Best Season in Staten Island Indoor Track History


This past month the MSIT Indoor Track and Field team made city history. It first started at Varsity City Champs on February 26th. The team won the meet by a margin of two points led by jumpers Khadim Ndoye and James Mirfield, along with distance runners Oadhan Lynch and Tommaso Giarrusso. The only other Island team to win was Mr. Andrews’s Curtis team in 1989. MSIT also took gold at Sophomore City Champs with the help of Oadhan Lynch and Emmet Berguson. To complete the trifecta and sweep all three City Champs Brandon Marks and Uriel Cruz performed at Freshman City Champs.

Khadim Ndoye scored 21 points by winning triple jump, getting second in long jump and fourth in high jump. While James Mirfield nabbed second in both the high and triple jump. Runners Tommaso and Oadhan Ran the mile placing third and fifth respectively. Charles Griffin and Emmet Berguson both scored in pole vault with a second and tied fourth placed finish. Tommaso Giarrusso managed to place third in the 1600 and helped the 4×800 relay get to fifth place with Benjamin Watson, Oadhan Lynch, and Christian Weiler.

At Sophomore City Championships Oadhan Lynch earned three gold medals, winning the 3200 and 1600 meter runs, while helping his team finish the day in the 4×800 relay with Kurtis Chan, Jeffrey Li, and Mark Melnik. Chan also scored third in the 1600 and fifth in the pole vault, which Emmett Bergeron won at 11 feet. Bergeron tied for third in the high jump as well.

At Freshman City Champs Brandon Marks scored in three vastly different events getting fifth in shot put, winning High Jump and then running a solid 25 second leg on the sixth place 4×200 meter relay. Uriel Cruz scored with a sixth place finish in 1000 meter race and he also ran the 4×200 which also scored with a sixth place finish. In the 4×800 Uriel helped his relay score third place.


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