Congratulations to Harrison High School senior Ian Santiago who signed his National Letter of intent to become a member of the Track and Field team at the University of Hartford.
Ian Santiago has been an integral member of the Harrison High School Winter and Spring Track and Field Teams for the past four years. In the past two years, Ian has dedicated himself to becoming one of the best in New York State in the Triple Jump and Long Jump events. Ian’s training has been unique in that his training partner, Robert Blue, happens to be one of the best Triple Jump and Long Jumpers in the State of New York alongside Ian. Together they have pushed each other.
To watch the video of Ian's Signing Day Ceremony, please click below:
In the Winter 16-17 Indoor Track and Field season, Ian was the Section 1 Champion in the Triple Jump and finished on the podium in 5th place at the New York State Indoor Track and Field Championship. He earned All-League, All Section, All-County and All-State honors.
In the Spring 16-17 Track and Field season, Ian was the Westchester County Triple Jump Champion and was a member of the HHS Boys Track and Field team that captured the Westchester County Championship. He finished in 4th place in the County Championships in the Long Jump event. He was again selected as All-Section and All-County and was the 2nd place finisher at the NYS Qualifying meet.
In the Winter season of 2017-18, he continued to improve his scores and finished on the podium at the New York State Championships in 5th place. With that qualification, he qualified to compete at the Emerging Elite in the Triple Jump at the New Balance Indoor National against the best in the country. He again finished All-League, All-Section and All-State.
Ian finished his Harrison High School career as a Silver Medalist in the Triple Jump at the League Championships and a Bronze medalist at the League Championships in the Long Jump. At the Loucks Games, he finished in 5th place in the Triple Jump, at the Westchester County Championships he finished in 4th-6th place in the Long Jump and the Triple Jump, and finished in 3rd place in the Section 1 Championships. While he finished in 2rd place at the State Qualifiers, he just missed the NYS Standard.
Harrison High School wishes Ian the very best on his next chapter and remember - "Once A Husky, Always A Husky!"
Video courtesy of Andy Nicol