Sports Briefs: 04.13.17
Girls Track Season Opener
The East Hampton High School girls track team lost its season-opener here on April 5 by a score of 95-54 to Shoreham-Wading River.
Allura Leggard of Pierson, who ran as an independent in the winter, was a four-time winner for East Hampton. She won the 100-meter dash, in 13.4 seconds, the 200, in 28.2, the long jump, in 14 feet 11 3/4 inches, and anchored the winning 4-by-100 relay team. It was her first time long-jumping, Yani Cuesta, Bonac’s coach, said.
Lily Mongan, a ninth grader, won the high jump at 4 feet 7 inches. East Hampton’s runners-up were Danielle Futerman in the pole vault, Autumn Street in the shot-put, Molly Mamay in the 100 high hurdles, Mikela Junemann in the 100, and Liana Paradiso in the 400. Third-place finishers were Alden Powers in the triple jump, Ashley Peters in the 200, and Michelle Barranco in the discus.
First Loss for Tennis
The East Hampton High School boys tennis team lost 4-3 to its perennial rival, Westhampton Beach, this past week — the first league loss for the Bonackers in three years, their coach, Katie Helfand, said. “They were missing their best player and they still beat us,” she added.
In the first encounter, which East Hampton won by a like score, the Bonackers split the four singles matches and won three-setters at first and second doubles. This time around, East Hampton won three singles matches and was swept in straight sets in the doubles, which the Hurricanes’ coach had strengthened, Helfand said, with some singles players.
The teams are tied for the league lead, each at 5-1.