Lady Bonac Track Sets New School Records In Win Over Mt. Sinai


The East Hampton girls track team wrapped up its League VI dual-meet season with a 95-54 victory over Mount Sinai at home on Thursday, May 7.

The victory evened up the Lady Bonackers spring record at 3-3 and in the process brought down three different school records.

Nina Piacentine, who has been targeting the school record in the 1,500-meter race walk all season long, finally etched her name in the record books. She set the new mark at 7:28.1, besting the previous record of 7:31.1 set by Lena Vergnes in 2012, and winning the event in the process.

Alyssa Bahel set a new school record in the 3,000-meter race with a time of 11:14.7, placing second in the race. She surpassed Dana Cebulski’s 2013 record of 11:21.9. Danielle Futerman reached 8 feet in the pole vault, a new school record as well, and won the event. The previous record was 7 feet 6 inches set by Amanda Calabrese in 2013.

Devon Brown won the triple jump with a leap of 32 feet 1¾ inches. Merissah Gilbert finished second with a leap of 30 feet 2½ inches. Gabby McKay placed first in the 100-meter dash, in 13.3 seconds, and Tyra Stewart placed second, in 13.5 seconds. Stewart won the 200-meter dash, in 28.3 seconds, while McKay took second, in 28.5 seconds. Dana Cebulski won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:32.9.

East Hampton swept the long jump, as Brown led the way with a 14-foot-7¾-inch jump. McKay leaped 13 feet 7¾ inches to place second, and Katie Mendoza leaped 11 feet 10 inches to finish third.

Maddie Smullen won the high jump by reaching 4 feet 4 inches. Taliya Hayes won the shot put and discus, throwing 30 feet 2½ inches in the shot and 90 feet 7 inches in the disc. Allesia Williams, Allura Leggard, McKay and Stewart won the 4×100-meter relay, in 53.01 seconds.

East Hampton will be hosting its East End Classic Invitational on Monday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. The event was scheduled for earlier in the season but was postponed due to weather.


The Bonackers fell at Mt. Sinai, 87-54, on Thursday, May 7. The loss dropped them to 2-4 in League VI. Additional information on the meet was not provided.

East Hampton also went to the Suffolk County Relays at Bayport/Blue Point High School on Saturday. The Bonackers tied for eighth out of 13 small schools with Hampton Bays.

Thomas Paradiso won the 800-meter run, in 2:01.39. East Hampton’s 4×1,600-meter relay team placed second, in 20:32.02. Members of that squad were not provided. Daniel Soto placed third in the 100-meter dash, in 12.18 seconds.

Will Ellis placed fifth in the pentathlon. He won the 110-meter high hurdles, placed fifth in the shot put, tied for fourth in the high jump, then finished seventh in both the long jump and 1,500-meter race.

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