Senior Kyree Johnson won three gold medals to lead the Huntington boys’ indoor track and field team to the league championship this past Sunday morning at Suffolk-West in Brentwood.
Johnson won the 55m dash (6.65 seconds), 300m dash (35.45 seconds) and long jump (21-11.00 feet) to pace the Blue Devils. “I felt great,” Johnson said.
Senior Lawrence Leake captured the 600m dash (1:23.84) and took second in long jump (21-09.50 feet). “I felt pretty strong in the 600,” Leake said. “The long jump got me pretty loose so that was good. I ran well in the relay, too, even though we still came in third.”
Huntington ran away with the team crown, amassing 79 points. The Blue Devils were trailed by Half Hollow Hills West (58), West Islip (49), Bellport (40), East Islip (39), Hauppauge (38), Eastport-South Manor (34), Deer Park (28), North Babylon (28), Kings Park (22) and West Babylon (19).
Highlights of the day included:
• Juniors Sam Bergman (45-03.00 feet) and Clay Jamison (43-09.50 feet) finished third and fourth, respectively in shot put. Senior Will Newton placed seventh with a toss of 40-11.50 feet.
• Senior Shane McGuire finished third in the 1000m run in 2:46.79. Senior Dan Collins placed ninth in 2:51.62.
• Eighth grader Anthony Joseph finished seventh in the 300m dash in a time of 38.52 seconds. Sophomore Jonathan Smith placed eighth in 38.63 seconds.
• Junior Brian Pierre finished sixth in the 55m high hurdles in a time of 8.66 seconds.
• Senior Jared Leake finished seventh in the 55m dash semi-finals in a time of 7.03 seconds, just missing a berth in the finals.
• Freshman Brenden Roller finished 14th in the 1600m run in a time of 5:14.44.
• Eighth grader Isiah James placed 13th in a field of 22 entries in the 600m dash in a time of 1:37.15.
• The 4x200m relay consisting of KeiRon Byrams, Jared Leake, Lawrence Leake and Joseph finished third in 1:37.00
• The 4x400m relay placed fourth in 3:47.48.
• The 4x800m relay placed seventh in 9:21.41.
The Blue Devils will return to Suffolk-West on Sunday for what is billed as the “last chance meet.” The action begins at 9 a.m. The Suffolk large school championships are set for Saturday, February 4 at 10 a.m.