Riverhead cross-country league champ for first time in 30 years

Race To The Top

The Riverhead girls cross country team completed an undefeated 5-0 dual-meet season to claim the school’s first league championship crown since 1988. Independent/Courtesy Riverhead Central School District

The Riverhead girls cross country team earned the League III championship title for the first time since 1988 after a 17-43 win over Northport at Sunken Meadow State Park October 16.

The Blue Waves’ win culminated a perfect 5-0 dual-meet season led by juniors Christina Yakaboski and Megan Kielbasa. Yakaboski, who has won every race this year, finished the 2.8-mile course October 16 in 17 minutes, 35 seconds. Kielbasa followed behind her with a time of 18:31.

The team, which has not let up more than 18 points to an opponent this year, competed in the Section XI Division Championships at Sunken Meadow October 23, but results were not available by press time.