The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation has awarded All-American honors to the Huntington High School girls’ 4x200m relay and the Blue Devil boys’ 4x400m relay. The two relays were expected to challenge for national championships at the New Balance Nationals Indoor, which were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All-American certificates and t-shirts will be sent to the Huntington track stars who file for them. With the cancellation of the national meet, All-American honors were based on previous performances turned in during the winter season. Both Blue Devil relays won state champions this past winter.
The Blue Devil girls’ 4x200m relay consists of Analisse Batista, Alicia Brooks, Hope Bilkey and Olivia Conte. The boys’ 4x400m relay features (including alternates) Isaiah James, CJ Kiviat, Anthony Joseph, Justin Stevens, Tyriek Mays-McKoy and Julio Martinez.
Alicia Brooks and Justin Stevens are the only seniors among the Blue Devil All-Americans. Everyone else will be returning for the 2020/21 season. The returnees will join with fellow underclassmen for what is expected to be a pair of extremely strong Huntington track and field teams next year.
The Huntington girls’ team is coached by Mark Jackson and Eddie Santos. The boys’ squad is coached by Ronald Wilson and Eli Acosta. Haidee Ganz-Bonhurst is the throwing coach and Onix Salva is a volunteer assistant.