Sachem Competes at Millrose Games

Five Sachem athletes, past and present take part in competition.


Two Sachem alumni and three current Track and Field team members competed in the 106th Millrose Games held at the Armory Track and Field Center in Manhattan yesterday.

2012 Olympian Maria Michta, U.S. National Champion in the 20K Racewalk demonstrated her range by winning the One Mile Racewalk in a meet record 6:40.06. Michta, a Sachem North grad, is currently completing her Doctoral studies at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

Another Sachem North alum, New York City Attorney Jeanna Composti, ran the second leg on The NYAC's Distance Medley Relay that placed 5th.

Meanwhile a couple of current Sachem students were making their mark in the high school competition. Melissa Michels of North set a school record while placing 4th in the High School Girls 55 Meter Dash in a blazing 7.27 seconds.

In the 20 Pound Weight Throw Sachem East Senior Gabby Trejo was the top finisher from Long Island, placing 3rd with a toss of 40' 2". Senior Brittany Sepe placed 5th (37'3"). Although the Weight Throw is part of the Millrose lineup, logistics of the event require that it be held at an alternate location, with this year's competition hosted by St Anthony's High School.

Michels, Trejo, and Sepe will be among the Sachem North and East athletes competing in the Long Island Elite Invitational at St Anthony's High School this coming Friday. Featuring Long Island's state qualifiers from public and private schools, this competition provides a great opportunity to see the best of the best. The competition runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This article was submitted by Pete McNeill.


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