Sports Briefs 05.02.13

Local sports notes

    The Greater East Hampton Education Foundation will benefit from a fund-raiser at East Hampton Point restaurant tomorrow night from 6:30 to 10:30. There will be a buffet dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and raffles. Tickets cost $35 per person.

Off-Road Half
    An off-road half-marathon will be held at Ed Ecker County Park in Montauk Sunday as a benefit for Paddlers 4 Humanity. The start-finish line of the race, which is to begin at 9 a.m., will be at the park, which is off Navy Road. Check-in will be from 8 a.m., and the field will be limited to 75 participants.
    “The first seven miles are challenging, but the final six are reasonably gentle and rolling,” Tara Berkoski of WordHampton said in an e-mail. “Two-person teams are welcome, and will hand off 6.2 miles into the race at the West Hither Hills Overlook. . . . Monies raised will be donated to Long Island Communities of Practice, which offers educational, social, and recreational programs to children with disabilities, and to the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society.”

Girls Track
    Shani Cuesta, who coaches East Hampton High School’s girls track team, said in an e-mail this week that “the girls did incredibly well at the Westhampton Beach invitational. Many got personal records and a few got medals, which went to the top six in each event.”
    East Hampton’s medal winners included Dana Cebulski, who was fourth in the 800-meter race in a school-record 2 minutes and 24.52 seconds (thus bettering Ashley West’s time in that event) and sixth in the 1,500 in a personal-best time of 5:00.95; Cecilia Blowe, who was second, and Gabbie McKay, who was third, in the 100-meter race for freshmen; Shannon Ryan, who won the novice 1,500-meter walk in a personal-best 8:55.25; Sadie Ward, who was third in the novice 100-meter high hurdles; Amanda Calabrese, who was fourth in the open 100 high hurdles, and McKay, who was fourth in the novice 200.

Boys Track
    Last week, East Hampton’s boys team, coached by Chris Reich and Luis Morales, lost 93-53 here to Rocky Point, giving up 35 points in the two hurdle events and in the throws.
    The Bonackers, however, had numerous first-place finishes, among them Adam Cebulski’s personal-best 4:44 in the 1,600; Hunter Kelsey’s personal-best 11.4 in the 100; Wanya Reid’s personal-best 23.4 in the 200; Evan Larsen’s 2:12 in the 800; Erik Engstrom’s personal-best 10:39 in the 3,200; Keaton Crozier’s 38-4 3/4 in the triple jump, and the 4-by-800 relay team of Thomas Brierley, Engstrom, Jackson Rafferty, and Cebulski.
    Reich said afterward that he was confident his charges would go out winners in meets with John Glenn and Westhampton Beach.

Synchro Swimming
    The Synchro Swans, a synchronized swimming team coached by Meg Preiss, are to perform at 5:30 p.m. at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter Sunday, though the event celebrating National Synchronized Swimming Month is to start at noon.