Katherine Lee’s 2016-17 winter track season didn’t go the way she would have liked, and it really had nothing to do with how she performed. Lee’s undefeated indoor season was cut short when she was cleated on her left ankle from behind by another runner while running the 1,500 meters in the Millrose Games. READ
Sal Loverde, coach of the Riverhead High School boys winter track team, has a message to deliver: Look out for the Blue Waves.
“The story of this year’s team is we are a youthful program that is going to be on the rise, without question,” he said. READ
The odds weren’t in Shoreham-Wading River’s favor. Not only was Shoreham missing its best runner, but the girls 4×1 mile relay team was seeded 12th in a field of 15 and had as many as eight teams ahead of it during the race.
But odds don’t determine track and field races. Times and heart do.
Over the past year, Payton Capes-Davis has covered a lot of ground — both literally and figuratively.
The Shoreham-Wading River High School senior has come a long way, much further than even she could have fathomed.
Though based on times and distances, track and field isn’t an exact science. So, trying to predict team scoring can be a risky venture. Things don’t always pan out as projected.
The Shoreham-Wading River High School girls winter track team is grateful for that.
Payton Capes-Davis was the last one to the starting line and the first to the finish line.
In the end, that was all that mattered.
It didn’t take long for the Riverhead High School girls winter track coach, Justin Cobis, to realize that he might have a special 4 x 200-meter relay team this year. After assembling a team of three freshmen and one sophomore and then watching their first race, it dawned on him. “We thought this [school] record may be going down this year,” he said.
And it did.
Three school records in five days.
It’s been a busy, eventful run for four members of the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls winter track team.