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06/08/18 7:37pm
06/08/2018 7:37 PM

Baseball isn’t the only sport that features scoreboard watching. Scoreboard watching is a habit at the New York State track and field championships, too.

After the Mattituck girls 4 x 100-meter relay team completed its heat Friday afternoon, the four Tuckers and coach Chris Robinson all converged on the track infield and stared at the large scoreboard at Cicero North Syracuse High School’s Michael J. Bragman Athletic Complex as results from the two Division II heats were flashed on the big board.

They stared in dead silence. READ

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06/05/18 4:00pm
06/05/2018 4:00 PM

Handoffs may be the Mattituck High School girls 4 x 100-meter relay team’s greatest strength. That’s ironic because a handoff nightmare spelled the end of its season last year.

Because of a handoff outside the exchange zone, the Tuckers were disqualified in last year’s state track and field meet. As painful an experience as that was, it sowed the seeds for this season. READ

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03/28/18 5:59am
03/28/2018 5:59 AM

This has been a good run for the Mattituck High School girls track and field team. Coach Chris Robinson sees no reason for it to end just yet.

Mattituck ran through all six of its Suffolk County League VIII dual meets last year, going a perfect 6-0 for a second straight league championship and seventh overall. “We plan to continue that,” said Robinson. READ

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02/06/18 5:00pm
02/06/2018 5:00 PM

Winter track — at a small school especially — can draw an odd assortment of athletes from other sports. Call them hybrids.

Jaime Gaffga would qualify as one of those. A volleyball and softball player, Gaffga had never competed in track and field before, but the Mattituck senior saw this indoor season as an opportunity to work on her fitness before softball practices start. READ

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12/17/17 4:34pm
12/17/2017 4:34 PM

Bella Masotti had traffic in front of her by the time Claire Gatz handed the baton to her, but that didn’t last long.

Masotti had several runners in front of her. Like a rocket, the Mattituck High School freshman burst forward and passed them all within 55 meters, as if she was shot out of a cannon. READ

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06/02/17 11:06pm
06/02/2017 11:06 PM

Alya Ayoub may have felt like jumping straight up in the air and yelling, “Whoopee!”

She didn’t, though. The Mattituck High School senior restrained herself, out of consideration for those long jumpers who had failed to qualify for the state track and field championships.
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05/23/17 11:49pm
05/23/2017 11:49 PM

When it came to putting together a 4×100-meter relay team, eighth-grader Bella Masotti seemed like a natural fit with veterans Alya Ayoub, Amy Macaluso and Meg Dinizio. For one thing, Masotti brought one quality that cannot be coached or bought: pure speed.

“She’s a speedy Gonzalez,” Macaluso, a senior, said. “Meg and Alya and I have been on the team together for a while now, but Bella just kind of fit right in like a little sister.”
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