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Boys’ track and field team wins OCIAA championship for third consecutive year

May 30, 2017 

For the third consecutive year (and seventh time in eight years), the Monticello boys’ track and field team has won the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Division III track and field championship.

And the team has once again done so while going undefeated in the division.

A 71-70 win over the Goshen Gladiators on May 16 gave the Panthers its third consecutive division title.

The Panthers are 5-0 this season after also defeating Burke, Tri-Valley, Port Jervis, Goshen, and O’Neill.

County champions senior My-Kell Farrar and junior Khadeem Richards produced some exceptional marks during the OCIAA meet, breaking school records in the 110-meter high hurdle and 100 and 200-meter events, respectively. Junior Jonah Lilley also left with his head held high, keeping his title as section 9 class B Pentathlon Champion.

Monticello carried the momentum its victory to a stellar performance at the prestigious Loucks Games at White Plains High School.

The Loucks Games is the second most recognizable high school track meet in the Northeast, following the Penn Relays.

There, My-Kell placed first the 400-meter hurdles and took second in the 110-meter high hurdle. Khadeem Richards placed second in the 100 meter, losing by only.01.

The state qualifying meet will take place June 1 and 2. The team is hoping for a few of its athletes to qualify and go to “STATES!”