Boys Track Looking Up

     Chris Reich, who coaches East Hampton High’s boys winter track team, assisted by Luis Morales, said this week that “we have a roster of 18, which is not as many as I’d like, but they’re doing well — Deilyn Guzman, Trevor Shea, William Ellis, Adam Cebulski, Joe Olszewski, A.J. Bennett, and Henry Whitney in particular.”
    Cebulski has run the indoor mile in 5 minutes and 7 seconds. “Hopefully,” said Reich, “he’ll go under 5 in the meet after Christmas break.”
    Bennett, he said, had “huge potential as a shot-putter. . . . He would have won the event in our last meet, with a throw of more than 40 feet, but he fouled.”
    Guzman has run the 300-meter dash in 38.98 seconds; Shea, a first-year senior, has done a 41.35 in that event; Ellis, a freshman, is doing well in the high jump and 55-meter hurdles, and the 4-by-200 relay team of Guzman, Shea, Whitney, and Ellis “would have been third in our last meet if their handoffs weren’t so awful. . . . As it was, they placed fifth in 1:48.”
    The team’s senior distance runner, Mike Hamilton, “is probably out for the season with a severe ankle injury, but we’ve managed to put together a 4-by-800 relay team consisting of two freshmen, a sophomore, and a junior.”