The East Hampton boys track team lost, 93-53, at home to Rocky Point on April 23. It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Bonackers this spring, but head coach Christopher Reich is confident his team can pull out victories in their final two dual meets of the season in coming weeks against Elwood/John Glenn and Westhampton Beach.
East Hampton gave up a total of 35 points between the throwing and hurdling events and it was the difference between a win and a loss. The Bonackers did well in their usual competitive events, though.
Adam Cebulski won the 1,600-meter race in a personal best 4:44 in very windy conditions. Jackson Rafferty and Erik Perez did not place, but ran personal bests in 5:14 and 5:30, respectively. Hunter Kelsey won the 100-meter dash in a personal best 11.4 seconds, which is a state-qualifying finish, but Kelsey must still run and qualify at the State Qualifier, which isn’t until May 31.
Evan Larsen won the 800-meter run in 2:12. Wanya Reid won the 100-meter dash in a personal best 10.39 seconds. Kelsey finished third in a personal best 23.6 seconds. Erik Engstrom won the 3,200-meter race in 10:39, a personal best. Thomas Brierley, in his first meet since swimming nationals, finished in 11:20.
Keaton Crozier won the triple jump with a leap of 38 feet 4 ¾ inches. Crozier also placed second in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet 2½ inches. The 4×800-meter relay team of Brierley, Engstrom, Rafferty and Cebulski won, but their time was not provided.
Pablo Carreno placed second in the 400-meter dash in 56.4 seconds, a personal best. And Liam Kessler finished second in the high jump with a personal best height of 9 feet 6 inches.
East Hampton went to the Westhampton Beach Invitational on Saturday and had a number of notable performances. Kelsey and Reid finished 15th and 16th overall, respectively, out of 71 runners in the 100-meter open dash. Kelsey finished in 11.83 seconds while Reid in 11.84. Reid finished 14th overall out of 48 runners in the 200-meter open dash in 24.05 seconds.
Larsen finished eighth out of 51 runners in the 400-meter open dash in 54.49 seconds. Carreno finished 19th in 55.71 seconds. Cebulski finished the 1,600-meter open race in 4:39.67, which placed him ninth out of 64 runners. Engstrom finished 18th in 4:44.57.
Girls Fall At Rocky Point
The East Hampton girls track team lost, 82-61, at Rocky Point on April 24. Meet results were not provided.
The girls (0-4 League VI) went with the boys to the Westhampton Beach Invitational on Saturday. The Lady Bonackers finished with a number of personal bests.
Dana Cebulski placed sixth overall out of 23 runners in the 1,500-meter open race in a personal best 5:00.95. She also placed fourth in the 800-meter run in 2:24.52, which is a new school record. The previous record of 2:24.8 was set by Ashley West in 2011. Cebulski also placed 15th in the triple jump with a personal best leap of 30 feet 5 ½ inches.
Amanda Calabrese placed fourth in the 100-meter open hurdles in 18.07 seconds. Calabrese also competed in the 400-meter novice intermediate hurdles for the first time and placed ninth overall in 78.72 seconds. Cecilia Blowe placed 11th overall in the 200-meter open dash in 28.41 seconds, a personal best. She also placed second in the 100-meter freshman dash in 14.12 seconds. Gabbie McKay placed third in the same race in 14.23 seconds.
Morgan German and Merissah Gilbert ran in the 1,500-meter novice race for the first time and placed eighth and 11th, respectively in 5:41.91 and 5:46.61. Shannon Ryan won the 1,500-meter novice race walk in 8:55.25, a personal best. Sadie Ward placed third overall in the 100-meter novice hurdles in a personal best 20.26 seconds.
ON THE SCHEDULE: Boys—Tuesday, 4/30, at Elwood/John Glenn; Wednesday, 5/8, at Westhampton Beach, 4:30 p.m. Girls—Tuesday, 4/30, vs. Elwood/John Glenn; Tuesday, 5/7, at Westhampton Beach, 4:30 p.m.