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Manhasset Boys Track & Field Off to a Quick Start

The Manhasset Boys Varsity Track & Field team opened up their conference season in fine fashion, earning convincing victories over Lynbrook, Glen Cove and Plainedge high schools on a cold, blustery afternoon on the south shore. The Indians’ wins came as a result of a balanced attack, scoring points in nearly all of the 16 contested events.

Senior captain Matthew Wilshere led the way, anchoring the 4x400m relay time in a personal best split of 54.3, after recording wins in both the 400m Intermediate Hurdles (61.1) and 110m High Hurdles (17.8). Taquan Thomas was the team’s top point scorer, with 16 points, earning the top spot in the 400m (53.4) and 200m (24.1) while adding a second place finish in the triple jump (34’8.75”) in his first attempt at that event. Brad Spilka also turned in a solid performance, finishing third in the 400m IH, second in the long jump, and anchoring the 4x100m relay to a second-place finish. Martin Weismann won the high jump (5’6”) for his first ever varsity meet victory.

In the distance races, Matthew Weilep (10:48) and Tommy Fruhauf both scored in the 3200m, with Weilep, who also scored in the mile, taking the win; John Marcucci led all Manhasset scorers in the 800 (2:13), finishing just inches ahead of senior teammate Jeffrey Nan, to record a personal best before helping lead his team to victory in the 4x800m relay. Stephen Bourguet took the win in the 1600m.

Many newcomers this season have already begun to make a name for themselves. Sophomore newcomer Willy McNamara took second in the 1600m as he continued his impressive start, nipping at the heels of senior distance standout Steve Bourguet to record his second straight sub-5:00 mile to begin his track career. McNamara would later come back to anchor the 4x800m relay to the win. Freshman Griffin Wilson has taken quickly to the jumping events, leaping 32’8” in the triple jump to score in his first varsity meet.

The Indians will look to continue their impressive start as they battle their remaining conference opponents throughout the month of April before embarking on the championship portion of the season.

News

Negotiations are currently underway between the Village of Farmingdale and members of the local CSEA labor union. After a closed door executive session meeting, on Jan. 6, village trustees met with members of the labor counsel to iron out terms of a new contract proposal, which they said will hopefully meet the fancy of union leaders. 

 

“We have sent our proposals out there,” said Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, “we are just waiting for the CSEA membership to approve it.”

A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus. 

 

“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.

Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”


Sports

On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.

In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.

Second at Counties, State Quals as Weilep Qualifies for State Meet

The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.


Calendar

Champions for Charity

Thursday, December 5

Mens' Club Luncheon

Thursday, December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6



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