Runner of the year
Farmer's emergence to the top of the track ladder was quick and smooth. The Virginia-bound sprinter, participating in the sport for the first time after four years of soccer, set Suffolk indoor records in both the 300 and 400. He proved those times were far from a fluke as he won the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA 300 championship and then the Federation 300 title in 34.86 seconds, edging Bellport's Jaquan Holland (34.32).
55 hurdles, Sr.
Barrett was Long Island's top 55-meter hurdler from start to finish this winter. He capped his great indoor season with a state public schools championship in the event with a career-best time of 7.473. Barrett was beaten out for the Federation title in a photo finish by Sheepshead Bay's Richmond Ahadzi (7.471).
55, Long Jump, Sr.
Charles was a half-foot away from winning two Federation titles. He won the 55-meter Federation title with a career-best time of 6.391. Charles nearly pulled off the daily double as he set a career mark in the indoor jump with a leap of 23 feet, 8 1/2 inches. Charles was beat out for the Federation by Anthony DeJean of Rome Free Academy, who jumped 23-9.
Shot put, Sr.
The Maryland-bound Haghighi had two specific goals this season. The first was to win the Federation crown. The second was to throw over 60 feet. It was mission accomplished for Haghighi, who broke 60 feet twice, and won the Federation shot put title with a toss of 59-2 1/2 at Cornell on March 6.
He had a career indoor season. He was the best in the 300 among public schools in both Nassau and Suffolk and proved it by taking the state public schools championship in a career-best time of 34.62. Holland, who took first in his event at the Suffolk Small Schools championship, has his mind set on resuming his track career at Florida State.