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Track Teams Claim PSAA Crowns

May 2, 2019

This afternoon the Marvin W. Goldberg track played host to the 30th Annual PSAA Track & Field Championships. The boys unseated defending champion Dalton for their first team title since winning a 1989 Section XI League Championship while the girls topped defending champion Avenues for their first championships since a 2000 Section XI League Championship. It is the first time the same school won both the boys’ and girls’ championship since Dalton accomplished the feat in 2015.

The girls racked up 152 points to best Avenues (112), Dalton (112), Long Island Lutheran (39), Kew-Forest (31), Lexington (28), and Evangel Christian (4), earning the 7th championship in program history. The Bears incredibly only won a single event on the track, the 4×800 relay, compared to five 1st place finishes from Avenues and three from Dalton. Instead, the Brook illustrated why track is a team sport by consistently scoring multiple runners. The Bears flexed their muscle in the field by winning four of the five events and were the only team to score in every single event of the day. The Bears’ individual PSAA Champions included Francine Leung (long jump & triple jump), Kayla Ochei (discus), and Lily Middlekauff (high jump). 15 individuals and relays earned All-PSAA recognition for finishing top-3 in their events.

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Stony Brook Girls Scorers

400 Hurdles

  • 2nd: Sarah Wong – 71.65*
  • 4th: Niamh Scanlon – 75.54

100 Dash

  • 5th: Lely Garner – 14.00

1500

  • 4th: Fiona Wright – 5:47.31
  • 6th: Maryana Lekanova – 6:12.25

100 Hurdles

  • 2nd: Diana Barbacena – 19.66*
  • 3rd: Madison Logan – 20.11*

400 Dash

  • 4th: Mercedes Alvarez – 65.47

800 Run

  • 2nd: Sarah Wong – 2:37.82*
  • 4th: Fiona Wright – 2:49.77

200 Dash

  • 4th: Lely Garner – 29.05
  • 5th: Mercedes Alvarez – 29.73

3000 Run

  • 4th: Maryana Lekanova – 13:21.85
  • 5th: Evelyn Apazidis – 13:43.78

4×800 Relay

  • 1st: Stony Brook (Evelyn Apazidis, Fiona Wright, Maryana Lekanova & Marta Bennett) – 11:51.27*

4×100 Relay

  • 2nd: Stony Brook (Lely Garner, Zida Anyachebelu, Francine Leung & Diana Barbacena) – 54.76*

4×400 Relay

  • 3rd (Tie): Stony Brook (Sarah Wong, Niamh Scanlon, Grace McGlynn & Mercedes Alvarez) – 4:39.12*

Shot Put

  • 2nd: Kayla Ochei – 24′ 0.5″*
  • 3rd: Alyssa Martinez – 19′ 9″*

Discus

  • 1st: Kayla Ochei – 70′ 1″*

Long Jump

  • 1st: Francine Leung – 15′ 4″*
  • 3rd: Lilly Keegan – 14′ 5″*

Triple Jump

  • 1st: Francine Leung – 32′ 8.25″*
  • 2nd: Lilly Keegan – 31′ 0.5″*

High Jump

  • 1st: Lily Middlekauff – 4′ 6″*

* All-PSAA

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The boys accumulated 176 points to take the title over Dalton (163), Long Island Lutheran (59), Avenues (53), Friends Seminary (34), Lexington (10), Martin Luther (7), and Kew-Forest (1), earning the 31st championship in program history. The Bears’ individual PSAA Champions included: Colin Scanlon (400 hurdles & 110 hurdles), Riley Corcoran (1600), Max Chambers (shot put), Adetona Adesina (discus), and James Field (high jump). 20 individuals and relays earned All-PSAA recognition for finishing top-3 in their events.

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Stony Brook Boys Scorers

400 Hurdles

  • 1st: Colin Scanlon – 58.82*
  • 3rd: Harrison Plhak – 63.59*

100 Dash

  • 4th: Eji Mbanefo – 12.29

1600 Run

  • 1st: Riley Corcoran – 4:53.62*
  • 3rd: Josh Lin – 5:08.11*

110 Hurdles

  • 1st: Colin Scanlon – 17.19*
  • 3rd: William Wang – 19.56*

800 Run

  • 3rd: Riley Corcoran – 2:14.19*
  • 4th: Josh Lin – 2:18.03

200 Dash

  • 6th: Eji Mbanefo – 25.44

3200 Run

  • 2nd: Riley Corcoran – 11:14.05*
  • 3rd: Zach Xu – 11:19.55*

4×800 Relay

  • 1st: Stony Brook (Harrison Plhak, Josh Lin, Zack Xu & Riley Corcoran) – 9:22.54*

4×100 Relay

  • 1st: Stony Brook (Carl Dohna, Steve Zhou, Mo Romeus & Eji Mbanefo) – 47.97*

4×400 Relay

  • 2nd: Stony Brook (Ethan Magnuson, Jikun Zhang, Ayo Obayomi & Colin Scanlon) – 3:48.92*

Shot Put

  • 1st: Max Chambers – 40′ 2″*
  • 2nd: EJ Lamptey – 34′ 5″*

Discus

  • 1st: Adetona Adesina – 92′ 2″*
  • 3rd: Max Chambers – 83′ 9″*

Long Jump

  • 3rd: Colin Scanlon – 18′ 0″*
  • 6th: Mo Romeus – 17′ 6.5″

Triple Jump

  • 2nd: Mo Romeus – 39′ 3″*
  • 4th: William Wang – 35′ 10.5″

High Jump

  • 1st: James Field – 5′ 6″*
  • 2nd: Nick Bertrand – J5′ 6″*

* All-PSAA

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The final event of the day was the boys’ 4×400 relay. As the competitors brought the day to a close, the heavens opened up, unleashing the forecasted rains that mercifully held off for the entire event. Dozens of athletes waited around for the official results as the skies drained. When Stony Brook was announced the winner of both championships head coaches David Hickey and Mel Riley, who were also named the PSAA Coaches of the Year, were doused with hidden Gatorade coolers by their athletes to close a memorable day at the Brook.

The Bears also won the boys’ and girls’ cross country titles this past fall. The only other school to win boys’ and girls’ crowns in both cross country and track in the same season is Martin Luther, a feat the Cougars accomplished in 1996 and 1997.

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