The Huntington girls’ indoor and outdoor track and field programs presented six seniors with awards at the 51st annual Blue Devil Senior Athletic Award banquet in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium.
Haley Mortell, Erika Varady and Keily Rivas earned winter track honors.
Keily Rivas (Most Valuable), Erika Varady (Most Improved) and Haley Mortell (Coaches Award) were recognized for their spectacular performance during the winter indoor season.
Nephar Durand (Most Valuable), Hadley Clayton (Most Improved) and Grace McKenna (Coaches Award) were honored for their exceptional efforts during the spring outdoor season.
Rivas plans to study chemistry at Hofstra University. Varady will be studying aerospace engineering at Worchester Polytechnic Institute. Mortell intends to pursue a degree in biology and public health on a pre-med track at the University of Georgia.
Durand will be attending Farmingdale State College to study applied psychology/liberal arts. Clayton plans to study electrical engineering with a concentration in photonics and optics at Princeton University. McKenna is headed to Penn State University to study business.
“I loved being a part of the track program at Huntington,” Morell said. “Between bonding over hard workouts to cheering on relay teams, the program allows athletes with similar interests to come together to form one team. Regardless of which distance or field event we do, there’s always some of our teammates waiting for us at the finish line.”
Coaches Mark Jackson and Eddie Santos took turns speaking about each of the six sensational seniors before presenting them with large trophies.