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
In the Section XI large school team championships last year, Riverhead came within a second of breaking a school record in the 4×800 relay. (more…)
It was Miasha Pittman Day. Well, not really, but Pittman had quite a day for herself, nonetheless.
The sophomore sprinter won the League II crown in the 300 meters, placed second in the 55 and ran a leg on Riverhead High School’s second-place 4×200 relay team in the league championships Sunday at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. READ
Katherine Lee’s 2016-17 winter track season didn’t go the way she would have liked, and it really had nothing to do with how she performed. Lee’s undefeated indoor season was cut short when she was cleated on her left ankle from behind by another runner while running the 1,500 meters in the Millrose Games. READ
Miasha Pittman doesn’t like losing. Not that anyone does, but the Riverhead High School sophomore absolutely detests it. That may be the driving force to her progress in track and field. READ
The Big Five has been reduced to the Big One.
Last year’s Shoreham-Wading River team, which coach Paul Koretzki believes was the best high school girls cross-country team that Suffolk County has ever seen, was primarily powered by five sets of strong legs. READ
One could surmise that the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls track and field team’s showing in the 3,000 meters in the Section XI Division Championships on Tuesday is a reflection of the team’s outstanding depth at that distance.
Well, yes and no.
As the top-seeded runner in his heat, Eric Cunha knew he pretty much had to win his heat in order to walk away with a state medal. That’s a lot easier said than done. Still, the Riverhead High School senior was determined and not to be denied. READ