The Class B county champion Shoreham-Wading River girls cross country team. Pictured are (from left) coach Paul Koretzki, Francesca Lilly, Kaitlyn Ohrtman, Alexandra Hays, Katherine Lee, Amanda Dwyer, Payton Capes-Davis and Lexie Smith. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
On a chilly day at Sunken Meadow State Park Friday, in temperatures ideal for cross country runners, the best of Suffolk County high schools vied for a chance to represent the section at the state competition next week.
The Shoreham-Wading River girls came into the meet with high expectations after winning the Section XI Division Championships Oct. 21.
The girls didn’t disappoint. (more…)
Kevin Harvey, a miler from Sag Harbor, never ran in the Sound to Bay 10K before, but that didn’t prevent him from winning on Sunday morning. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)
SOUND TO BAY 10K AND 5K
The four winners of the 16th annual Sound to Bay 10K and 5K on Sunday morning faced some obstacles. Not only didn’t they know exactly who they would be racing against, but they didn’t even know the course they would be running on.
Something is to be said for familiarity with a race course. It’s helpful for a runner to know the twists and turns of a course, where the hills are, and what side of the road is the best to run on.
Yet, despite being newcomers to the event, they managed, with the aid of a well-marked course, to find themselves first to the finish line. (more…)