The way Sal Loverde looks at it, the season that begins in mid-November doesn’t really end until June. The indoor track and field season may officially end in March, but for many athletes, the winter is a chance to begin putting in the work that will ultimately pay the biggest dividends at the end of spring. READ
Call him Mr. Versatility.
It’s hard to pigeonhole Sean Allen into one track and field event. That’s because the Riverhead High School senior is so good at a number of them. READ
It didn’t bring him a gold medal, but Rickie Casazza turned a scary moment into a golden moment for him in the state winter track championships Saturday.
The Shoreham-Wading River high jumper had missed his first two attempts at 6 feet, 4 inches. Then the senior cleared the height on his third and final try. That enabled him to go on and clear 6-5 and then 6-6, leaving him in second place at Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island. READ
Kian Martelli was hurting — and evidently feeling great at the same time.
The Riverhead High School junior had his share of physical issues. His right knee was bothering him as were both shins. And then there was a hand injury.
“Everything hurts,” he said. READ
Kian Martelli is the first to admit that he’s not the same athlete in training as he is in an official competition. When it comes to a track and field meet, that’s when the real competitor in Martelli comes out — all 6 feet, 2 3/4 inches of him.
From a distance, Riverhead boys winter track coach Sal Loverde could see the intensity in Martelli’s eyes as he stepped up for a triple jump in the Section XI large school team championships Monday night. “He’s fired up right now,” Loverde said. “Let’s see what he does.” READ
It was a field day for Riverhead — and Kian Martelli.
Martelli was ecstatic. The Riverhead High School junior glowed with excitement Saturday after becoming the Suffolk County League II triple jump champion. READ
Ryan Carrick is following in some big footsteps, literally and figuratively. READ
The tall figure of Kian Martelli stretched his long right arm up toward the board listing the Riverhead High School track and field records and pointed. “That’s what I want,” he said. READ