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Webster Thomas athletes continue to make headlines:

In indoor track, at the state meet held in Staten Island Webster Thomas was well-represented. In the 55 meter hurdles finals, Ahmad Clanton had a strong performance, hurdling a time of 7.75 seconds and placing eighth. Cole Ziskind also had an outstanding race, placing 17th overall in the state in the 600m, with a time of 1:24.65. There was another strong performance by Brandon Leiter, who placed 13th overall in the high jump, with a height of 5 feet and 9 inches.  Halley Buddendeck, in the 55 meter, placed eighth overall in the 55 meter prelims, with a time of 7.39 seconds. Amanda Vestri had an outstanding race in the 3000 meter, placing second overall in the state and racing a time of 9:53.91. Last but not least, Max Gloskey ran a 200m relay, earning a strong time of 22.56 seconds, placing sixth for his relay and first in his leg.

In wrestling, seniors Cory Giunta and Chris Lee went to states at the end of February.  Many wrestlers placed in supersectionals.

The Thomas Cheer Team members won not only first in their division, but also Grand Champion as well as Sportsmanship at the Jamfest in Louisville, Kentucky in March.

In bowling, the girls as well as the boys placed at the top of Division II.

In Nordic skiing, at the Sectionals Distance race on February 13, there were many strong performances. On the varsity boys’ team, Connor Lazzaro placed 31st and Thomas Frumusa placed 39th overall.  The varsity girls also had strong performances with Alena Wisniewski placing 15th overall, followed by Elizabeth Wisniewski placing 26th, and Olivia Shuman placing 30th. Close behind were Lexi Valachovic in 31st place and Kate Welch with a 39th finish, chased by Sadie Cunningham in 40th place, Alyssa Valachovic in 41st, Taylor Ball in 43rd, and Jordan Rice in 45th.

Includes reporting by Elizabeth Wisniewski.  

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