N. Babylon Track Star Jessica Sheriff Receives Full Scholarship to Iona

North Babylon High School senior Jessica Sheriff will be running track next fall for Iona College on a full four-year scholarship. 

Jessica, a very talented and versatile runner became an All-American in steeplechase last spring. She credits her success to two alumni, Taryn Pena and Chris Moran, who have both mentored her, along with her coach James DiSalvo.

According DiSalvo, he was ready to retire as the girls track coach, but he reconsidered after observing Jessica's hard work and dedication to the sport. Like those that mentored her, Jessica is a wonderful mentor to the girls on the team. 

Jessica is looking forward to this spring's track season, especially running in the steeplechase. 

Article and photos submitted by Besty Luna 


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