The last race of the high school boys winter track season for the Southold/Greenport 4×200-meter relay team brought about a significant ending.
Southold junior Kenny Latham, junior Jackson Wile, senior Miguel Torres and senior Dante Tramontana set a team record Sunday in the Section XI small school team championships at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. The foursome clocked 1 minute, 41.34 seconds, slicing 19/100ths of a second off the previous mark, set in 2017. Latham, Sean McCabe, Jorge Torrento and Max Pasko made that record-setting run two years ago.
“Whenever you’re doing a sprint relay like a 4×2 or a 4×1, there’s virtually no room for error,” Southold coach Karl Himmelmann said. “I said to them, ‘Boys, you’re all ready to do this. You just need to put it all together,’ and they did. Their handoffs were the best they’ve been all season.”
Amityville was first in 1:36.90.
Pasko ran the 55-meter dash in 6.96 in the prelims. Pasko, whose best time is 6.83, didn’t qualify for the final, but the junior will compete in the state qualifying meet Feb. 11 in Brentwood.
Mattituck senior Christian Demchak ran the 3,200 in 10:45.53, bringing him eighth place. Demchak was also 21st in the 1,600 in 5:17.20.
Mount Sinai took the team title with 82 points, 24 more than runner-up Eastport/South Manor. Neither Mattituck or Southold scored a team point.
Photo caption: From left, Dante Tramontana, Max Pasko, Miguel Torres, Jackson Wile and Kenny Latham competed for Southold/Greenport in the Section XI small school team championships. (Credit: Karl Himmelmann, courtesy photo)