Winter Track Team Starts Strong

East Islip High School’s varsity winter track team began their season with a solid showing at the December 4 meet held at the Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus.

In one highlight, the East Islip foursome of 12th-graders Jack Smith and Ryan Smith, 11th-grader Andrew Sharkey and 10th grader Tyler Mittleman ran the 4x400-meter relay in 3 minutes, 49 seconds. In the same meet, Sharkey made the finals of the 55-meter high hurdles with a best time of 9:1, while Nicardo Whyte's time of 7:08 likewise earned him a finals spot. Ryan Smith jumped 19- 10 in the long jump.

"The team looks strong and deep this year,” noted Board of Education President Glenn Reed. Coach Marguerite Gomez was also pleased with the results, and is looking forward to the team's next meet at Brentwood on Saturday, December 17.

Photos by Glenn Reed.