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
It was a championship 20 years in the making.
For the first time since 1998, the Riverhead High School girls cross-country team has been crowned a league champion. The Blue Waves capped a perfect 5-0 dual-meet season Tuesday with a 17-43 League III win over Northport at Sunken Meadow State Park. READ
Unlike most years when the goal for Long Island’s top high school cross-country runners is to go upstate, the aim this year is to remain downstate, on the island.
The eyes of the New York State cross-country community will be focused on Sunken Meadow State Park on Nov. 10. Almost 10 years to the day since they were last run on Long Island, the state boys and girls championships will return to the hilly 3.1-mile course in Kings Park. READ