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Pearl River Wins Boys, Girls Section Track Titles

Pearl River's boys and girls teams completed sweeps of the section championships in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field with victories in the Class B meet at Beacon Friday.

Pearl River demonstrated its depth and talent while winning the boys and girls team titles in the Section 1 Class B Track and Field Championships Friday at Beacon.

Sophomore Kelly Hayes won Pearl River's only individual championships on the girls side, taking the 3000 Meter Run in 10:31.50 and the 1500 Meter Run in 4:50.70

Sophomore Amanda Maroney took second in the 100 hurdles, just ahead of teammate Kayla Clohessy, and third in the 400 hurdles. Senior Molly Shine finished second in the 2000 Steeplechase and third in the 800 Meter Run. The Pirates took four of the top six spots in the steeplechase. Sophomore Kristin Hanson finished second in the pole vault. Pearl River also finished second in the 4X800 Relay.

The Pirates won the girls team championship with 116 points. Nanuet was second with 93 points and nobody else was close. This is Pearl River's seventh consecutive spring track championship and the sixth year in a row that the Pirates' runners won all three titles.

The Pearl River boys wrapped up a triple crown of their own with 125 team points, well ahead of second-place Somers, which had 97. The Pirates won six boys events.

Hans Lueders led the way by winning the 110 Hurdles (15.60 seconds), the 400 Hurdles (57.0 seconds) and teaming with Stephen McNiff, Joe Quaranti and Tom Bonaro to take the 4X400 Relay in 3:30.0.

Senior Kieran Brennan won the 1600 Run in 4:21.50 and the 400 Meter Dash in 49.50 seconds. Ryan Cook ran the 3000 Steeplechase in 9:52.80 for the victory.

In addition to his role in the relay victory, Bonaro took second place in the 400, third in the 800 and 4th in the 200. 

For full individual and team results, visit the www.nymilesplit.com

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