RIVERHEAD RELAY TEAM SHATTERS RECORD
With a record time of 10:07.63, the Riverhead High School girls varsity 4×800 meter relay team crushed a 13-year-old school record and took third place at the Section XI Large School Championship on February 4 at Suffolk County Community College.
The athletic accomplishment was reached as the sophomore quartet, made up of Emma Conroy, Kristina Deravenire, Megan Kielbasa, and Christina Yakabowski, ran 12 seconds faster than the previous school record.
Conroy, Kielbasa, and Yakabowski also beat their personal best records. The relay was a first for Deravenire.
“The Riverhead Athletic Department is extremely proud of these student–athletes,” said Brian Sacks, director of health, physical education and athletics. “Their accomplishment is a testament to their hard work and dedication to the sport.”
BASKETBALL STAR HONORED IN HAMPTON BAYS
To inspire student-athletes and pay tribute to one of its own, the athletic department of the Hampton Bays School District honored former Hampton Bays High School basketball star William Harvey (Class of 1979) at a ceremony on February 1.
As part of the event, a banner celebrating Harvey’s athletic accomplishments was dedicated by the men’s basketball league, and the varsity basketball team, athletic department, and Town of Southampton presented him with certificates of achievement.
“Mr. Harvey is an example of grace,” said Superintendent of Schools Lars Clemensen.
In accepting the accolades, Harvey told the crowd that he was humbled by the honor. “None of this would have been possible without great coaches, teammates, and friends,” he said.
During Harvey’s tenure in Hampton Bays, he set a number of impressive basketball records, including averaging 25 points per game, scoring a total of 1664 career points, scoring the high number of points in one game (62), holding two national free throw records for a single game, and being named All-State and All-County.
In addition to playing basketball, Harvey was also a member of the varsity football and baseball teams during his high school years.
Following graduation, Harvey attended the University of West Georgia and the University of New Mexico. An avid golfer, he has been a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America since 1989 and is the head golf professional at the Ladera Golf Course in New Mexico.