On Thursday evening, Brianna O’Brien spent the night with her classmates at the Class of 2017 Senior Prom. On Friday afternoon, she was running in the New York State Finals of the 3000m in Union-Endicott High School. With a time of 10:04.66, Brianna earned first place in the race and was crowned NYS Division 2 3000m Champion!
Congratulations to Brianna on her wonderful success! Thanks to Coach Paulson and Coach Walsh for supporter her upstate.
Thanks to Coach Paulson for the photos!
At last week’s Section VIII State Qualifier meet at North Shore High School, several Wheatley track and field athletes competed in order to qualify for the State Championship later this week.
Competing in the State Qualifiers were:
- Devin Brancato
- Steven John
- Megan Klein
- Antonio Liparoto
- Brianna O’Brien
The results of the competition are as follows:
Qualified for State Championships:
- 1st Place Division 2 (1500m ): Brianna O’Brien – 4:46.81
- 2nd Place Division 2 (3000m): Brianna O’Brien – 11:07.75
(This was Brianna’s second 3000m; she actually heads to States with a seed time of 10:02.07)
- 1st Place Division 2 (Long Jump): Steven John – 20-07.00
- 1st Place Division 2 (Discus): Antonio Liparoto – 133-02
Other events Wheatley competed in at the Section VIII State Qualifier:
- 3rd Place Division 2 (110 Hurdles) – Steven John – 16.60
- 3rd Place Division 2 (Triple Jump) – Megan Klein – 30-03.25
- 3rd Place Division 2 (1600m) – Devin Brancato – 4:46.82
Congratulations to all of the competitors and good luck to those heading to the State Championship meet! Thanks to Coach Walsh and Coach Paulson for their work with the athletes.
(Thanks to Coach Paulson for the overview of the results and some of the photos.)
Near the end of May, over 200 students from eleven Nassau County schools descended upon Calhoun High School to participate in the Bellmore-Merrick Challenge, a field day of fun activities designed to engage some of our most special students and forge connections among students from all over Nassau. Accompanying these students were an equal number of student “buddies” who encouraged and supported them throughout the day.
Students competed in a variety of traditional field day activities, including, for example, relays, an inflatable obstacle course, jumping competitions and throwing contests.
Staff members and students from Wheatley accompanied our Life Skills students for what proved to be a wonderful day of activity and camaraderie.
[Thanks to Liza Laurino-Siegel for the photos!]
Shortly after the Girls Softball Long Island Championship game, the Boys Varsity Baseball team battled Mattituck for the Long Island Championship. In a quick-paced game filled with good pitching, the boys came up short, losing 1-0.
Nevertheless, congratulations to the entire team for a terrific season!
Earlier today, the Wheatley Wildcats played a tough Babylon team in the Long Island Class B Softball Championship game at the St. Joseph’s Athletic Complex. Although Wheatley was beaten 19-2, the defeat does not take away from a wonderful season during which the team captured Wheatley’s first Nassau Championship since 2004.
Congratulations to the entire team, as well as Coach Cambria and Coach Curcio.
Varsity Golf Coach Joe Virgilio provided the following update regarding the State Qualifying Competition yesterday.
On May 24th, senior Teddy Lewis qualified for the New York State High School Golf Tournament held at Cornell University. This is Teddy’s second consecutive year qualifying for the State tournament and is only the second golfer in Wheatley’s history to do so. Teddy shot an impressive total of 147 (74/73) over the two-day qualifier at Bethpage State Park.
On a side note, Teddy made his first career HOLE IN ONE during a practice round at Bethpage Red on May 16th.
Congratulations to Teddy, and thanks to Coach Virgilio for the write-up and photos!
After a thrilling extra-inning 6-5 victory in the second game of the Class B Championship, the Wheatley Wildcats captured the County Championship over Oyster Bay. The Wildcats earned a game 1 victory over Oyster Bay, 8-5.
Congratulations to Coach Paino and the entire team!