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2007-08 Boys and Girls
Indoor Track and Field


 Boys Roster
OCIAA #
Last Name
First
Grade
School
DOB
703
Babcock
Christopher
12
NFA
08/18/90
704
Babcock
Matthew
12
NFA
08/18/90
705
Buchar
Justin
8
HJH
07/06/94
706
Carter
Christopher
10
NFA
10/15/92
707
Challacombe
Steven
11
NFA
06/24/91
708
Chambers
Joseph
11
NFA
02/27/91
710
Cooper
Donald
12
NFA
01/03/89
711
DiCaprio
Charles
10
NFA
12/28/92
712
Dorsey
Devin
11
NFA
11/27/89
713
Foote
O' Neish
11
NFA
03/23/91
714
Graham
Robert
11
NFA
03/02/91
716
Hernandez
Timothy
11
NFA
05/17/89
717
Kennelly
Joseph
12
NFA
07/06/90
718
King
Chance
12
NFA
09/09/90
719
Laraia
Gregory
12
NFA
09/25/90
720
Locklary
Fred
10
NFA
05/23/92
721
Martino
Michael
12
NFA
07/22/89
722
McCartney
Gaelen
8
NJH
06/14/94
723
McKenzie
Dexter
12
NFA
03/17/90
725
Mitchell
Richard
12
NFA
01/29/90
2000
McNair
Laron
10
NFA
04/11/92
726
Mora
Nelson
11
NFA
03/13/91
727
Morgan
Akino
11
NFA
05/30/91
728
Mountain
Timothy
12
NFA
09/10/90
729
Patterson
Randy
10
NFA
12/18/91
730
Pierri
Frank
9
HJH
07/23/93
731
Portillo
Kevin
11
NFA
04/02/91
732
Rafferty
Glendon
7
SJH
01/13/95
733
Rafferty
Terence
9
SJH
01/19/93
734
Riquelme
Eliezer
11
NFA
02/27/91
735
Robinson
Robert
10
NFA
08/24/91
1977
Romano
Daniel
12
NFA
10/30/89
736
Spencer
Michael
12
NFA
05/06/89
737
Spooner
Oscar
10
NFA
10/09/91
738
Valentine
Isaiah
8
SJH
06/16/94
740
Williams
Jaron
10
NFA
09/26/92
741
Williams
Sean
11
NFA
06/26/91
742
Wimberly
Shaquille
8
NJH
07/05/93
743
Woody
Jeffrey
11
NFA
03/03/91
744
Young
Damon
8
NJH
06/06/94

 Girls Roster
OCIAA #
Last Name
First
Grade
School
1588
Ayala
Melissa
9
SJH
1590
Boone
Tiyi
9
SJH
1592
Burks
Ullanda
8
SJH
1594
Coppedge
Chante
9
NJH
1973
Dewitt
Joselyn
8
NJH
1595
Garrison
Courtney
10
NFA
1596
Gizzarelli
Lia
11
NFA
1971
Harvey
Daltonise
11
NFA
1597
Hernandez
Christy
9
SJH
1813
Jacobs
Dotrine
10
NFA
1598
Johnson
Camille
7
NJH
1599
Jones
Dasia
11
NFA
1600
Kirkland
Taylor
11
NFA
1972
Landell
Kerrie
12
NFA
1601
Little
Doris
9
NJH
1603
Malcolm
Cidra
7
NJH
1604
McCartney
Kiersten
11
NFA
1605
McCaskill
D'yanna
7
NJH
1606
McHolder
Danielle
11
NFA
1607
McKnight
Kara
9
SJH
1608
McQueen
Mikia
11
NFA
1610
Olivier
Tamika
7
NJH
1611
Patterson
Tenique
8
SJH
1612
Rittweger
Morgan
11
NFA
1970
Short
Bria
9
SJH
1613
Starr
Cayla
11
NFA
1814
Stewart
Janzel
12
NFA
1614
Sutton
Desiree
9
SJH
1615
Torriente
Klarisse
10
NFA
1616
Vargas
Tiffany
7
NJH
1617
Wolfe
Kristen
10
NFA

 Meet Schedule
Day
Date
Meet
Venue
Departure
Meet
Return
Saturday,
12/1/07
OCIAA Developmental Meet "D" (NS)
Gillis Fieldhouse
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
West Point, NY
Friday,
12/7/07
OCIAA Division Meet "A"
Gillis Fieldhouse
3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
West Point, NY
Saturday,
12/15/07
OCIAA Relays
Gillis Fieldhouse
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
West Point, NY
Saturday,
12/22/07
OCIAA Division Meet "B"
Gillis Fieldhouse
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
West Point, NY
Thursday,
12/27/07
Marine Corps Holiday Classic (#)
The Armory
6:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:00 p.m.
New York, NY
Sunday,
12/30/07
West Point Invitational (#)
Gillis Fieldhouse
10:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
West Point, NY
Friday,
1/4/08
OCIAA Division Meet "A"
Gillis Fieldhouse
2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
West Point, NY
Saturday,
1/5/08
Hispanic Games (#)
The Armory
6:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m.
New York, NY
Sunday,
1/6/08
Hispanic Games (#)
The Armory
6:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m.
New York, NY
Saturday,
1/12/08
Molloy Stanner Games (#)
The Armory
6:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m.
New York, NY
Sunday,
1/13/08
OCIAA Developmental Meet "C" (NS)
Gillis Fieldhouse
11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
West Point, NY
Saturday,
1/19/08
OCIAA Division Meet "B"
Gillis Fieldhouse
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.
West Point, NY
Saturday,
1/19/08
New Balance Games (#)
The Armory
6:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:00 p.m.
New York, NY
Saturday,
1/26/08
SCC Coaches Invitational (#)
New Haven T&F Center
6:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:00 p.m.
New Haven, CT
Saturday,
2/2/08
OCIAA Boys Championships
Gillis Fieldhouse
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
West Point, NY
Saturday,
2/9/08
OCIAA Girls Championships
Gillis Fieldhouse
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
West Point, NY
Saturday,
2/9/08
New Balance Collegiate Invitational
The Armory
7:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
New York, NY
Friday,
2/15/08
Section 9 Class A Championship
Gillis Fieldhouse
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
West Point, NY
Tuesday,
2/26/08
Eastern States Championships (#)
The Armory
1:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
1:00 a.m.
New York, NY
Sunday,
3/2/08
Section 9 State Qualifying Meet
Gillis Fieldhouse
11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
5:00 PM
West Point, NY
Saturday,
3/8/08
NY State Championships (#)
Barton Fieldhouse
10:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
1:00 a.m.
Ithaca, NY
(Friday)
(Sunday)
# = Only qualified athletes will compete in these meets.

 Results
 3/8/08  NYSPHSAA Championships
Barton Hall (200 meter unbanked synthetic, 1/4 inch spikes)
Ithaca, NY - The 1600 Meter Relay team of Donald Cooper, Randy Patterson, Fred Locklary, and Tim Mountain ran 3:24.27 and captured second place while the 800 Meter Relay quartet of Daniel Romano, Robert Graham, Robert Robinson, and Dexter McKenzie placed fourth in 1:33.24 to highlight the Newburgh boys performances at the NYSPHSAA Championships at Cornell University's Barton Hall. Donald Cooper placed seventh in the high jump  with a leap of 6-2 while Greg Laraia  ran 10:08.23 in the 3200 Meter Run and finished in 19th place. Steve Challacombe ran the 1000 meter leg on the Section 9 Intersectional Relay that took ninth place in 9:13.40.

Newburgh's 800 Meter Relay foursome of Danielle McHolder, Doris Little, Dotrine Jacobs, and Dasia Jones were the top finishers for the NFA girls as they ran 1:45.91 to finish in third place. Courtney Garrison took eighth in the 1500 Meter Walk with a time of 7:56.94 and Dotrine Jacobs finished 17th in the 55 Meter Hurdles with an 8.73 clocking. Doris Little placed 22nd in the long jump, spanning 15-5 3/4 while Dasia Jones ran 42.74 in the 300 Meter Dash to finish in 23rd place.
(Girls Results,  Boys Results)

 3/2/08  Section 9 State Qualifying Meet
Gillis Fieldhouse (200 meter unbanked synthetic, no spikes)
West Point, NY -    Donald Cooper qualified for the NYSPHSAA Championships in two events and Greg Laraia was an individual qualifier in the 3200 Meter Run at the Section 9 State Qualifier at West Point. Cooper high jumped 6-4 to finish second and was a member of the winning 800 Meter Relay. Laraia ran 9:46.00 to finish second and gain his spot in the State Meet. Steve Challacombe ran 2:41.47 in the 1000 Meter Run and finished third to earn a place on the Section 9 Intersectional Relay team. The 800 Meter Relay team of Daniel Romano, Robert Graham, Robert Robinson, and Cooper ran 1:33.40 to finish first and advance to States. The 1600 Meter Relay team of Fred Locklary, Akino Morgan, Randy Patterson, and Tim Mountain clocked 3:27.34 and also took first.

Dotrine Jacobs placed third in the 55 Meter Hurdles with a 8.61 clocking to earn a state meet spot and also ran on the winning 800 Meter Relay (1:47.66). Dasia Jones won the 300 Meter Dash with a time of 42.52 and also ran on the 800 Meter Relay squad. Doris Little jumped 16-8 1/2 in the long jump to finish second and ran on the 800 Meter Relay team as well. Danielle McHolder will join Jacobs, Jones, and Little on the 800 Meter Relay quartet. Courtney Garrison won the 1500 Meter Walk in 7:52.97 and will also be making the trip to Cornell.
(Girls Results,  Boys Results)

 2/26/08  Eastern States Championships
New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory (200 meter banked synthetic, 1/4 inch spikes)
New York, NY - The 71st Annual Eastern States Championships proved to be another showcase for NFA track athletes as the girls broke three school records and the boys won the 1600 Meter Relay crown. Dotrine Jacobs started the evening off with a bang in the 55 Meter Hurdles, posting a blazing 7.49 clocking to erase Perry Brown's 7.54 record from 2003. Jacobs then teamed with Doris Little, Danielle McHolder and Dasia Jones for another record, this time in the 800 Meter Relay. Their time of 1:43.67 broke by .01 seconds, the mark of Cassiopia Williams, Perry Brown, Gia Serrette, and Kenata Gumbs from 2003. Jones then culminated the night for the NFA girls, breaking her own 400 Meter Dash record with a smoking 59.02 mark which bettered her 59.35 time from January.

The boys 800 Meter Relay team of Robert Robinson, Daniel Romano, Donald Cooper, and Fred Locklary ran 1:30.10 to finish third and tie for the third fastest time in New York State this year. Cooper and Locklary then teamed with Randy Patterson and Tim Mountain in the 1600 Meter Relay to win that event in 3:21.10. They already own New York's fastest time in that relay with their 3:20.28 mark from the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.
(Official Meet Results)

 2/15/08  Section 9 Class A Championships
Gillis Fieldhouse (200 meter unbanked synthetic, no spikes)
West Point, NY - Turning in yet another fine team performance, the Newburgh boys and girls teams both finished second in the fourteen team Section 9 Class A Championships at West Point's Gillis Fieldhouse on Friday. The girls totaled 76 points to finish second behind Warwick's 108 points while the boys amassed 68 points to Warwick's 121 point total.

The NFA girls had two Section 9 Class A champions in individual events on the track. Danielle McHolder captured the 55 Meter Dash in 7.56 and Courtney Garrison topped the field in the 1500 Meter Walk with a time of 7:51.68. Doris Little (7.83, 5th Place) and Chante Coppedge (7.84, 6th Place) also scored in the 55 Meter Dash. McHolder managed a second place finish in the 300 Meter Dash (42.14) as well, edging teammate Dasia Jones who took fourth in 43.17. Dotrine Jacobs placed third in the 55 Meter Hurdles (9.00) and Lia Gizzarelli ran the 3000 Meter Run in 11:26.64 to finish sixth.

Doris Little was the top Goldback finisher in the field events, long jumping 15-7 to take third place. Mikia McQueen jumped 15-3 and placed fourth.
Shot putters Klarisse Torriente (31-1, 4th Place) and Daltonise Harvey (30-2 3/4, 5th Place) rounded out the NFA field scoring.

In the relays, the 800 Meter Relay team of Danielle McHolder, Doris Little, Mikia McQueen, and Chante Coppedge took home the Section 9 Class A title with a 1:48.93 clocking. In the 1600 Meter Relay, Kiersten McCartney, Dotrine Jacobs, Kerrie Landell, and Dasia Jones ran 4:07.45 and garnered second place.

For the NFA boys, Donald Cooper cleared 6-3 in the high jump and took home the Section 9 Class A crown in that event. Robert Robinson (20-10 1/2, 3rd Place) and Cooper (19-0 1/2, 6th Place) both placed in the long jump to complete the Newburgh scoring in the field events.

On the track, Robert Robinson (6.78) finished second in the 55 Meter Dash, just ahead of teammate Dexter McKenzie (6.90, 3rd Place). McKenzie also ran 38.92 in the 300 Meter Dash to take sixth place. In the 600 Meter Run, Tim Mountain ran 1:25.04 to capture third place while Greg Laraia (9:47.17) took fourth place in the 3200 Meter Run. Steve Challacombe placed in two individual track events, the 1000 Meter Run (2:41.17, 5th Place) and the 1600 Meter Run (4:34.99, 5th Place).

The 800 Meter Relay took first place in that event with a 1:32.99 clocking. The quartet consisted of Daniel Romano, Dexter McKenzie, Robert Robinson, and Donald Cooper. The 1600 Meter Relay team of Fred Locklary, Akino Morgan, Chance King, and Randy Patterson overcame a fall by King to finish fifth in 3:36.71. In the 3200 Meter Relay, the foursome of Nelson Mora, Chris Babcock, Steve Challacombe, and Tim Mountain cruised to victory with a time of 8:17.89.
(TH-R Results,  Full Meet Results)

 2/9/08  OCIAA Girls Championships
Gillis Fieldhouse (200 meter unbanked synthetic, no spikes)
West Point, NY - Paced by three first place finishes, the Newburgh girls (70 points) finished second to Warwick (94 points) in the OCIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at West Point. Dotrine Jacobs led the Goldbacks with a win in the 55 Meter Hurdles (8.75) and a leg on the winning 800 Meter Relay team (1:49.84). Joining Jacobs on the 800 Meter Relay squad were Danielle McHolder, Chante Coppedge, and Mikia McQueen. Courtney Garrison was the other individual winner for Newburgh, capturing the 1500 Meter Walk with an 8:03.57 clocking.

Danielle McHolder added to her first place 800 Meter Relay effort with a second place in the 300 Meter Dash (42.26) and a fourth place in the 55 Meter Dash (7.71). Dasia Jones took fourth place in the 300 Meter Dash (42.95) while Lia Gizzarelli copped a fifth place in the 3000 Meter Run (11:05.83). The 1600 Meter Relay team of Kerrie Landell, Doris Little, Tiyi Boone, and D'yanna McCaskill ran 4:17.85 for fifth place to complete the scoring on the track for Newburgh.

Doris Little grabbed second place in the Long Jump with a leap of 16-4 3/4 with Mikia McQueen taking third place (16-2) and Dasia Jones capturing sixth place with a 15-0 1/4 effort. Daltonise Harvey placed fourth in the Shot Put with a toss of 30-11 and Mikia McQueen brought home sixth place in the Triple Jump with a leap of 32-2 1/2 in other field event action.
(TH-R Results,  Official Results)

 2/8-9/08  New Balance Collegiate Invitational
New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory (200 meter banked synthetic, 1/4 inch spikes)
New York, NY - The Newburgh Free Academy boys completed a rare triple at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at The Armory in New York City...they were invited to compete in three events at the prestigious collegiate meet. Showcasing the top collegiate teams in the East and from across the United States, the meet also spotlights the top high school relay teams in the Tri-State area. Newburgh was selected to compete in the 800, 1600, and 3200 meter relays.

First on the track was the 3200 Meter Relay team of Nelson Mora, Tim Mountain, Chris Babcock, and Steve Challacombe. Competing on Friday night, the quartet raced to an NFA record of 8:00.42 and an eighth place finish. The Goldbacks returned on Saturday, first in the 800 Meter Relay. The foursome of Robert Robinson, Donald Cooper, Fred Locklary, and Daniel Romano turned in an outstanding 1:30.69 performance to capture second place. About an hour later, Newburgh was back out on the track with the 1600 Meter Relay team of Donald Cooper, Tim Mountain, Fred Locklary, and Randy Patterson. This Goldback group was in another race that went down to the wire, ultimately finishing second again with a time of 3:20.28. The 1600 time is the fastest in New York State this year!
(TH-R Results,  MileSplit Results)

 2/4/08  168th Street Varsity Classic
New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory (200 meter banked synthetic, 1/4 inch spikes)
New York, NY - The 1600 Meter Relay team of Donald Cooper, Randy Patterson, Fred Locklary, and Tim Mountain won their race with the fastest time in New York State this season (3:21.7) to top all Goldback performances at the 168th Street Varsity Classic. Their mark is also the fourth fastest time in the United States. Two Newburgh school records also fell at the meet held at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory in New York City.

Greg Laraia continued his assault on the record book, breaking his fourth NFA standard this season, running 9:43.0 in the 3200 Meter Run. Steve Challacombe placed fifth in two events (1600 Meter Run - 4:29.9 and 800 Meter Run - 2:01.2), the latter establishing a new Goldback record in that event.
(MileSplit Results,   Official Meet Site Results)

 2/2/08  OCIAA Boys Championships
Gillis Fieldhouse (200 meter unbanked synthetic, no spikes)
West Point, NY - Robert Robinson won the long jump with a leap of 21-2 3/4 and the 1600 Meter Relay team of Donald Cooper, Akino Morgan, Fred Locklary, and Tim Mountain won that event in 3:30.64 as Newburgh captured two first place finishes in the OCIAA Championships in Gillis Fieldhouse at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Newburgh finished a solid third in the 28 team event.

Donald Cooper placed second in the high jump (6-2) and snagged a sixth place finish in the Long Jump with a leap of 19-6 1/4). Tim Mountain (1:23.55) and Randy Patterson (1:25.77) took second and third place respectively, in the 600 Meter Run while Fred Locklary (37.04) and Robert Robinson (37.07) finished third and fourth in the 300 Meter Dash. Steve Challacombe (1000 Meter Run - 2:39.24) and Greg Laraia (3200 Meter Run - 9:51.13) each turned in a fourth place finish with Akino Morgan's fifth place finish in the 55 Meter Hurdles (8.50) rounding out the individual scoring for Newburgh.

The Goldbacks picked up 12 additional points in the relays with two third place finishes. The 3200 Meter Relay team of Randy Patterson, Steve Challacombe, Chris Babcock, and Matt Babcock ran 8:21.58 and the 800 Meter Relay quartet of Robert Graham, Daniel Romano, Dexter McKenzie, and O'Neish Foote notched a 1:36.13.
(MileSplit Results)

 1/26/08  Southern Connecticut Conference Coaches Invitational
New Haven Track and Field Center (200 meter unbanked synthetic, 3/16 inch spikes)
New Haven, CT - When Julius Caesar uttered Veni, Vidi, Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) in 46 BC, he was describing his victory over Pharnaces II of Pontus in the Battle of Zela. After the performances of the NFA boys and girls track teams at the Southern Connecticut Conference Coaches Invitational,
the Goldbacks may have to adopt Caesar's famous quote as their team motto. For the second week in a row, Newburgh swept the boys and girls team titles at a major high school track invitational.

Led by NFA school record breaking performances by Donald Cooper (6-4, High Jump) and Greg Laraia (9:45.02, 3200 Meter Run), the boys ran away with the team title in the 39 school field with 61 points. The boys 800 Meter Relay team of Robert Robinson, Robert Graham, Donald Cooper, and O'Neish Foote took first place in 1:33.97 while the 1600 Meter Relay quartet of Fred Locklary, Tim Mountain, Randy Patterson, and Akino Morgan won with a meet record time of 3:28.79. The 3200 Meter Relay team of Nelson Mora, Chris Babcock, Matt Babcock, and Randy Patterson finished second with a time of 8:29.19.

The girls team was just as dominant, winning their title with 48 points. The 1600 Meter Relay team of Kerrie Landell, Danielle McHolder, Tiyi Boone, Dasia Jones (4:10.82) was the lone winner for the Goldbacks but they managed three runnerup finishes and a third place. Second place finishes were turned in by Dasia Jones (42.28, 300 Meter Dash), Dotrine Jacobs (9.03, 55 Meter Hurdles), and the 800 Meter Relay team of Doris Little, Mikia McQueen, Dotrine Jacobs, and Chante Coppedge (1:50.14). Doris Little long jumped a season best 16-4 1/4 to finish third in that event for Newburgh.
(TH-R,    MySportsResults)

 1/19/08 OCIAA Conference Meet "B" Format
Gillis Fieldhouse (200 meter unbanked synthetic, no spikes)
West Point, NY - With most of the boys and girls teams competing at the New Balance Games in New York City, the Goldbacks had a tough day at the OCIAA Conference Meet "B" Format competition at West Point's Gillis Fieldhouse. Newburgh managed one first place in the meet in the boys 3200 Meter Relay. The quartet of Greg Laraia, Joe Kennelly, Kevin Portillo, and Steve Challacombe ran 8:37.52 for the win.
(OCIAA Results)

 1/19/08  New Balance Games
New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory (200 meter banked synthetic, 1/4 inch spikes)
New York, NY - School records and meet records were the order of the day as the Goldbacks boys and girls teams dominated the New Balance Games at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory. The girls tied for first place as a team and the boys took their team title outright.

The sophomore quartet of Chris Carter, Fred Locklary, Randy Patterson, and Robert Robinson set meet records once again in both the Sophomore 800 Meter Relay (1:32.42) and the Sophomore 1600 Meter Relay (3:26.66). The 220 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay team of Akino Morgan, Chance King, Michael Spencer, and Eliezer Riquelme set a new NFA record of 32.24 while the foursome of Tim Mountain, Daniel Romano, Donald Cooper, and Nelson Mora set a new Goldback standard in the 1600 Meter Sprint Medley Relay with a 3:39.19 clocking.

The girls team of Joselyn Dewitt, Tiyi Boone, D'yanna McCaskill, and Chante Coppedge won the Frosh 800 Meter with a time of 1:50.08 and Doris Little and Kara McKnight joined Boone and Coppedge on the winning Frosh 1600 Meter Relay team (4:20.29). Little also teamed with Mikia McQueen to set a new NFA mark in the Long Jump Relay with their 32-0 effort.
(MileSplit Results)
 1/13/08 OCIAA Developmental Meet "C" Format
Gillis Fieldhouse (200 meter unbanked synthetic, no spikes)
West Point, NY - Courtney Garrison was the lone winner for Newburgh in a rather uneventful meet for the Goldbacks. Garrison won the 1500 Meter Walk in 7:54.48 while Dotrine Jacobs finished second in the 55 Meter Hurdles with a time of 9.05.
(OCIAA Results)

 1/12/08  Molloy Stanner Games
New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory (200 meter banked synthetic, 1/4 inch spikes)
New York, NY - Dasia Jones broke the NFA school record in the 300 Meter Dash with a blazing 41.90 effort, pacing the Goldbacks in the Molloy Stanner Games at the Armory in New York City. Her time eclipsed the 41.94 mark of Cassiopia Williams. Quality efforts were also turned in by Dotrine Jacobs and Doris Little. Jacobs won the Sophomore 55 Meter Hurdles in 9.10 and Little was the runnerup in the Frosh 55 Meter Dash, clocking in at 7.80.
(MileSplit Results)

 1/6/08  Hispanic Games (Day Two)
New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory (200 meter banked synthetic, 1/4 inch spikes)
New York, NY - The sophomore relay team of Chris Carter, Robert Robinson, Randy Patterson, and Fred Locklary continued their extraordinary run of record breaking performances, this time taking down two meet records at the Hispanic Games in New York City on Day Two of the meet. The quartet won the Sophomore 800 Meter Relay in 1:33.05 and the Sophomore 1600 Meter Relay in 3:28.25. To put these marks into perspective, the 800 Meter Relay time would rank 7th overall in New York State (they actually have run 1:32.75 which IS ranked 5th since it is faster than the Varsity time of 1:33.01). The 1600 Meter Relay's performance is even more remarkable. They would be ranked 3rd in New York State, trailing only NFA's varsity which is the #1 team in New York (3:26.81) and Midwood (3:27.25). They previously broke meet records in the same two events at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic in December at the Armory.
(MileSplit Results)

 1/5/08  Hispanic Games (Day One)
New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory (200 meter banked synthetic, 1/4 inch spikes)
New York, NY - Newburgh's 3200 Meter Relay ran the fourth fastest time in New York State and Greg Laraia set an NFA record in the 2 Mile Run at the opening day of the Hispanic Games at the Armory in New York City. The foursome of Nelson Mora, Chris Babcock, Tim Mountain, and Steve Challacombe ran 8:05.70 to finish third in the race, just missing the NFA record of 8:05.14 set last year.

Laraia clocked 9:52.78 for two miles, establishing a Goldback record in that event. High school runners in New York usually run 3200 meters which is about 17 yards short of and about 3.5 seconds faster than two miles. Laraia holds the 3200 meter record at 9:58.76. His new 2 Mile record is intrinsically superior to his 3200 meter mark as it converts to approximately 9:49.34. The 1600 Meter Relay team of Robert Graham, Donald Cooper, Chance King, and Dexter McKenzie (3:28.02) took sixth place to round out the scoring for the boys.

The story of the day for the girls was the record shattering performance of Dasia Jones in the 400 Meter Dash. Jones blitzed the oval in 59.35 to smash her week old record of 1:00.99, set at the West Point Invitational. Her time ranks her tenth in New York State. Courtney Garrison also scored for the girls, capturing 6th place in the 1500 Meter Walk with a time of 8:06.37. Garrison is also ranked 10th statewide with her 7:50.75 mark from the OCIAA Relays.
(MileSplit Results)

 1/4/08 OCIAA Conference Meet "A" Format
Gillis Fieldhouse (200 meter unbanked synthetic, no spikes)
West Point, NY - The Newburgh girls stole the spotlight on Friday at Gillis Fieldhouse, winning four individual events and a relay in an OCIAA "A" Conference Meet. Courtney Garrison won the 1500 Meter Walk once again in a time of 8:07.84. Danielle McHolder sprinted to the front in the 55 Meter Dash (7.67) while Dasia Jones breezed to first in the 300 Meter Dash with a 42.78 performance. In the field events, Doris Little took top honors in the long jump with a leap of 15-8 3/4. The 1600 Meter Relay team Kerrie Landell, Tiyi Boone, Danielle McHolder, and Dasia Jones captured first place with a 4:08.19 effort.

The boys had two first place finishes, one on the track and one in the field. Steve Challacombe led the pack in the 3200 Meter Run with a time of 10:07.29 while Donald Cooper cleared 6-2 in the high jump to win that event. Cooper's mark ties the NFA record that he already held jointly with Michael Ward.
(TH-R Results,  OCIAA Results)

 12/30/07 West Point Invitational
Gillis Fieldhouse (200 meter unbanked synthetic, 1/4 inch spikes)
West Point, NY - The Goldbacks boys and girls teams celebrated the New Year a few days early, breaking four school records and tying a fifth at the West Point Invitational at USMA's Gillis Fieldhouse. Danielle McHolder took down the 200 meter record of 27.30 set by Kenata Gumbs in 2002,  clocking 26.70 to establish the new standard. Dasia Jones posted a new 400 Meter Dash mark with her 1:00.99 effort. That broke Beth Ambrosetti's record of 1:02.43 set in 2002.

The boys did some rewriting of the record books too at the meet. Steve Challacombe raced to a 4:19.33 clocking in the 1500 Meter Run to erase the previous mark of 4:37.58 set by Ron Gamma in 1999. Both Greg Laraia (9:10.33) and Joe Kennelly (9:48.96) broke Andrew Poggioli's NFA record in the 3000 Meter Run. Poggioli ran 9:53.08 in 2006 to set the record. Donald Cooper cleared 6-2 in the high jump to tie the standard in that event set in 1993 by Michael Ward.
(MileSplit Results)

 12/27/07 Marine Corps Holiday Classic
New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory (200 meter banked synthetic, 1/4 inch spikes)
New York, NY - The NFA girls set two new school records and the boys established one new mark in the Ninth Annual Marine Corps Holiday Classic at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory. Ironically, the Goldbacks didn't win any of the three events that NFA records were set in but won four other events and set two new meet records.

The team of Mikia McQueen and Doris Little combined for 30-9 1/4 in the Long Jump Relay to break the 30-6 1/2 NFA mark set last year by Dasia Jones and Britney Melvin. The duo of Daltonise Harvey and Klarisse Torriente totaled 57-9 in the shot put relay for a new record. That performance broke the old NFA standard of 55-5 3/4 from 2004 set by Katie Clark and Shauna Garriques. The Freshman 1600 Meter Relay team of Doris Little, Tiyi Boone, D'yanna McCaskill, and Chante Coppedge won their race with a time of 4:23.07 to cap the girls performances.

The 220 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay team of Chris Babcock, Michael Spencer, Akino Morgan, and Chance King broke the NFA record in that event with a time of 33.57. The Sophomore 800 Meter Relay (1:32.75) and 1600 Meter Relay (3:30.35) team of Chris Carter, Robert Robinson, Randy Patterson, and Fred Locklary broke meet records in both events while the Varsity 1600 Meter Relay team of Robert Graham, Donald Cooper, Nelson Mora, and Tim Mountain clocked 3:26.81 to win that event. That time is the fastest 1600 Meter Relay time in New York State so far this year.
(MileSplit Results)

 12/22/07 OCIAA Conference Meet "A" Format
Gillis Fieldhouse (200 meter unbanked synthetic, no spikes)
West Point, NY - A strong showing by both the boys and girls teams provided numerous winning performances for the Goldbacks at the OCIAA "A" Conference Meet on Saturday at West Point. Courtney Garrison won the 1500 Meter Walk in a swift 7:57.77 clocking. Dotrine Jacobs smoked the 55 Meter Hurdles in 9.06 and Dasia Jones took the 300 Meter Dash in 42.98 to rack up two more wins on the track. Doris Little bounded to first in the Long Jump with a leap of 15-3 1/2. The relay team of Lia Gizzarelli, Klarisse Torriente, Kiersten McCartney, and Cayla Starr captured the 3200 Meter Relay in 10:05.91 while Danielle McHolder, Kerrie Landell, Tiyi Boone, and Dasia Jones took top honors in the 1600 Meter Relay with a time of 4:09.50.

Tim Mountain took the 600 Meter Run (1:24.12) and Greg Laraia led the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 4:42.88 as individual winners for the boys team. The Goldbacks owned the relays, recording a clean sweep in all three events. The 800 Meter Relay team of Daniel Romano, Robert Robinson, Dexter McKenzie, and O'Neish Foote won that event in 1:35.90. The quartet of Robert Graham, Fred Locklary, Tim Mountain, and Donald Cooper cruised to victory in the 1600 Meter Relay with a time of 3:29.85. A nearly 13 second victory by the foursome of Chris Babcock, Matt Babcock, Nelson Mora, and Randy Patterson in the 3200 Meter Relay (8:25.29) put the icing on the cake for the Goldback relay teams.
(TH-R Results,  OCIAA Results)

 12/15/07  Goldbacks Cancel Trip to NYC for Bishop Loughlin Games Due to Winter Storm Forecast
Newburgh, NY - The Newburgh Free Academy track and field staff along with Director of Athletics Chris Townsend announced today that the trip to New York City scheduled for Sunday, December 16th had been cancelled. The team was entered in the Bishop Loughlin Games at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory. The forecast of another major snowstorm was enough to cause the staff to err on the side of caution and cancel NFA's participation in the meet.

 12/15/07  OCIAA Relays
Gillis Fieldhouse (200 meter unbanked synthetic, no spikes)
West Point, NY - Courtney Garrison won the 1500 Meter Walk and the quartet of Danielle McHolder, Kerrie Landell, Mikia McQueen, and Dasia Jones captured the 4 x 200 Meter Relay to lead the girls team in the OCIAA Relays held at West Point's Gillis Fieldhouse. Garrison blew away the field in 7:50.75 while the 4x200 team clocked a four second win with their 1:51.26 mark.

The boys recorded two relay wins, lost a third to disqualification, and broke two school records in their section of the meet. The Shuttle Hurdle Relay team of Chris Babcock, Matt Babcock, and Michael Spencer broke the NFA school record of 28.34 set last year, with their time of 27.53. The mark lasted less than five minutes as Chance King, Akino Morgan, and Eliezer Riquelme smashed that mark with a time of 25.57, which also captured first place overall. The Sprint Medley Relay of O'Neish Foote, Richard Mitchell, Chris Babcock, and Donald Cooper took home the top honors in that event with a 3:48.04 effort. Newburgh's 4 x 200 Meter Relay won by a large margin but was disqualified for wearing different color uniform bottoms.

NFA returns to West Point next week for their first scoring OCIAA meet of the season. The meet is on Saturday with events beginning at 9:00 a.m.
(TH-R Results,   OCIAA Results)

 12/7/07  OCIAA Conference Meet "A" Format Meet Cancelled
Goshen, NY - The OCIAA office announced this afternoon the cancellation of the OCIAA indoor track and field meet scheduled to start tonight at 5:00 p.m. at West Point's Gillis Fieldhouse. The snowfall that began to blanket the area forced the cancellation. There were no plans announced to makeup the meet.

 12/1/07 OCIAA Developmental Meet "D" Format
Gillis Fieldhouse (200 meter unbanked synthetic, no spikes)
West Point, NY - Tim Mountain won the 600 meter run in 1:24.69 and ran the 400 meter anchor leg on Newburgh's winning Sprint Medley Relay (3:45.80) to lead the Goldbacks in their season opening meet at West Point's Gillis Fieldhouse. Donald Cooper, Devin Dorsey, and Chris Babcock teamed with Mountain for the relay win. Dexter McKenzie won the 300 Meter Dash (38.94) for Newburgh and Steve Challacombe took the 1600 Meter Run with a 4:38.75 clocking.

Danielle McHolder was a double winner for the girls, taking the Long Jump with a leap of 14-8 and running a leg on the winning Sprint Medley Relay team (4:28.62). Joining McHolder on the relay were Lia Gizzarelli, Doris Little, and Dasia Jones. Courtney Garrison captured the 1500 Meter Walk in 8:18.91 and Mikia McQueen took the Triple Jump (31-2) for the other Goldback win.

Next up for the Goldbacks is an OCIAA Division meet on Friday, December 7th at 5:00 p.m. in Gillis Fieldhouse.
(TH-R Results,  OCIAA Results)