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.
The list of school records Meg Tuthill owns following her brilliant track and field career at Bishop McGann-Mercy could fill up a page on their own. READ
Riverhead track and field coach Sal Loverde didn’t hesitate when he described his team’s top runner following the large school county championship meet in February.
“He’s the best distance runner Riverhead has ever had,” Loverde said. READ
Buffalo State standout Saśa Vann, formerly of Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School, has been selected as a top 30 honoree for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. READ
In nearly any other year, the moment Luke Coulter crossed the finish line of the 800-meter race would have been a euphoric and triumphant culmination of a career. READ
The competition was never really too far behind until late in the race, but the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls 4×800-meter relay team never trailed.
Alexandra Hays took the lead at the start, handed off to Kaitlyn Ohrtman, who did the same to Payton Capes-Davis, and Katherine Lee brought it home for a new meet record in the Section XI Individual Championships/state qualifier on Saturday at Port Jefferson High School. READ
Katherine Lee doesn’t like running in a crowd. Her preference is to pull ahead of the pack and do her own thing.
So, the Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore took and held the lead for the first half of the 3,000-meter final in the Section XI Individual Championships/state qualifier on Friday at Port Jefferson High School. At the same time, Lee had company. Bay Shore junior Bridget Kanaley wasn’t far behind.
Former Riverhead track star Jacob Robinson earned his first career conference title with a victory in the 200-meter dash Friday at the Northeast-10 Track and Field Championships. READ