Locals Shine At CHSAA Sectional Championships
A trio of former local CYO runners had an outstanding evening helping their teams win championship trophies at the New York and Brooklyn-Queens Catholic High School Sectional Championships at the Armory on March 2.
James Hayden, a junior, helped St Francis Prep earn second place Brooklyn Queens team honors at this meet. He won the Varsity 3200 Meter Run (10:07.22) and finished third in the 1600 (4:52.65) scoring 9 of St Francis Prep’s 72 points. This year, James also finished second in the BQ and tenth in the CHSAA Cross-Country Championship with a best time of 13:37 on the 2.5 mile course and won fourth place honors in the City Champs running 9:58.08 for the 3200.
Dylan Dombrowski, a sophomore led Archbishop Molloy to its 37th Indoor Varsity Diocesan Championship winning the Pole Vault (12’6) and finishing second in the Triple Jump (41’7.25). During this indoor season Dylan also won third place honors at the Varsity City Championships clearing 13’ in the pole vault. He was named the Outstanding Athlete at the Sophomore Championships winning the Triple Jump and tying the Meet Record in the Pole Vault.
Kevin D’Emic, led Xavier to a third place finished in New York CHSAA Sectional Freshmen Championship, winning the 3200 Meter Run (11:15.54) and the 1600 Meter Run (5:17.70). Xavier scored 31 points finishing 3 points behind Iona Prep. Kevin also ran 9:08 for 1.5 mile Freshmen Cross Country course helping Xavier win second place honors at the Freshmen City Championships, ran 14:54 on the 2.5 mile course and finished fourth in the 3200 (10:57.1) at the Indoor Freshmen City Championships.
Matt Flynn, a freshmen at Archbishop Molloy, was named the Brooklyn Queens meet’s Outstanding Athlete winning both the Triple Jump (36’10.5) and the 1600 meter run (5:14.12) scoring 12 of Molloy’s 66 Championship points. Matt was the City Freshmen Champion in the Triple Jump (36’9) and finished 5th in the 1600 (5:03.7).