Friday, 13 July 2012 00:00
For the first time in Island Trees history, the boys’ track team became the county finalists at a recent county championship meet in Westbury. They came in a close second to the county champion Valley Stream North team. Individually, Lucas Pugliese became the county champion in the 400-meter race with a time of 51.0 seconds. Pugliese has now been All County for two years.
All County status was also gained by the second place finishes of Stephen Schmidt in the discus, Andrew Zabala in the triple jump, and by Tyler Blauvelt in both the long jump and the 200-meter sprint.
The Island Trees relays did well; the 4x400 team became county champions. They did this by demolishing the school record with a time of 3:30.1. This championship quartet included: Pugliese, Brendon Beiersdorfer, Ryan Paolino, and Nick Alavanja.
Another school record was set by the 4x100 team, which came in second to the Rough-Riders of Roosevelt. This All County team consisted of Phillip Sellitto, Adam Kirschner, Blauvelt and Alavanja. They ran the relay in a swift 44.8 seconds.
The following students have earned All Division status: Tyler Blauvelt - long jump division champion, Anthony Leonick - high jump, Brandon Beirsdorfer- high jump, Ryan Paolino- 400 meter, Lucas Pugliese- 400 meter, Stephen Schmidt- discus, Andrew Zabala- triple jump, Dylan Cranmer- long jump, Phil Sellitto- 200 meter
4x100 meter relay- division champion: Phil Sellitto, Dylan Cranmer, Tyler Blauvelt, Nick Alavanja
4x400 meter relay- division champion: Brandon Beiersdorfer, Lucas Pugliese, Ryan Paolino, Adam Kirschner
4x800 meter relay: John Rivera, Lucas Panebianco, Chris Mule, Zach Milack
The following students earned Honorable Mention All Division: Nick Alavanja- 110 hurdles, 400 hurdles, Tyler Blauvelt- 200 meter, Lucas Pugliese- 200 meter, Anthony Leonick- Long Jump, Phil Sellitto- 100 meter, Brandon Beirsdorfer- 800 meter, Joe Stanco- shotput, discus.