Sports Briefs 01.09.14

Local sports notes

Girls Track
    East Hampton High School’s girls winter track team was the only Bonac squad to see action this past week. At a crossover meet at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood Sunday, Nina Piacentine placed second in the 1,500-meter racewalk, in 8 minutes and 59.12 seconds, a personal record for her, and the 4-by-800 relay team of Devon Brown, Hannah Jungck, Wylee Musnicki, and Dana Cebulski was a runner-up as well, in 11:03.23. Shani Cuesta, the team’s coach, said she’s got a number of able competitors she can put into the relays, testifying to her squad’s depth. Piacentine came very close to setting an East Hampton indoor record in her event. Lexy van Binsbergen, with an 8:57.2 in 1998, is the record holder as of the moment.

    “Many of the girls did an excellent job, considering that this meet came at the end of a long holiday break,” said Cuesta. Among the personal records that day were Allura Leggard’s 46.97 in the 300; Christine Malecki’s 26-43/4 in the shot-put; Sadie Ward and Ana Toledo’s 50.94 in the 300; Musnicki’s 1:57.54 in the 600, and Rose O’Donoghue’s 8.23 in the 55. Leggard, a Pierson student, was the team’s top finisher in that event, in 8.17.

    In the “sports year that was” article on these pages last week, the writer failed to mention that East Hampton High School’s girls tennis team was a semifinalist in the county team tournament, that the girls volleyball team was the county Class B runner-up, and that the golf team won the league VIII championship.