Three individual athletes and one team from Calhoun High School were recognized at the April 3 Bellmore-Merrick Board of Education meeting.
Sara Manson of the girls track team earned All-State honors, three conference championships in Long Jump, 55 meter hurdles, and the Triple Jump.
“She helped the Colts claim their fifth straight Conference Championship which is the long streak on Long Island,” read board trustee Tracey Miller. “Sara followed up her perfect conference meet with another two wins at the county meet, helping her team earn their second consecutive Conference title and score the most team points out of any Nassau County team - male or female.
Manson finished the season as the top triple jumper in Nassau County and represented Section 8 at the New York State championships on March 4 in Staten Island.
“She came into the meet ranked 17th in the state but had a tremendous day breaking her own school record jumping 36 feet 9 inches,“ added Miller. “That jump landed Sara at number 6 in New York State and seventh in the federation.”
Logan Schaeffler earned All-State honors, winning both the state and federation meets in the 1600-meter run, setting a new school record with a time of 4:13.5. He broke the old record by over 8 seconds.
“His time puts him in the top 20 in the entire nation, an achievement that is truly remarkable,” read board vice president Janet Goller.
He also broke the Section VIII record and achieved the fastest indoor time in New York State.
“Logan’s dedication to his sport, his team and his own personal development is truly inspiring,” added Goller. “He is a true team player, always encouraging his fellow athletes and inspiring them to be the best that they can be.”
Senior Raymond Adams ended his wrestling career at Calhoun as a two-time All-State and three-time All-County wrestler.
Earlier in the season, Ray was voted Outstanding Wrestler at the Battle at the Beach and Sprig Gardner tournaments,” read board trustee Dr. Nancy Kaplan. “He also placed 4th in the prestigious Eastern States Classic and in the off-season won the New York State Freestlye and Greco-Roman State Championships. Ray concluded his senior season with a season record of 44-6, a career record of 110-22 and a New York State Championship 3rd place finish.”
Thanks to his relentless work ethic and determination, Adams also excels in the classroom where he maintains a 98 average and received 1450 on the SATs.
The girls track team won the Nassau County championships in early February.
The girls started the seasonoff strong, setting personal bests and training harder than they ever had.
“The team wound up only competing 13 girls at the county, a number that is staggeringly low for this meet; however, these 13 were some of the toughest girls in Nassau and it showed that day,” read board trustee Edward Corona.
The team went on to dominate the field events and picked up some very importantpoints on the track, beating perennial county champs Valley Stream North for the second year in a row.
“The girls scored 114 points which was the most on Long Island this past winter on the girls or boys side,” added Cornona. “The team sent a stunning 11 girls to the National Championships in Boston and New York City; the most the program has ever sent in a single season.”
Date Added: 4/4/2023