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Long Island swept the top three places in the 4 x 400-meter relay. Uniondale's unit, composed of Kristina Cherrington, Michala Webster, Ashley Souffrant and Crystal Green ran a 3:58.79. Asia Jinks ran for Green in the relay trials. St Anthony's finished second and Half Hollow Hills East was third.
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.
A 111-72 victory over second-place Farmingdale on Feb. 8 at St. Anthony's gave Syosset the Class A boys track championship for the third consecutive winter season. It was the Braves' seventh consecutive county title and 20th overall since 1996, encompassing cross country, winter and spring track, coach Bart Sessa said.
Dorritie, who ran anchor for the Flyers, willed himself down the last straightaway and across the finish line. He barely caught Fordham Prep's Conor Lundy in the final 100 meters, earning his team a time of 7 minutes, 53.03 seconds and a victory at the Millrose Games Saturday at the Armory in Manhattan.
The Uniondale relay team, composed of Crystal Green, Ashley Suffriant, Michala Webster and Kristina Cherrington finished in 3 minutes, 52.54 seconds, breaking their own meet record of 3:56.04, set at last year's games.
Mittleman won the 3,200 meters in 9 minutes, 41.28 seconds at Tuesday night's Nassau state qualifier at St. Anthony's. The victory qualified the senior for the state championship meet, scheduled for March 1 at Cornell.
Anointing Onuoha won the triple jump, going 37-41/4, and the long jump, flying 18-51/2. Elaina Hobbs won the high jump, clearing 5-3. Hobbs was third in long jump, flying 16-6 and third in triple jump, going 34-2.
The victory was extra sweet for Gallery, who narrowly missed qualifying for the state meet last season. When she crossed the finish line and looked up at her time, she was again surprised.
Longwood, after scoring 93 points, won the title and ended Northport's streak of four consecutive county championships, encompassing cross country, winter and spring track.
Bayport-Blue Point which, after topping Miller Place in the League V championship last weekend, used balance to unseat the defending small school champions, 62-57.
Bay Shore won its 24th league championship in a row. According to coach Steve Borbet, that includes every League II title since the program moved there in 2000.
Brennan won the championship mike at the Yale Track Classic in 5 minutes, 4.13 seconds, breaking her previous school record of 5:08.43, set last season
Mike Brannigan hasn't missed a beat. The Northport junior, who turned heads with a fantastic Cross Country season, continued to show that he is firmly stationed at the top of the L.I. distance running scene yesterday at the Hispanic Games, held at the Armory in Manhattan.
Bay Shore's Imani McGhee knows that the time for game playing is past. No longer is she a wide-eyed freshman looking to make a mark. She's not even a sophomore or a junior, deeply lodged in the middle of her high school career. McGhee is a senior and, with her days in the familiar maroon track suit numbered, she knows it's time to get down to business.
Garden City's Emma Gallagher is a two-time All-Long Island runner of the year - and that's just in 2013 alone. More big things are certainly on the way for the star runner.
Half Hollow Hills West’s 1000 medley relay team, composed of Jarried Redwood, Jamir Blackman, Frederic Fils Aime, and Bryce Johnson, finished in one minute, 57.33 seconds at last weekend's New Balance National Championships, held at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.
Albertson's Gabrielle Schreib will be wrapping up her record breaking Kellenberg Memorial High School Spring Track season this month by running in the 400IH at the NYSPHSAA High School State Championship in Middletown NY and as member of Kellenberg's 100M Shuttle-Hurdle Relay Team at the New Balance High School Nationals in Greensboro N.C.
Friday’s portion of the New York State Track and Field Championships have been postponed. Meet will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and be condensed into one day.
The only muscle that wasn't sore when Shoreham-Wading River's Ryan Udvadia crossed the finish line of the Suffolk State Qualifying 3,200 was his thumb. Perhaps that's why he raised it -- a fitting salute to a race that was filled with drama.
Bradley Kaufmann's dream of going to the winter New York State Meet was dashed before he even had the chance to run. The East Meadow senior was standing on the starting line of the 3,200 at February's Nassau State Qualifier Meet when his foot slipped, ever so slightly, off the line before the starting gun fired.
Smithtown West's Victoria Ingram couldn't help it. As she crossed the line with one lap left in the 3,000 meters at Suffolk's state qualifying meet Friday, the junior turned her head to see who was behind her.
It was no surprise that the boys 4 x 400-meter relay, the last race of the day, would decide whether St. Anthony's or Chaminade would be crowned champion at the CHSAA Outdoor Intersectional city championships at Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island Sunday.
Building a legacy can be a tough job, but the girls at North Shore are doing it quite well. A victory at Wednesday's A-I county championship meet marked the Vikings fourth consecutive spring championship.
Bayport-Blue Point walked on- to the track at Connetquot High School Wednesday, winners of the last two Division III championships. The Phantoms were filled with pride. They were filled with desire. But, they were also filled with doubt.
The race for the Clarke Rams distance medley relay team started as soon as the bus rolled into the Massapequa High School parking lot Friday afternoon. The team, composed of Jada Atchison, Gabriella Martins, Shelby Frisa and Tristynn Mercedes had fallen asleep after a long bus ride and were only minutes away from their scheduled start time.
There is no better testament to the overall strength of the Long Island track and field scene than the performance of two medley relay teams in intersectional competition at the NYS Championships on March 2 at Cornell University.
ITHACA, NY -- Like it was for most races this season, Garden City's Emma Gallagher's closest opponent was the wind at her back. The sophomore won the 600 in one minute, 33.17 seconds at yesterday's state track and field championship, held at Cornell.
ITHACA, NY -- Everything about Sayville's Christopher Belcher screams fast. Even his leotard reads "Flashes" across the chest. Yes, it happens to be the Sayville school nickname, but it also describes Belcher perfectly.
A Chaminade record may have been broken Monday night, but at least it's staying in the family. Gunnar Nolan, Sean Kelly, Caelum Maloney and Thomas Slattery made up the Flyers' foursome that ran the distance medley relay at the 79th annual Eastern States Championship at the Armory in Manhattan.
When MacArthur's Nicole Natland walked into the Long Island Track and Field Invitational Friday night at St. Anthony's, she knew she was among the best pole vaulters on L.I. After all, you don't get invited without being exceptional.
Those who believe that weekends are for sleep and relaxation clearly don't run track. There's no rest in this sport, and the weary seldom cross the finish line happy. Just ask Chaminade's Thomas Slattery. Only hours after running in the 4 x 800-meter relay at Saturday's Millrose Games in Manhattan, the junior was back on the track Sunday -- this time at St. Anthony's -- running in the 3,200 meters at the CHSAA Intersectional Championships.
Ben Bonhurst knew his mother could throw. Every so often, the Smithtown West junior would leaf through a book of newspaper clippings and read about her high school accomplishments, marveling at what she meant to her school.
Sachem North's Melissa Michels sat in the stands, high above the track at the Armory in Manhattan. After tying for seventh in the 55-meter preliminaries in 7.47 at the Millrose Games trials, Michels had two hours to prepare for a highly competitive final.