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Two county records fell this weekend at the New Balance National Championships, held at North Carolina A & T University in Greensboro, N.C.
Syosset’s distance medley relay team, comprised of Michael Wilkens, Simon Nwana, Nick Ouassil, and Ryan DePinto, finished in 10:13.49, good for sixth place. The mark broke Wantagh’s record of 10:18.2, set in 1973, according to Syosset coach Bart Sessa.
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Watch out for Brentwood’s Alexia Douglas.
The sophomore sprinter made waves with her performance at the state championships, held in Middletown on June 8. A 12.12 second finish in the 100 meters earned her the Division I state title.
“It’s a little bit overwhelming,” she said after winning. “But I’m very happy for myself, my team and my coaches. I worked hard and it turned out right.”
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Kellenberg’s Jazmine Fray ended her sophomore season with a bang.
A 2 minute, 9.48 second finish in the 800 meters at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, held this weekend at North Carolina A&T University, earned her All-American status. Fray finished fifth.
Sabrina Southerland, a senior at Queens’ Benjamin Cardozo High School, won in 2:06.26. After turning heads this winter, Fray...Read more »
It’s never easy giving up something that you’ve been a part of for much of your life.
That’s exactly with MacArthur’s Tom Kelleher has been experiencing lately. Kelleher, a Thorpe Award finalist, will forgo a college football career to play baseball at Seton Hall.
“I’m really upset about it, but I’m just coming out here trying to have fun and hoping for a win,” said Kelleher, who will...Read more »
The Kellenberg 4x800-meter relay team showed that you don’t necessarily have to run every weekend to turn in great times at big moments.
After racing a more scattered schedule this spring, the senior quartet of Jim McQuade, Randall Turner, James Malebranche and Dylan Murphy returned to form in the 4x800-relay at the New Balance Nationals, held this weekend at North Carolina A&T University...Read more »
What: United Health Care Empire Challenge, an all-star football game featuring the best high school seniors from Long Island against the best from New York City. Proceeds from the 18th annual game benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation, the Gunnar H. Esiason Scholarship Fund at Hofstra University, and local youth football programs.
When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
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The RTC Grand Slam All-Star Challenge has again been postponed because of rain.
The eighth annual game featuring top seniors from Nassau against their counterparts from Suffolk now will be played at 7 p.m. next Monday, June 17, at Farmingdale State.
The game is played in memory of former Diamond Award winner Ryan Caulfield, an outstanding catcher at Bethpage and New York Tech. Caulfield,...Read more »
MIDDLETOWN, NY - Friday’s portion of the New York State Track and Field Championships have been postponed, due to inclement weather. The meet will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and be condensed into one day.
The meet starts with the boys pentathlon 110 high hurdles and the girls discus. With the exception of the 110 high hurdles, 100 hurdles, 100 and 200, all races will be run as championships,...Read more »
A similar - though condensed - version of this will run in tomorrow's paper, but for the folks who are here in Cortland now or on the way and won't get the paper, you can get a preview of the preview now.
NOTE: Laura and I will be covering all the games and providing updates, stats, pictures and commentary during each. If you can't make it to Cortland - heck, even if you're there - follow...Read more »
Since he joined the golf team as a seventh-grader, Sayville junior Kyle Burke would set a goal for himself at the beginning of every year. It started with looking to qualify for the county tournament then grew to qualifying for the state tournament, and now before this season he aimed to win the state championship.
Burke may not have achieved his goal for this year but he came very close,...Read more »