On Jan. 14 at the last crossover meet of the season, the boys winter track 4x200 relay team of Nicardo Whyte, Matt Walter, Jeloni Williams and Ryan Smith ran a 1:40.47. “That is .02 off the school record,” noted coach Marguerite Gomez.

After beating Smithtown West 57-18 on Jan. 13, East Islip brought home three championships at Jan. 14’s Lindenhurst Tournament, earning a second-place 240.5 team score. Other schools competing were Kings Park (the overall winners with 298 points), Lindenhurst (233.5), Patchogue-Medford (222), Copiague (123), Deer Park (84), Amityville (60.5) and North Andover, Mass. (158.5).
In the 99-pound championship finals, Danny Orlando won by forfeit over fellow East Islip wrestler Jesse Dellavecchia. Sal Cipolla pinned Patchogue-Medford’s Andrew Jankowski in 2:57 at 113 pounds (Cipolla won Most Pins Least Time, with 4 in 15:53). Shawn Cummings pinned Keith Meisner of Lindenhurst in 2:50 at 170 pounds. Dan Hayden lost a decision to Jordan Myers of Amityville, 7-4, at 285 pounds.  
In the consolation finals, Erik Adon decisioned Kings Park’s Russel Manuello, 8-5, at 182 pounds, and Chris Chambers pinned Patchogue-Medford’s Jake Horton in 2:49 at 182 pounds.