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Crystal Green part of three wins as Uniondale takes Nassau Class A

Crystal Green of Uniondale wins the girls Class

Crystal Green of Uniondale wins the girls Class AAA 100 meter hurdles during the second day of the Nassau county championships on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Westbury. Credit: Steven Ryan

The drought between championships was a long one, far more than anyone involved with the Uniondale girls track program had ever envisioned. But, at last, that dry spell is over. After a multiyear absence from the winners circle, the Knights staked their claim to Nassau Class A supremacy with a 94-point output Wednesday night at St. Anthony's.

"This was really satisfying," coach Leigh Pollet said. "The kids really stepped up and filled the shoes of the great Uniondale kids of the past."

Crystal Green won two individual events, taking the 55-meter hurdles in 8.50 seconds and the 300 in 41.19 seconds. Kristina Cherrington finished second in the 300 in 41.35. The event featured an epic final straightaway battle between the two teammates and Freeport's DeAsia Greer.

"Crystal, feeling [Greer] on her shoulder, stepped up big time and lifted down the straight away," Pollet said. "That was a star move."

Greer was third in 41.53.

Cherrington, who battled the flu all week, also won the 600 in 1:38.27.

Green, in addition to her two individual victories, was part of the 4 x 200-meter relay team who, along with Zaria Fuller, Asia Jinks and Brianna McGregor, won in 1:45.69.

Fuller, an eighth grader, also placed second in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 2 inches. Jinks was second in the triple jump, going 35-7. Julie Mercer won the long jump, springing 16-91/2.

Syosset won the boys Class A title, outpacing Farmingdale 78-75.50. Tyler Italiano won the 3,200 in 9:46.19. Alexander Hoelzli (1:24.48) and Evan Garry (1:24.98) finished first and second, respectively, in the 600. Hoelzli, Garry, Mohammed Dewji, and William Anderson won the 4 x 400-meter relay in 3:31.82.

Valley Stream North won both the boys and girls Nassau B team championship Tuesday night at St. Anthony's. On the boys side, Isaiah Paige won the 55-hurdles in 7.98 seconds, Jarred Times won the triple jump, going 41-9, and Zavier Jean-Charles cleared 6-2 to take the high jump.

The Valley Stream North girls topped North Shore, 102-101. Elaina Hobbs won the high jump, clearing 5-3.

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