The freshmen of the Eastport South Manor girls track team showed last week at the Freshman/Sophomore Championships that they could be a force to be reckoned with very soon.
The young Lady Sharks placed second out of 24 teams with 38 overall points at the meet that was held at Longwood High School on May 14. West Islip’s freshmen won the meet with 43 points. ESM’s sophomores tied with Northport for 22nd out of 29 teams with eight overall points.
Keara Brown scored a total of 18 points for ESM. She placed second in the freshmen 100-meter dash in 13.62 seconds, second in the freshmen triple jump after leaping 33 feet 6¾ inches and placed fifth in the long jump after leaping 16 feet 1½ inches. Taylor McClay took the highest placement for ESM by winning the 800-meter run in 2:20.48.
Michela Brummerloh finished second in the freshmen high jump after clearing 4 feet 8 inches and Lindsay Shine placed fifth overall in the freshmen 400-meter hurdles in 1:12.74.
Rachel Pfeiffer placed fifth in the sophomore high jump by clearing 4 feet 8 inches and the 4×800-meter relay team placed third in 10:32.02. Members of that team were not provided.
The ESM boys track team sent a small contingent to the Freshman/Sophomore Championships also at Longwood High School on May 13. Brandon Turbush and Luke Lafferty scored a total of nine points for the ESM sophomores, which tied them for 20th out of 30 teams with Smithtown West.
Turbush placed sixth in the 3,200-meter run in 10:39.71. Lafferty placed second in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet 2½ inches.
Drew Zaweski placed fifth in the sophomore 100-meter hurdles in 17.97 seconds. She was the only Lady Bayman to score at the Freshman/Sophomore Championships.
Drew Zaweski ran 17.97 in 100m hurdles and placed 5th overall in the sophomore division.