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Track and Field: Mattituck’s Lake wins 400-meter hurdles

Mattituck senior Justin Lake claimed first place in the 400-meter hurdles in the two-day boys division championships that concluded last Thursday at Hampton Bays High School. 

Lake won the Division III race in 59.09 seconds and was followed to the finish line by Elwood/John Glenn junior Zackary Stickelman (1:00.11) and Stony Brook freshman Colin Scanlon (1:00.20).

Greenport/Southold junior Mateo Arias was second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:18.21, behind Sayville senior Douglas Reed (10:14.21).

In the 3,200, Arias was sixth in 10:18.35, finishing three places ahead of Mattituck junior Christian Demchak (10:31.01).

Mattituck’s 4 x 800 relay team of Lake, sophomore Chris Dinizio, senior Dennis O’Rourke and Demchak came in eighth in 9:07.48.

Among those in a five-way tie for eighth in the high jump were Greenport’s Meko Bell and Kevin Azama. They both cleared 5 feet, 6 inches.

In the team rankings, Amityville edged Mount Sinai for the championship, 67-66. Mattituck (10 points) and Greenport (nine) were 17th and 18th.

Russell second in high jump. Greenport/Southold’s Emily Russell was second in the Division III high jump on the second and final day of the girls division championships last Wednesday at Connetquot High School. The junior cleared 5-0, the same height reached by the winner, Miller Place senior Jillian Patterson.

Mattituck’s 4 x 100 relay team also came in second in Division III. The foursome of freshman Nikki Searles, freshman Bella Masotti, junior Miranda Annunziata and senior Meg Dinizio clocked a time of 50.69. Amityville was first in 50.51.

Masotti was also third in the 200 in 26.48.

In the 100, Dinizio (13.27) and Masotti (13.33) took fifth and sixth.

Mount Sinai won the team title with 171 points. Mattituck (17) was 11th and Greenport (eight) 13th.