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Newsday's All-Long Island boys track team 2018

Meet Newsday's All-Long Island boys track team for the 2018 spring season.

Long Island Runner of the Year: Isaiah Claiborne, Northport, Sr.

There's a rich history of distance running at
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

There's a rich history of distance running at Northport and Claiborne only enhances it. The Penn State-bound senior had a dangerous kick that, more often than not, carried him across the finish line first. That famous kick led him to a 2:26.95 victory in the 1,000 meters at the indoor state championships, a meet record. But Claiborne showed his extreme versatility this spring, running a 49.64 in the 400 at the Suffolk state qualifier. He is the first Long Islander in history to run sub-50 seconds in the 400 and sub-nine minutes in the 3,200, according to Northport coach Jason Strom.

Nassau Runner of the Year: Christopher Borzor, Uniondale, Sr.

Borzor was the only athlete on Long Island,
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Borzor was the only athlete on Long Island, boy or girl, to win two individual indoor state championships. He won the public school 55 meter title in 6.44 seconds and the public school 300 championship in 34.53 seconds. He placed third in the federation in both events. Borzor won three Nassau Class A indoor championships, taking titles in the 55 (6.50), 300 (35.41), and the long jump (22 feet, 1 1/4 inches).

Michael Barbaro-Barnett, St. Anthony's 4x800 relay, Jr.

No one could beat this quartet in the
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No one could beat this quartet in the winter or the spring. The Friars won the indoor state championship in a meet-record 7:45.30 and came back from last place to win the outdoor state title in 7:45.78.

Kevin Cetin, Massapequa, Sr.

Cetin was the top discus thrower in Nassau
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Cetin was the top discus thrower in Nassau this year. He won the event at the county's state qualifier with a 163 foot, 10 inch throw and added a second place in the shot put (49- 1/4) at the same meet.

Elijah Claiborne, Northport, Sr.

They saved their biggest accomplishment for last, winning
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They saved their biggest accomplishment for last, winning the outdoor national championship in 7:31.62. The time broke the state record, a converted 7:33.0 ran by Queens' Andrew Jackson High School and Brooklyn's Boys High School in 1966, according to tullyrunners.com. Northport also won the public school indoor state title in 7:56.52.

Vladislav Cullinane, Babylon, Sr.

Cullinane was the best high jumper in the
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Cullinane was the best high jumper in the state this year, continuing a string of Long Island dominance in that event. He won the indoor high jump state championship, clearing six feet, seven inches and the outdoor state championship, clearing 6-8.

Brendan Dearie, St. Anthony's 4x800 relay, Jr.

No one could beat this quartet in the
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

No one could beat this quartet in the winter or the spring. The Friars won the indoor state championship in a meet-record 7:45.30 and came back from last place to win the outdoor state title in 7:45.78.

Jaheim Dotson, Longwood, Jr.

Dotson was the top hurdler in Suffolk this
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

Dotson was the top hurdler in Suffolk this year, with an ability to thrive at both distances. He was third in the 400 hurdles in 54.73 seconds and fourth in the 110 meter hurdles in 14.61 at the outdoor state championships.

Thomas Fodor, Northport 4x800 relay, Soph.

They saved their biggest accomplishment for last, winning
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

They saved their biggest accomplishment for last, winning the outdoor national championship in 7:31.62. The time broke the state record, a converted 7:33.0 ran by Queens' Andrew Jackson High School and Brooklyn's Boys High School in 1966, according to tullyrunners.com. Northport also won the public school indoor state title in 7:56.52.

Mason Gatewood, St. Anthony's 4x800 relay, Sr.

No one could beat this quartet in the
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

No one could beat this quartet in the winter or the spring. The Friars won the indoor state championship in a meet-record 7:45.30 and came back from last place to win the outdoor state title in 7:45.78.

Jadan Hansen, Uniondale, Soph.

Hansen won the state outdoor triple jump championship,
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Hansen won the state outdoor triple jump championship, landing a 48 foot, 5 3/4 inch jump on his final federation attempt. He was 10th at New Balance outdoor nationals, going 48 feet, 1 3/4 inches.

Dan O'Connor, Northport 4x800 relay, Sr.

They saved their biggest accomplishment for last, winning
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

They saved their biggest accomplishment for last, winning the outdoor national championship in 7:31.62. The time broke the state record, a converted 7:33.0 ran by Queens' Andrew Jackson High School and Brooklyn's Boys High School in 1966, according to tullyrunners.com. Northport also won the public school indoor state title in 7:56.52.

Matthew Payamps, St. Anthony's 4x800 relay, Jr.

No one could beat this quartet in the
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

No one could beat this quartet in the winter or the spring. The Friars won the indoor state championship in a meet-record 7:45.30 and came back from last place to win the outdoor state title in 7:45.78.

Sebastian Pereira, Southampton, Sr.

Pereira won the outdoor Division II triple jump
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Pereira won the outdoor Division II triple jump championship, flying 49 feet, 1 3/4 inches. Pereira won the long jump (22-9) and the triple jump (48-11) at the Suffolk state qualifier.

Jack Poplawski, Whitman, Jr.

Poplawski proved his versatility by winning the state
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Poplawski proved his versatility by winning the state pentathlon with 3,555 points. He also took the pentathlon at the Suffolk state qualifier, scoring 3,399 points and won the Division I Suffolk County championship with 3,246 points.

Steven Vasile, Commack, Jr.

Vasile was the best discus thrower in the
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Vasile was the best discus thrower in the state this spring. He won the state federation championship (177-7), state Division I championship (174-9), and was 12th at New Balance Outdoor Nationals (168-8).

Coach of the Year: Dennis Kornfield, Uniondale

Kornfield, a recent inductee into the Armory Coaches
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Kornfield, a recent inductee into the Armory Coaches Hall of Fame, added two more county championships to his illustrious career this year. Uniondale won the Nassau Class A indoor championship with 87 points and the Class AAA outdoor title with 95.5.

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