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Indoor Track Girls Were Sixth in League Meet

Wed, 01/24/2024 - 18:21
Ryleigh O’Donnell, an East Hampton High senior with a number of indoor track records to her credit, placed fourth in the 600-meter race, and, with Dylan Cashin, Sara O’Brien, and Greylynn Guyer, second in the 4-by-800 relay at the League 3 meet at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood Saturday.
Nicole O’Donnell

Yani Cuesta, who coaches East Hampton High’s girls winter track team, said in an emailed report that she and her assistant, Nick DeLuca, were “beyond super proud of our mid and long-distance runners who competed in a maximum three events in Saturday’s League 3 meet, and, insofar as the meet itself was concerned, we did better than expected, finishing sixth among 10 teams.”

The 4-by-800 relay team of Dylan Cashin, Sara O’Brien, Greylynn Guyer, and Ryleigh O’Donnell placed second in that event, in 10 minutes and 30.68 seconds. Melina Sarlo was also a runner-up, in the shot-put, her 31-foot-8.5-inch heave coming up just one inch shy of the school record.

Cashin placed third in the 3,000-meter race. Her time of 10:56.08 was, said Cuesta, a personal record. Guyer’s third-place 3:15.16 in the 1,000-meter race also was a personal best. O’Brien placed fourth in the 1,000, in a personal-best 3:18.58.

O’Donnell was fourth in the 600, in 1:41.69, and Guyer was fourth in the 1,500, in 5:16.61. The 4-by-400 relay team of Sarlo, Sophia Figueroa, Bennett Greene, and Laura Martinez placed eighth, in 4:42.95.

Cashin, Guyer, Martinez, O’Brien, O’Donnell, and Sarlo have made the all-league team, Cuesta said. East Islip, with 98.5 points, won the meet, followed by Deer Park (86.5), West Babylon (69), Smithtown West (53), Eastport-South Manor (51), East Hampton (41), Comsewogue (31), Bellport (20), Huntington (8), and West Islip (7).

Boys Swimming at 2-2

East Hampton’s boys swimming team was 2-2 as of Monday given its 56-44 loss at West Islip last Thursday, a meet in which the home team earned 7 diving points. East Hampton has no divers.

East Hampton’s winners that day were Nick Chavez in the 200-yard individual medley; Liam Knight in the 100 butterfly; Emmet McCormac in the 100 freestyle; Owen Robins in the 500 free, and the 400 freestyle relay team of Knight, Jack O’Sullivan, Robins, and Chavez.

Bonac’s second-place finishers were the 200 medley relay team of Cristian Sigua, Abe Stillman, Chavez, and McCormac, Knight in the 200 freestyle, McCormac in the 50 free, the 200 free relay team of O’Sullivan, Sigua, Knight, and McCormac, and Chavez in the 100 backstroke.

Craig Brierley, the team’s coach, cited Robins’s “great efforts in the 200 and 500 free races,” events in which he bettered previous-best times by over nine seconds. The captains named Vlad Korchynskyi, a freshman new to the sport, as swimmer of the meet, “recognizing his contribution to the team in and out of the pool.”

Girls Lose a Couple Close Ones

East Hampton’s girls basketball team was still looking for its second league win as of earlier this week, having lost a couple of close ones recently at the hands of Port Jefferson and Smithtown Christian.

Three of East Hampton’s players fouled out at the end of Friday’s game with Smithtown Christian, Samantha James, their coach, said, “and Smithtown Christian made the free throws,” especially Annalyn Loicano, who finished with 22 points.

A flurry of errors in the second quarter allowed Port Jeff, which had been trailing by as many as 7 or 8 points, to get back into the game here on Jan. 12. The Royals ultimately won 39-36.

K.K. Moore made two free throws, enabling East Hampton to go up 36-35 with 58 seconds left, but an inside basket by the visitors wrested the lead back with half a minute remaining. A couple of East Hampton turnovers led to fouls, and the visitors made two free throws to win by 3.

James said she thinks her team will do better in the season’s second half. 

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