Track Teams Outpace Old Foes

Kipkoech in action vs. the PSAA (PC: Jackson Loo)

On Thursday afternoon, the boys’ and girls’ track & field teams traveled to Southold for non-league match-ups with our old rivals from Section XI. Despite the chilly temperatures on the East End, the Bears put down some fine performances to return to campus with a pair of victories.

The girls easily outdistanced the Settlers, 93-38, by winning nine individual events and all three relays. Evelyn Apazidis was victorious in three events, the 400 hurdles (71.5), 800 (2:43), and 3000 (13:56). Lilly Keegan was a double-winner in the triple jump (35′ 2.75″) and 100 hurdles (16.0), just off the 15.8 school record time she set in last week’s PSAA meet. The Davey sisters swept the three sprint events as Scarlett took the 400 (62.5) and 200 (26.8) and Quinn the 100 (13.03). Niamh Scanlon was the Bears’ other individual event winner in the discus (76′ 10″). The Bears also won the 4×100 in 54.0 and the 4×400 and 4×800 relays.

The boys won a closer result, but still by a comfortable 78-52 margin. Duncan Kipkoech was a triple winner at the middle and long distances, winning the 800 (2:05.8), 1600 (4:56), and 3200 (10:58) in a powerful performance. Eason Pu was the fastest man on the track in the 100 (12.03) and 200 (24.6). Niks Zemitis won both the 110 hurdles (16.6) and long jump, and Zach Mogambi claimed first in the shot put (49′ 3.5″) and discus (161′ 5.5″). Mogambi’s heave in the discus would place him #3 overall in New York State according to MileSplit NY, had it been an official meet in their system, and moves him within striking distance of the school record toss of 165′ 0″ set by Dave Wilson ’75. Charlie Onana Awana won the high jump in 6′ 3″ and the Bears capped the win with victories in the 4×100 (49.8) and 4×800 (10:51).


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