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Port Washington Has Strong Showing in MacArthur Track & Field Invitational: A Fan’s View

Port Washington's track team joined dozens of others from across Long Island on March 31 at the MacArthur Generals' Third Annual Track and Field Invitational in Levittown, NY.

Port Washington's Track & Field team had a strong showing in Levittown, NY on March 31.
Eric Holden

Several of the top track teams in the county were on hand for the event, including perennial contenders like MacArthur, North Shore, Freeport, Baldwin and Seaford. A handful of teams from Suffolk County also participated.

Battling Through A Rain-Soaked Track

Despite unfavorable running conditions and winter-like temperatures, the Vikings showed veteran poise by notching top honors in several events.

Port Washington took first-place in the 4 x 100m girls' race with a time of 53.7, and the girls' squad also finished first in the 4 x 800m event with a time of 10:31.5.

Individual Awards

Besides team honors, Port Washington earned several individual accolades at the event.

Junior Sarah Graf had a first-place finish in the triple-jump with a mark of 27' 11.25", and senior standout Nisha Herrenberg took fourth in the girls' discus with a throw of 67'1".

Graf also finished fifth in girls' long jump by notching a mark of 13' 7.5".

The Vikings had no top five finishers in the shot put event, but senior Kathleen Devine finished third in girls' high jump with a 4'8" tally.

Later in the day, the boys' team had a strong showing in the 4 x 800m race, finishing in second-place with a time of 8:59.3.

Strong Showing In The 200m Event

Port Washington also had two top six finishers in the girls' 200m event, and junior talent Dian Lin took home second-place in the 800m girls' run with a time of 2:37.9.

Port Washington junior Jackson Lathrop enjoyed a solid performance in the boys' 800m run, finishing third with a mark of 2:09.8.

Sophomore standout James Burns tallied yet another third-place mark for Port Washington, as he ran a 16.7 in the 110m boys' hurdles event.

In the girls' 1500m race, Port Washington sophomore Joelle Feinberg put in a gutsy performance to secure first-place with a time of 5:02.9.

Senior Ryan Schwartz secured yet another first-place tally for the Vikings, winning the 1600m race with a mark of 4:49.6.

Eric Holden has been covering Long Island high school sports since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @ericholden.


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Updated Sunday, Apr 1, 2012