Shamar Powell… All-State in 800m

Karl Ulrich steadies his camera as coach Rob Conroy and Rob Morris share a congratulatory moment with Shamar Powell.
Karl Ulrich steadies his camera as coach Rob Conroy and Rob Morris share a congratulatory moment with Shamar Powell.

At this year’s New York State Track and Field Championships (6/12/15) something quite unexpected happened in the 800meter race.  We all know Whitman’s Shamar Powell is super fast, and yes he did turn in his fastest time in the outdoor 800meter with a blistering 1:52:55. But what’s astonishing is that in any other year that would have earned Shamar the top spot on the podium, but this year the field ran the fastest 800meter in New York State history. Shamar earned the number 5 spot in the New York State Federation and the #3 spot in all Division 1 public schools.

Congratulations Shamar Powell- Our Newest All-State Athlete!

Thank you coaches Rob Conroy, Karl Ulrich, and Rob Morris for the timely details and great photo.