Hampton Bays Girls Track Earns Third Straight Win


The Hampton Bays girls track team picked up its third consecutive dual meet victory of the season with a 95-54 win over Center Moriches at home on May 1.

Mary Kelly Hilton, Shanna Heaney and Victoria Moynihan each won three events. Hilton took first in the triple jump (30 feet), 200-meter dash (27.5 seconds) and the long jump with a season’s best leap of 14 feet 10 ½ inches. Heaney won the 1,500-meter race (5:11), 800-meter race (2:21) and 400-meter intermediate hurdles in 67.9 seconds, which resets her own school record. Heaney had set the school record last week at 69.4 seconds.

Moynihan won the 100-meter high hurdles (17.8 seconds), the discus (100 feet) and pole vault with a personal best vault of 8 feet. The Lady Baymen are 3-2 in League VII.

Hampton Bays also attended two invitationals last week, the Marvin Goldberg Meet at Shoreham/Wading River on Friday and the St. Anthony’s Invitational on Saturday.

The 4×200-meter relay team of Drew Zaweski, Hilton, Shanna and Cameron Heaney won in 1:57.3 at the Marvin Goldberg Meet. Hannah Reed and Shanna Heaney won the 2×400-meter intermediate hurdles; Reed finished in 74.3 seconds while Heaney finished in 67.2 seconds, which again reset her school record.

Hampton Bays also won the shuttle hurdles, an event that is rarely competed. There are four girls on a team and each had to clear 10 hurdles placed over 100 meters. Moynihan, Zaweski, Jarline Duran and Layla Deluca made up the winning team for the Lady Baymen. Their time was not available.

Moynihan, Zaweski and Deluca placed second in the 3×100-meter hurdles. Moynihan and Ariel Levine won the 2xpole vault as they both cleared 7 feet. Reed, Cameron Heaney, Hannah Martinez and Sam Aube placed second in the spring medley relay, four races (400, 200, 200 and 800 meters) that are run consecutively.

Shanna Heaney placed fourth overall in the 800-meter race at St. Anthony’s in 2:17. She also ran in the 1,500-meter race but was accidentally spiked near the 1,200-meter mark and jogged the rest of the way to a 5:11 finish.

The Lady Baymen will host their invitational on Saturday, an event that will feature teams from across the island. Some of the schools expected to attend are: Mattituck, Center Moriches, Brentwood, Patchogue/Medford and Islip.
Westhampton Beach
The Lady Hurricanes won the final two relay events to win 79-74 at Amityville on April 30. It was their first victory of the season.

The 4×400-meter relay team of Lauren Lorefice, Steph Vickers, Nora Murphy and Grace Gilbakian, which had just set a new school record of 4:13 last week, reset their record with a 4:10 finish. Then the 4×800-meter relay team of Brandi Gene Spano, Vickers, Murphy and Gilbakian won in 11:15.

Evonne Grunseich took first in the 100-meter high hurdles in 18.1 seconds. Vickers won the 1,500-meter race in 5:10 and the 800-meter race in 2:23. Lorefice crossed the tape first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, in 12.5 seconds and 26.6 seconds, respectively.

Additionally, Annica Penn won the 1,500-meter race walk in 7:05; Sabrina Mason took first in the pole vault, clearing 8 feet 6 inches; and Murphy won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in 75.1 seconds.

Penn also competed in the race walk at the St. Anthony’s Invitational on Saturday. She won with a personal best time of 6:39.

The 4×4 team of Lorefice, Vickers, Murphy and Gilbakian placed fourth overall in 4:12. Vickers placed eighth in the 800-meter race, recording a personal best time of 4:51.

The Lady Hurricanes hosted East Hampton on Tuesday in what was their final dual meet of the season, and will attend the 46th annual Loucks Games at White Plains High School this weekend.

The Westhampton Beach boys track team (1-4 League VI) lost 101.5-39.5 at home to Amityville on April 30.

The Hurricanes swept the 1,600-meter race; Graham Brown won it in 4:46, Alex Patricolo placed second in 4:59 and Frank Leotta took third in 5:01.3.

Alex Atwater won the high jump with a height of 5 feet 2 inches. Peter Marotta and Kyle Terry both placed third after clearing 5 feet. Roger Llivisaca won the pole vault by clearing 9 feet. Terry placed third with a height of 8 feet. And Patricolo won the 3,200-meter race in 11:24.

A number of Hurricanes finished with personal bests at the St. Anthony’s Invitational.

Atwater finished the 800-meter race in 1:49.8 while Brown crossed the tape in the same race in 2:04.2. Greg Horbatiuk finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:33 and the 4×800-meter relay team of Atwater, Brown, Horbatiuk and James Passarelle finished in 8:35.
Eastport South Manor
The Eastport South Manor boys track had a break from dual meet action last week but went to the St. Anthony’s Invitational on Saturday where the 4×400-meter relay team set a new school record.

The team of Dave Laguerra, Tom Meehan, Dan Tapia and Luke Lafferty finished in 3:32.2, about four seconds better than the previous school record. That record was set last season by Laguerra, Meehan, Adam Malone and Mike Marone.

Ryan Corbett finished the mile in 4:57. According to head coach Brian Methven, that’s the fourth best time in the state among eighth-graders.

The ESM girls track team, meanwhile, lost 90-59 at Islip on April 30.

Taylor McClay set a new school record in the 800-meter race in 2:23.44. She also won the 1,500-meter race. Keara Brown set a school record in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet 7 ¾ inches and she also won the 100-meter dash.

Hope Boulliane was the top finisher in the triple jump with a personal best leap of 31 feet 4 ¾ inches. Ngarie Ross won the 200-meter dash. McClay, Ashlyn Dalton, Danielle Venturino and Betsy Spellman took first in the 4×800-meter relay. And the 4×100-meter rely team of Brown, Boulliane, Ross and Shannon Ryan finished in a personal best time of 54.25 seconds.

The Lady Sharks also went to the Marvin Goldberg Meet on Friday at Shoreham/Wading River.

Marisa Mazzoni and Sarah Ritzmann won the 2×400-meter hurdle relay. McClay, Alex DeCicco, Kate Happe and Ashley Schafer placed second in the sprint medley relay. ESM also had two 4×100 squads break 57 seconds, which is a big accomplishment, according to head coach James Lever.

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