Track and Field Athletes Qualify for States

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A pair of Amityville Memorial High School track and field athletes are ready to compete for state titles. Seniors Nina Babington and Alton Kimbrough Jr. will participate in the New York State championships on March 2 at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island. 

Nina will take part in the shotput and discus events. Earlier this year, she set her personal best mark in shotput with a distance of 39 feet, 9.5 inches, which ranked her sixth in the state. This is her third season on the varsity squad.

Alton will compete in shotput, also setting his career high by throwing a distance of 54 feet, 3.25 inches, good for third in New York. He has been on the varsity team since eighth grade.

Both students are three-season athletes. Nina plays soccer in the fall, and is a member of the winter and spring track and field teams. Alton plays football in the fall followed by two seasons of track and field.