No. 10 Top Sports Story: County title for Mattituck

12/23/2013 7:00 AM |
ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | Mattituck freshman Melanie Pfennig, shown here during the division championship, was the top finisher for Mattituck at the state championships.

ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | Mattituck freshman Melanie Pfennig, shown here during the division championship, was the top finisher for Mattituck at the state championships.

Tears of joy streamed down the faces of the runners on Mattituck’s girls cross county team this fall when the official word came down: They were county champs. Again.

The cross country team won its second straight Class C title at Sunken Meadow State Park as the Tuckers tallied 39 points to finish ahead of Center Moriches. Freshman Melanie Pfennig was the top runner for Mattituck, completing the 3.1-mile course in 21 minutes 2.99 seconds.

The county title earned Mattituck a trip to the state championship. Audrey Hoeg and Kaylee Bergen were the team’s captains during the season.

Editor’s note: We’re counting down the top 10 sports stories of 2013. Check back every day until Jan. 1 to follow along.

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