2009 All-Long Island boys track & field
The nZone picks Long Island's best boys track athletes from the 2009 season.
Middle Country, senior sprinter
Runner of the Year
The University of Virginia-bound senior won the Suffolk Division I 200-meter championship, took first in the 100 and 200 at the state qualifier. He was scratched from the 100 at the state championships in order to concentrate on the 200, in which he took second.
Great Neck South, senior middle-distance/sprinter
The Tennessee-bound senior won the Federation 800-meter title in a meet-record time of 1:50.53 seconds. He was also the Nassau Class AAA 800, 400 and 200-meter champion.
Sachem North, senior sprinter
Quezada capped a great senior year, winning the 100-meter Federation state championship in 10.71. He took first in the 100 and second in the 200 at the Suffolk Division championships.
Holy Trinity, senior thrower
The senior discus and shot put specialist won the Federation state discus title with a throw of 182 feet, 5 inches. Thomas was also the CHSAA Intersectional shot put (54-6 ½) and discus (173-6) champion.
Shoreham-Wading River, senior distance runner
Andrews finished his season with a third-place finish in the 1,600 at the Federation state championships in a personal-record time of 4:12.83. The N.C. State-bound senior took first in the 3,200 and 1,600 at the Suffolk Division championships and at the state qualifier.
North Babylon, senior jumper/sprinter
Charles won the Federation long jump championship in 23-4 1/2. His best jump of 23-9 1/2, which was best in the state this year, was in the public school final. He took second in the 100-meter dash in 10.82 at the Federation final.
Boys Coach of the Year
Under the tutelage of Hawkins, the Warriors were competitive in almost every event, won League VI, the Suffolk Division III title and had three athletes qualify and a relay team qualify for the state championships in four events.
The 2009 All- Long Island boys' track team. All capsules written by Marcus Henry. Photos were taken by Newsday's Audrey C. Tiernan.
SECOND TEAM (not pictured)
Joshua Haghighi, Wheatley
Jaquan Holland, Bellport
Michael Kiley, Chaminade
Mike Levine, Commack
Mike Mastanduno, St. Anthony's
Mike Smith, Riverhead