All-Long Island boys track team
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Mike Brunoforte, St. Anthony's, pole vault, Sr.
A few early meets had passed Mike Brunoforte by, and his pole vault results were a bit off what he had hoped.
But instead of worrying, the St. Anthony's senior stayed calm. He had gone through early-season slumps before, and he just kept at it.
"I knew it was going to come eventually," he said.
His persistence paid off, as he broke the Long Island record in the pole vault at the Loucks Games. His jump of 16-1 made him only the second Long Islander ever to clear 16 feet.
"I wanted to jump high," Brunoforte said, "but I wasn''t expecting myself to go above 16 feet."
The Navy Prep-bound Brunoforte also took second overall in the Federation pole vault at Cicero (15-6) and won the CHSAA Intersectional championship with a meet-record 16-0. The senior capped his high school career off by finishing fourth at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a vault of 15-8 1/4.
ALL LONG ISLAND TEAM
Chris Belcher, Sayville, 100, Jr.
Belcher won the state Division I title in the 100 (11.03 seconds) and narrowly missed the Federation title by .01 seconds, finishing second with a time of 10.97. The junior also finished second in the Federation in the 200 (21.77).
Mark Jackson, Longwood, 100/200/long jump/high jump, Sr.
Jackson proved his value for Longwood both on the track and in the field. The senior won three of his four events (100, 200, high jump) at the Suffolk Division I Championship meet and tied for first in the long jump as the Lions won their third straight county title.
Stephen Muir (Sr.), Derrick Ingram (Sr.), Will Stanback (Jr.), Tresean Goodwin (Sr.), Uniondale, 4x100
The Knights 4x100 relay team won the state Division I and Federation championship at Cicero in a then-Nassau record 41.83 seconds. The following week, they barely snuck into the finals as the eighth and final qualifier in the 4x100 at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals and proceeded to win the national title in a Long Island-record 41.55 seconds.
Kadesh Roberts, Bay Shore, 400 hurdles, Sr.
Roberts defended his state and Federation titles in the 400 hurdles at Cicero and came in second at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in the event. Roberts clocked a 52.71 to take the state title and a meet-record 52.37 in the Federation race.
Noah White, Jericho, discus, Jr.
White, the top-ranked discus thrower on Long Island all season, won the state Division I title with a throw of 167-9. He also took second in the Federation at 173-5.
Thomas Awad, Chaminade, 1,600/3,200, Sr.
Ryan Billian, Division, 110 hurdles, Sr.
Taylor Colucci, Stony Brook, 200/4x100, Sr.
Jared Gray (Jr.), Bailey Imbo (Jr.), Paul Chiappetta (Sr.), Harry Martin (Jr.), Bayport-Blue Point, 4x400
Tyriek Johnson, Huntington, long jump/110 hurdles, Sr.
Kris Moran, North Babylon, 1,600, Jr.
Devin Mirenda, Smithtown West, 110 hurdles/long jump/high jump, Jr.
Matt Morganelli, Smithtown West, shot put, Sr.
Dylan Murphy, Kellenberg, 800/4x800, Sr.
James Sommer, Plainedge, 3,000 steeplechase, Sr.
Kirk Staine, Baldwin, 400, Sr.
Michael Wilkens, Syosset, 4x800/pole vault, Jr.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Tim Dearie, St. Anthony's
Dearie led St. Anthony's to the CHSAA outdoor Intersectional championship, giving the Friars the first triple crown Intersectional titles in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor trackósince 1996 and the first in school history.