Huntington’s top boys’ track and field seniors were recognized at the 54th annual Blue Devil senior athletic awards ceremony in the high school auditorium.
The exceptional athletes once again won league, county and state titles. The Blue Devils shined during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Huntington used the senior ceremony to say goodbye to a group of remarkably talented athletes, several of which have been recruited by college teams to compete on that level.
Julio Martinez (Most Valuable), Tylill Evans (Most Improved) and Nicholas Grover (Coaches Award) were all honored for their achievements during the winter season.
Quincy Chery (Most Valuable), Julio Martinez (Most Valuable), Nicholas Grover (Most Valuable) and Cristian Avelar-Romero (Most Improved) were recognized for splendid spring season performances. Each of the MVPs garnered a gold medal at the state championships.
Martinez and Chery have both been recruited to run on the NCAA Division I track team at the University at Albany. Evans is headed to SUNY Buffalo State University while Grover will be attending West Virginia University. Avelar-Romero is headed to Cornell University.
The seniors were presented with handsome plaques by Huntington head coach Ronald Wilson and assistant coach Eli Acosta.
Chery won a $1,000 Huntington Booster Club Sportsmanship Award during the same ceremony. Martinez and Avelar-Romero were both presented with the Section XI Gold Key Award in recognition of participating in at least eight on nine possible seasons between grades 10-12.