The East Hampton boys track team is still winless on the season, but there are individuals on the squad who are performing well.
Though East Hampton lost its latest meet, 115-17, at home to Harborfields on May 2, head coach Christopher Reich was pleased with the performances of a few athletes. Adam Cebulski, for instance, finished the 1,600-meter race in 4:45. “He’s in great shape and beginning to learn great racing tactics as he gains experience,” Reich said. He mentioned that Cebulski should qualify in both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races for the Division Championships, which are May 21 and 23 at Comsewogue High School.
In the same 1,600-meter race, in the loss to Harborfields, Pablo Carreno, running for the first time at that distance, finished in 4:56, and teammate Mike Hamilton finished in 5:06. Cebulski, Carreno, Hamilton and Alex Osbourne look to make up the 4x800-meter relay team that Reich plans to have run at divisionals.
Reich also plans to have a 4x100-meter relay squad of Carreno, Hunter Kelsey, Liam Kessler and Brock Lownes at divisionals, along with Jacob Hands in the discus, Lownes in the 110-meter high hurdles, and a few sprinters in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.
The Bonackers had a dual meet at Westhampton Beach on Tuesday and will compete at the John Glenn Invitational at Elwood/John Glenn High School on Saturday. Events are slated to kick off at 9 a.m.
The Lady Bonackers track team also lost at Harborfields last week, 89-43.
East Hampton head coach Diane O’Donnell said the poor weather conditions, combined with what has become a long injury list, did not help the Lady Bonackers in their search for their first victory of the season.
Saoirse McKeon won the shot put with a throw of 24 feet 11 inches, while Sophie Spencer placed third with a throw of 20 feet ½ inch. Hannah Jacobs won the discus with a throw of 68 feet 1 inch, Victoria Nardo took second with a 60-foot throw, and Charlotte Wiltshire placed third with a throw of 53 feet 1 inch.
Amanda Calabrese placed second in the 100-meter high hurdles, tallying a personal-best time of 18.7 seconds. Ashley West placed second in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes, finishing the 200 in 27 seconds and the 400 in 60.7 seconds.
Lena Vergnes took second place in the 1,500-meter race walk, in 8:36.3, while Cole Brauer placed second in the 3,000-meter race, in 12:20.48. Morgan German placed third in the 400-meter hurdles, in 81.79 seconds, and Kathryn Wood placed third in the long jump with a leap of 12 feet 8 inches.
The Lady Bonackers hosted Westhampton Beach in a dual meet on Tuesday and will go to the John Glenn Invitational with the boys on Saturday.