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West Islip diver Patrick Carter qualifies for state championships

West Islip's Patrick Carter wins the Suffolk boys

(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

It’s early in the season, but West Islip’s freshman diver Patrick Carter has already qualified for the state championships. He qualified during the Sachem East Diving Invitational on Saturday with a score of 504.

“I’ve very excited for him,” coach Bob Kollar said. “He’s a hard worker and he came back this year even stronger than he was last year. His score was amazing and he qualified by over...

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West Islip's Scott Nelson an All-American at USATF Championships

Scott Nelson of West Islip places third with

(Credit: Errol Anderson)

West Islip senior Scott Nelson was named an All-American in the boys’ 17-18 division by placing 12th overall with a time of 16:29 in the 5,000 meters during the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in San Antonio, Texas.

There were 145 runners in the boys’ 17-18 division.

Nelson’s twin brother, West Islip senior Craig Nelson, placed 28th with a time...

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