Ferrebee Leads Canes Track To First Dual Meet Victory


It was the Peter-John Ferrebee Show when the Westhampton Beach boys track team hosted Miller Place on Thursday, April 18.

Ferrebee, a senior, won four different events and the Hurricanes (1-2 League VI) defeated the Panthers, 75-66, to earn their first dual meet victory of the season.

“It was nice to get our first win with such a young team,” Westhampton Beach head coach Jim Ford said.

Ferrebee won the long jump, triple jump, 110-meter high hurdles and 400-meter intermediate hurdles, scoring a total of 20 points for Westhampton Beach. He won the long jump with a leap of 18 feet 4 inches and the triple jump with a leap of 37 feet 10 inches. Ferrebee won the high hurdles in 16.5 seconds the intermediate hurdles in 66 seconds.

“Peter-John works so hard and winning four events in a dual meet is evidence of that,” Ford said. “I think the last athlete to do that was my volunteer assistant coach Jared Nilsson. Peter-John has worked very closely with Coach Nilsson and it has obviously been a great benefit.”

Westhampton Beach had a number of athletes who won their respective events. Greg Hulbert, a junior, won the 400-meter dash in 55.9 seconds. Sophomore Christian Schroder won the shot put with a throw of 35 feet. Patrick Osborne, another sophomore, won the discus with a throw of 85 feet 8 inches.

The 4×100-meter relay team of junior Eric Silverman, sophomore Chris Chomicki and freshmen Mike Guttuso and Khai Henderson won in 49.5 seconds. The 4×800-meter relay team of sophomores Alex Patricolo and Roger Llivisaca, junior Graham Brown and senior Greg Horbatiuk won in 8:48.4.

Hulbert placed second in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet 11½ inches. Freshman Chase Rubio placed second in the 400-meter dash in 56.1 seconds. Jake Lorefice, a senior, finished second in the 200-meter dash in 24.8 seconds and senior Alex Atwater placed second in the 800-meter run in 2:04.7 and second in the 200-meter dash in 12.1 seconds.

Freshman Dan McClure placed second in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in 77.3 seconds and Brown placed second in the 1,600-meter race in 4:51.9.

The Westhampton Beach girls track team lost, 102-44, at Miller Place on April 16. Results were not provided. The Lady Hurricanes are 0-3 in League VI.

The boys were at Sayville on Tuesday for a dual meet; the girls hosted Sayville on Tuesday. Both the boys and girls are hosting the 12th annual Westhampton Beach Invitational on Saturday, when athletes from all over Suffolk County will compete. The activities should start around 8:30 a.m. and go on throughout the day.
Hampton Bays
The Hampton Bays girls track team had a bye week from dual meets this week, but competed at the Joe Brandi Relays at Connetquot High School on Saturday. The Lady Baymen had a handful of girls who placed.

Since it is a relay invitational, every event is competed in either groups of two or four. The tandem of Victoria Moynihan and Sarah Judice placed fifth overall in the 2x discus with a combined throw of 176 feet 10 inches. Moynihan had a throw of 102 feet 8 inches while Judice’s throw went 74 feet 2 inches.

Shanna Heaney and Hannah Reed placed sixth overall in the 2×400-meter hurdles in a combined time of 2:24.5. Heaney finished in 68.7 seconds, Reed finished in 75.3 seconds.

In the mile medley, which is run in 400-, 200-, 200- and 800-meters consecutively, the Hampton Bays quartet of Reed, Heaney, Drew Zeweski and Mary Kelly Hilton placed ninth overall in 4:37.2. The 4×100-meter relay team of Zeweski, Hilton Shanna and Cameron Heaney finished in a season’s best 56.1 seconds.
The Hampton Bays boys took last week off but were back on Wednesday when they hosted Mount Sinai. The girls were at Mt. Sinai on Wednesday. Both the boys and girls will be at the Westhampton Beach Invitational on Saturday.
The Eastport South Manor girls track team lost its dual meet last week, 88-60, at Huntington on Thursday, April 18, then went to the 25th annual Red Raider Relays upstate at North Rockland High School on Saturday.

ESM head coach James Lever said his team competed well against Huntington, but the Lady Blue Devils were too strong in the throwing events and the pole vault, which ended up being the difference.

Hope Boulliane won the triple jump but her leap was not provided. Alex DeCicco won the 1,500-meter race in 5:06. Betsy Spellman finished in a personal best 5:23. Taylor McClay won the 800-meter run by 15 seconds. Her final time was not provided.

Marisa Mazzoni won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in 72.6 seconds. Keara Brown won the long jump with a leap of 15 feet 4¼ inches. Ngarie Ross placed second in the 100-meter dash and third in the 200-meter dash but her times were not provided.

The 4×100-meter relay team of Brown, Boulliane, Mazzoni and Shannon Ryan won and the 4×800-meter relay team of Ashlyn Dalton, Danelle Venturino, Ashley Schafer and Spellman won. Neither time was provided.

Rachel Pfeiffer won the high jump with a height of 4 feet 8 inches and Emily Shore placed second with a height of 4 feet 4 inches. ESM had three different girls finish under 70 seconds in the 400-meter dash. Kate Happe finished in 64.2 seconds, Lisa Marone finished in 65.6 seconds and Brittany Castoro finished in 68.9 seconds.

At the Red Raider Relays, ESM finished second in the freshman/sophomore distance medley relay, which is 800-, 200-, 400- and 1,600-meters run consecutively. McClay (800), Alex Conners (200), Happe (400) and DeCicco (1,600) finished in 9:33.

McClay set a new school record in the 3,200-meter race in 11:24, which placed her eighth overall. Her time beat Brianna Hayes’ record set last season by two seconds.

The ESM boys were at Bellport on Tuesday for a dual meet and will be at Islip on Thursday, April 25, at 4 p.m. The girls hosted Bellport on Tuesday. Both boys and girls will be at the Westhampton Beach Invitational on Saturday.

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