Running Past School Records

Running Past School Records
The Connetquot High School girls track and field team continues to break school records, both as a team and at the individual level.

The team recently competed in the league championship against Bay Shore – a team that hadn't lost the championship in 22 years – and emerged victorious, defeating them by 106-99. The following week, Connetquot competed in the Suffolk County Championships against more than 40 schools, falling just shy of first place by eight points.
At the recent state qualifier meet, several student-athletes performed exceptionally well and, as a result, will now compete at the state level. Senior Brittany Curtain threw a school record of 38 feet, 10 inches in shot put; senior Kelly Iocca won the 3,000-meter by more than three seconds at 10 minutes, 20 seconds, coming very close to the school record she currently holds; sophomore Emma McLoughlin ran past two veteran athletes to earn a spot in the 300-meter with a time of 41.8 seconds; and senior Bryana Padula qualified for the state championships in three separate events – hurdles, with a time of 8.39 seconds, the triple jump, with a length of 37 feet, 4.5 inches, and the 300-meter, with a time of 41.15 seconds. Bryana’s race time in hurdles made her the fastest public high school hurdler in the state.

Additionally, at the large school county championships, freshman Katie Iocca finished in second in the 3,000-meter with a time of 10:25, ranking her 10th nationally among freshmen in this event.

“These girls work very hard, and the entire team and I are very proud of them,” said coach Michael Austin.