Calhoun Girls Track & Field Win School’s First Conference Championship

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Calhoun High School’s girls track and field have never captured the conference title before. That was until May 1, when they clinched a perfect 13-0 season, earning the school its first such title.

The day started off strong for the ladies as junior captain Paige Sfiroudis captured second place in the 400m hurdles along with the 100m hurdles. She also won the long jump and is currently ranked No. 2 on Long Island and No. 7 in New York State.

“In true leader form, senior captain Cristin Rodriquez would take three first-place finishes on the day; the 100m hurdles, 100m dash and triple jump,” said coach Joseph Migliano.

This was Rodriguez's last chance to compete for a conference title.
"I just wanted to help the team where I could, and earn something special that our school has never achieved,” said Rodriguez who is currently ranked No. 2 in New York State for the 100m hurdles.

The throwers for Calhoun would take first, second and fourth in discus and first, second and fourth in shotput adding some serious points for the team. Those ladies include, Julianne Losquadro, Julissa McCloud, Jamie Campanelli, Madison Padro, Victoria Unz and Jamie Campanelli.

“Not to be outdone by the upperclassmen the freshmen would have a stand out day as well,” added Migliano.

Lisa Jose would drop over a full second to run a 12.9 and take third on the 100m dash along with a 27.7 in the 200m dash to take third.

“She is a very special athlete, the sky is truly the limit with her and I know she's going to have a very bright future in track & field,” he added. “She is without question one of the fastest freshmen in all of Nassau County.”

Jose would also anchor the 4x100m relay to victory. Along with Jose, Calhoun had a freshmen middle distance runner that gets faster each time she steps on the track; Elizabeth Tuzzolo ran another personal best in the 400m dash in a time of 63.6 seconds grabbing her team a well-needed finish in that event. Elizabeth has dropped over five seconds on her time since the beginning of the season and is one of the fastest 400m freshmen in Nassau County.

The Calhoun sprinters wouldn't stop there, the 4x100m team of Mia Advocate, Dana Brown, eighth-grader Kristina Losquadro and Lisa Jose would dominate the relay and put the meet well out of reach for any other team.

This victory was a team effort for Calhoun; the distance team of Katie Corona, Christina Garbarino, Nadya Resnick and Samantha LaTorre made sure that the other teams didn't pick up too many points in the distance races, Migliano explained.

“They were a compliment to the sprinters, throwers, jumpers and the meet couldn't have been won without them,” Migliano added. “This was a very special day for Calhoun; the ladies set a goal at the beginning of the season and they went out each week to meet it.”