Video: Riverhead track star signs with UConn

02/02/2012 5:00 PM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Riverhead senior Melodee Riley proudly displays the banner of her future home — UConn. Her father Willie, sister Amanda and twin brother Darien look on during Thursday morning's signing ceremony.

A state champion in both the triple jump and long jump, Riverhead senior Melodee Riley will continue her track and field career at the University of Connecticut. Riley was joined by her family and coaches Thursday morning for a signing ceremony in the high school library.

In the triple jump last season Riley won the state federation title, which includes athletes from all schools across New York, not just public. She was also an All-American after placing fourth at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals.

Riley also plays field hockey in the fall and basketball in the winter. The Blue Waves basketball team is currently riding a 14-game win streak. The team can clinch the league title at home tonight against Smithtown East.

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