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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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04/19/17 2:00pm
04/19/2017 2:00 PM

Sometimes when members of the Mattituck High School girls track and field team are sweating through a tough workout, coach Chris Robinson poses a question for them: Does anyone want to do Melanie Pfennig’s workout?

“Everybody says no,” Robinson said. “So, when they think they got it tough, they watch Mel and Mel is pushing to the last limits of her body. She’s definitely an example to them and makes them work harder and achieve what they want to achieve.”
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04/04/17 9:27pm
04/04/2017 9:27 PM

It’s not something that is seen every day, an athlete from one team cheering on an athlete from another team, a rival team at that.

But there was Kait Butterfield of the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School girls track and field team urging on Mattituck’s Melanie Pfennig during a race Tuesday. The two seniors are living proof that rivals can be good friends.
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