Calhoun High School girls track headed into the May 17 competition with a mission of earning their fourth consecutive division championship — and they were victorious.
“The Colts got out to a fast start and never looked back,” said coach Joseph Migliano. “Maura Walters and Elizabeth Tuzzolo took third and fourth in the 400-meter hurdles earning the team a fast 10 points and Maura’s first ever All-Division honor.”
Next up was the 1500 meters in which Calhoun sent out freshman Julianna Razza and sophomore Faith Dwyer. Razza earned her first event championship while Dwyer ran her second fastest time all year and finished third to claim the last All-Division spot.
Lisa Jose took second in the 100-meter dash and also earned All-Division honors.
Meanwhile, Jamie Campanelli went on to throw her personal best in shot put and win the event for the second straight year. Senior captain Victoria Unz battled through an injury to take second in the discus, along with sophomore Melissa Kurlanchik who finished fourth in that event.
In the triple jump, Jose won with a jump of 33 feet, 9 inches while teammates Walters and freshmen Ashley Thompson followed up with fourth and fifth, respectively.
Eighth grade standout Sara Manson scored in the 100-meter hurdles, long jump and earned her first division title in the pole vault event.
Sophomore Nicole Devlin set a goal to win the division high jump, and met it. She beat the reigning high jumper and claimed her spot as division champion.
In the 800-meter race, sophomore Emma Bhansingh ran 4-second personal best and finished fourth overall in a very fast heat.
“It was a very special day for the team earning their fourth consecutive division title,” Migliano said. “They proved why track and field is a true team sport, scoring in all events and winning by roughly 50 points.”