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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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Katherine Lee doesn’t like running in a crowd. Her preference is to pull ahead of the pack and do her own thing.

So, the Shoreham-Wading River High School sophomore took and held the lead for the first half of the 3,000-meter final in the Section XI Individual Championships/state qualifier on Friday at Port Jefferson High School. At the same time, Lee had company. Bay Shore junior Bridget Kanaley wasn’t far behind.
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Mattituck junior Jack Dufton runs the 110-meter hurdles Friday in the pentathlon. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Mattituck junior Jack Dufton runs the 110-meter hurdles Friday in the pentathlon. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

Jack Dufton knows he has little room for error. To accomplish his goal, the Mattituck junior needs to hit every mark and run every time to the best of his ability.

At the Section XI Individual Championships and State Qualifier, Dufton earned a spot at next weekend’s state championship by finishing as the top point scorer among Division II athletes in the pentathlon.  (more…)