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Seniors lead Susan Wagner track and field team to PSAL Borough Championship

By Jason Paderon | Special to the Advance 
on February 07, 2018

Susan Wagner really separated themselves from the competition Wednesday night, running away with the PSAL Borough championship with 213 points, well ahead of second-place MSIT who finished with 130. Curtis was a distant third with 61. 

The newly crowned Island track champion Falcons went into Wednesday night’s meet with a different focus than in recent meets. 

“In recent meets we concentrated on hitting qualifying standards and running our best times,” said assistant coach Scott Rizzo. “Today we really focused on running more tactical races to prepare for what we’re going to see at City Champs.” 

Wagner ace Will Cuthbertson was brilliant, accounting for 30 of his team's points, coming away with three golds on the evening. 

First in an exciting 600-meter run, Cuthbertson appeared boxed out as teammate Mahmoud Abdalla and MSIT's Oadhan Lynch set the pace. Cuthbertson made two moves, first moving to the inside, then finally breaking to the outside to beat out Abdalla (2nd, 1:27.40) and Lynch (3rd, 1:27.66) at the tape, clocking in at 1:27.30. 

In the 1,000, just a few events later, it was Cuthbertson and Abdalla again going 1-2, running 2:39.93 and 2:43.45 respectively. 

The Falcons really flexed their depth in the relays, earning gold in the 4x800 (8:47.12) which Cuthbertson anchored and taking the top two spots in the 4x400 where their B-team anchored by Abdalla edged their A-team led off by 300-meter champion Jordan Thompson

The 300 also saw a Wagner 1-2 finish as Thompson (37.07) leaned past teammate Jared Nusser (37.76) for the victory.

SW's Enis Rama defeated MSIT's Emmitt Bergeron (12-0) in the Pole vault with a 12-6 clearance in a battle of the PSAL's top two ranked vaulters. 

In all, Susan Wagner scored wins in 10 of the 17 events contested, earning a top two finish in all but the high jump, shot put and triple jump. 

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