoor Intersectionals. She had the fastest 100 time (11.67) and second-fastest 200 (24.07) time in the state entering New Balance Outdoor Nationals, according to milsplit.com.

Nassau Athlete of the Year: Chibugo Obichere, Valley Steam South, Soph.

Obichere is quickly becoming one of the more
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Obichere is quickly becoming one of the more feared hurdlers in the state. She won the outdoor Division I 100 meter hurdle championship, running a 14.64. She finished second in the Federation championship, clocking a 14.46. Obichere also won the indoor public school 55 hurdles championship, running an 8.22. She won Nassau Class A outdoor championships in the 100 (12.40), 100 hurdles (14.41), and 200 (26.05).

Sarena Choi, Westhampton, Sr.

Choi was the best triple jumper in the
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Choi was the best triple jumper in the state this year. She won both the indoor (39 feet, 6 1/4 inches) and outdoor (39-7.75) state championship. Choi also won three indoor Suffolk Small Championships, winning the 55 meters, triple jump, and long jump.

Brittany Curtain, Connetquot, Sr.

Curtin won the state Federation discus championship, tossing
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Curtin won the state Federation discus championship, tossing the implement 139 feet, six inches. She also won the Division I discus with a 143 foot, seven inch toss. Curtin placed third in the indoor weight throw state championship.

Lauren Harris, Sachem East, Sr.

As far as high school race walkers go,
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As far as high school race walkers go, Harris is the best ever...in American history. For the second year in a row, Harris won the indoor state and national title. She also set a new indoor 1,500 meter and one-mile national walk record and outdoor 1,500 walk record.

Katherine Lee, Shoreham-Wading River, Jr.

Lee rebounded from an ankle injury suffered at
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Lee rebounded from an ankle injury suffered at the Millrose Game in Febuary and had a stellar outdoor season. She placed second in the state 3,000 meter championship, running a 9:26.78 and third in the state 1,500 championship with a 4:23.48. Both times were Suffolk County records, according to suffolkxctf.com.

Sade Meeks, North Babylon, Sr.

Meeks won the state Federation outdoor shot put
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Meeks won the state Federation outdoor shot put championship with a 44 foot, 11 inch toss. She won the Division I shot put championship with a 45 foot, 3 1/4 inch throw. Meeks placed second in the indoor shot put state championship.

Nadja Ashley, West Babylon, Soph.

They were the most dominant relay team in
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They were the most dominant relay team in the state all season. Their outdoor state championship, ran in 3:44.60, marked their third consecutive state title across both indoor and outdoor track seasons. Heller was on the indoor unit, which won in 3:53.03.

Paige Keefer, West Babylon, Sr.

They were the most dominant relay team in
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

They were the most dominant relay team in the state all season. Their outdoor state championship, ran in 3:44.60, marked their third consecutive state title across both indoor and outdoor track seasons. Heller was on the indoor unit, which won in 3:53.03.

Dana Beggins, West Babylon, Sr.

They were the most dominant relay team in
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

They were the most dominant relay team in the state all season. Their outdoor state championship, ran in 3:44.60, marked their third consecutive state title across both indoor and outdoor track seasons. Heller was on the indoor unit, which won in 3:53.03.

Brittany Korsah, West Babylon, Sr.

They were the most dominant relay team in
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

They were the most dominant relay team in the state all season. Their outdoor state championship, ran in 3:44.60, marked their third consecutive state title across both indoor and outdoor track seasons. Heller was on the indoor unit, which won in 3:53.03.

Coach of the Year: Olivier St. Aude, St. Anthony's

St. Aude led St. Anthony's to both indoor
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St. Aude led St. Anthony's to both indoor and outdoor CHSAA Intersectional championships. St. Anthony's also ran away with the Indoor league championship in January.

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