Last weekend was a busy one for those who attend East Hampton High School. There was a seniors versus faculty basketball game, a dance following the game and then an overnight quilting party as well. Many members of the East Hampton boys track team participated in some of those activities, so head coach Bill Herzog said he was not surprised to see many of his athletes coming to the track a bit tired on Saturday for the Westhampton Beach Invitational at Westhampton Beach High School.
Despite the lack of sleep, the Bonackers still fared well, with 10 athletes winning medals at a meet featuring close to 25 teams from Suffolk County. Dylan Geppert won the 400-meter race and took home a medal as did Adrian Krasniqi who placed in third in the same event. Joe Pucci and Edison Gomez won medals in the 1,600-meter run, while Gomez also took home a medal for the 3,200-meter race. Ahkim Amada and Andrew MacNiven received medals in the high jump event. Siren Wei won a medal in the 100-meter race, Paul Granito took home a medal in the 200-meter race, Jack Charde won a medal in the 110-meter hurdles and Gregg Slevinski took a medal of his own home in the shot put.
The Lady Bonackers had a very difficult time making many of the cuts just to be able to medal in their respective events but did come close. Shannon Murphy jumped 29 feet 10 inches in the novice triple jump but needed a 30-foot jump in order to qualify.
“We had some people in the novice categories that we thought would do better but didn’t make the cutoff,” East Hampton head coach Dianne O’Donnell said.
Emily Hren kept her strong season going as she won the high jump with a 5-foot mark. Jocelin Kalish came in second place in the 100-meter open run in 14.1 seconds and Ashley West won a medal in the 100-meter freshmen dash in 14.7 seconds.
The girls will be home on Thursday to face Harborfields in a league meet at 4:30 p.m.