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
As Paul Koretzki embarks on his 40th year as the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls track and field coach, he can’t help but notice the similarities between that first team and the current one. READ
Kian Martelli sounded like an enthusiastic spectator, not a participant.
The Riverhead High School triple jumper seemed to thoroughly enjoy the competition he was involved in during the Section XI state qualifier Monday night at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. READ
When it comes to long-distance running, Lexi Smith is less a starter and more of a finisher. The Shoreham-Wading River High School senior is built for endurance, not sprinting. The longer the distance, the better. READ
Even at her young age, Lexi Smith recognizes that time has a way of sneaking up on you. It wasn’t all that long ago when she was a bright-eyed seventh-grader, new to the ways of cross country and track and field, was it? Now the Shoreham-Wading River High School senior is competing in her final high school winter track season, with a future in NCAA Division I cross country and track ahead of her.
“It’s definitely creepy,” she said. “It seems like just the other day …”
My, how times flies. 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
By her own admission, Katherine Lee is not her usual self.
That’s a good question. READ
The Shoreham-Wading River High School girls track and field team has a lot of individual talent, although coach Paul Koretzki isn’t necessarily certain how that will add up in dual meets.
“We’re not going to be very strong in the league as a team, but the team is getting better,” he said. “I don’t really know where it’s going. We’re not going to be a power. We will score well in the divisions because that’s the kind of team we are.” READ