Uniondale coach Kornfield still aglow
The smile on Uniondale track coach Dennis Kornfield's face was something to behold after his team took first at the Nassau Class A championships last week.
It was the 21st indoor title for Uniondale under Kornfield and the 29th overall for the school.
"That's pretty impressive," Kornfield said. "It speaks to the consistency."
The Knights had four individual first-place finishers.
Derrick Ingram won the 300 meters in 36.09 seconds, Chris Armour took the 55 hurdles in 7.69, and Glen Forsythe won the long jump at 22 feet, 6 1/4 inches, and the triple jump (47-8 1/4).
Uniondale's relay teams were also impressive.
Its 4 x 200 team of Stephen Muir, Forsythe, Terrance Rodway and Khaaliq Evans took first in 1:35.08, and the Knights' 4 x 400 squad (Ingram, Armour, Joshua Salmon and Nyder Chardonette) won in 3:31.51.
Uniondale took first with 93 points, followed by Massapequa (65), Farmingdale (54), Baldwin (45) and East Meadow with 34.
Second-place finishers for the Knights included Chardonette in the 55 hurdles (7.73) and Ingram in the 55 (6.66).
Kornfield is confident his team will keep it going.
"Many of them are juniors," he said. "We should be strong in the spring and strong next year, too."
Ingram, Armour, Chardonette and Muir are all juniors.