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Tri-Valley Track and Field off and running

Anthony Morgano
Posted 4/23/24

ACCORD — In just the first month of the Spring Track and Field season, Tri-Valley’s student-athletes have been hard at work setting personal records, breaking school records and finding …

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Tri-Valley Track and Field off and running


ACCORD — In just the first month of the Spring Track and Field season, Tri-Valley’s student-athletes have been hard at work setting personal records, breaking school records and finding themselves among the top competitors in New York and beyond.

The Bears opened their season with a trip to Long Island to compete at Valley Stream North HS. The 15 hour day was worth it for the 35 athletes that took the trip with many standout performances.

For the girls, Anna Furman took first place in the 2000m Steeplechase with a time of 7:22. The time is currently the second fastest in New York, the 12th fastest nationally, and the best time among freshmen in the United States.

Ally Chevalier finished second in the Freshman/Sophomore 1500m and is ranked No. 8 in NY for freshmen girls. It is also the fastest 1500 debut in Tri-Valley girls history.

The Freshman/Sophomore Sprint Medley Relay team also took first place, placing third for Tri-Valley all-time. The team consisted of Allyson Chevalier, Sophia Richardson, Em Richardson and Anna Furman.

Kendall McGregor ran a personal best time of 16.14 in the 100m high hurdles and finished fourth overall. The time is currently No. 13 in New York.

The boys had a great trip to Long Island as well. 

Kane Poje won the Freshman/Sophomore Shot Put with a throw of 38-9.5, which put him in third out of all freshman boys in NY. He also placed fifth in varsity discus with a throw of 115-6, which is the second best among freshman in the state.

Van Furman won the 3000m Steeplechase with a new personal best time of 9:26.8, which is within one second of the school record. It was the top time in New York and nationally. He also set a four-second PR in the 800m, running a 2:07.

Jordan Salim, a sophomore who is brand new to Track and Field, jumped 18-1 in his first attempt at the Long Jump.

Logan Weyant took fifth in the freshman/sophomore Triple Jump.

Matthew Ortiz set an 8th grade record in both the 100m and 400m.

Following up on their stellar performance on Long Island, the Bears traveled to Rondout Valley on Saturday for another invitational, where the team continued to rewrite the record books.

Kane Poje built on his Shot Put distance from last week with a first place throw of 40-8, a staggering five feet farther than second place.

In only her second time running the 1500m, Ally Chevalier took second place with a time of 4:52. She currently holds the second fastest time in Tri-Valley history for freshmen between Heather Iatauro and Kate Landau, and the 22nd fastest 1500 time in the state for this season.

Sophia Richardson finished 5th in the Varsity 100m with a time of 13.4, 5th in the freshman/sophomore Long Jump with a distance of 14-0.5, 4th in the Varsity 400m with a time of 61.8 and sixth in the freshman/sophomore High Jump.

On Friday night, Van and Anna Furman competed in the Nisky Elite 5000m race. Van’s second-place time of 14:58 broke the school record at Tri-Valley and marked the first time that an athlete eclipsed the 15-minute mark on a track 5k.

Anna finished in third, breaking a 34-year-old Tri-Valley school record with a time of 17:43. It was the first time in school history that a girl finished under the 18-minute mark.

Over a week removed from the trip to Valley Stream, Van still holds the top Steeplechase time in the nation.

As we approach the end of April, there are still plenty more opportunities for athletes to update the record books. 


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