Sports Briefs 02.07.13

Local sports notes

Heine Qualifies
    Kevin Heine, a 185-pound Pierson senior who competes at 220 pounds for the East Hampton High School wrestling team, qualified for the county tournament as the result of his third-place finish in the league tourney at Westhampton Beach High School Saturday.
    Heine, who plans to attend the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Cape Cod in the fall, pinned his consolation-round opponent, Amityville’s Joseph Torres, midway through the second period.
    Rocky Point won the league tourney with 314.5 points; East Hampton was last among the eight teams with 19.9.

Cebulski May Qualify
    Shani Cuesta, who coaches East Hampton High’s girls winter track team, will learn today if Dana Cebulski, who finished fifth in last weekend’s small schools 1,000-meter race in a personal-best time of 3:06.10, has met the cutoff for this weekend’s state qualifier meet.
    “I’m happy Dana came out for the small schools meet inasmuch as she had been sick and really wasn’t up to running,” said Cuesta, adding that the sophomore long-distance runner had run the 1,500 in 5:12.90. “If she hadn’t run in the 1,500, our 4-by-800 relay team would have been scratched.”
    Cuesta’s 4-by-200 relay team of Kathryn Wood, Alexa Berti, Ana Toledo, and Gabbie McKay turned in a personal-best 2:05.62. The 4-by-8 team of Devon Brown, Elena Skerys, Alyssa Bahel, and Cebulski ran a 10:53.66.
    “While Dana will probably be the only one who will compete in the state qualifier,” Cuesta said, “I’m really happy that many of our girls had personal records this winter. It was a real accomplishment on their part.”