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Feb 13, 2018 10:25 AMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Robert Weiss, Ryan Fowkes Compete At Boys Indoor Track State Qualifier

Feb 13, 2018 11:37 AM

Robert Weiss and Ryan Fowkes finished the indoor track season for the East Hampton/Pierson/Bridgehampton boys team on Monday night at the Section XI Championships, otherwise known as the state qualifier.

Weiss, a senior, competed in the 55-meter dash after winning the race at the Small Schools Championships on February 2. He finished the preliminary race in 6.74 seconds, his second fastest time this season, but it placed him ninth in the county and outside the top six that advance to the finals. Since Weiss ran under the state qualifying standard he needed to finish in the top three in order to qualify for states.

Fowkes, a junior, was expected to compete in both the 1,000- and 1,600-meter race but opted to only run in the 1,000. He finished fifth in a new school record of 2:38.03, surpassing Thomas Paradiso’s 2015 record of 2:38.74, but it wasn’t enough to qualify for states.

Weiss and Fowkes did qualify for the Long Island Elite Meet, which will be at St. Anthony’s High School on February 24.

Drew Budd

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