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4×1 Team Breaks School Record at St. Anthony’s

May 8, 2011

The fastest 4×100 team in school history at last weekend’s Penn Relays

The annual St. Anthony’s Invitational is circled on the calendars of most serious Long Island track athletes.  The size and depth of the meet makes it an ideal place to run a memorable time.  Yesterday our boys took advantage of the quality competition to run, not only some of the best times in New York State this season, but some of the best times in the 89 year history of Stony Brook track and field.

The day began with Khoren Lawson and Taylor Colucci competing in the 100 meter dash.  In the preliminaries they each blew away their season best times of 11.25 and 11.30, which were already #1 and #2 in New York State’s Class C, by blazing to 11.13 and 11.18 respectively.  In the finals the dynamic duo sliced more time off their season PRs as Lawson raced to a 3rd place finish in 11.06 while Colucci came in just behind in 11.10.  The times were the 2 fastest FAT 100 meter dashes in school history, besting the 11.12 set by Matt Mattimore ’95.

100 Meter Dash Results

  1. Dayne Savory | Bay Shore | 10.93
  2. Jaquan Smith | Elmont | 10.98
  3. Khoren Lawson | Stony Brook | 11.06
  4. Taylor Colucci | Stony Brook | 11.10
  5. Mark Jackson | Longwood | 11.22
  6. Connor Crane | Bay Shore | 11.40

Colucci’s successful day continued in the 200 meter dash as he took 2nd place in 22.34, the fastest FAT 200 meter dash in school history.  However, 4×100 meter relay team saved the best for last.  The boys’ 43.65 at the Penn Relays was already the #1 time in New York State’s Class C and the 2nd best mark in school history, but Khoren Lawson, Jon Wentling, Andrew White and Taylor Colucci not only blew away their PR, but the school record as they charged to an incredible 43.07!  The time bested that of Jon Bute, Mike Cox, Terrance Anderson and Pete Carmel, set in the 2007 State Championship, by .27 seconds to claim the top spot in Stony Brook history.  The mark was good enough to beat an excellent Longwood team, a squad the Bears lost to in the New York Relays, as well as qualify them for the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in the Championship level.  With this blazing time in hand the boys have their sights set on the State Championships in June with the hopes of bringing home the 1st individual state title since Laura Whitney won the cross country crown in 1981.

4×100 Meter Relay Results

  1. Bay Shore | 42.96
  2. Stony Brook | 43.07
  3. Longwood | 43.42
  4. William Floyd | 43.95
  5. Brentwood | 43.97

With a handful of athletes the boys finished 6th out of 43 represented teams in the meet, bested only by such powerhouses as St. Anthony’s, Bay Shore, Longwood, Brentwood and Smithtown West.

 

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