Goshen athletes excel at NYSPHSAA track and field championship

by Coaches Kyle Lewis, Joseph Manaseri, Gus Lawson, & Richard Furst

Three of Goshen’s most talented athletes traveled to Cicero-North Syracuse High School last weekend for the NYSPHSAA Track and Field Championship Meet. For two of the three athletes, it would be their first trip to the Outdoor State meet, which was held for the first time since 2019. For the third athlete, it marked her 9th and final trip to States, and the end of a remarkable high school running career wearing a Goshen uniform.

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Sophomore Jaden Bisono crossing the finish line in the 1500m at States.

The action began on Friday afternoon with sophomore pentathlete Jaden Bisono. In the first of five events, Bisono excelled, running the 110-meter hurdles in a personal best 15.15 seconds. Later that afternoon, Bisono threw the shot put, narrowly fouling on what would have been a 40 foot hurl. His best recorded mark was 33 feet, 2 ½ inches. He also cleared 5 feet, 8 ¾ inches in high jump. On Saturday, Bisono competed in his two remaining events. In the long jump, he jumped 19 feet, ¼ inch for a new personal best. Lastly, Bisono set a new personal record in the 1,500-meter run, finishing in 4:44.08. When the points were totaled, Bisono scored 3,108 for fourth place in Division I and 7th place overall in the Federation. Bisono is currently ranked number 12 out of all pentathletes in the United States, and is the top sophomore in both New York State and U.S. rankings. Bisono’s outstanding performance also qualifies him to compete at the New Balance National Championships in Philadelphia, PA next weekend.

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Sophomore Jaden Bisono and Junior Charissa Logan after competing at the NYSPHSAA Championship Meet.

Junior Charissa Logan also competed in the pentathlon at States, setting new personal records in three out of her five events. In her first event, the 100-meter hurdles, Logan’s steps were off coming out of the blocks and she fell while going over the first hurdle. Logan picked herself up and finished the race in 23.76. Undeterred, Logan later set a new personal best in shot put with a hurl of 22 feet, 3 inches. She then cleared 4 feet, 8 ¼ inches in high jump. On Saturday, Logan jumped 15 feet, 4 inches in long jump, and concluded with a new personal best in the 800-meter run, finishing in 2:31.48.

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Senior Kayla Schramm leading the pack in the 1500m at States.

Senior Kayla Schramm found herself back at CNS High School for the first time since eighth grade. She went into States seeded 15th in what was arguably the most stacked race of the entire meet. Schramm ended up in the second of three sections of the 1,500-meter run. Schramm went out aggressively, leading the pack and setting the pace for most of her four laps. She was at 71 seconds through the first 400m and 2:26 through the 800m. In the final lap, Schramm surged, but Nina Sgambelluri of Greenwich went with her, and edged out Schramm at the finish. Schramm finished in 9th place overall, running 4:33.20 for a new personal best and setting a new school record, which was previously held by Oliva Elston (4:35.74). Schramm’s performance qualifies her to run in the championship mile at the New Balance Nationals next weekend in Philadelphia.

While States marks the end of the interscholastic track and field season, a number of athletes including Schramm and Bisono will be competing at Nationals next weekend, along with an emerging elite team of boys in the sprint medley relay and girls in the 4x800m relay.