Under ordinary circumstances, in another year, this Riverhead High School girls cross-country team would have been seen as a sure bet for a league championship. Coach Justin Cobis said it’s the best team he has had, hands down, with three returning All-County runners, nice depth and some good up-and-coming young runners. READ
The Riverhead girls sprint-medley relay team sensed it had an opportunity to do something special Friday night in the North Shore High School Pre-National Invitational at The Armory Track and Field Center in New York City. READ
No pain, no gain.
That’s how it is in track and field. At least a couple of Riverhead High School girls could relate to that Saturday in the Section XI large school team championships at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.
Riverhead juniors Christina Yakaboski and Miasha Pittman sure felt pain, but that didn’t stop either of them. READ
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
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
Call him Mr. Versatility.
It’s hard to pigeonhole Sean Allen into one track and field event. That’s because the Riverhead High School senior is so good at a number of them. READ
It was essentially a late start to the high school cross-country season for Adam Zelin, but the Shoreham-Wading River junior caught up in time to run his way into the state meet for a second straight year. READ
Some members of the Riverhead High School girls cross-country team weren’t feeling their best, either because of illness or injury. But here’s something that made the Blue Waves feel a whole lot better: a division championship.
Riverhead, led by juniors Christina Yakaboski and Megan Kielbasa, ran to the title in the Section XI Division Championships Tuesday at Sunken Meadow State Park. The Blue Waves topped second place Eastport-South Manor by nine points for the Division II title.
Every place counted. READ