HS Boys Athletics: Finalist for St. Peter’s Johnny Sokoll, Farrell’s 4×800-meter relay team at CHSAA State Intersectionals
By George Kochman / Advance Special
There were high winds, heavy rain and unusually cold weather at Icahn Stadium for the CHSAA State Intersectional Track Championships.
The local athletes did their best under difficult conditions, which saw no competition records set.
Bishop Farrell and St. Peter’s each scored seven points, tying Bishop Loughlin for 14th place. St. Anthony’s totaled 53 points for the win, while Chaminade was second at 28. Xavier had 27, Christ the King had 25, and Cardinal Hayes and St. John the Baptist had 22 for fifth place.
St. Peter’s received the scoring efforts of two Elders.
Johnny Sokoll, linked to Wagner College, finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, clocking 10 minutes 16.91 seconds. Fordham Prep’s Eamonn Sullivan was the clear winner, taking the title in 9: 51.01.
Ryan Sinclair continued to impress, clocking 50.17 in the 400-meter final which was good for third place.
Bishop Farrell had scoring performances from two relay teams, which prompted coach John Bentivegna to say, “I’m happy with our relay performances today. It shows that we have some depth.
The 4×800-meter relay team was second in 8: 30.91, and the 4×400-meter team was fourth in 3: 38.91.
Senior Mike Ryan added a fifth place finish in the 3,200-meter race, clocking 10: 18.69.
St. Joseph by-the-Sea did not score, with a sixth-place performance by sophomore Joey Wilson in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and a seventh-place finish by fellow sophomore Dylan Doskocil in the race of 3,200 meters being the best effort.