The temperature hovered a few degrees above freezing Tuesday outside Mattituck High School. Make no mistake, this is winter track and field.
Girls coach Chris Robinson wore shorts as he instructed the athletes like it was early May. He wore no hat, no gloves. READ
Winter track — at a small school especially — can draw an odd assortment of athletes from other sports. Call them hybrids.
Jaime Gaffga would qualify as one of those. A volleyball and softball player, Gaffga had never competed in track and field before, but the Mattituck senior saw this indoor season as an opportunity to work on her fitness before softball practices start. READ
The inaugural winter track season at Mattituck last year featured two prominent names: Jack Dufton and Darius Brew.
Dufton, a versatile athlete who excelled in the pentathlon during the outdoor season, and Brew, a standout high-jumper, formed an impressive duo for the first-year team. Brew was the small school county champion in the high jump and Dufton was fifth in the same event. READ
High school winter track is a different animal than the spring version in a number of ways. That includes the makeup of the Section XI Championships. READ
The track and field Section XI State Qualifier meet originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed until 5 p.m. Wednesday, officials announced. READ
The blizzard that dropped as much as two feet of snow in western Suffolk County this past weekend forced the Section XI track and field league championships to be canceled and there is no makeup date. READ