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2018-19 Year in Review: Individual Champions

June 19, 2019

In 2018-19, the Bears earned eleven individual championships and three relay titles. Here’s a look back at our champions.


  • Adetona Adesina earned the boys’ track team its first discus title since 1969 with a 92′ 2″ throw at the PSAA Championships that bested the runner-up by over six feet.
  • Max Chambers earned the boys’ track team its first shot put crown since 1963 with a 40′ 2″ toss at the PSAA Championships, beating teammate EJ Lamptey by nearly six feet.
  • Riley Corcoran bookended his outstanding junior year with PSAA titles. In the fall he earned the 21st individual league title in boys’ cross country history, and first since 1981, with a 14:09 mark on the 2.5-mile course at Van Cortlandt Park. In the spring he claimed the 1600m crown, fending off his Dalton opponent in 4:53.6.
  • James Field‘s 5’ 6″ leap claimed the PSAA high jump crown when he won the tiebreaker over teammate Nick Bertrand on jumps at the previous height.
  • Francine Leung was the queen of the horizontal jumps in the PSAA this year, taking the crowns in both the long (15′ 4″) and triple (32′ 8.25″) jumps.
  • Lily Middlekauf claimed the first individual high jump title for the girls’ track program with a leap of 4′ 6″ to claim the PSAA title. She topped Dalton’s runner-up by six inches.
  • Kayla Ochei earned the first discus league title for the girls’ track team with a 70′ 1″ heave at the PSAA Championships. She flew her disc past the runner-up by over twenty feet.
  • Colin Scanlon ran his best times in the biggest races of the season, taking PSAA titles in the 110m (17.19) and 400m (58.82) hurdles. Three weeks later, at the NYSAIS Championships, he earned 400m hurdle gold with a mark of 56.81 to claim the fourth individual state championship in boys’ track history.
  • Sarah Wong covered Van Cortlandt Park’s 2.5-mile course in 18:05 to win the PSAA crown country title and lead the girls’ team to a near sweep.


  • Evelyn Apazidis, Fiona Wright, Maryana Lekanova & Marta Bennett turned in a time of 11.51.27 to take the inaugural PSAA 4×800 relay title in dominant fashion.
  • Harrison Plhak, Josh Lin, Zack Xu & Riley Corcoran cruised to a dominant victory, taking the inaugural PSAA 4×800 relay championship in 9:22.54.
  • Carl Dohna, Steve Zhou, Mo Romeus & Eji Mbanefo‘s clean handoffs allowed them to edge Avenues by less than a second for the 4×100 relay crown.


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On This Day In History | 1965

June 19, 2019
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Lingle at the Penn Relays during his memorable career at Missouri

On this day 54 years ago, Robin Lingle ’60 took 3rd place in the mile at the 44th NCAA Championships held in Berkeley, CA.

UCLA’s Bob Day, who a year earlier became the 12th American to break the 4-minute mile barrier, took gold in 4:01.8, BYU’s Bob Delaney was 2nd in 4:02.4, and Lingle earned the bronze for Missouri in 4:02.5.



2018-19 Year in Review: League MVPs

June 18, 2019


The 97th year of Stony Brook Athletics was one to remember as the Bears garnered a school record 13 team championships.

Here’s a look back at the five Bears who earned regular season league MVP honors in 2018-19.

  • Beth Felix closed her career as one of the best to ever wear a girls’ basketball uniform. Her 22.3 points per game led all Long Island private school players as she guided the Bears to the East Division regular season championship and a berth in the tournament title.
  • Jerry Liu went a perfect 8-0 in PSAA play and led the Bears to the undefeated regular season and tournament titles.
  • Liz Robbins‘ was the Bears’ offensive stillpoint and defensive anchor in leading the Brook to an undefeated East Division Championship and a berth in the PSAA title game.
  • Sadhana Sridhar went a perfect 8-0 in PSAA play as she led the girls’ tennis team to the undefeated East Division Championship and the PSAA Tournament title.
  • Joe Wozny led the Bears to undefeated East Division and PSAA Tournament titles, the program’s first championships in 20 years. His 4 wins, 48 strikeouts, 6 doubles, and 19 RBIs led the team.


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Etienne 2nd at Bahamas Junior Nationals

June 18, 2019

Etienne (PC: Indiana University)

On Saturday, Jyles Etienne ’17 returned to his native Bahamas and took second in the open high jump at the Juniors National Championship, held at the National Stadium in Nassau.

The Indiana University junior cleared 6′ 10.75″ to take the silver, an inch behind the leader. He last competed in his country’s Junior Nationals in 2016 when he also jumped 6′ 10.75″ to take gold in the under-18 division.

Etienne is back in action the first week of July in the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Championship held in Queretaro, Mexico. Last year over 300 athletes from 29 nations competed in the championship hosted by Toronto. The winning high jump was turned in by America’s Jeron Robinson (7′ 5.75″).



Spring Postseason Honors

June 18, 2019
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Scanlon during his 110 hurdle victory at the PSAA Championships on May 2 (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

The 97th spring season of Stony Brook Athletics provided many memorable moments including a six team league championships, tying the 2018 fall season for the most in any one season in Stony Brook history. Here are the individual honors from the spring season.



  • PSAA Regular Season MVP: Jerry Liu
  • PSAA Tournament MVP: Tony Yu
  • All-PSAA: Glen Choi, Mary Wang, Leslie Kang, Caleb Spreckels, Jack Yu & Nancy Man


  • PSAA East Division MVP: Joe Wozny
  • PSAA Tournament MVP: T. J. Wachter
  • All-PSAA: Joe Wozny, T. J. Wachter, Seamus Scanlon & Aidan Mega

Boys’ Lacrosse

  • All-PSAA: Bobby Reuter, Nick Jaferis & Owen Sobel

Girls’ Lacrosse

  • All-PSAA: Morgan Ruggieri, Ava McCormick & Wura Obasanjo

Boys’ Tennis

  • All-PSAA: Brandon Gicquel, Steven Ou & Wensan Yin

Boys’ Track & Field

  • PSAA Coach of the Year: David Hickey
  • All-State: Colin Scanlon (400 Hurdles)
  • All-PSAA: Riley Corcoran (800, 1600, 3200 & 4×8), Colin Scanlon (110 Hurdles, 400 Hurdles, 4×4 & Long Jump), Harrison Plhak (400 Hurdles & 4×8), Josh Lin (1600 & 4×8), William Wang (110 Hurdles), Zack Xu (3200 & 4×8), Carl Dohna (4×1), Steve Zhou (4×1), Mo Romeus (4×1 & Triple Jump), Eji Mbanefo (4×1), Ethan Magnuson (4×4), Jikun Chang (4×4), Ayo Obayomi (4×4), Max Chambers (Shot Put & Discus), EJ Lamptey (Shot Put), Adetona Adesina (Discus), James Field (High Jump) & Nick Bertrand (High Jump)

Girls’ Track & Field

  • PSAA Coach of the Year: Mel Riley
  • All-PSAA: Francine Leung (4×1, Long Jump, Triple Jump), Sarah Wong (400 Hurdles, 800, 4×4), Diana Barbacena (100 Hurdles), Madison Logan (400 Hurdles), Evelyn Apazidis (4×8), Fiona Wright (4×8), Maryana Lekanova (4×8) & Marta Bennett (4×8), Lely Garner (4×1), Zida Anyachebelu (4×1), Niamh Scanlon (4×4), Grace McGlynn (4×4), Mercedes Alvarez (4×4), Kayla Ochei (Shot Put & Discus), Alyssa Martinez (Shot Put), Lilly Keegan (Long Jump & Triple Jump), Lily Middlekauf (High Jump)


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On This Day In History | 2002

June 8, 2019

Lingle (3rd from right) in the feds race

On this day 17 years ago, Will Lingle finished 5th in the 800 at the New York State Federation State Championship, one day after finishing runner-up in the NYSPHSAA Class C/D Championship.

The senior flew to a personal record time of 1:55.80 in his final high school race to finish 5th overall against the best from New York’s private, public, and parochial schools.

He continued his career at Wheaton College where he earned All-American status as a freshman, taking 5th in the NCAA Division III National Championship in a blazing time of 1:51.94.


Federation Results

  1. Gered Burns (Guilderland) – 1:54.00
  2. Matthew Boshart (St. Anthony’s) – 1:54.33
  3. Gabriel McLaren (Freeport) – 1:54.45
  4. Dominic Luka (Nottingham) – 1:54.57
  5. Will Lingle (Stony Brook) – 1:55.80
  6. Chris Moonan (West Seneca West) – 1:56.04
  7. Tom Pratt (Irondequoit) – 1:56.71
  8. Adam Levy (Horace Greeley) – 1:57.61
  9. Nick Sarro (Chatham) – 1:57.63
  10. Luke Luft (Livonia) – 1:58.02
  11. Ryan DeLuca (Ward Melville) – 1:58.84
  12. Brian McNiff (Christian Brothers Academy) – 2:04.70



On This Day In History | 1946

June 7, 2019
Baseball 1946

The ’46 baseball squad

On this day 73 years ago, the baseball team topped St. Dominic’s, 4-2, thanks to timely hitting and a solid pitching performance from Jim High. Here is the recap of the game from Newsday:

Stony Brook Downs St. Dominic’s, 4 to 2

Smashing for two runs in the sixth inning, Stony Brook School toppled St. Dominic’s of Oyster Bay, 4-2, in the final season test for both diamond clubs.

Stony Brook, leading 2-1 going into the end of the sixth, pounded across the winning marks as John Buyers and Dick Virtue singled and Skip Lewis smashed a double to send both home.

Jim High held the Saints to six hits. Four of the six blows were for extra bases. Both pitchers exhibited fine control, High issuing only one walk and Jim Moore, the loser, giving two. High fanned only four, Moore sending down nine via the strike-out route.


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