The Westhampton Beach girls indoor track team had multiple winners at its crossover meet at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood on Sunday.
Lauren Lorefice won the 300-meter dash in 43.93 seconds and was followed by teammate Nora Murphy, who finished in 45.85 seconds. Lorefice also placed 10th in the long jump with a leap of 13 feet 11 ½ inches, while Murphy finished 11th in the triple jump with a leap of 28 feet 5 ½ inches.
Sabrina Mason won the 1,500-meter race walk in 7:25.39, while Natalie Weinacht crossed the finish line in fourth place in 9:16.22. Casey Coudrey placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet 7 ¾ inches. Jennifer Jordan cut the tape in 1:50.96 to place seventh in the 600-meter run. She also placed sixth in the 1,500-meter race in 5:17.73.
The Hurricanes had plenty of good performances at their crossover meet at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood on Saturday.
Graham Brown finished second in the 1,600-meter race in 4:59.85, just five seconds behind Bellport’s Anthony Santana. Kyle Terry reached 5 feet 3 inches in the high jump, which placed him third overall. R.J. Holman leaped 16 feet 11 ¾ inches in the long jump and that placed him fourth overall. Eric Silverman placed sixth in the same event, reaching 16 feet 6 ½ inches. Holman also placed seventh in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.43 seconds.
Ryan Giere placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 32 feet 11 ½ inches. Chase Golding crossed the finish line in the 600-meter run in 1:36.73, which was good enough for ninth place. Roger Llivasaca finished eighth in the 1,000-meter race in 3:01.21, while David Nowak placed 10th in 3:04.38.
Michael Gattuso finished fifth in two separate events. He placed fifth in both the 55- and 300-meter dashes, finishing in 7.2 and 40.78 seconds respectively. Silverman placed two spots behind Gattuso in the 55-meter dash in 7.42 seconds, and Khai Henderson finished three spots behind Gattuso in the 300, finishing in 42.28 seconds.
Tom Meehan was the only Shark to win his respective event at Eastport South Manor’s crossover meet back on December 22 at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. He won the 1,000-meter race in 2:42.64, 4 seconds ahead of Bellport’s Tom Gassner.
But ESM did have a few other good showings. Ryan Corbett placed third overall in the 3,200-meter race in 10:29.92. Jagger Chaisty placed third in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet 3 ½ inches and he also finished sixth in the 55-meter dash in 7.21 seconds. James Marone finished sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 38 feet 10 ¼ inches.
The Lady Sharks went to the Hispanic Games on Friday and Saturday at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in New York City, then they had a crossover meet at Suffolk County Community College on Sunday.
At the Hispanic Games, the 4×200-meter relay team of Brittney Gross, Kaeli Huff, Kelly Gomez and Kelsey Huff set a new school record of 1:56.06. The previous record was 1:56.16, set back in 2010, but the names of the members of that relay team were not given. The 4×400-meter relay team of Kelsey Huff, Kate Happe, Brittany Castoro and Taylor McClay finished in a season’s best 4:18.88.
Ashley Schafer placed second in the 1,500-meter race in a season’s best 5:17 at the crossover on Sunday. Kelsey Huff ran a personal best in the 300-meter dash in 45.5 seconds. ESM head coach James Lever said his team is setting its sights on the league championships, which are January 26 at St. Anthony’s High School, according to www.just-in-time-racing.com.
The Lady Baymen had a few personal bests at their most recent meet on Sunday at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.
Drew Zaweski set a personal best in the 55-meter hurdles in 10.4 seconds, good enough for 11th place. Chloe Hayes and Rachel Smith both finished the 300-meter dash in personal bests of 59.6 and 59.7 seconds, respectively. Vanessa Farrell ran a personal best 9.0 seconds in the 55-meter dash.