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July 09, 2021
Emanuel Joseph named Gatorade New York Boys Track & Field Player of the Year
photo: John Nepolitan
, 18, of Pomona has been selected as the 2021 Gatorade New York Boys Track & Field Player of the Year. Joseph is a recent graduate of North Rockland High School. He previosly announced he plans to attend Syracuse University in the fall.
The 5-foot-10, 160-pound senior won the 110-meter high hurdles at the Section 1 championships this past season with a time of 13.91 seconds, which ranked as the nation’s No. 22 performance among 2021 prep competitors. Joseph also won the 110 hurdles at the Loucks Games in 14.02, the second-fastest time ever recorded at that event. He holds the New York indoor state record in the 55 hurdles, having clocked a 7.21 in February, 2020.
Joseph has maintained an A average in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in track and field on scholarship at Syracuse University this fall.
Vice President of his school’s chapter of the National Honor Society and a talented saxophonist, Joseph has served as a tutor for younger students and has volunteered locally on behalf of community clean-up initiatives.
Gatorade POY announcement
(with official press release)