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    11 LIers win state track and field titles

    Eleven LI Athletes came home winners at the New York State Track and Field Championships, held June 12-13 at SUNY-Albany

    2015 All-Long Island girls track team

    Meet the athletes who were named to the All-Long Island girls track team

    2015 All-Long Island boys track team

    Meet the athletes who made it onto Newsday's All-Long Island boys track and field team for the 2015 spring season.

    Photos: 2015 All-Long Island girls track team

    Meet the athletes who were named to the All-Long Island Girls Track team for the Spring 2015 season

    Photos: All-Long Island Boys Track Team

    Meet the athletes who made it onto Newsday's All-Long Island Boys Track teams

    Northport's Brannigan finishes third in mile run

    Brannigan ran a personal best of 4 minutes, 3.18 seconds but finished third in the prestigious race Saturday as part of the adidas Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island.

    BBP's Cibuls wins state pentathlon

    Cibuls, who scored 3,425 points, was crowned champion Saturday afternoon. She bested Buffalo Sweet Home's Tiana Luton by 24 points.

    Germanakos takes third in state 800 meters

    After consecutive 600-meter state titles during the winter season, the senior finished third in the 800 meters in 1 minute, 51.96 seconds at the New York State Track and Field Championships on Friday at the University at Albany.

    Long Beach's Linster wins gold in Federation 100

    The senior, who described himself as being all three before Saturday's Federation 100-meter championship on the second and final day of the New York State Track and Field Championships at the University at Albany, took home gold in 10.85 seconds.

    Walker, Monaco win Butch Dellecave Award

    Presented by the Butch Dellecave Foundation in conjunction with the Economic Counsel of Suffolk, Inc., and Newsday, the awards come with $1,000 scholarships. They recognize the top male and female student-athlete for outstanding achievement in three areas -- athletic prowess, academics and community service.

    Whitman's Powell wins Suffolk 800 meters

    Powell used a strong final sprint to hold off the other runners, including Northport's Mike Brannigan, Long Island's most decorated runner, and capture the Suffolk title -- and the state qualifying spot that goes along with it -- in a time of 1 minute, 52.71 seconds.

    WM's Ripa wins 1,600 with a dash at finish

    Ward Melville's John Ripa needed every last inch to take home the 1,600-meter crown on the second and final day of the Suffolk state qualifier, held Sunday at Port Jefferson High School.

    Syosset's Siebert wins 1,500 in stretch duel

    Siebert went on to win the race in 4 minutes, 45.97 seconds, battling with Garden City's Steph Gerland once the pack thinned halfway through the closing lap. With 300 meters to go Gerland's first kick edged her ever so slightly ahead, but Siebert withstood that move and never let the Garden City junior get more than a step in front.

    Duca qualifies for state championship in 800

    Duca won the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 16.44 seconds on the first day of the Nassau State Qualifier Meet, held Thursday at Cold Spring Harbor High School.

    Huntington's Tucker runs off with two titles

    Tucker, a Huntington junior, won the Division II 110-meter hurdles (14.48 seconds) and the 400 meters (48.93) at the Suffolk Division boys track championships at Comsewogue.

    Johnson a double-winner at Nassau 'A' finals

    The Lawrence senior, who elevated for a key touchdown in the Long Island Class III championship in the fall, won the long jump and 110-meter hurdles at the Nassau Class A finals Friday at Roosevelt.

    South Side's McCarthy wins 1,600 and 800

    South Side's Kieran McCarthy said it all with a wink and a point. He is the best miler in Nassau Class AA, and by a pretty wide margin.

    DeCicco leads Sachem East to title

    After two laps, DeCicco made her move. She finished in 4:43.11 to win her third title at the Suffolk girls division championships. Two hours later, DeCicco was fresh for the 4 x 800-meter relay, which she and teammates Jillian Manfredi, Ciara Murphy and Kaylie Wessberg won in 9:30.71. The victory gave Sachem East 112 points. That clinched the Division I title and snapped Bay Shore's four-year win streak.

    DeCicco wins Division I 3,000 and 800 meters

    DeCicco said it was her first time successfully running the 800-3,000 double. It also was her first two spring division championships.

    Holy Trinity's Insingo throws into record books

    Saturday, competing in her final CHSAA Intersectional Championships, Insingo once again verified her status as the top Catholic school thrower in the state and etched her name in the record books as well.

    Fray's two wins propel Kellenberg to league title

    The victory was her second of the day. She won the 1,500 in 4:49.41 earlier in the meet, a grueling race that contributed to Fray's fatigue. The senior had to battle St. John the Baptist's Kate McCormack down the final straight. McCormack finished second in 4:49.70. A move past McCormack and Kellenberg teammate Deidre Lewin, who finished third in 4:53.33, led Fray to victory.

    HT's Shomari takes 100, 200 in CHSAA meet

    As it turned out, Shomari's 200 victory, in 21.89 seconds, was even easier. The senior outpaced the field by almost a full second. He won the 100 by 0.24 seconds.

    Brannigan sets state mark in two-mile run

    Brannigan won the 3,200 meters in 8 minutes, 42.92 seconds. The converted time broke the record of 8:48.11, set by Josh McDougal of Peru, New York, in 2004, Northport coach Jason Strom said.

    Northport's Brannigan wins 800 in record time

    With the cameras focused on him, Brannigan electrified the crowd, winning the 800 meters in 1 minute, 51.87 seconds. That broke the meet record of 1:52.16 set by Great Neck South's Terrance Livingston in 2009, and just missed the Suffolk record of 1:51.4, set by Whitman's Paul Ciurlys in 2000, according to the website suffolkxctf.com

    Douglas wins 100 at St. Anthony's Invitational

    Douglas quickly found out that, not only is she ready to compete, but she is ready to win. Douglas took the 100 meters in 12.54 seconds. Sachem North's Alyssa Leto was second in 12.69 seconds.

    Long Beach's Linster wins 100 at coaches meet

    Despite the unwanted number on his shoulder, Linster proved to be number 1, winning the 100 meters in 11.13 seconds.

    Cherrington, Uniondale win close one

    After picking up the loose baton, Cherrington sprinted her way back into the race, picking off competitors as she went. With 200 meters to go, Cherrington said she thought victory was a possibility.

    Shomari solves the wind and wins race

    Shaka Shomari is used to running like the wind. But, running into the wind? That's another story. Sprinting into incredibly strong gusts, the Holy Trinity senior won the 200 meters in 22.66 seconds at the Knight-Time Invitational at Uniondale High School Saturday.

    Dearie, Buckholtz, Michels win steeplechases

    But Molly Dearie isn't part of the many. The Ward Melville senior steeplechaser loves her signature event and looks forward to running it no matter what the conditions. Dearie's refusal to be fazed by the drab weather helped her win the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7 minutes, 19.38 seconds at the Port Jeff Steeple Fest Plus at Port Jefferson High School Wednesday.

    Soccer standout Burgess a winner in track, too

    Burgess has proved that even though training and tactical racing ability is important, sometimes all that's needed is quick feet, raw talent, and the will to beat the runner next to you.

    PJ's Burke finishes second in the mile at Armory

    Burke's time broke the Suffolk record of 4:10.28, set by Northport's Tim McGowan last season. The record was the second Suffolk mark Burke has busted this season. He set the 1,000-meter mark (2:26.75) in January, according to suffolkxctf.com.

    EI's Newhoff is second in race walk

    Only a national record could keep East Islip's Katharine Newhoff from a national title. The senior race walker finished second in the mile competition in seven minutes, 8.02 seconds yesterday on the second day of the three-day-long New Balance Nationals at The Armory in Manhattan.

    Northport's Brannigan second in 5K at nationals

    But Brannigan was not able to hold off Amrstrong's final kick and finished second in 14 minutes, 42.33 seconds. Not bad considering it was his first indoor race at the distance.

    Northport's Brannigan second in 5K at nationals

    As Northport's Mike Brannigan sprinted the final 50 meters of his 5-kilometer race during the New Balance National Championships at the Armory in Manhattan on Friday, it looked as if he was about to capture the second individual championship of his career.

    Germanakos repeats as state 600 champion

    It's a safe bet to say Germanakos slept well Saturday night after winning the event in one minute, 20.60 seconds at this year's version of the championships, held Saturday at Cornell.

    EI's Faith Penny wins state high jump title

    Faith Penny had never been so happy. And who could blame her? Yes, the East Islip senior had just won a state high jump championship, clearing five feet, six inches Saturday at Cornell. But the championship meant so much more than that.

    SJB's Endres steps up at Eastern States

    Endres ran the first leg in the distance medley relay and the Cougars placed third in 12 minutes, 24.29 seconds. She clocked a 3:45 1,200-meter leg, coach David Wood said.

    Claxton: First state title would mean world to me

    In the high jump, it's the knowing that can be the hardest part. It's an event that requires not only skill, but a deft ability to deflect pressure. At its core, it's one of the more singular events in all of sports. No defense, no direct competition, no secondary factors besides crowd noise. Just a jumper and a bar. Oh, that daunting bar.

    Brannigan eyes first indoor state track title

    The crowd had long departed last Saturday night at the Armory in Manhattan. Only an hour or two prior, the famous Washington Heights track hummed with Millrose Games magic. But now, as TV crews worked on dismantling equipment and the custodial staff scooped up hot dog wrappers tossed in excitement, the place was virtually silent.

    Burke outlasts Brannigan at Millrose Games

    Without looking at the surroundings, late spectators might have thought they walked into a good ol' fashioned Suffolk county meet Saturday night at The Armory in Manhattan. Port Jefferson's James Burke and Northport's Mike Brannigan were coming toward the end of an epic mile run.

    Holy Trinity's Insingo commits to Nebraska

    Insingo, a shot putter whose throw of 46 feet, 5 inches is the state's best this season, was returning two weeks ago from an official visit to the University of Nebraska. It was a perfect fit, she thought, and she verbally committed to the Cornhuskers last week.

    Manhasset's Kathryn Hallett wins 55 dash

    When the numbers finally flashed, Hallett was greeted with good news, because she was a winner in 7.45 seconds, qualifying for the New York State championships, scheduled for March 7 at Cornell in Ithaca. She could breathe again.

    Leto gets Suffolk record in 55 meters

    Leto's winning 55-meter time, clocked Sunday at the Suffolk state track qualifier at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood, broke the previous county record of 7.17 set by Commack's Colby Lubman in 2010, according to longislandxctf.com.

    Green a triple-winner in Uniondale 'A' win

    The drought between championships was a long one, far more than anyone involved with the Uniondale girls track program had ever envisioned. But, at last, that dry spell is over. After a multiyear absence from the winners circle, the Knights staked their claim to Nassau Class A supremacy with a 94-point output Wednesday night at St. Anthony's.

    Garden City's Gerland wins 3,000 in thriller

    The juniors were neck and neck for most of the 3,000 meters at the Nassau Class A county championships before Gerland used a strong kick in the final lap to inch ahead, winning in 10 minutes, 33.15 seconds. Moore was second in 10:33.66.

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    VS South's Gordon wins 3,200 meters at Nassau 'B' meet

    At the starting gun, Gordon took the lead and settled in as the race hit the mile mark. He dropped back to third as he let Oyster Bay's Alexander Tosi and Manhasset's Tommy Fruhauf pace the race.

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    Bay Shore wins 14th county title in 15 years

    The legend that is the Marauders girls track program continued it's growth Sunday at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood. An 81-point output earned Bay Shore the team title at the Suffolk Large School Championships, its fourth straight county title and 14th in 15 years, coach Steve Borbet said.

    SWR's Lee runs to two indoor titles

    The first title was a bit of a breeze, a 10-minute, 29.53-second victory in the 3,000 meters, crossing the finish line 11.22 seconds ahead of the field. The second, a come-from-behind victory in the 1,500, showed Lee's substantial stamina and resolve.

    Tucker takes 600 at small school meet

    Despite all the hardship, Tucker came through a winner in 1 minute, 22.89 seconds at Suffolk CC-Brentwood.

    Harriott Jr., Watkins win at large schools meet

    Harriot, running from the sixth lane, outlasted Patchogue-Medford's Dominick Cassella, who finished second in 6.67.

    Friars' Hazzard wins 55, 300 at league meet

    In her first season running the event, the sophomore has emerged as the top 55-meter runner in the NSCHSAA. That was proven in earnest Saturday when Hazzard took home the title in 7.31 seconds at the league championships at St. Anthony's.

    Tucker leads St. Anthony's to sixth straight title

    St. Anthony's wasted no time adding another championship to its already-overflowing trophy case. This time, it was the CHSAA League title, achieved Saturday on its home turf after scoring 102 points. It was the Friars' sixth consecutive league championship, coach Tim Dearie said.

    East Islip's Reed a winner at Last Chance Meet

    Reed, narrowly avoiding a come-from-behind disappointment, outlasted Beglane and won in 2 minutes, 37.94 seconds, a personal best, he said. Beglane was second in 2:38.18.

    Burke and Brannigan race to record times

    Although Port Jefferson's James Burke considers himself a miler, he did a pretty good impression of a ''1,000-er'' Saturday at the Molloy Stanner Games at the Armory in Manhattan.

    Fray, Lewin impress at Molloy Stanner Games

    Fray won the 1,000 meters in 2 minutes, 59.67 seconds at the Molloy Stanner Games. Lewin, who was a half step behind her for most of the race, was third in 2:59.93. Mercy's Meg Tuthill edged between them at the line and took second in 2:59.90.

    Pat-Med's Michels wins indoor steeplechase

    Michels didn't just "do well," he won, crossing the finish line first in 4 minutes, 49.90 seconds at the Hispanic Games Saturday at the Armory in Manhattan.

    HT's Insingo wins shot put at Hispanic Games

    Insingo, in only her second meet with new kicks on her feet, won the shot put at the Hispanic Games Saturday at the Armory in Manhattan, throwing 45 feet, 10 3/4 inches. It was the second-best mark of her high school career, she said.

    SJB wins DMR at Marine Corps Holiday Classic

    Sean Kildare, Connor Hatton, Aaron Zigrosser and Rory Hannigan won the invitational DMR in 10 minutes, 37.96 seconds. The time is currently the fastest in New York and the second fastest in the country, according to milesplit.com.

    Northport's Brannigan featured on NBC Nightly News

    Brannigan's name, face, and story got national exposure when he was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Tuesday night. The story focused on Brannigan's success despite having autism.

    LI Players to Watch: Emma Gallagher

    Next up in our countdown of the top 30 players to watch on Long Island for the 2014-15 season, Garden City rising senior Emma Gallagher

    LI Players to Watch: Mike Brannigan

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    Former Valley Stream track coach dies at 87

    McIntyre had an accomplished career that included multiple county and state championships as the girls track and field coach at Valley Stream Central High School from 1977 through his retirement in 1988, his son Scott, 51, of Burlington, Vermont, said.

    Northport proud of setting state track mark

    Next year, only Brannigan will remain on the roster. The McGowan twins will head to Roger Williams in Rhode Island, and Leopold will run at Elon in North Carolina. Behind them, they leave nothing but dust and records.

    Bonhurst, Northport win national crowns

    Bonhurst, the Smithtown West senior who will take his talents to Florida State this fall, won the national shot put championship, tossing 65 feet, 93/4 inches. It was his second national title of the season. He won the winter shot put crown, throwing 64-73/4, at winter nationals in March.

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    Miller Place's Guevara wins state 1,500 title

    After navigating through a bunched up California start, the Miller Place senior ran with a comfortable lead throughout her four minute, 30.03 second victory in her signature event on the second day of the state track and field championships, held at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Hamilton's Sage Hurta, was second in 4:32.42.

    Longwood seniors skip prom, win Fed titles

    They both got their wish on the second day of the championships Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Russell won the federation discus, throwing 185 feet, five inches; Taylor won the long jump, flying 24 feet.

    Bonhurst wins discus title, shot put next

    The Florida State-bound senior from Smithtown West won the Division I discus Friday, tossing 183 feet, 9 inches on the first day of the New York State Track and Field Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

    Gallagher repeats 400 hurdles state title

    Because of her win, Gallagher, who won her second straight state 400 hurdle title, will be assigned a better lane position for Saturday's Federation 400 hurdles.

    SWR's Steinbrecher heads to states

    Steinbrecher turned in his best performance at the exact right time, winning in 9 minutes, 30.28 seconds. The time is a Suffolk state qualifier record, breaking the mark of 9:32.90 by Smithtown West's Jason Santos in 2009, according to longislandxctf.com. The victory qualified Steinbrecher for the New York State Championships, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School in Cicero.

    Jericho's Velasquez wins Nassau steeplechase

    Despite the hiccup, Velasquez's ticket to the state meet, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School in Cicero, remained untouched. He won in 9 minutes, 48.11 seconds at the late-season meet, held Wednesday and Thursday at Roosevelt High School.

    Brentwood's Douglas confident entering states

    Douglas also won the 200 in 25.04 seconds and was part of the winning 4 x 400 relay in 3:53.22 along with Shiseido Robinson, Cassie Gibbons and Natasia Almonacy.

    Syosset's Gruber happy about making states

    Gruber won the 2,000-meter steeplechase in 7 minutes, 7.78 seconds at the county state qualifier held Wednesday and Thursday at Roosevelt High School. The time bested her personal record by a whopping 43 seconds, she said.

    Fray a double winner for Kellenberg at CHSAA meet

    By the time Fray reached the final straightaway, it was Duca and McCormack who were doing the chasing. Fray won in 4 minutes, 39.38 seconds. Duca finished second in 4:41.81. McCormack was third in 4:46.77. Fray's 1,500 victory came after she won the 800 in 2:13.49 earlier in the meet.

    Flyers' Slattery wins 3,200 at Intersectionals

    Slattery used a tremendous kick to overtake St. Anthony's Patrick Tucker, who had jumped out to a huge lead, and won in 9 minutes, 15.44 seconds at the championships, held Saturday at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island.

    Roosevelt's Jones a triple winner at counties

    Jones won three events in class A-I at the Nassau class county championships, held Tuesday and Wednesday at Westbury High School.The senior won the 100 meters in 11.07 seconds, the 200 in 22.29 and the 110 hurdles in 16.07.

    SWR's Udvadia goes 4-for-4 at county meet

    Udvadia dominated Division III. On Tuesday, he won the 800 meters in 1 minute, 57.38 seconds and the 3,200 in 9:44.44. On Friday, he added a 1,600-meter victory in 4:22.16 and ran anchor on the 4 x 800 relay team that won in 8:06.54.

    Guevara family makes noise on the track

    It was truly a Guevara family affair as sister Talia, who finished fourth in the 800 and second in the 3,000 on Monday, finished fourth in the 1,500 race and helped Tiana, Lauren Nolan and Laura Barrecca win the 4 x 800.

    Connetquot's Melly among Day 1 winners

    Day one of the Suffolk Girls Division Championships are in the books and, although most events were semifinals that set up a Wednesday smorgasbord of finals, the first few 2014 county champions were determined Monday at Connetquot High School.

    Santelli wins CHSAA 800 on home track

    The home-track advantage paid major dividends for Santelli in his nail-biting victory over Chaminade's Sean Kelly in the 800 meters. Santelli won in 1 minute, 55.56 seconds. Kelly was second in 1:55.92. Santelli outmuscled Kelly on the final straightaway, thanks in part to his extensive knowledge of the track.

    St. Anthony's girls win CHSAA team title

    Stetz, who was a level nine gymnast before turning her attention to track and field, decided to give it a shot. After clearing 9 feet, the freshman won the pole vault at the CHSAA championships Saturday at St. Anthony's. Her victory helped the Friars win the team title, 100 points in the process, 35 more than second-place Kellenberg.

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    Farmingdale dominant in winning Nassau I track title

    Farmingdale took it all in dominant fashion Tuesday, topping Massapequa 82.5-49. East Meadow finished in third with 47.5.

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    McGowan sets meet record at St. Anthony's

    As Northport's Tim McGowan heard the news, all he could do was marvel at the symmetry of it all. Yes, he had won the 1,600 meters at the St. Anthony's Invitational in 4 minutes, 10.84 seconds, but he knew that. What he didn't know was that his time broke the meet record of 4:16.18, set by Half Hollow Hills West's Kyle Merber in 2007. Now that was something special.

    St. Anthony's girls lax continues to top Big 10

    Can anyone stop the Friars? Yet again, the St. Anthony's girls lacrosse team sits atop the Spring Big 10. Find out who else made the cut.

    Giannetti wins 1,500 at Nassau Coaches Invite

    The senior, who spent most of the race in the middle of the pack, used a strong kick in the final 200 meters to shock the field and win in four minutes, 59.50 seconds at MacArthur Saturday.

    Hills West's Hardy wins 800 with final burst

    Hills West beat North Babylon, 82-57, in a dual meet.

    Kellenberg hurdler Panico doubles at Eastern Classic

    Kellenberg's Joseph Panico still had that taste in his mouth, and it wasn't a good one. He also still had that cut on his shoulder. It happened April 12 at the Nanuet Relays. Panico fell over the final hurdle in the 1,200-meter intermediate relay. Kellenberg still won the event, but that didn't calm the fire inside Panico.

    Friars remain atop Spring Big 10

    Ranked No. 4 in the country, the St. Anthony's girls lacrosse team sits atop the Spring Big 10 once again

    Muklebust earns first steeplechase victory

    Muklebust won the 2,000-meter steeplechase in seven minutes, 8.96 seconds at the Port Jefferson Steeple Fest "Plus," held at Port Jefferson High School.

    Kellenberg's Fray sets pace in Knight-Time meet

    Twenty-three hundred meters. Two gold medals. Yes, it was a pretty good Saturday for Kellenberg's Jazmine Fray. Fray won the 800 in 2 minutes, 16.72 seconds and the 1,500 in 4:58.30 at the Knight-Time Invitational Saturday at Uniondale High School.

    St. Anthony's still atop Spring Big 10

    The St. Anthony's girls lacrosse team remains atop the Spring Big 10 after victories over nationally-ranked Georgetown Visitation and Vero Beach. Find out who else made the cut.

    Friars girls lacrosse leads first Spring Big 10

    St. Anthony's girls lacrosse tops the first Spring Big 10.

    LuHi girls hoops tops final Winter Big 10

    After winning a third straight NYS Federation title, the Long Island Lutheran girls basketball team tops the final Winter Big 10 rankings

    Northport's McGowan makes All-American

    In a little more than a month, the senior won the New York State Championship in the 3,200 meters and finished second in the high school mile at the Millrose Games. He added another distinction to his season Sunday -- All-American.

    Club buys sneakers for CI track teams

    The Greater Long Island Running Club, which has 4,600 members across the Island, paid about $7,000 for 90 pairs of running shoes for the district's boys' and girls' team members.

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