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Newsday’s All-Long Island boys track and field team 2022 – Newsday

Newsday Athlete of the Year: Ryan John, Valley Stream North, Sr.

There wasn’t much stopping John this year. It seemed like every time he landed his triple jump, he won. And, for the most part, that was true. John was, far and away, the most dominant athlete in his main event on Long Island this season.

The Clemson-commit won both the state indoor (46 feet, 6¼ inches) and outdoor (48-1½) Federation triple jump championships. He threw in some long jump success as well, placing second at the state indoor championships with a mark of 21-10, and second at the state outdoor meet with a 22-11½ jump.

He also won the outdoor Division I triple jump (49-8 3/4) and long jump (23-3) championships, supplanting his status as the best athlete in large public schools in both events.  John finally broke 50-feet (50-1 1/4) in the triple jump — something that topped his to-do list — at New Balance Outdoor Nationals, placing second.

Suffolk Athlete of the Year:  Nicholas Lourenco, St. Anthony’s, Sr.

Nicholas Lourenco of St. Anthony pole vaults in the boys finals at the CHSAA Intersectional Championship held at Randall’s Island, Saturday, May, 28, 2022, in New York. Credit: Louis Lanzano

A stress fracture in his back kept the Bay Shore native from pole vaulting for five weeks of the indoor season, but when he returned he jumped back to his usual status as best in the state. Lourenco won the state indoor and outdoor championships, clearing 15-6 in March and 16-7½  in June. He also won the pole vault at both the indoor (14-6) and outdoor (16-9) CHSAA Intersectional meet.

 Ryan Antwi of Central Islip, Josiah Brown of Holy Trinity and Gavin Ehlers of Westhampton. 

Ryan Antwi, Central Islip, Jr.

He placed third in the triple jump at the state indoor championships, going 45-3¼. Antwi won the Suffolk outdoor Class AA long jump at 21- 2¾, and the triple jump at 44-11¾.

Josiah Brown, Holy Trinity, Soph.

Brown was third in the 55 at the state indoor championships at 6.38. He won the 100 in 10.76 at the outdoor CHSAA Intersectionals.

Chris Davis, Whitman, Sr.

He’ll play basketball at SUNY-Geneseo next school year, but he was the king of the high jump this month. Davis won the state outdoor championship, clearing 6-7.

Brandon Dennis, Amityville, Sr.

Dennis placed third in the shot put at the state indoor championships at 54-3¼. He won the shot put at the Suffolk outdoor state qualifier, tossing 54-8¼

Gavin Ehlers, Westhampton, Sr.

The best distance runner on Long Island, Ehlers was fifth in the 1,000 (2:31.40) and seventh in the 3,200 (9:05.70) at the state indoor meet.

Colin Funk of Port Washington, Liam Going of Chaminade and Daniel Muccini of Chaminade

Colin Funk, Port Washington, Sr.

The best distance runner in Nassau, he finished third in the 1,000 in 2:30.95 at the state indoor championships, fourth in the 800 (1:54.78) and fifth in the 1,600 (4:14.27) at the state outdoor meet, and ran on the 4 x 800 relay that won the title at Nike Indoor Nationals.

Liam Going, Chaminade, Sr.

The Penn commit was near the top of all the big distance races this school year. He placed second in the 1,000 in 2:30.88 at the state indoor championships and third in …….

Source: https://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/all-long-island/boys-track-and-field-team-2022-usnt54pq

Newsday Athlete of the Year: Ryan John, Valley Stream North, Sr.

There wasn’t much stopping John this year. It seemed like every time he landed his triple jump, he won. And, for the most part, that was true. John was, far and away, the most dominant athlete in his main event on Long Island this season.

The Clemson-commit won both the state indoor (46 feet, 6¼ inches) and outdoor (48-1½) Federation triple jump championships. He threw in some long jump success as well, placing second at the state indoor championships with a mark of 21-10, and second at the state outdoor meet with a 22-11½ jump.

He also won the outdoor Division I triple jump (49-8 3/4) and lo…….

Newsday Athlete of the Year: Ryan John, Valley Stream North, Sr.

There wasn’t much stopping John this year. It seemed like every time he landed his triple jump, he won. And, for the most part, that was true. John was, far and away, the most dominant athlete in his main event on Long Island this season.

The Clemson-commit won both the state indoor (46 feet, 6¼ inches) and outdoor (48-1½) Federation triple jump championships. He threw in some long jump success as well, placing second at the state indoor championships with a mark of 21-10, and second at the state outdoor meet with a 22-11½ jump.

He also won the outdoor Division I triple jump (49-8 3/4) and lo…….

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