The Ross/Pierson Track team, in their inaugural season, traveled to Port Jefferson last week and “experienced an education in track & field”, according to Coach Jim Kinnier, who noted “Port Jefferson has a long and distinguished history in track.”
While the team didn’t win any events in that meet, several individuals improved their performances. Stephen Early ran the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in 66.9 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 25.4 seconds. Jen Carlozzi tried the 1500-meter walk and finished in 10:41.9, which Coach Kinnier praised.
On Saturday, the team competed at the Westhampton Beach Invitational with Diego Gamboa continuing his impressive season by winning his 100-meter heat in 13.5 seconds and placing second in the 200-meters, at 27.3 seconds. Sarah Barrett lowered her time in the 1500-meters to 5:37.0 and Brianna Kinnier set a personal best by completing the 100-meter high hurdles in 22.5 seconds.
The boys on the team ran against their Mercy counterparts yesterday. Both the boys and the girls travel to Huntington Sunday to participate in the prestigious St. Anthony’s Invitational.