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Boys’ Track Clips Mattituck

April 28, 2018
B Track 2018

Riley Corcoran in action earlier this season (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

On Thursday afternoon the boys’ track team edged Mattituck in a thriller, 69-67, thanks to a total team effort and some late relay heroics.

Heading into the three relay events, the final three events of any dual track meet, the Bears led 64-57, needing one relay win to ensure a meet victory. The 4x400m team of Louis Wang, Josh Lin, Harrison Plhak, and Riley Corcoran got the job done, edging the Tuckers in a tight race to win in a time of 3:51.6.

Louis Wang and Colin Scanlon each won multiple events to lead the Brook, Eji Mbanefo had the best performance of his career with a 100m victory and a 2nd place finish in the 200m, and Pavel Portnoy earned a huge personal record to grab what proved to be a crucial point with a 3rd place finish in the 3200m.

The Bears are back on the track on Wednesday in a home match-up with the Ross School.


On Thursday Justin Lake was asked to compete in the pole vault, 400-meter intermediate hurdles and triple jump as well as run the opening leg for the 4 x 400-meter relay team. He brought Mattituck 15 points with his victories in the three individual events, but it wasn’t enough as visiting Stony Brook pulled out the Suffolk County League VIII dual meet, 69-67.

“We didn’t see a lot of their times online, so we didn’t really know what to expect,” Lake said. “We were expecting the worst, but hoping [for] the best. We knew we had to show up and perform.”

Mattituck (1-3, 1-3) needed to sweep the three relays in order to prevail. That didn’t happen, although wins by Mattituck’s 4 x 800 relay team and 4 x 100 relay team made things interesting.

“I put the loss on myself as a coach,” Ocker said. “I shuffled the deck and tried to put kids in certain events to give ourselves the best chance to win and I think if I would have put certain runners in different events, we might have scratched out a couple more points and pulled out a victory, but that’s how it goes.”

~ The Suffolk Times




  • 1st: Eji Mbanefo (11.9)
  • 2nd: Steve Zhou (12.3)

110m Hurdles

  • 2nd: Colin Scanlon (18.1)
  • 3rd: William Wang (20.4)


  • 1st: Louis Wang (25.1)
  • 2nd: Eji Mbanefo (25.7)


  • 1st: Louis Wang (54.2)
  • 3rd: Riley Corcoran (57.4)

400m Hurdles

  • 2nd: Colin Scanlon (63.2)
  • 3rd: Harrison Plhak (69.9)


  • 1st: Josh Lin (2:20.1)
  • 3rd: David Yoo (2:31.5)


  • 2nd: Riley Corcoran (5:10.9)
  • 3rd: Pieter van Zeijts (5:19.2)


  • 3rd: Pavel Portnoy (11:44.3)

4x400m Relay

  • 1st: Louis Wang, Josh Lin, Harrison Plhak & Riley Corcoran (3:51.6)

High Jump

  • 1st: Colin Scanlon (5′ 2″)

Long Jump

  • 1st – Colin Scanlon (17′ 4″)
  • 2nd – Eji Mbanefo (16′ 0″)
  • 3rd – Steve Zhou (15′ 0″)

Triple Jump

  • 2nd: Steve Zhou (34′ 3″)
  • 3rd: William Wang (33′ 8″)


  • 2nd: Anthony Minyard (73′ 9″)
  • 3rd: Pieter van Zeijts (73′ 4″)

Shot Put

  • 3rd: Anthony Minyard (30′ 4.5″)


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