Bonackers first loss is to Huntington


The East Hampton boys track team lost its first meet of the season at home on April 17 by a score of 68-65 against League V leader Huntington.

The meet came down to the relay races, and the Bonackers (3-1 league, 3-1 overall) needed to win two of the three races to win the meet. But the only race they were able to run was the 4×800-meter relay, in which Jim Grogan, Aaron Vargas, Joe Pucci and Tom Thorsen ran a 9:23.7.

“It was a tough meet,” East Hampton head coach Bill Herzog said.

East Hampton did sweep a few events. Marcus Edwards placed first in the triple jump with a mark of 40 feet 11 inches. Joel Kelsey and Brenden Mott finished in second and third place, respectively. Kelsey had a jump of 38-8, while Mott had a jump of 37-7. The Bonackers swept the 3,200-meter run with a first-place finish by Edison Gomez in 12:43. Andy Hessler placed second and Pat Riley came in third with both recording the time of 12:48.

Joe Quigley won two events for East Hampton. He won the 110-meter hurdles in 15.7 seconds and the 400-meter hurdles in 60.3 seconds. Jack Charde finished in second place in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.5 seconds. Other notable finishers for the Bonackers were Grogan who won the 800-meter race in 2:15. Andrew MacNiven and Ahkim Amada finished first and second, respectively, in the high jump, with a mark of 5-10.

East Hampton participated in the Suffolk Coaches Invitational at Commack High School on Saturday. The Bonackers did not bring many members of their team but did medal in two events. Kelsey won the long jump with a mark of 19-3, and Quigley won the 400-meter hurdles in 59.48 seconds.

East Hampton will participate in another invitational at Westhampton Beach High School on Saturday. The scheduled start time is 8:45 a.m. The Bonackers do not have another league meet until May 1 when they will visit Harborfields at 4:30 p.m.

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