Luke Coulter appeared invincible.
Dubbed by one longtime Riverhead track observer as “Superman Luke,” the Blue Wave senior seemingly pulled of the improbable feat of winning three events at Monday night’s large school county championship meet after racing across the finish line first as the anchor of the 4 x 400-meter relay team. READ
It may have seemed like an odd sight.
At the start of the 3,000-meter race, the first event of Sunday’s small school county championship, one runner was noticeably missing from the field. READ
The blizzard that dropped as much as two feet of snow in western Suffolk County this past weekend forced the Section XI track and field league championships to be canceled and there is no makeup date. READ
Riverhead coach Sal Loverde doesn’t hold back on superlatives to describe Luke Coulter.
“Right now he’s poised to develop into potentially the best mid-distance, distance runner we’ve ever had in Riverhead history,” Loverde said. READ
It was a dominant all-around season in 2015 for Shoreham-Wading River runner Katherine Lee, so much in fact, she was honored as the News-Review’s female athlete of the year in June for Shoreham. Not bad for a freshman. READ
It was another banner year for Meg Tuthill on the track. The McGann-Mercy middle-distance/distance runner qualified for the state championships in both the indoor and outdoor track seasons. READ
There were undoubtable mixed emotions for Riverhead’s 4×100 relay team following the Section XI State Qualifier in early June. The Blue Waves, thanks to their personal best time, had punched a ticket to the state meet. But a second-place finish left a bitter taste. READ
Coming of an all-state finish at the New York State Track & Field Championships last weekend, Shoreham-Wading River freshman Katherine Lee added another major accomplishment to her resume.
Lee won the 1-mile freshman race Saturday afternoon at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, N.C. Lee, who mostly ran the 3,000 and 1,500-meter races during the season, won the race in 4 minutes 57.65 seconds. She was the only runner in the 27-girl field to crack 5 minutes. (more…)