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On This Day In History | 1964

May 16, 2019
B Cross Country XC 1958

Coane (middle) & Lingle (3rd from right) with the ’58 cross country team

On this day 55 years ago, a pair of alums shone in the Big 8 Track & Field Championships held in Stillwater, OK.

Robin Lingle ’60 won the mile and 3 mile runs for Missouri in 4:05.9 and 14:26.9 to nearly topple the meet records in both events. It was a worthy encore to his performance at the ’64 Big 8 Indoor Championships where he won titles in the mile (4:10.0) and 1,000 yard runs (2:11.7).

Not to be outdone by his younger former teammate, Tonnie Coane ’59 ran a season’s best time to win the 880 in 1:51.1 in what the Great Bend Tribune called, “the biggest upset in the Jayhawks’ surprise conference conquest.” Coane’s title helped Kansas win their 11th Big 8 Championship in 13 years as the Jayhawks compiled 126 points to top Nebraska (105), and Missouri (86).

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On This Day In History | 2004

May 15, 2019
Softball 2005

Gonzalez (Back, 5th from left) with the ’05 team

On this day 15 years ago, the softball team topped Pierson/Shelter Island, 4-1, to clinch the League VIII Championship, the first in program history.

Juanita Gonzalez pitched a two-hitter with 16 strikeouts to carry the Bears. The junior phenom, who went on to finish the season with 306 Ks, started the game with 9 straight strikeouts and retired her first 11 batters before an error and a single in the 4th plated the Whalers’ only run.

Gonzalez also helped at the plate with an RBI while Lisa Cook notched 3 hits and an RBI. The Bears hung two runs in the 1st and 4th innings and those would be the only runs needed during Gonzalez’s dominant performance.

At the close of Gonzalez’s All-State season, she led Suffolk in strikeouts (306), tied for 6th in wins (12), and tied for 3rd in home runs (5).

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2004 League VIII Standings

  • Stony Brook – 12-7
  • Port Jeff – 11-8
  • Southold/Greenport – 8-11
  • Mattituck – 8-11
  • Smithtown Christian – 5-14
  • Pierson/Shelter Island – 6-14
  • Mercy – 3-17

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Badminton Sweeps LuHi to Claim PSAA Crown

May 14, 2019
B Badminton 2019

Sray in action earlier this season

This afternoon the badminton team capped an undefeated league season by sweeping Long Island Lutheran, 11-0, to win the inaugural PSAA Badminton Championship.

Jerry Liu (15-11, 15-0), Glen Choi (15-3, 15-5), Tony Yu (15-6, 15-12), Mary Wang (15-5, 15-5), Leslie Kang (15-9, 15-5), and Nancy Man (15-3, 15-2) won the singles matches while Jack Yu and Caleb Spreckels (15-9, 15-10), Ian Liu and Ben Sray (15-6, 15-7), Lily Zhang and Ella Liu (15-3, 15-9), Jessie Wang and Ruby Li, and Lucien Liu and Louise Lin won their doubles matches.

The victory caps a dominant season in which the Bears outscored their opponents 97-4, recording seven sweeps in their ten matches. The title also gave the Brook a league-leading 13th PSAA Championship of the 2018-19 school year.

After the match Glen Choi, Mary Wang, Leslie Kang, Caleb Spreckels, Jack Yu, and Nancy Man were recognized as All-PSAA honorees while Jerry Liu garnered regular season MVP honors and Tony Yu tournament MVP honors.

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On This Day In History | 1987

May 14, 2019
B Track 1987

The ’87 track & field squad

On this day 32 years ago, the boys’ track team clinched the League VIII Championship, the team’s sixth of eight championships in the 80’s.

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Results

  • April 21 @ Center Moriches – W 99-36
  • April 23 vs. Southampton – W 87-53
  • April 29 @ Westhampton – W 79.5-69.5
  • May 1 @ Hampton Bays – W 80-70
  • May 5 vs. Mattituck – W 78-62
  • May 7 vs. East Hampton – L 71-79
  • May 11 vs. Mercy – W 96-31
  • May 14 vs. La Salle – W 86-53

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On This Day In History | 1991

May 14, 2019
B Tennis 1991

The ’91 boys’ tennis squad

On this day 28 years ago, the boys’ tennis team capped one of the greatest seasons in the history of the program with a 5-2 win over Southold/Greenport, securing an undefeated League Championship in the process.

Led by All-League recipients Dameon Goode, Takeshi Seki, and John White, Fred Jordan’s boys went 17-0 to win both the League VII and Conference IV titles.

The ’91 championship was the sixth in program history and the first since 1983. Their 17 wins that season is still the program record.

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Results

  • April 3 @ Westhampton – 6-1
  • April 10 @ Southampton – 7-0
  • April 11 vs. Mattituck – 6-1
  • April 18 vs. Southold/Greenport – 5-1
  • April 19 @ East Hampton – 7-0
  • April 22 vs. Port Jeff – 6-1
  • April 26 vs. John Glenn – 6-0
  • April 27 vs. Longwood – 7-0
  • April 29 @ Mercy – 7-0
  • May 1 @ La Salle – 4-3
  • May 3 vs. Westhampton – 5-2
  • May 7 vs. Southampton – 7-0
  • May 8 @ Mattituck – 6-1
  • May 9 vs. East Hampton – 7-0
  • May 14 @ Southold/Greenport – 5-2

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Badminton Cruises into PSAA Final

May 13, 2019
B Badminton 2019

Yu in action earlier this season (PC: Dylan Van Law)

This afternoon the badminton team topped 4th-seeded Knox, 9-0, in a PSAA semifinal match to move on to tomorrow’s championship.

Jerry Liu (15-6, 15-9), Glen Choi (15-1, 15-5), Mary Wang (15-6, 15-3), Leslie Kang (15-2, 15-4), and Nancy Man (15-5, 15-4) won the singles matches while Jack Yu and Caleb Spreckels (15-2, 15-9), Lily Zhang and Ella Liu (14-15, 15-10, 15-8), Ruby Li and Jessie Wang (15-11, 15-12), and Lucien Liu and Louise Lin (15-12, 15-13) swept the doubles matches to earn a berth in the inaugural PSAA badminton final. A victory would give the Blue and White a league-leading 13th team championship on the year.

The Bears face 2nd-seeded Long Island Lutheran for the title tomorrow at 4:30pm in Swanson Gymnasium.

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On This Day In History | 1961

May 13, 2019
B Track 1961

The ’61 track & field squad

On this day 58 years ago, the boys’ track & field team won the 6th of what became twelve consecutive Ivy League Championships. Here is the recap of the meet from the June 1961 edition of the Blue & White.

Track Team Cleans Up Ivy League

Fulfilling advance prediction Stony Brook once again proved itself the best on the field as the track men scored Stony Brook’s sixth consecutive Ivy League Championship at Baker Field. The Brookers amassed 52 1/2 points to best second place Poly Prep by a comfortable 24. Ron Greeley starred for the Brookers as he won both the quarter and the half mile races, while Cal Butler set a new record for the javelin.

Bill Johnson repeated his discus victory last year with a toss of 125′ 9 3/4″, while finishing second in the shot put.

Dick Geisler surprised many in the 220 low hurdles, copping that event in 27.1 seconds. Geisler also picked up a third in the high hurdles, following Richtmeyer of Poly, who set a new meet record of 15.5 seconds. Following Greeley in the quarter mile were Jim Scarlata in second place, and Neill Scott, who tied for third. Greeley’s time was 52.7. Greeley also led a Stony Brook sweep in the half mile with a time of 2:06.5. On his heels were Doug Wedel, Bill Kennedy, and Ted Redington.

Needed points were picked up by Greg Wedel, runner-up in the javelin and fourth place finisher in the low hurdles; John Lathen, who placed third in the discus, Chris Knecht and Bill Kennedy, who took third and fourth respectively in the mile; Jim Scarlata, who finished third in the 220; and John Lyon, who tied for third place in the high jump.

Stony Brook’s relay quartet of Greeley, Scott, [Stephen] Luyben, and Scarlata took third in a thrilling race won by Horace Mann.

Stony Brook’s victory was one characterized by great team spirit and fine depth. At the beginning of the season, not many people gave Stony Brook much of a chance, but through hard work and the fine coaching of Mr. Goldberg, the team swept to a convincing victory. The scoring was highlighted by the fact that the next three teams following Stony Brook were separated by only 2 1/2 points. This aided the Brookers, but even so, Mr. Goldberg said after the meet, “Nobody expected that the winning team would get more than 30 points.”

From the New York Times:

STONY BROOK WINS 6TH GROWN IN ROW

Trackmen Romp in Ivy Meet — Poly Prep Is Second

Stony Brook’s perennial Ivy League preparatory school champions won their sixth consecutive track and field crown yesterday at the sixteenth annual Ivy competition at Baker Field.

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