Sports Briefs 01.16.14

Local sports notes

Girls Track
    Nina Piacentine set a school indoor record in the 1,500-meter racewalk in finishing seventh among the sophomores at Saturday’s Art Mitchell Memorial Invitational track meet at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood.

    Piacentine’s time in the event was 8 minutes and 56.95 seconds, bettering the 8:57.2 that Lexy van Binsbergen did in 1998.

    In other action at the meet, Shani Cuesta, who coaches East Hampton High’s girls winter track team, said Dana Cebulski placed third in the open 1,000-meter race in 3:08.36, and that Alyssa Bahel placed eighth in the open 3,000 in 11:47.17.

    At the Jim Zeitler Relays last Thursday, the 4-by-800 relay team of Hannah Jungck, Bahel, Devon Brown, and Cebulski topped League IV; the shot-put duo of Annie Schuppe and Christine Malecki were the league’s runners-up, and the distance medley team of Elena Skerys, Jungck, Brown, and Bahel placed third among League IV’s contenders.

Sportime Arena
    Beginning Monday, the Sportime Arena in Amagansett will offer eight-week sessions for youngsters of various ages in flag football, inline skating, roller hockey, baseball, dodgeball, soccer, lacrosse, and basketball.

    “Our goal,” said the arena’s manager, Mike Ritsi, “is to promote success through fun, structured sports activities. Professional teachers and coaches implement our age-appropriate sports curriculum, which includes warm-ups, sport-specific drills, and play. . . . Teamwork and sportsmanship are always stressed in our classes.”

    Ritsi said further that “our cafe, run by Silver Spoon, is now open,” and added that the Martin Luther King Jr. Day camp Monday for 4-through-12-year-olds “will feature dodgeball, basketball, soccer, kickball, flag football, music, and much more.”