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09/14/18 5:43am
09/14/2018 5:43 AM

Ten years later, almost to the day, the New York State boys and girls cross-country championships will return to Sunken Meadow State Park. On Nov. 10, the eyes of New York’s cross-country community will be focused on the hilly 3.1-mile course in Kings Park.

Christian Demchak, Mattituck’s All-County senior, hopes to be among the Long Islanders running on their home turf, so to speak. READ

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11/04/17 12:04am
11/04/2017 12:04 AM

Christian Demchak spent his 16th birthday Friday in possibly the best way possible for a cross-country runner. He ran in a big race.

The Mattituck High School junior had to wait a little bit, though, afterward to see if he was going to receive the birthday gift he was hoping for — a return trip to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships. READ

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09/15/16 12:00pm
09/15/2016 12:00 PM

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When contemplating what he likes about running cross country and how it compares to track and field, Dan Harkin makes some interesting analogies.

“Track is like a math test,” the Mattituck High School senior said before a recent practice. “Track is just laps. It’s concrete numbers. Cross country is like a science test. You’re going off course and stuff, into the woods. It’s more abstract.”
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11/14/15 7:08pm
11/14/2015 7:08 PM

Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Katherine Lee failed to retain her state title, taking third place in the girls Class B race on Saturday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourke, file)

Katherine Lee fell short in her attempt to win a second straight state championship on Saturday, but the Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore came close, finishing third in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls cross-country championships. READ

09/11/14 10:00am
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From left, Jeremy Rempe, Jon Rempe and Owen Klipstein are among the leading runners for a Southold team that is making a run at county and league titles. (Credit: Garret Meade)

From left, Jeremy Rempe, Jon Rempe and Owen Klipstein are among the leading runners for a Southold team that is making a run at county and league titles. (Credit: Garret Meade)

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After sending his cross-country runners off on their training run last Thursday afternoon, Karl Himmelmann speculated on the near future for his Southold team. It’s a bright future. Curious to see how the new season unfolds, he said, “I’m excited, really excited.”

Himmelmann has good reason to be. He called this the “deepest boys field I’ve had in the five years I’ve been coaching.” (more…)