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Freshman Brandon Payano, left and sophomore Alberto Morales ahead of the pack in the junior varsity race at Brown University. Brandon would take an impressive 5th place finish out of 190 runners.
The morning of Saturday, October 14 was a scene familiar to some Islanders — the boys and girls cross country teams waiting in pre-dawn darkness at the North Ferry for the day’s first boat. A school bus came quickly down the hill, then halted to a stop several feet from the terminal. (more…)
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO
The first race of the year for the Shelter Island High School boys cross country team at Pierson September 12. From left, Jason Green, Michael Payano, Kal Lewis, Joshua Green, Tyler Gulluscio, Jack Lang, Brandon Payano, Matthew Strauss, Roi Carbajal, Jonas Kinsey, Alberto Morales and Theo Olinkiewicz. Not shown, Pacey Cronin, behind Lewis.
On September 12, the Shelter Island High School boys and girls cross country teams ran their first official dual meet of the season against the Pierson High School teams. (more…)
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Familiar ground for boys cross country leader Kal Lewis running last year at Sunken Meadow State Park, where the Island’s teams competed again this week.
Since Coach Bryan Gallagher is away for work this week, he was unable to attend Tuesday’s meet.
Nonetheless, as any competitive runner will tell you, cross country waits for no one. Indeed, that is particularly true of Shelter Island’s teams. (more…)