The Huntington boys’ track and field team won the sophomore county championship and the Blue Devils finished third in the freshman championships at Suffolk-West last weekend.
Huntington’s sophomores amassed 53 points to edge runner-up Ward Melville (42) and the rest of the 33 team field. The Blue Devil freshmen tallied 32 points, trailing only Central Islip (40) and William Floyd (34) in the 32 team field.
Huntington coaches Ron Wilson, Haidee Ganz-Bonhurst and Eli Acosta. (Darin Reed photo.)
Huntington’s sophomores turned in many standout performances, including in the 55m dash. Tyriek Mays-McKoy (6.84 seconds) finished second in the field of 72 runners with Julio Martinez (7.00) placing third and Josiah Melendez (7.05) taking fourth in the field of 72 runners.
The Blue Devils’ 4x200m relay consisting of Julio Martinez, Josiah Melendez, Adrian Anguiera and Tyriek Mays-McKoy finished first in a field of 30 in a time of 1:39.13
Huntington’s 4x400m relay consisting of Bryce Robinson, Ramon Lyons, Jahiem Hawkins and Jahmar Francis finished second in a time of 3:48.94. The event drew 21 entries.
In other action:
In the 600m run, Bryce Robinson (1:31.97) finished third in a field of 29.
In the 300m dash, Tyriek Mays-McKoy (37.78 seconds) finished second in a field of 48. Julio Martinez (38.93) placed fifth.
Huntington’s 4x800m relay finished sixth.
Blue Devil Freshmen Are Impressive
Eighth grader Jahmar Francis won the 600m run in a time of 1:31.29. Nicholas Seitz finished fifth in 1:37.43.
Eighth grader Damien Santos placed second in shot put with a throw of 32-04.50 feet. Freshman Vito Aloe finished fourth with a toss of 30-04.00 feet.
The 4x200m relay consisting of eighth graders Gabe Abreu, Christian Delgado and Navado Petro and freshman Nicholas Seitz finished second in a time of 1:50.00.