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.

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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…)

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06/10/18 7:27am
ROBIN STRECK PHOTO Kal Lewis with his 1,600-meter state championship medals after his historic race Saturday, June 9 in Cicero, New York

ROBIN STRECK PHOTO Kal Lewis with his 1,600-meter State Championship medals after his historic race Saturday, June 9 in Cicero, New York

Sophomore Kal Lewis has done it again, adding more ink to the athletic history book of Shelter Island School, earning his second State Championship title this school year, at the New York State Outdoor Track & Field Championships. (more…)

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05/30/18 2:00pm
A healthy — in more than one way— crowd of all ages participated in a group walk May 25.

A healthy — in every way— crowd of all ages participated in a group walk May 25.

On May 25, the Shelter Island School completed its second annual “A Walk Across America” challenge. Students, teachers, parents, grandparents and school board members were welcome to participate in a five-day event to promote fitness and school spirit, walking laps around the school track and combining the miles covered to attain a goal. (more…)

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05/08/18 12:00pm
KRISTINA LANGE PHOTO Sophmore Kal Lewis running the mile at the St. Anthony’s Track Invitational May 5, a race that produced the most outstanding singular athletic performance in Shelter Island School’s history.

KRISTINA LANGE PHOTO Sophomore Kal Lewis running the mile at the St. Anthony’s Track Invitational May 5, a race that produced the most outstanding singular athletic performance in Shelter Island School’s history.

On May 5 at the St. Anthony’s Track Invitational in Huntington, Kal Lewis enshrined himself in the Shelter Island School record book. (more…)

03/22/18 4:30pm
BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO Joshua Green, right,  during the New York State Winter Track Championships Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island.

BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO Joshua Green, right, during the New York State Winter Track Championships Saturday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island.

Three of Shelter Island’s most accomplished student track stars came to Monday night’s Board of Education meeting to thank their coaches, administration and school board members for supporting a program they said has been one of the best experiences of their educational careers. (more…)