Boys’ track and field beats Lynbrook 100-27

Nora Rosati, staff writer

Boys’ track and field beat Lynbrook high school 100-27 this Thursday on the home field.

The meet started out with five free points for the 4×100 meter relay, which Lynbrook had no team for.

The Vikings proceeded to earn their keep with the 1600 meter race, where Nikolai Solgaard (‘12) and Ben Hawthorne (‘13) placed first and third respectively. Solgaard completed the race in a time of 4:38.52 minutes, and Hawthorne finished with a time of 4:54.60 minutes.

Lynbrook came back with an eight point gain in the 110 meter hurdle race, taking first and second. Michael Johnson (‘13) finished third with a time of 17.53 seconds.

The Vikings continued to pile on the points with the 400 meter and 100 meter dash. Morris Gates-Mouton (‘12) and Jayshawn Gates-Mouton (‘13) took second and third place, finishing with a time of 52.88 seconds and 53.78 seconds, respectively. Paly swept the 100 meter dash, with EJ Floreal (‘13), Tremaine Kirkman (‘12), and Jonathan Alee (‘13) taking first, second, and third place respectively.

The distance team added another four points to the total in the 800 meter race, with Kevin Lavelle (‘13) taking second place in a time of 2:09.42 minutes and Justin Zhang (‘13) taking third place in a time of 2:10.54 minutes.

Paly took first place in the 300 meter hurdles race, with Johnson racing in a time of 43.59 seconds.

The Vikings dominated the 200 meter race, with Floreal finishing first in a time of 22.09 seconds and Alee finishing with a time of 23.03 seconds.

The 3200 meter race proved to be another success for the distance team. Samuel Carilli (‘12), Hawthorne, and Camden Boyle (‘13) swept the race, adding nine points to the total.

Lynbrook went out with a fight, taking first place in the 4×400 meter relay with a one second lead.

The field events proved to be a score-booster for Paly as Eilon Tzur (‘13), Grant Shorin (‘13), and Kenny Jones (‘13) swept the high jump, and Tory Prati (‘12), Chris Bisbee (‘12), and Spencer Drazovich (‘12) swept the shot put. In the discus throw, the Vikings took first and second place, with Prati and Johnson scoring a total of eight points.

The Vikings will race cross-town rival Gunn high school next Thurs. 19 at the Gunn field.