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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
State title for North's Onuoha
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Eric Dunetz/Herald
North High School track and field athlete Anointing Onuoha, a junior, won the state title in the long jump.

After she clinched the long jump championship, the North coaching staff was taking pictures and celebrating until Onuoha said she had to prepare for the upcoming triple jump event. “We were so focused on getting pictures and she was the responsible one,” Frazer said.

Onuoha then placed third in the triple jump, but she’s not relishing in her state championship performance for very long; she already has her eyes set to the spring track season and setting a new personal best.

Although track isn’t thought of as a team sport, Onuoha said her teammates played a big role in her success this season. Their mantra was “VSN all day.”

“Our entire track team is a family,” she said. “We’re really close and we always support each other no matter what.”

In addition to her state championship, Onuoha, who also has a 97 average and is a member of the North girls’ volleyball team, was named Most Outstanding Female Athlete in the winter track category from the Nassau Country Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association.

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