After graduating from SUNY/Cortland last year, Mike Kollmer began searching for a school district where he could begin to work as a substitute teacher. He found a spot at Mattituck in January, and soon after, athletic director Greg Wormuth asked him if he’d be interested in coaching. READ
As with just about any sprinter, Max Pasko felt he could have run faster. However, there were extenuating circumstances.
The Greenport/Southold sophomore has been dealing with shin splints and hamstring issues, but that didn’t prevent him from making a strong showing in the boys winter track League V Championships Saturday at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. READ
This is Mattituck’s third season of high school boys winter track, and the addition of the program to its slate of cross country in the fall and track and field in the spring is beginning to bear fruit. READ
Different? Oh, yes. Running is much different in track and field than in football. For one thing, no one’s trying to hit you.
As a quarterback for the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School football team, Ryan Razzano was running to avoid being hit by 300-pound linemen. On the track, he is running to beat the clock.
Standing in the dry air in the Suffolk County Community College arena, Darius Brew began his approach. This wasn’t just any high jump for the Mattituck High School senior, so some adjustment was required. READ
By Karl Himmelmann’s count, there are only about a handful of high schools in Suffolk County that do not run winter track. Mattituck is no longer one of them. READ
Shoreham-Wading River senior Matt Gladysz finished sixth in the 1,000 meters in 2 minutes 40.13 seconds. (Credit: Garret Meade)
LONG ISLAND ELITE TRACK INVITATIONAL
Jacob Robinson walked out of St. Anthony’s High School with a couple of well-earned plaques in his hand on Sunday afternoon. The Riverhead High School senior was involved in a pair of fourth-place finishes in the Long Island Elite Track Invitational.
Robinson, wearing his trademark white headband, clocked a time of 36.31 seconds in the 300-meter dash. The only faster times among the 31 competitors were turned in by Luke Germanakos of Lynbrook (35.17), Kyle Watkins of Longwood (35.75) and Kory Fitzgerald of Half Hollow Hills West (36.10). They are all seniors. Bishop McGann-Mercy junior Dale Kelly came in sixth in 36.47. (more…)