His team might be just one dual meet into the season, but Hampton Bays senior Josiah Hoshyla already knows that he’ll be attending the New York State Track And Field Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Friday, June 8.
Hoshyla met the qualifying standard in the pole vault (13 feet 6 inches) in a 95-41 dual meet loss at home to Bayport/Blue Point on March 27. Hampton Bays head coach Dave Goodman noted that Hoshyla had been going over the 13-foot-6-inch mark in practice but couldn’t break that height at the dual meet after three tries.
Hoshyla scored five points for the Baymen with a first-place finish in the pole vault and Clayton Quiros placed second in the same event. Quiros also placed second in the 110-meter high hurdles and third in the 200-meter dash to score a team-high seven points.
Bayman Andrew Morris was second on the team in scoring with six points, placing second in both the shot put and discus. Johan Tran placed second in the long jump, Brian Intermaggio took second in the high jump and Seth Donnan tied for third in the long jump. Nick Berglin ran well in the 3,200-meter race and placed third.
“The kids are coming around,” Goodman said. “It’s tough for us—the first two meets. We started off with Bayport/Blue Point, who has won the league the past four or five years. Then we have Shoreham/Wading River who has dropped down to the league.
“I’m interested to watch a couple of things over the next few meets,” he continued. “I think we’re going to do okay.”
Hampton Bays also ran in the 41st annual Middle County Relays at Newfield High School on Saturday. The weather caused the cancelation of many of the Baymen’s best events, including the pole vault, shot put, and high and long jumps. A pole vault relay was scheduled to take place and Hampton Bays is rare in that it boasts two legitimate pole vaulters in Hoshyla and Quiros.
“I really thought Josiah and Clayton had a shot at winning that event,” Goodman said. “It would have been so much fun. The weather was just terrible though.”
Hampton Bays visited Shoreham/Wading River on Wednesday and will travel to Mt. Sinai High School for an invitational on Saturday. April 14, at 9:30 a.m.
Hampton Bays Girls
The Hampton Bays girls track team lost its first dual meet of the season, 99-46, at Bayport/Blue Point last Thursday, March 29.
Hampton Bays head coach Dave Oakley described Bayport/Blue Point as one of the best teams in League VII, adding that his team competed well with the Lady Phantoms.
Two Lady Baymen placed first in their events. Katherine Constantopoulos won the triple jump with a leap of 28 feet 7½ inches and Shanna Heaney took first in the 1,500-meter race in 5:05.9. The 4x400-meter relay team of Taylor Diffley, Alyssya Bowen, Nicole Noa and Heaney won the event in 4:40.
A number of girls placed second and third for Hampton Bays. Kaitlyn Hummel took second in the shot put with a throw of 27 feet 8 inches and third in the discus with a toss of 71 feet 5½ inches. Alyssya Bowen finished second in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.8 seconds.
Katie Dubowski and Constantopoulos placed second and third, respectively, in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Dubowski finished the 100 in 13.7 seconds while Constantopoulos crossed the tape in 14.3 seconds. In the 200, Dubowski finished in 29.2 seconds and Constantopoulos came in just behind at 30 seconds.
The Lady Baymen also attended the Lindy Relays at Lindenhurst High School on Saturday.
The 4x200-meter relay team of Constantopoulos, Diffley, Layla DeLuca and Dubowski finished sixth overall in 2:07.8. The 4x400-meter relay team of Bowen, Hannah Reed, Noa and Heaney also placed sixth in 4:40.
Hummel threw a personal best in the shot put with a throw of 30 feet 2½ inches.
The Lady Baymen hosted Shoreham/Wading River in a dual meet on Wednesday. Results will appear in next week’s edition of The Press.
Westhampton Beach Boys
The Hurricanes extended their unbeaten streak of League VI dual meets into this season, downing Rocky Point, 78-63, on the road on March 27. Westhampton Beach won the league title last season, posting an unblemished 6-0 record.
Westhampton Beach swept four events and won the 4x800- and 4x100-meter relays. Senior Blane Bossung won the 1,600-meter race in 4:55 with sophomore Graham Brown placing second in 4:56. Junior Greg Horbatiuk finished third in 4:57.
Brown, Bossung and senior Matt Terry also tied for first place in the 3,200-meter race in 11:31. Senior Dylan McAllister won the pole vault while freshman Kyle Terry and sophomore Alex Timms placed second and third, respectively.