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03/28/17 6:01am
03/28/2017 6:01 AM

Jack Dufton, one of the greatest track and field athletes Mattituck High School has seen in recent memory, has moved on. He is now running for Amherst College in Massachusetts.

Life after Dufton will undoubtedly be different for the Tuckers, and it calls for a different approach.

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12/15/16 4:00pm
12/15/2016 4:00 PM


The inaugural winter track season at Mattituck last year featured two prominent names: Jack Dufton and Darius Brew.

Dufton, a versatile athlete who excelled in the pentathlon during the outdoor season, and Brew, a standout high-jumper, formed an impressive duo for the first-year team. Brew was the small school county champion in the high jump and Dufton was fifth in the same event. READ

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11/10/16 4:00pm
11/10/2016 4:00 PM


Emelys Villareal, a track and field athlete who had no cross-country background, said she had always wanted to run cross country before. Even though her school doesn’t have a cross-country team, that didn’t stop the Greenport High School senior from competing in the sport this year. READ

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06/11/16 3:42pm
06/11/2016 3:42 PM


It all ended for Jack Dufton with a Coke and a smile.

Following the New York State Public High School Athletic Association track and field championships last year when he finished 23rd in the pentathlon, Dufton resolved to cut out bad foods from his diet and abstained from drinking soda. “I wanted to come back bigger, stronger, healthier,” said the Mattituck High School senior.

And he did. The results spoke for themselves.


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06/04/16 8:14pm
06/04/2016 8:14 PM

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Jack Dufton has never met Keith Reda, but he’s been chasing after him for three years. On Saturday, Dufton passed by him.

Dufton broke a Mattituck High School pentathlon record that had been on the books and owned by Reda for 26 years. By winning the 1,500-meter run, the final phase of the pentathlon in the Section XI Individual Championships/state qualifier, with a time of 4 minutes 23.50 seconds, Dufton totaled 3,017 points. That left him in second place behind West Islip junior Andrew Lauriquet (3,140), but surpassed the mark of 2,933 that Reda set in 1990. READ