Having already won three events, McGann-Mercy senior Tori Tremble faced a decision toward the end of Monday afternoon’s dual meet against Center Moriches.
Long jump or run a relay.
At the last second, she chose the long jump. It paid off perfectly as Tremble posted a personal best jump of 13 feet 4 inches to win her fourth event as the Monarchs rolled to a 100-53 victory to remain unbeaten in League VIII.
“I’ve really been struggling with that, so I’m so happy,” she said.
Tremble began the dual meet by winning her top event, the 100-meter hurdles in 17.5 seconds. She then won the 100 dash in 13.7 and 400 hurdles in 1:19.7.
Senior Meghan Donnelly had a big day as well. She set a personal record in the high jump, clearing 4-08 to take first place. She also won the triple jump with a top mark of 32-07. She’s currently one inch away from the school record of 33-09, which she hopes to break soon.
Donnelly also took second in the 100 hurdles in 21.9.
Senior Lauren Valle used a late surge in the 1,500 to race ahead of two Center Moriches runners on the final turn. She finished in 5:30.5 for her best time of the year.
Senior Emily Venesina won the 800 in 2:31.7. She came into the meet off a school-record performance in the steeplechase Saturday at the Joe Brandi Relays at Connetquot High School. She ran 8:06 to knock seven seconds off the previous record.
Senior Catherine Andes was a double winner in the discus and shot put. She threw 75-09 to win the discus and 27-09 in the shot put.
Eighth-grader Meg Tuthill won the 3,000 in 11:46.8.
Senior Sasa Vann, who’s headed to Buffalo State next year, did not compete to rest a sore knee before Thursday’s Penn Relays, where she’ll compete in both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays. Vann is one of the top 200 and 400 runners in the county.
The Monarchs have two league dual meets left to clinch another league championship. They close out the season May 9 at home against Port Jefferson, which could determine the league champion.