Talk about hitting the ground running. Eric Cunha ran and ran and ran — and then he ran some more.
Cunha wasn’t allowed the luxury of easing gently into the spring season. In his first track and field meet since competing in a national indoor meet in March, the Riverhead High School senior ran in four events — totaling four miles — and walked away a winner in each of them Wednesday.
As the top-seeded runner in his heat, Eric Cunha knew he pretty much had to win his heat in order to walk away with a state medal. That’s a lot easier said than done. Still, the Riverhead High School senior was determined and not to be denied. READ
Track and field coaches often urge runners to “hit the wall,” push themselves to the limit. It’s a lot easier said than done. All one had to do was watch Eric Cunha will himself to the finish line and then observe his body language afterward to know that the Riverhead High School senior had not only hit the wall, but burst through it. READ
It was an eventful two days for Eric Cunha. The senior on the Riverhead High School boys winter track team broke a school record and became a league champion, all within a span of 48 hours.
Cunha broke the school record in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2 minutes, 34.22 seconds in the New Balance Games at The Armory in New York City on Saturday. The previous mark of 2:34.59 was set by Luke Coulter last year.
Katherine Lee has not been feeling well lately. She has been battling cold symptoms. A stuffy nose, headaches, a sore throat.
Think that was going to slow down the Shoreham-Wading River High School junior in the Section XI Division Championships on Tuesday? Think again.