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11/05/18 10:00am

CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO
The winning girls cross country team after the State Qualifiers race November 1. From left, Madison Springer, Ariana Carter, Olivia Overstreet, Coach Bryan Gallagher, Emma Gallagher, Kaitlyn Gulluscio and Sophie Clark.

In an extraordinary accomplishment of dedication, heart and commitment to their sport, their coaches and each other, the boys and girls Shelter Island varsity cross country teams have taken the Class D county championship title for the fourth year in a row. (more…)

07/06/18 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Kal Lewis on his way to breaking the all-time fresman cross country record at the Sunken Meadow course in September.

COURTESY PHOTO
Kal Lewis on his way to breaking the all-time fresman cross country record at the Sunken Meadow course in September.

I have been reflecting on Kal Lewis, a sophomore at Shelter Island High School, who twice this spring ran 4:15 for 1,600 meters and then won the New York State D-2 1,600 meter title.

Kal has taken 24 seconds off the previous school record  of 4:39.6 set by Ian Thomson 20 years ago —five years before Kal was born. His 4:15 is the single greatest track run ever by a Shelter Island runner. (more…)