East Hampton High’s boys cross-country team made itself known statewide at an invitational meet in Wawrick Saturday, taking third place among the 16 teams in one of the varsity races there, paced by Erik Engstrom’s winning time of 15 minutes and 43.5 seconds.
The life of the late Steve Tarpinian, a triathlete, swimming coach, and triathlon promoter whom his life partner, Jean Mellano, has described as “the pioneer of triathloning on Long Island,” is to be celebrated at Sunday’s Mighty Hamptons triathlon at Noyac’s Long Beach.
I was thinking of calling the Hampton Jitney to see if I couldn’t get them to wrap one of their buses with a photo of me and fellow septuagenarian Gary Bowen, winners this past Sunday of East Hampton Indoor’s men’s B doubles championship, but modesty prevailed.
The East Hampton High School boys and girls cross-country teams turned out in force for the Great Bonac 5K Monday morning in Springs, and the boys, who enjoy a preseason ranking of 10th in New York State, finished in a pack of five, a couple of minutes behind the 5K’s winner, Gerard Connelly, 18, of Nesconset.
Charles Manning, who led the Killer Bees to a state boys basketball championship last season, won’t be playing in Bridgehampton this winter given the fact that, having passed an entrance examination this past week, he’ll be at Long Island Lutheran.
Considering that Saturday’s league-opener with Port Jefferson had been “the first football game that’s been played here in two years,” East Hampton High School’s coach, Joe McKee, told his charges he liked what he’d seen.