Our Year in Sports
Posted on 07/03/2018
Athletic Highlights

Our Year in Sports

Maazin Ahmed

Maazin Ahmed

Schenectady High School senior distance star, Maazin Ahmed graduated as an IB academic certificate, candidate with a 3.8 GPA and six school records in cross-country and track. A two-time Section II Sportsmanship Award winner, Ahmed leaves behind a legacy of groundbreaking performances.

“I want to be remembered as the first kid to do something nobody else could do, but definitely not the last,” said Ahmed, who will run at Georgetown University, while studying biology with a pre-med concentration.

In November 2017, he became the first-ever Schenectady High School runner to win the Section II Class A cross-country championship, the first cross-country crown for any SCSD runner, since Mont Pleasant’s Ike Weston in 1979. Ahmed is the first Patriot to ever qualify for the state meet in an outdoor distance event and cross-country, and the first to run the mile at the prestigious Millrose Games in New York City.

Maazin Ahmed 2017-18 accomplishments

State Champion: 1600m indoor (4:15:55)

Section II cross-country champion

Section II Champion: 1,000m &1600m

Won invitational mile at New Balance Games in New York City (4:18:48).

Section II Sportsmanship Award

Times Union Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

2017 AAU National Champion, 1,500m

Ahmed Summary:

Four-time Suburban Council champion

Five-time Section II champion

Four-time state meet qualifier


Ahmed’s School Records:

1600m outdoors (4:14.08)

3200m (9:13.82)

Distance medley relay

Indoor Mile (4:18.49 at the New Balance Games in NYC)

6400 Meter Relay

School record holder in Saratoga Championship Cross Country Course (15:06)


2017-18 SCSD Athletic Achievements


NYS Champions

Maazin Ahmed (1600m indoor)

Section II Champions

Maazin Ahmed*+-  (cross-country, 1,000m, 1,600m)

Keegan Cochrane*++- (400m, 800m)

Trebor Davis*-      (55m,100m)

Colin James-       (triple jump)

Mary Liebers*     (1,500m race walk)

Aaliaz Mack-       (outdoor pentathlon)

Adrian Sanders  (shot put)

Lamont Walters  (300 meter indoor)

Billal Zamani**    (132-pound wrestling)

Boys’ 4x100 meter relay team (outdoor)

Girls’ 4x200 meter relay team (indoor)

Girls’ 4x100 meter relay team (outdoor)


      *Times Union first-team indoor track all-star

      -Times Union first-team outdoor track all-star

    **Times Union wrestling all-star

     +Times Union indoor track Athlete of the Year

  ++ Times Union outdoor track Athlete of the Year

Coaching Highlights

Joe Bennett - Times Union Outdoor Track Coach of the Year

John Miller named the boys’ varsity basketball coach

Carmen DePoalo named the head varsity football coach. He previously led Schenectady to the 2008 Section II Class AA Super Bowl.

The basketball ball court at Schenectady’s Pat Riley Sports Center was named the Walt Przybylo Court, in honor of the former Nott Terrace and Linton coach.


Student-Athlete Highlights

Girls varsity lacrosse team named a NYS Scholar-Athlete team (91 average and 3.4 GPA)

Patrick Palmer- first-team Suburban Council soccer

Sara Polomaine- first-team Suburban Council bowling

Steve and Mike Avramidis tie the Section II lacrosse single-game record with 10 goals

Colin James finished 19th in the Emerging Elite Boys’ Triple Jump at the New Balance Nationals Indoor Track and Field Championships

Malcolm Chank finished fourth in the 50 free at the Sectional Division I swim championships and qualified for the state meet

Boys’ track team won the outdoor Suburban Council title

Boys’ track team won the Niskayuna Warrior Classic

Mazin Ahmed finished 12th in the Class A state cross-country championships. He finished 12th in the prestigious Millrose Mile

Trebor Davis won the state qualifier in the 55m and finished 20th at states. He finished 12th in the 600 state championships

SHS boys 1,600 medley relay team placed 4th at the New Balance Nationals (Trebor Davis, Kevin Jackson, Lamont Walters, Keegan Cochrane)

Mary Liebers won the state qualifying race walk and finished 15th in the state.

Abby Dufort received a scholarship to play lacrosse at D-II Dominican College.

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