Newsday Athletes of the Year: Christian Quinn, Freeport, Senior Once again, Christian Quinn proved he was the best long jump in the state. Quinn remained at the top of his game after the spring was canceled due to concerns about the indoor state championship in early 2020 and subsequent pandemics.
According to milesplit.com, Quinn made a 24-foot, 1-inch long jump in early May. This has held up throughout the season as the state’s top distance. He flew 22 feet 6 inches in the Nassau-class AAA long jump championship and won 44 feet 3 1/4 inches in the triple jump championship.
Quinn retreated 11 feet on the runway this season, giving him more space to speed up. Two seasons ago he started 89 feet away from the board. Freeport coach Charles Gilles said he has grown to 100 this year.
“It gave him a much faster speed,” Gilreath said. “By being in the weight room, he was able to generate more power and speed, so we used all the speed he produced in the winter and the speed on the runway gave him a little more. I made him jump far away. “
Despite limited competition in Nassau this winter, Quinn finished fourth in the long jump at the Adidas Indoor Nationals, 23 feet 1/2 inch.
Quinn is working on the University of Albany.
Ryan Bailey, Comsewogue, Sr. He ran 14.79 and won the Suffolk Division II 110m Hurdling Championship. According to Mile Split, this is the fifth best time in the state.
Robert Doherty, St. Anthony, Senior He can do it all. Dougherty scored 400 in the CHSAA Intersectionary Championship in 48.52 seconds and 800 in 1: 56.76.
Gavin Ehlers, Westhampton, Jr. According to Mile Split, the Ehrers ran 4: 16.43 and won 1,600 in the Suffolk Individual Championships. This is the second fastest time in the state.
Colin Funk, Port Washington, Jr. He is a triple county champion and has won 800 at 1: 58.10, 1,600 at 4: 24.65 and 3,000 meters at 10: 14.70 at the Nassau-class AAA Championship.
Ryan John, Valley Stream North Junior He swept the jump at the Nassau-class AA Championship. A week ago, he became the state’s top mark in the triple jump at 48 feet, 2 1/2 inches, according to Mile Split.
Isaya Gray-Jordan, Uniondale, Senior He won the Nassau-class AAA Championship with 200 in 22.20 seconds and 400 in 49.66 seconds.
Nico Lavazori, Middle Country, Senior According to Mile Split, Rabazori won the Suffolk Individual 400 Championship in 48.68 seconds. This is the sixth fastest time in the state.
Andre Leslie, Farmingdale, Senior According to Mile Split, he won the Nassau-class AAA Championship in 54.96 seconds and 400 hurdles. This is the fourth fastest time in the state.
Nicholas Lourenco, St. Anthony’s, Sr. According to Milesplit, Lorenco was the second best performer in the state this season, clearing 16 feet in the pole vault at the New York showcase last weekend.
Jake Martin, West Babylon, Senior He threw 53 feet 11 inches to win the Suffolk Shot Put Championship. According to Mile Split, this is the fourth best distance in the state.
Milton Morris, Valley Stream North, Senior He has the fastest time in the state at the 110 meters hurdles (15.42). Morris won the Nassau-class AA Championship in 15.86 seconds at the same event.
Travisthrough, Northport, Senior Lou threw a discus 181 feet, 11 1/2 inches to win the Suffolk Individual Championship. According to Mile Split, it’s the farthest throw in the state. He is working on UConn.
Fernando Sanchez, John the Baptist, Senior He scored 400 in 49.98 seconds and 400 hurdles in 54.81 seconds in the CHSAA League Championship.
Jermaine Thompson, Connetquot, Jr. According to Mile Split, Thompson won the Suffolk Division II 200m Championship in 21.56 seconds. This is the fastest time in the state. He also scored 100 at 10.78.
Ryan Tona, Smithtown West, Senior Tona won the Suffolk Individual Championship in 14.96 seconds with the 110 meters hurdles. According to Mile Split, he ran 14.44 early in the season, which is suitable for the second fastest player in the state.
Eddy Vu, Floyd, Jr. He won the Suffolk Division I 100m Championship in 10.76 seconds. According to Mile Split, this season’s time in the state is the fifth fastest.
Jackward, St. Anthony, Sof. According to Mile Split, Ward scored 800 at 1: 55.84 in Eastern State Invitational. This is the fourth fastest time in the state.
Blake Wehr, Shoreham-Wading River, Sr. According to Mile Split, the high jump to Monmouth cleared 6 feet 10 inches in the middle of the spring season, and the state’s top jump was 2 inches.
Elijah Yeroushalmi, Roslyn, Sr. A spectacular kick at the last 25 meters brought the Yeroushalmi Nassau-class AA 3,200 title at 10: 11.62. A few days ago he dominated the 3,000-meter obstacle race in the County Championship and won 10: 27.30.
Huntington’s 4×400 Relay Team: Isaiah James (Sr), Julio Martinez (Jr.), CJ Kiviat (Sr.), and Anthony Joseph (Sr.) They ran 3: 21.74 at the Goshen Coliseum Classic in May. It was the fastest time in the state in virtually every season until the Newburgh Free Academy beat it last week.
Coach of the Year: Kristen Hamilton and Mark Valentino, Roslyn They led Roslyn to an overwhelming victory in the Nassau-class AA Championship. Their team scored 121 points.
Jordan Roterbach joined Newsday’s sports division in 2012. He is responsible for running and the Long Island Ducks independent baseball team. Lauterbach graduated from CW Post University with a degree in electronic media in 2010.