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Gordon, Byrne win steeplechase at Knight-Time Invitational

Valley Stream South's Michael Gordon takes first in

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

It was an early wake-up call for steeplechasers at the Knight-Time Invitational on Saturday at Uniondale.

Valley Stream South’s Michael Gordon won the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 10:20.05. Being that it was the first time he had run the event this season, Gordon didn’t have any big expectations. But, as so often happens in the unpredictable world of track and field, the race had other plans. 


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High school track stars to watch

Northport's Tim McGowan running in the Boy's 2

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BOYSBen Bonhurst, Smithtown WestIt’ll be hard for anyone to top Bonhurst’s winter season, but the Florida State-bound shot putter is up for any challenge. Bonhurst, who won both the state and national titles and set the state record during the winter, is the defending state champ in the spring, throwing 61 feet, 11 inches last June.

Tim McGowan, NorthportMcGowan, who won the state championship...

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Top 10 boys and girls spring track teams

Bay Shore's Anisa Toppin placed first in the

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GIRLS TRACK1. Bay Shore2. St. Anthony’s3. Sachem North4. Garden City5. Uniondale6. North Babylon7. Bayport-Blue Point8. Kellenberg9. Miller Place10. Valley Stream North

BOYS TRACK1. Chaminade2. St. Anthony’s3. Longwood4. Northport5. Syosset6. Smithtown West7. Farmingdale8. Huntington9. Valley Stream North10. St. John the Baptist


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Girls high school track preview: Guevara twins have one season of glory remaining

Miller Place runners and sisters Tiana Guevara, left,

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Somewhere, deep in a faraway corner of Miller Place, are images that would be hard to believe if seen. If uncovered, they would need to be examined and scanned for authenticity. Even then, there are many who still would refuse to believe they were real.

“They’re pictures of Tiana and I coming in dead last at field day,” Talia Guevara, half of Miller Place’s talented twins, said. “I was not...

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Boys high school track preview: Chaminade hopes to complete rare triple

Chaminade's winning 4x800m relay team of Tom Slattery,

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Chaminade can feel it. They can see it. They can even taste it.

After winning both the cross country and winter track CHSAA intersectional championships, the Flyers are one season and one more intersectional title away from what would undoubtedly be their finest achievement — the triple crown.

Chaminade hasn’t won the most prestigious CHSAA title across all three seasons since the 1997-1998...

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Sachem North's Katie Michta takes second in walk at nationals

Katie Michta from Sachem North comes in second

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Things are a lot different now for Sachem North’s Katie Michta. Last year, the senior was sitting on the sideline, nursing a heel injury that wiped out most of her winter season. This year, she’s made up for that lost time in a big way.

Two weeks after winning the New York State 1,500 meter race walk championship, Michta finished second in the one mile race walk at the New Balance Indoor Nationals,...

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Jazmine Fray highlights girls standouts at LI Elite Invitational

Kellenberg's Jazmine Fray wins the girls 1,000-meter run

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The stars came out Friday at St. Anthony’s. The LI indoor track world got a break from county-specific battles and was treated to battle of LI’s best. Kellenberg’s Jazmine Fray headlined the festivities with a victory in the 600. Fray’s one minute, 37.02 second triumph bested St. Anthony’s Emily O’Neill, who finished second in 1:38.02.         North Shore’s...

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LI Elite Invitational brings out stellar performances

Islip's Mike Watts finishes second in the Class

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While Smithtown West’s Ben Bonhurst made headlines with his state record setting 65 foot throw in the shot put, many other outstanding athletes put forth stellar performances at the LI Elite Track Invitational, held Friday at St. Anthony’s. Islip’s Mike Watts won the 3,200 meters in nine minutes, 37.60 seconds. Miller Place’s Jeremy Miekley was second in 9:44.60. Northport’s Mike Brannigan...

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