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St. Anthony's Patrick Farmer won the 400-meter run at the Hispanic Games at the Armory in 48.20 seconds Saturday.

It is the fastest time in the United States this season and a Suffolk County record. The previous fastest time was 50.21 by John Thomas of Sheepshead Bay. The previous Suffolk record was set by Dennis Scruggs of Bellport (48.56).

"It's a bit of shock to the track world because this is his first season running," St. Anthony's coach Tim Dearie said. "He beat guys that have been on the national level for a couple years now, and he won by over a second, which in the 400 is like an eternity. It's really unheard of."

Farmer's teammate Ken Walshak took third in the 2-mile (9:36.54) for the fastest time on Long Island this season.Haghighi gets shot mark. Wheatley's Josh Haghighi set a meet record in the shot put at the Hispanic Games with a toss of 61 feet, 91/2 inches. Haghighi beat the previous record by 4 inches.

Other first-place finishers included Elmont's Valencia Hannon, who won the 55 meters (7.07), Emily Lipari in the mile invitational (4:54.76) and Riverhead's Katie Skinner in the mile run in 5:05.22.

North Babylon's Berfrantz Charles took second in the 55 in 6.51, Brandon Hutchinson (Bay Shore) was second in the long jump (21-111/2), Riverhead's Mike Smith took second in the shot put (55-101/2), Samantha Nadel of North Shore was second in the 3,000 in 10:01.87 and Harborfields' Kelsey Margey took second in the mile run (5:06.21) and the 800 (2:14.31).

At the Dartmouth relays, Kellenberg's Claire Carroll, Kylie Pierce, Shannon O'Brien and Colleen Meenan finished second in the 4 x 800 relay in 9:51.2. Amanda Barrocca, Julianna Galante, Michelle Anthony and Kim Mackay took third in the 4 x 400 in 4:11.1.

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