Class of 2017 South Seneca Graduate Emily Lavarnway (pictured in pink) was inducted into the Section V Track and Field Hall of Fame during a ceremony at yesterday's State Qualifier Meet in Newark. 

Emily had been a member of the Girls' Varsity Track and Field team since her 7th grade year. She set, and still currently holds a number of records for the Girls' Varsity Track Team, most notably in the Pentathlon – the event that she won two state titles in; the Division II level (small school) in 2016, and the Federation level (combined overall large and small school) in 2017. 

She continued her run of excellence at the collegiate level, both at SUNY Geneseo, where she won SUNYAC championships in the 4x200 relay, and the University of Connecticut, where she won Big East championships in the Heptathlon. 

Her parents, TJ and Kathy (pictured to Emily's immediate left and right) have been pillars of the South Seneca community for decades; with Kathy having served multiple terms on the School Board, including the position of Board President. 

South Seneca Varsity coaches Ken Ovenshire and David Zeitz also attended the ceremony, and Coach Ovenshire presented Emily her award as part of her induction. Both coaches feel privileged and grateful to have been able to share this moment with Emily and her family, and are proud of all that she has accomplished.