Huntington Boys’ Track Claims Honors
March 15, 2023
The Huntington varsity boys’ indoor track and field team wrapped up its season by winning claiming a final set of honors in a year filled with achievements.
The Blue Devils were coached by Ron Wilson, Eli Acosta and Haidee Ganz-Bonhurst. Matt Armstrong, Jahmar Francis, Nikolai Seferian, Dawin Preval, Kender Edouazin and Carmine Carusone captained the squad.
The 45 athlete strong team finished second in the Section XI championships. The Blue Devil 4x400m relay won the state title in the event.
Individual honors included:
All League: Matt Armstrong, Nikolai Seferian, Nikolai Lulewich, Johan Fajardo, Roberto Rodriguez, Christian Delgado, David Dje Bi, Tyler Miles, Guniel Elysee, Jahmar Francis, Kender Edouazin, Carmine Carusone, Dawin Preval
All County: Johan Fajardo, Jahmar Francis, Nick Seitz, Nikolai Seferian, Matt Armstrong, Ryan Centeno, Kender Edouazin
All State: Matt Armstrong, Jahmar Francis, Nikolai Seferian, Kender Edouazin, Johan Fajardo
All American: Matt Armstrong, Kender Edouazin, Jahmar Francis, Cristian Delgado, Nikolai Seferian, Nikolai Lulewich, Ryan Centeno
“These young men performed well in just about every event from the first meet of the season to the last meet at states,” Wilson said. “We are extremely proud of the progress these young men made this season. Their outstanding performances have once again brought national prominence to this school and community with a national championship title and a state championship title.”
Last weekend, four Huntington runners won 1600m sprint medley relay at the national championships in New York City.
All things considered, it was another great season for the Blue Devils. “We had a talented group of athletes that believed in one another,” Wilson said. “They gave their best efforts at every meet. I’m very proud of their accomplishments this season. They made coming to practice enjoyable. They lost the league title, but came back a week later and placed second at the county championships.”
Huntington plans to keep aiming high. “Our goal is to continue to teach the fundamentals of track and field to high school athletes; to compete at a high level, win our league and county championships and make it to the state championship and win there as well.” Wilson said.
Looking ahead to next winter, Wilson is hopeful. “We’ll still be young, but with experience,” he said. “We will continue to be one of the top 400m programs in the county, arguably in the state. We are super excited about our young athletes and how they matured and grew in this sport. Look out for Nikolai Lulewich and Johan Fajardo, who competed well in the high jump. Freshman sensation Ethan Lawless will make some noise in the throws. He was our freshman champion. Another freshman great was Guniel Elysee who was runner up in the sprinting events. He is definitely one to watch. Cristian Delgado had a great season as well in the hurdles and sprints. He earned All-American honors in the relays at nationals and should improve greatly.”