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Pagliaccio places third at state championships

Junior Vinny Pagliaccio, a member of East Senior’s indoor track team, qualified to advance to state finals in the 1,000 meter track event. Pagliaccio won first place at sectionals, earning the title of Section VI Champ on Feb. 21. The first two finishers advanced to state finals in Staten Island, New York.

He finished the race with a time of 2:38.95 at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island on March 1 and placed third in his heat – 19th of 29 overall.