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Katie Altieri takes two more golds to lead Island girls at the PSAL City Outdoor Track and Field Championships

By Jason Paderon

After famously taking a tumble at the 2018 PSAL Outdoor championships, Susan Wagner’s Katie Altieri felt like she was able to vindicate herself indoors when she won both the 3,000 and 1,500 indoors.

With the proverbial monkey off her back, Altieri felt right in rhythm as she duplicated that feat Sunday winning both the 3,000 (10:39.20) and the 1,500 (4:50.95).

On a day were many athletes appeared to show signs of early fatigue due to the heat, particularly in the distance events, Altieri, seemed to not miss a beat.

“I felt relaxed today and I was able to make the most of it,” said the soft-spoken sophomore. “I think last year I let the nerves get to me. This year I didn’t psych myself out and was able to run my own race.”

Wagner teammate Victoria Morrongiello ran her outdoor-best 2:20.86 for third place in the 800. Morrongiello added a fourth-place bronze later in the day in the 4x400, teaming with Francesca Sestito, Micaela Jose and Esther Turay to run a time of 4:09.31.

Wagner’s Christina Groleau took fourth in the discus with a throw of 91-11.

MSIT senior Cassidy Williams extended her high school career by at least two more weeks, punching her ticket for the NY State meet by winning the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7:23.13.

Curtis’ Kortney Brown took fifth in the 100 with a time of 12.42 seconds.

Brown also anchored the Warriors’ 4x100, combining with Mariame Aghailas, Bineta Sarr and Jalyn Collins to take sixth in 50.37 seconds.

The Warriors’’ Trinity Kinard scored a three-way tie for fourth in the high jump, clearing 4-8 while Lluleydy Juarez Guzman took fifth in the javelin with a throw of 80-2.

In team scoring Paul Robeson was the overall winner with 107 points followed by Young Women’s Leadership (64) and Benjamin Cardozo (52). Susan Wagner finished fourth with 34 points to lead the Island schools, followed by MSIT in 16th with 11, Curtis is 27th with 5 and CSI/McCown tied for 32nd with 3.