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CHARLENE LIPSEY Hempstead Long Island Spring Track Athlete

CHARLENE LIPSEY


Hempstead
Long Island Spring Track Athlete of the Year


Lipsey capped a great career, winning the 800-meter Federation championship. She also has the top 800 time in the state of 2:05.83, which is a Nassau County record. The LSU-bound senior overcame a 15-meter deficit on the final leg of Hempstead's 4x400-meter team to help it win the Federation title.

2009 All-Long Island Girls Track & Field

Long Island's best girls track & field athletes from the 2009 season.

CHARLENE LIPSEY Hempstead Long Island Spring Track Athlete

CHARLENE LIPSEY


Hempstead
Long Island Spring Track Athlete of the Year


Lipsey capped a great career, winning the 800-meter Federation championship. She also has the top 800 time in the state of 2:05.83, which is a Nassau County record. The LSU-bound senior overcame a 15-meter deficit on the final leg of Hempstead's 4x400-meter team to help it win the Federation title.

EMILY LIPARI Roslyn Lipari won the 3,000-meter Federation

EMILY LIPARI


Roslyn

Lipari won the 3,000-meter Federation title for the third straight year and took second in the 1,500. The junior was the Nassau Class AA champion in both events and took first at the qualifiers in both events.

STEPHANIE BARNES Bay Shore A model of consistency,

STEPHANIE BARNES


Bay Shore

A model of consistency, Barnes was the Suffolk Division I long and triple jump champion. She won the triple jump at the state qualifier and took second in the long jump. The St. John's-bound senior took third in the TJ at the Federation.

DONNA-LEE HYLTON Hempstead Hylton won the 400-meter state

DONNA-LEE HYLTON


Hempstead

Hylton won the 400-meter state public school championship in a career-best time of 53.77 seconds. She finished second in the Federation final in the event and ran the first leg of the Hempstead's 4x400 federation championship team.

EMILY MENGES Garden City Starred for the Trojans

EMILY MENGES


Garden City

Starred for the Trojans in several events, including the 800, 4x800 and 4x400. She took third in the 800 at the Federation and ran the anchor leg of Garden City's 4x400 team that won the public school state championship.

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VANESSA STEWART North Babylon A dominant shot put

VANESSA STEWART


North Babylon

A dominant shot put specialist, Stewart was the Suffolk Division II and state qualifier champion. The junior took second in the state public school championship with a toss of 46-3 ¾.

LENROY RAFFINGTON Hempstead Despite having a limited number

LENROY RAFFINGTON


Hempstead

Despite having a limited number of athletes, the Tigers finished tied for second place at the Nassau Class AAA championships and second at the St. Anthony's invitational. The Tigers also finished first at the Federation championships, winning two Federation titles, three public school state championships and eight medals.

The 2009 All- Long Island boys' track team.

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