It’s been a “low key” indoor track season thus far for the Westhampton Beach boys indoor track team, according to head coach Jack Ryan, but nonetheless, there have been a few high marks for the Hurricanes. Jack Meigel reached 6 feet 8 inches in the high jump at the Marine Corp Holiday Classic, which was December 27-28 at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York City. That mark is not only tops in Suffolk County, but second in both the nation and state. Meigel reached the New York State Outdoor Track Championships for the first time last spring, ... 6 Jan 2020 by Drew Budd
A common question most people ask young athletes who reach the New York State Outdoor Championships is, “Where did you place?”While he understands why people ask the question, Southampton girls track head coach Eddie Arnold said it’s not really a fair one, especially for a young athlete, such as Southampton freshman Bridget Ferguson, who made her debut at states in the high jump this past weekend at Middletown High School.“No one really understands what states is about,” Arnold said. “You have athletes up there who are breaking state records, some are even setting new nationals records. That’s why it’s such ... by Drew Budd
At the Deer Park Invitational on April 23, Hampton Bays junior Quinn Smith tripped over the throwing circle barrier and badly sprained his ankle. He couldn’t walk on it for a few weeks. With high expectations going into this spring of possibly winning county and state titles in both the shot put and discus, the injury worried some, and even infuriated his most staunch supporter, his father.But Smith, in his usual calm demeanor, told them at the time to not worry about it.“My dad was pretty upset. You know, he gets really into it. He thought I was finished,” Smith ... 10 Jun 2019 by Staff Writer
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