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Familiar faces win on Day 1 of county meet

Shoreham-Wading River's Ryan Udvadia places first in the

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Day 1 of the Suffolk boys Division Championships featured some familiar faces in the winner's circle, capping the county championship careers of some and continuing the legend of others.

Shoreham-Wading River’s Ryan Udvadia proved yet again that he is in a class by himself in Division III distance running. The senior won the 3,200 meters in nine minutes, 44.44 seconds Tuesday at Longwood.

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Gordon, Byrne win steeplechase at Knight-Time Invitational

Valley Stream South's Michael Gordon takes first in

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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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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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Two St. Anthony's throwers qualify for nationals

St. Anthony's Joe Segreto competes in the weight

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St. Anthony's took first, second, and fifth in the 25-pound weight throw at the Southern Tier Invitational at Cornell University.

Joe Segreto won with a personal best throw of 63 feet, 10 inches, tops in New York and ninth nationally, throw coach John McCree said. James Leddy finished second, throwing 60 feet, one inch and Andrew Piracha was fifth with a 46 foot, three inch toss.

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North Shore girls track hard to beat in Nassau 'B'

North Shore junior Stacie Nadel legs out the

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North Shore is the class of Nassau 'B', and the Vikings aren’t about to let the title streak end without a fight.

The winners of the last four county titles return a bevy of distance runners who helped them win the Nassau cross county title in the fall. Alexandra Osman takes over at the top of that group after Elizabeth Caldwell took her fast legs to college. Osman finished second to Caldwell...

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Miller Place: small school, big results

Miller Place's Talia Guevara, left, grabs the baton

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Fresh off an outstanding cross county season, Miller Place is yet again set to dominate Suffolk County small schools.

The Panthers showed that “small school” is only a bookkeeping adjective in the fall, reighning supreme over every team in Suffolk and taking the team title at the Division Championships.

Now, those distance superstars are ready to take their talents inside and compete...

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Bay Shore girls track looks to stay atop Suffolk

Bay Shore's Anisa Toppin jumps 39 feet and

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They are the definition of dominance. In Suffolk girls track over the last two decades, it doesn’t get any better than Bay Shore. Steve Borbet’s bunch has won 23 consecutive league championships and 12 of the last 13 Suffolk large school titles.

Last season was no different. Bay Shore won the League II title, topping Connetquot 123-85. A week later, the Marauders nearly doubled up the second-place...

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Long Islanders shine at North Shore Invitational

Garden City's Emma Gallagher leads in the girls

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Once the presents were opened and the Christmas dinner was polished off, it was time to get back to work. And, in the Long Island track and field world, work meant running at the North Shore Invitational Thursday at the Armory in Manhattan.

Syosset came up huge on the boys side. The Braves took the first three places in the 1,600. Senior Simon Nwana won in four minutes, 27.92 seconds. Ryan...

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Sachem North's Melissa Michels commits to Northeastern

Sachem North's Melissa Michels competes in the 55-meter

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The wait is over for Sachem North’s Melissa Michels. The Flaming Arrows sprinter has committed to run at Northeastern University next fall, the school has announced.

Michels holds Sachem North records in the 55, 60, 100, and 200 meter dashes. Last season, she placed fourth in the high school 55 at the Millrose Games in 7.27 seconds, a school record at the time. She was the first Sachem sprinter...

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