Payton Capes-Davis made quite a splash — in more ways than one — in her introduction to the 2,000-meter steeplechase on Wednesday.
The Shoreham-Wading River High School senior, running the event for the first time, won in stunning fashion. Afterward, she had a first-place medal as well as a bloodied right knee and left shin to show for it.
Ah, to be young again.
It’s a great feeling for the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys track and field team.
Some of the Wildcats’ best runners this year are underclassmen.
When Dan Montenegro was a child, his parents started calling him “Cricket” because he liked to jump around so much. All of that jumping has landed the Shoreham-Wading River High School boys track and field team a new triple jumper.
Montenegro wowed observers Friday when on his first attempt in the event in an official competition, he popped a distance of 36 feet 4 1/4 inches.
After finishing at 5-1 last year, the Shoreham Wading-River High School boys track and field team will face new and greater challenges this spring. The Wildcats have moved up a league from Suffolk County League VII to VI. READ
Riverhead senior Jacob Robinson has his sights set on reaching the state meet in the 300-dash this season. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)
The beginning of the winter track season is generally a tune-up for most athletes. It’s a chance for runners to get conditioning work in, experiment in different events and begin preparation for when the season really counts in late January and February.
Because of that, it’s uncommon to see too many record runs or personal bests early in the season. The idea is, gradually increase and peak at the end of the season and springboard into the outdoor season. (more…)