BOYS MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
The middle school boys basketball lost a hard-fought game to Bayport on Jan 6. The final score was 49-39.
BOYS VARSITY WINTER TRACK
The boys varsity winter track team went to the Armory in New York City on Jan. 7 to run in the NAVY/Hispanic Games. The 4x400 relay team of Jack Smith (1162 M 12), Erik Corral (1130 M 12), Jerel Williams (1169 M 12) and Andrew Sharkey (1159 M 11) ran a PB of 3:37, moving them up to No. 6 on the top 40 team list. They placed 24 out of 61 teams in the Hispanic Games.
The 4x800 relay team of James Reed (1154 M 12), Brian Smith (1161 M 11), Raymond O’Connor (1150 M 12) and Shane Martensen (1144 M 11) finished 17th in the top 40 with a time of 8:59. They placed 25 out of 48 teams in the Hispanic Games.
Other highlights came from Nicardo Whyte, who won and received a medal in his 200-meter heat with a time of :24.29, and James Reed (2:06.40 in the 800-meter).
East Islip’s younger track hopefuls put on a promising performance at the Section XI Boys Frosh-Soph Championship meets at Suffolk West Community College on Jan. 8. “We placed second in the league in both the freshman and sophomore meets,” said East Islip coach Marguerite Gomez. “East Islip can jump!”
Freshman Alex Russo won a gold medal in triple jump. Sophomore Sean Guzzetta earned a silver medal in triple jump, and sophomore Jeloni Williams won a bronze in long jump. Freshman Tom Koppelmann came in fifth in high jump, while in the sophomore high jump, Troy Revello and Dakota Kennedy finished seventh and eighth, respectively.