The place was nice, yet as impressive as that was, it was the time that really mattered to the members of the Southold/Greenport 4×200-meter relay team.
That’s what Southold junior Jackson Wile had his eyes on when the numbers were flashed on the scoreboard in the Suffolk County League V Championships Saturday morning at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. “I was just looking at the time, not the place,” he said. READ
Welcome to Sunken Meadow State Park, home to one of the most grueling cross-country courses in New York State. It’s a place known for breaking down runners and bringing up their times.
As described by DyeStat.com, the five-kilometer course starts with a flat 1,200 meters before the runners hit steep Snake Hill. Then they move on through a picnic area and take a half-mile climb to the base of notorious Cardiac Hill, which extends for some 200 meters of steep terrain.
“Snake kills your calves while Cardiac just kills you in general,” said Mattituck senior Christian Demchak. READ
He’s Mattituck’s Mr. Everything.
In the track and field world, where athletes can be clearly defined as jumpers, throwers, sprinters, middle-distance runners or long-distance runners, there is no easy way to classify Justin Lake. He can virtually do it all. READ
Christian Demchak spent his 16th birthday Friday in possibly the best way possible for a cross-country runner. He ran in a big race.
The Mattituck High School junior had to wait a little bit, though, afterward to see if he was going to receive the birthday gift he was hoping for — a return trip to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships. READ