INDOOR TRACK: Guzman Won the 300 Race

East Hampton’s Deilyn Guzman, stretching before a recent practice session above, won the county small schools 300-meter race Saturday. Jack Graves

   In postseason competition over the past weekend, Deilyn Guzman of East Hampton High School’s boys indoor track team won the small schools 300-meter race in 37.34 seconds, ranking him among the county’s top six in that event, and Lucas Escobar, at 106 pounds, and Mike Peralta, at 145, were third-place finishers in League V’s wrestling meet, thus qualifying for the county tournament at Stony Brook University this weekend.
    At the girls county small schools meet Monday, Ashley West placed second in the 600, in 1:38.86, a personal best, and Dana Cebulski was fifth in the 3,000, in 11:00.57.
    The county indoor track meet for boys and girls, in which Guzman, West, and possibly Cebulski are to compete, is to be held Sunday at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood from 11 a.m.
    East Hampton’s bowling team, which had placed sixth among 13 teams in the divisional tournament, ahead of its league’s first and second-place teams, Eastport-South Manor and Westhampton Beach, wound up in last place at the county tourney Saturday, though not before making some noise.
    “We had a great, great morning and a horrible afternoon,” East Hampton’s coach, Pat Hand, said in summing up — “ecstasy in the morning, agony in the afternoon.”
    By the end of the morning’s three games, the Bonackers, who rolled a season-high 1,036 in the third, stood in 12th place among the 18 teams. “If we’d finished in 12th, that would have been the best we’d ever done, including the team Mikey Graham was on,” Hand said.
    East Hampton’s morning scores were 977, 912, and, as aforesaid, 1,036. In the latter game, Andrew Payne and Chris Duran each had 233s, Ricky Nardo had a 205, Dan Ruggiero had a 193, and Cheyenne Mata had a 172. “The kids were on fire,” the coach said. “I don’t know what happened in the afternoon. We broke for lunch, they re-oiled the lanes, and then our lanes broke down 15 times. Maybe that threw them off. Anyway, we were happy to be there.”
    Payne, with a 216 average over the course of four games, led East Hampton in the division tourney. His high game was a 234. “Our goal there was not to come in last,” said Hand.


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