The Pleasantville High School boys track and field team had a strong season debut Sunday at the Bishop Loughlin Invitational.

Gabriel Moronta won the 600 meters at the Sea Breeze Complex in Staten Island, New York, in a time of 1 minute, 22.1 seconds. Xander Roberts was second in the sophomore 300 meters (38.8).

Irvin Marable III was second in the sophomore 600 (1:28.6) and third in the sophomore 1,000 meters (2:42.1)

The girls ran Sunday at the Toms River Sports Complex. The team of Makayla Surles, Zane McNeil, Evelisa Merced and Maya Harper finished third in the 4x400 meter relay.

— Mark Melhorn

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