MHS runs to success at annual ‘Under the Lights’ track meet

Under the Lights: Teammates honor seniors

Laura Francavilla, Copy Editor

Massapequa’s track teams have yet again proven themselves as fierce competitors against other school districts across Long Island. In this year’s annual “Under the Lights” track meet, the teams were able to break school records and compete against rival schools.

The girls track team broke two school records this year in the pole vault and the shuttle hurdle relay. For the past four years, the record had been 10’, but Emily Corso broke the standing record with a height of 10’3.”

The track teams competed against districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties and schools from New York City as well on Friday May 12. Out of thirteen events, the girls track team had ten top finishes. Carmelle Rosello, Liz Murphy, Julia Iannarelli, and Nino Baghashvili broke the school’s seven-year record in the shuttle hurdle relay by two seconds.

Brittney Membreno won for the discus toss/ throw and Gillian Murphy for the long jump. The boys track team also performed extremely well in the meet, breaking records of their own as well.

Not only did the track teams do amazing in the actual track events, there were other activities for them to enjoy as well. A DJ entertained everyone that attended the meet with music and athletes were invited to dance on the infield. The booster club provided BBQ for everyone as well.

“The meet gives the athletes the opportunity to compete at a high level and have a great time before the championship season begins,” girls track coach, Mr. Mike Lisa said.

The first annual Under The Lights track meet was held nine years ago and Massapequa has proven itself every year as one of the best schools in track and field.

Congratulations to all of the record breakers and participants this year. With a new batch of runners next year, more records may be broken in meets to come.

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