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2013 All-Long Island indoor track

GIRLS RUNNER OF THE YEAR: EMMA GALLAGHER Garden

GIRLS RUNNER OF THE YEAR: EMMA GALLAGHER
Garden City, Sophomore
In only her sophomore year, Gallagher proved that she is the cream of the crop on Long Island, if not the entire state. She defended her state championship in the 600, finishing in one minute, 33.17 seconds on March 2. Gallagher was also a triple county champion. She won the 300 in 40.07 seconds, the 600 in 1:35.18, and was part of the 4 X800 meter team that won in 9:53.64 at February's Nassau Class A championships. Her 1:30.35 in the 600 at February's New Balance Armory Collegiate Invitational was the best time in the country this season. | Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Meet the boys and girls selected to Newsday's All-Long Island indoor track team for the 2012-13 season. - By Jordan Lauterbach

RUNNER OF THE YEAR: CHRISTOPHER BELCHER Sayville, Senior
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

RUNNER OF THE YEAR: CHRISTOPHER BELCHER
Sayville, Senior
Belcher stole the show at the New York State Championships on March 2, literally running away with the 55-yard dash title with a time of 6.35 seconds. The title capped an impressive season for the Sayville senior. He set a Millrose Games record in February, winning the high school boys 55-dash in 6.43 seconds. A timely lean across the finish line awarded him the slimmest of victories, one one-hundredth of a second over the silver medalist, Niager Mathis from Swenson, Pa. Belcher also won a 55-dash county championship, running a 6.52 at the Suffolk Small School meet in February.

Northport’s 4x800-meter Relay Team - Mike Brannigan -
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Northport’s 4x800-meter Relay Team - Mike Brannigan - Soph (pictured), James Dickinson - Senior, David Hatch - Senior, Chris Odin - Senior
Northport dominated the winter season, thanks, in part, to these four. Aided by Dickinson’s late kick, the squad came from behind at the March 2 state championships, winning the 4x800-meter title in 7:56.52 seconds. The group also finished second in the New Balance High School 4x800 at the Millrose Games, running a 7:51.01. |

Northport’s 4x800-meter Relay Team - Mike Brannigan -
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Northport’s 4x800-meter Relay Team - Mike Brannigan - Soph, James Dickinson - Senior, David Hatch - Senior, Chris Odin - Senior (pictured)
Northport dominated the winter season, thanks, in part, to these four. Aided by Dickinson’s late kick, the squad came from behind at the March 2 state championships, winning the 4x800-meter title in 7:56.52 seconds. The group also finished second in the New Balance High School 4x800 at the Millrose Games, running a 7:51.01. |

Northport’s 4x800-meter Relay Team - Mike Brannigan -
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Northport’s 4x800-meter Relay Team - Mike Brannigan - Soph, James Dickinson - Senior, David Hatch (pictured) - Senior, Chris Odin - Senior
Northport dominated the winter season, thanks, in part, to these four. Aided by Dickinson’s late kick, the squad came from behind at the March 2 state championships, winning the 4x800-meter title in 7:56.52 seconds. The group also finished second in the New Balance High School 4x800 at the Millrose Games, running a 7:51.01. |

Northport’s 4x800-meter Relay Team - Mike Brannigan -
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Northport’s 4x800-meter Relay Team - Mike Brannigan - Soph, James Dickinson (pictured) - Senior, David Hatch - Senior, Chris Odin - Senior
Northport dominated the winter season, thanks, in part, to these four. Aided by Dickinson’s late kick, the squad came from behind at the March 2 state championships, winning the 4x800-meter title in 7:56.52 seconds. The group also finished second in the New Balance High School 4x800 at the Millrose Games, running a 7:51.01. |

MIKE MCCANN Smithtown West, Senior The high-jumping McCann
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

MIKE MCCANN
Smithtown West, Senior
The high-jumping McCann did nothing but win in the season’s final month. He won his first winter state title, skying 6 feet, 10 inches on March 2. He placed first at the Suffolk Large School County Championships, clearing 6 feet, 5 inches. McCann also won at the LI Elite Invitational, jumping 6 feet, 9 inches. |

Elmont’s 4x400-meter Relay Team - Roshane Wright -
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Elmont’s 4x400-meter Relay Team - Roshane Wright - Senior, Brandon Atkins - Senior, Chad Barker - Senior, Ayo Obadare- Senior (pictured)
The senior quartet made their mark on the New York track scene during their final winter season. On the back of Obadare’s anchor leg, the group won a state championship, finishing in 3:26.66 on March 2. They also won the Long Island High School boys 4x400-meter relay at February’s Millrose Games, finishing in 3:18.34. |

Elmont’s 4x400-meter Relay Team - Roshane Wright -
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Elmont’s 4x400-meter Relay Team - Roshane Wright - Senior, Brandon Atkins - Senior (pictured), Chad Barker - Senior, Ayo Obadare- Senior
The senior quartet made their mark on the New York track scene during their final winter season. On the back of Obadare’s anchor leg, the group won a state championship, finishing in 3:26.66 on March 2. They also won the Long Island High School boys 4x400-meter relay at February’s Millrose Games, finishing in 3:18.34. |

Elmont’s 4x400-meter Relay Team - Roshane Wright -
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Elmont’s 4x400-meter Relay Team - Roshane Wright - Senior (pictured), Brandon Atkins - Senior, Chad Barker - Senior, Ayo Obadare- Senior
The senior quartet made their mark on the New York track scene during their final winter season. On the back of Obadare’s anchor leg, the group won a state championship, finishing in 3:26.66 on March 2. They also won the Long Island High School boys 4x400-meter relay at February’s Millrose Games, finishing in 3:18.34. |

Elmont’s 4x400-meter Relay Team - Roshane Wright -
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Elmont’s 4x400-meter Relay Team - Roshane Wright - Senior, Brandon Atkins - Senior, Chad Barker - Senior (pictured), Ayo Obadare- Senior
The senior quartet made their mark on the New York track scene during their final winter season. On the back of Obadare’s anchor leg, the group won a state championship, finishing in 3:26.66 on March 2. They also won the Long Island High School boys 4x400-meter relay at February’s Millrose Games, finishing in 3:18.34. |

Coach of the Year: Jason Strom - Northport
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Coach of the Year: Jason Strom - Northport

BOYS TRACK ALL-LONG ISLAND FIRST TEAM (front row,
Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

BOYS TRACK ALL-LONG ISLAND FIRST TEAM
(front row, left to right) Michael McCann, Smithtown West, Christopher Belcher, Sayville, Mike Brannigan, James Dickinson, David Hatch, Chris Odin, (Northport 4x800 relay) Coach of the Year, Jason Strom, Northport. (back row, left to right) Roshane Wright, Brandon Atkins, Chad Barker, Ayo Obadare (Elmont 4x400 relay). |

BOYS TRACK ALL-LONG ISLAND SECOND TEAM James Burke
Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

BOYS TRACK ALL-LONG ISLAND SECOND TEAM
James BurkePort Jefferson - Sophomore; Jake Burcham – Half Hollow Hills East - Junior; Connor Christian - Ward Melville – Senior (pictured); Vincent Cicale - Ward Melville - Senior; Diamonte Corley – Floyd – Senior; Jonathan Greenwood - Freeport - Senior; Kris Moran – North Babylon – Senior; Dylan Murphy – Kellenberg - Senior; Gerald Riley - Whitman - Sophomore; Luke Toscano – Kings Park - Senior |

GIRLS RUNNER OF THE YEAR: EMMA GALLAGHER Garden
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

GIRLS RUNNER OF THE YEAR: EMMA GALLAGHER
Garden City, Sophomore
In only her sophomore year, Gallagher proved that she is the cream of the crop on Long Island, if not the entire state. She defended her state championship in the 600, finishing in one minute, 33.17 seconds on March 2. Gallagher was also a triple county champion. She won the 300 in 40.07 seconds, the 600 in 1:35.18, and was part of the 4 X800 meter team that won in 9:53.64 at February's Nassau Class A championships. Her 1:30.35 in the 600 at February's New Balance Armory Collegiate Invitational was the best time in the country this season. |

Garden City's 4 x 400-meter Relay Team -
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Garden City's 4 x 400-meter Relay Team - Katie O’Neill - Jr. (pictured), Laura Jaeger - Jr., Kelly Lawkins - Jr., Emma Gallagher - Soph.
Thanks to Gallagher’s 56.3 second anchor leg, Garden City took the 4 x 400 state championship in 3 minutes, 54.95 seconds. The group also finished first at the Nassau state qualifier, finishing in 4:03.03. |

Garden City's 4 x 400-meter Relay Team -
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Garden City's 4 x 400-meter Relay Team - Katie O’Neill - Jr., Laura Jaeger - Jr. (pictured), Kelly Lawkins - Jr., Emma Gallagher - Soph.
Thanks to Gallagher’s 56.3 second anchor leg, Garden City took the 4 x 400 state championship in 3 minutes, 54.95 seconds. The group also finished first at the Nassau state qualifier, finishing in 4:03.03. |

Garden City's 4 x 400-meter Relay Team -
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Garden City's 4 x 400-meter Relay Team - Katie O’Neill - Jr., Laura Jaeger - Jr., Kelly Lawkins - Jr. (pictured), Emma Gallagher - Soph.
Thanks to Gallagher’s 56.3 second anchor leg, Garden City took the 4 x 400 state championship in 3 minutes, 54.95 seconds. The group also finished first at the Nassau state qualifier, finishing in 4:03.03. |

TARA BELINSKY Manhasset, Jr. The shot putter won
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

TARA BELINSKY
Manhasset, Jr.
The shot putter won a Nassau Class B championship with a toss of 40 feet, 11 1/4 inches. Belinsky also earned top honors at the L.I. Elite Invitational with a 41-10 throw. She came in second at the state championships, throwing 42-10 1/2. |

TIANA GUEVARA Miller Place, Jr. Guevara’s four minute,
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

TIANA GUEVARA
Miller Place, Jr.
Guevara’s four minute, 39.88 second finish earned her the 1,500 public school title at the state championships. The junior won the Small Schools 1,500 Suffolk championship in 4:50.31 and the League IV title in both the 1,000 and the 1,500. She finished the 1,000 in 2:57.22 and the 1,500 in 4:51.19. |

ALEXA KLUEPFEL Glenn, Jr. Kluepful strode her way
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

ALEXA KLUEPFEL
Glenn, Jr.
Kluepful strode her way to a public school state title. She finished the 1,500-meter walk at the state championships in seven minutes, 6.26 seconds. Kluepful won a League V championship, posting a 7:41.85 mark. She placed second at the Suffolk Small Schools championships, finishing in 6:54.30. |

TEENA MOBLEY North Babylon, Sr. Mobley won the
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

TEENA MOBLEY
North Babylon, Sr.
Mobley won the Suffolk League III Long Jump championship, flying 18-3 3/4. Nearly a month and a half later, she finished second at the state championships, jumping 17-11 1/4. An 18 3/4 jump was good for third at the Suffolk Large Schools championships. |

ANOINTING ONUOHA Valley Stream North, Jr. Onuoha won
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

ANOINTING ONUOHA
Valley Stream North, Jr.
Onuoha won the state long jump championship, flying 18-3 1/4 on March 2. It was the first state championship of her career. She also won a Nassau Class B title, jumping 17-1 1/2. She won the Nassau Conference VI title with a 17-foot jump. |

ANISA TOPPIN Bay Shore, Jr. Toppin’s 18-10 3/4
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

ANISA TOPPIN
Bay Shore, Jr.
Toppin’s 18-10 3/4 long jump at February’s Suffolk state qualifier broke the meet record of 18-10, set by North Babylon’s Bianca Fung in 2006. The junior finished third at the state meet, jumping 17-7 1/2. She won the Suffolk Large Schools championship in the long jump and the triple jump. |

GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR: ERICA FREGOSI Garden
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR: ERICA FREGOSI
Garden City |

GIRLS TRACK ALL-LONG ISLAND FIRST TEAM: (front row,
Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

GIRLS TRACK ALL-LONG ISLAND FIRST TEAM
: (front row, left to right) Tiana Guevara, Miller Plac;, Katie O'Neill, Garden City; Alexa Kluepfel, Glenn; Emma Gallagher, Garden City; Teena Mobley, North Babylon. (fack row, left to right) Coach of the Year, Erica Fregosi, Garden City; Laura Jaeger, Garden City; Tara Belinsky, Manhasset; Anisa Toppin, Bay Shore; Kelly Lawkins, Garden City. |

GIRLS TRACK ALL-LONG ISLAND SECOND TEAM: Jazmine Fray,
Credit: Errol Anderson

GIRLS TRACK ALL-LONG ISLAND SECOND TEAM:
Jazmine Fray, Kellenberg, Soph. (pictured); Holly Lindoe, Sachem East, Sr.; Sarah Hardie, Glenn, Jr.; Alyssa Barthelmes, Lindenhurst, Sr.; Jacqueline Anderson, Bay Shore, Jr.; Jessica Ball, West Islip, Sr.; Kathleen Naeher, Kings Park, Sr.; Melissa Michels, Sachem North, Jr.; Shanna Heaney, Hampton Bays, Sr.; Amanda Ashe, East Meadow, Jr.

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