LAUREN GURNEY PHOTO Emma Gallagher in traffic during the 600 meter dash.
If you believe Punxsutawney Phil, there’s six more weeks of winter left. But there’s only a week of winter track left.
The championship season is underway. In order to qualify and compete at the small school championships, an athlete must have run one of the top 24 performances during the season. The best time run by each athlete is referred to as their seed time. (more…)
ISABELLA SHERMAN PHOTO Francesca Frasco handing off the baton to Lindsey Gallagher en route to a first place finish in the 4 x 200 meter relay at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus.
This past week Mother Nature certainly put the “winter” in winter track.
In Shelter Island School’s second season offering varsity boys and girls winter track, we currently have a roster of 17 athletes. Since the season began in early December we’ve been battling cold weather. We actually look forward to those days where it “warms up” to freezing. (more…)
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO Lindsey Gallagher on November 4 at Sunken Meadow State Park, leading the pack on her way to her third Class D Suffolk County championship title in a row, and finishing her season undefeated in league competition for the second year in a row.
Our extended Shelter Island School cross country family had quite a ride this fall.
Joining the 2017 boys team were sophomore Alberto Morales and freshmen Jason Green, Nicholas Mamisashvili, Theo Olinkiewicz and Matthew Strauss. For the new athletes, it was an adventure in a sport that defines what “team” is all about, whether it’s in competition or in practice, getting through the good, the bad and the ugly together and emerging stronger. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)
It was a red letter day for Shelter Island’s scholar-athletes as Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) arrived December 15 with a proclamation honoring the students for maintaining high academic averages while playing varsity sports. (more…)
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO
Kal Lewis and Lindsey Gallagher at the New York State Federation championships at Wappinger Falls on November 18.
The New York State Federation of Secondary School Athletic Associations held its cross country championships (“Federations”) this past weekend. (more…)