The Hampton Bays boys and girls track teams had the unlucky distinction of facing Bayport/Blue Point, one of the toughest schools in Suffolk County, for their first meets of the season last Thursday, March 21.
The girls hosted the Lady Phantoms and lost 121-29, while the boys traveled to Bayport and fell, 85-22, in what was a shortened meet due to inclement weather.
Shanna Heaney won the 800- and 1,500-meter races for the Lady Baymen; she finished the 800 in 2:23 and the 1,500 in 5:01.8. Victoria Moynihan won the discus with a throw of 83 feet 4 inches.
Layla Deluca placed second in the high jump with a height of 4 feet 6 inches. She also placed third in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 20.1 seconds. Hannah Martinez placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 29 feet 4 ¼ inches.
The Lady Baymen attended the Port Jefferson Steeplefest Wednesday and will compete at Shoreham/Wading River on April 3 for a dual meet that is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.
The Baymen received a very good performance from Justin Robinson last week. He won the 100-meter dash in 11.7 seconds and the high jump with a height of 5 feet 8 inches. He also placed second in the 200-meter dash while teammate Sean Sullivan took third.
Joe Veeck placed second in the 400-meter dash, crossing the tape in 58.7 seconds. Clayton Quiroz placed third in both the pole vault and 110-meter high hurdles.
On Saturday, Nick Berglin competed in the 3,200-meter race at the Amityville Developmental Meet and placed third overall out of 15 runners, finishing in 10:58.
The boys will be at an invitational at Newfield High School on Saturday and then host Shoreham/Wading River on Wednesday, April 3, at 4:30 p.m.
The Hurricanes lost their first meet of the season, 91-41, at home to Rocky Point on Friday. Westhampton Beach, however, had a number of athletes who won their respective events.
Alex Atwater finished first in the 800-meter race, crossing the tape in 2:10.1. Joe Slover won the 200-meter dash in 25.2 seconds and also placed third in the 100-meter dash, finishing in 12.2 seconds. Greg Hulbert won the 400-meter race in 57.2 seconds with teammate Chase Golding finishing right behind him in 58.1 seconds. Alex Patricolo won the 3,200-meter race in 11:13 and the 4×800-meter relay team of Atwater, Patricolo, Hulbert and James Passarelle took first in 9:41.
Peter-John Ferrebee won the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.9 seconds and placed second in both the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and the triple jump. He finished the hurdles in 67.3 seconds and the triple with a leap of 37 feet 9 inches.
The Hurricanes will visit Elwood/John Glenn on Wednesday, April 3, for a dual meet that will start around 4 p.m.
The Lady Hurricanes, meanwhile, lost their first meet of the season, 79-62, at Rocky Point on Friday. Additional information was not provided.
The girls were set to attend the Port Jefferson Steeplefest on Wednesday and will host Elwood/John Glenn on Wednesday, April 3, at 4 p.m.
The Eastport South Manor boys track team got off to a great start this season, beating Comsewogue, 100-27, at home last Thursday, March 21.
It was the sprinters who led the Sharks as Jaggar Chaisty won the 100-meter dash, Dave LaGuerra won the 200-meter race and Luke Lafferty won the 400-meter dash.
Sean Clarke set a new school record in the discus at Saturday’s Amityville Developmental Meet. His throw of 115 feet broke Joe Philman’s 2004 record by a foot.
The Sharks will visit Harborfields on Thursday, April 4, for a dual meet that is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.
The Lady Sharks visited Comsewogue on March 20 and lost 99-50. Keara Brown won the 100-meter dash while Ashley Schafer finished first in the 1,500-meter race and was also part of the winning 4×800-meter relay team that also features Alex DiCicco, Betsy Spellman and Ashly Dalton. Schafer and Alex DeCicco tied for first place in the 3,000-meter race.
Taylor Madlinger won the 1,500-meter race walk and Marisa Mazzoni took first in the 400-meter hurdles. Jessica Pennica placed second in both the discus and shot put. Taylor McClay placed second in the 400- and 800-meter races. Times and scores were not provided.
“Overall, a good day for us,” ESM head coach James Lever said.
The ESM girls will host Harborfields on Thursday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m.