Judging by its performances this season, the Riverhead High School girls winter track team is going to acquire a reputation for being a sprinting school.
“It’s about time,” coach Justin Cobis said. “We’ve always had one or two.”
Now, the Blue Waves have more than that. READ
Three Riverhead High School records were broken Saturday night in the Marine Corps Holiday Classic at The Armory in Manhattan. Miasha Pittman set new marks in the preliminaries of the 200 (26.53 seconds) and 400 meters (1:02.50). READ
Even at her young age, Lexi Smith recognizes that time has a way of sneaking up on you. It wasn’t all that long ago when she was a bright-eyed seventh-grader, new to the ways of cross country and track and field, was it? Now the Shoreham-Wading River High School senior is competing in her final high school winter track season, with a future in NCAA Division I cross country and track ahead of her.
“It’s definitely creepy,” she said. “It seems like just the other day …”
My, how times flies. READ
Back when Stephanie Marie Berkeley was an eighth-grader in middle school, she followed her friends to the high jump area. She recalled, “All my friends did it, so I was like, ‘Let me hop out on the bandwagon.’ ”
So, Berkeley gave the high jump a try and immediately took to the event. Now the high jump is a part of her. READ
The early part of the winter track season doesn’t present the kind of typical competition that athletes can expect in most sports. There are no head-to-head competitions where an opponent travels to another school. READ
Hard as it may be to believe, one of the few prizes to elude Katherine Lee during her glorious track and field career has been an indoor state title. Saturday was her last chance to change that.
Although Lee didn’t walk away with a winner’s medal, she earned a pair of consolation prizes: nice looking runner-up federation and public school medals that will make a nice addition to her trophy case. READ
Katherine Lee said goodbye to the track at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood in characteristic fashion — as a winner.
In her final meet as a high school athlete on the 200-meter unbanked track, the Shoreham-Wading River senior blazed to victory in the 1,000 meters in the Section XI Championships Monday night. READ
In the Section XI large school team championships last year, Riverhead came within a second of breaking a school record in the 4×800 relay. (more…)