Friday, 10 July 2009 00:00
Wheatley High School students Kieran Lang, Ariel Fieldman and John Haghighi qualified for the New York State Track & Field championship, led at Syracuse. Kieran qualified for the high hurdles and the 400m hurdles. Ariel qualified in the five-event pentathlon (high jump, long jump, shot put, high hurdles and 800m). Joseph was Nassau County’s top entry in the shot put and discus throw.
Ariel also was the winner of the track and field MVP award for Wheatley; Jill Hsia won the Coaches’ Award and Scholar-Athlete Award; Michelle Chin won the Unsung Hero Award; Liz Jacob won the Senior Athlete Award and Ryan Pitcavage won the Wheatley Award for Athletic Excellence and Outstanding Service.