SWR finishes 2nd at division championship

05/23/2013 11:35 PM |

ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Shoreham-Wading River junior Jordan Wright crosses the finish line first in the 200-meter dash Thursday at the Division III Championship.

DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP

Shoreham-Wading River junior Jordan Wright sprinted to a pair of victories Thursday at the Division III Championship and nearly led a relay team to another win.

Wright won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes at Connetquot High School as the Wildcats finished second in team scoring behind Bayport-Blue Point.

Wright ran 10.99 seconds in the 100. He easily secured the victory in the 200 by running 22.10. Jared Gray of Bayport finished behind Wright in 22.64 for second.

The Wildcats tallied 95.33 points for second place behind the Phantoms, who ran away with the championship with 172.

The Wildcats finished second in the 4 x 100 relay by the slimmest of margins. Wyandanch crossed the finish line a tenth of a second ahead of the Wildcats.

Wright ran the opening leg of the relay, before handing off to Max Maritato. Bryce Casey ran the third leg before handing the baton to Isreal Squires for the final 100 meters.

The Wildcats finished in 44.33 while Wyandanch crossed in 44.32.

Squires ran the last leg on an injured ankle he suffered just before the meet on Tuesday, the first day of competition. The injury prevented Squires from competing in the triple and high jump. He long jumped 22 feet for third.

Junior Ryan Udvadia won the 1,600 in 4:25.79. He outckicked Port Jefferson sophomore James Burke down the final 100 meters for the victory.

Shoreham’s 4 x 800 relay team of Udvadia, Keith Steinbrecher, Jack Kelly and Matt Gladysz took first in 8:27.3.

Steinbrecher was third in the 3,000 steeplechase in 10:28.24.

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