Twin Track Sisters to Run for Post


High school twin track stars Jackie and Katie Ginty both signed National Letters of Intent on Dec. 14 to run track for LIU Post next fall.

“The Post athletic department and team were very welcoming to us,” said Katie. “We also fell in love with the campus.” The two senior sprinters, who wanted to stay together as teammates and schoolmates, both plan to major in education while at Post.

The twins were a major component in East Islip’s girls spring track team finishing the 2016 season with an undefeated 6-0 record and winning its first league title since 2008. In the championships, the Gintys finished first and second in the 100-meter dash at every meet, and first and second in the 200-meter at every meet save one. The sisters were also part of the undefeated 4x100-meter relay team, and Jackie competed in the long jump.

Both sisters competed against Nassau and Suffolk’s best in the Long Island Elite Meet this past February, with Jackie earning first in the 55-meter dash, winning the Long Island championship and moving on to state competition. At the New York State Track and Field Championship Meet, she finished in fifth place for all 55-meter dash runners in New York State public high schools and eighth overall in the state federation, earning All-State status.

The pair have excelled for the Lady Redmen since their freshman year, when both earned All-County honors as part of the 4x100-meter relay team, breaking their own school record at the Suffolk County championship finals.