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    Looking at: Nassau & Suffolk boys track

    by Nick Klopsis on
    Fri, Mar 30, 2012 3:52 PM

    Updated Fri, Mar 30, 2012 6:10 PM
    Looking at: Nassau & Suffolk boys track

    SUFFOLK DIVISION I

    Longwood returns versatile senior Mark Jackson, who will compete in sprints, long jump, and high jump. Mike Engesser (mid-distance) and Dennis Russell (throws) emerged during the winter and should continue to produce.

    Bay Shore has Kadesh Roberts -- the defending state champion in the 400 hurdles -- as well as triple jumper Omari Buckmire and throwers Angel Rosario and Stanley Constant.

    Brentwood will be strong in the field events with jumpers Myles Fowler and Tevin Foster.

    West Islip has a potent 4 x 400 led by Colin O'Connor, and Mikey Branigan and James Dickinson lead a young Northport squad.


    DIVISION II

    Smithtown West fields a balanced team with jumper/hurdler Devin Mirenda, thrower Matt Morganelli, and pole vaulter Karl Nils. Michael Catalano leads a deep distance squad.

    North Babylon has Kris Moran, the indoor state 3,200 champion. Kamar Mills should contend in the high jump after clearing 6-4 during the winter.

    Hurdler Tyriek Johnson is back for Huntington, as are throwers Trayvon Toney and Shaheem Lewis.

    Bellport is led by Derek Palafox (distance), Travis Correa (mid-distance), and Osei M'Bhaso (hurdles).

    Half Hollow Hills West is young but talented, with sophomore sprinter Jarried Redwood and junior jumper Frederic Fils-Aime.


    DIVISION III

    With a talented distance core featuring Andrew Keresztes, Cole Conte, and James Burke, Port Jefferson should be strong. Ben Neiman (hurdles) and David Grier (throws) will also be factors.

    Amityville returns sprinter Vincent Jackson, thrower Cory Carter, and jumper DeJuhan Gray.

    Shoreham-Wading River has John Lee (distance), Tyler Keys (mid-distance), and Tommy Sager (pole vault).

    Stony Brook's Taylor Colucci is one of Suffolk's top 100 runners, and sprinter Andrew White could make noise come state qualifier time.


    NASSAU CLASS AAA

    Uniondale returns its entire indoor state champion 4 x 200 team (Derrick Ingram, Nyder Chardonnette, Tresean Goodwin, Davon Henry) and adds sprinter Will Stanback and thrower Tyler Desire.

    Syosset should thrive in the throws with John Aronson, Evan Kappatos, and Brian Sheng. Michael Wilkens (pole vault) is back, and Simon Nwana leads a strong mid-distance group.

    Massapequa brings back indoor long jump state champion Joe Caraciolo and mid-distance runner Danny DeLuna.

    Farmingdale has a strong hurdle duo of Kenneth Outing, Jr. and Jeziel Roman.

    Other teams to watch include East Meadow with hurdler/jumper Chris Garzia, Freeport with Jonathan Greenwood (mid-distance), and Port Washington with distance runner Taylor Titcomb.


    CLASS AA

    Elmont's 4 x 400, led by Ayo Obadare and Brandon Atkins, will be tough to beat.

    Hewlett's Brian Durdaller leads the pole vaulters and hurdlers. Brian Chambers will contend in mid-distance.

    Ryan Billian, who is strong in the hurdles and the jumps, is back for Division.

    Lynbrook has mid-distance depth, with senior Brendan Dunn leading the 4 x 800.

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