Jon Alkins Is Eastchester Athlete Of The Month

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Eastchester senior Jon Alkins holds the third-fastest time in the country for the 300-meter dash.
Eastchester senior Jon Alkins holds the third-fastest time in the country for the 300-meter dash. Photo Credit: Courtesy Jon Alkins

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Eastchester senior Jon Alkins had an outstanding month during indoor track and field season, earning The Eastchester Daily Voice February Athlete of the Month title.

Alkins was a triple winner at the Section 1 Class B Indoor Track and Field Championships. Alkins won the 55-meter and 300-meter dashes and anchored the 4x400 relay.

In the relay, Alkins, Gabe Perez, Chris Teator and Mike Poletti ran a school record 3:36.21. The quartet won the race by six tenths of a second over Ardsley.

His time in the 300 was 34.13, which is the third-best time in the country this season.

“Jon has had an enormously successful season, and he is a true example of an athlete who works hard day in and day out,” Eastchester coach Bryan Johnson said. “He never gives less than his best during practice, and is incredibly focused both during practices and especially during meets.

“Winning three events at Class B was huge," he said, "and this tops a January in which he won two events at both the League II-D meet and the Westchester County Championships.”

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