By Bill Landon
Harborfields senior Erin Eivers took fifth place in the 3000m event at the Bob Pratt Invitational April 27 at Smithtown East High School, clocking in at 11:43.40. Sophomore sprinter Kristen Lightbourne tripped the timer at 63.50 in the 400m dash, good enough for third place. Ellen Maguire, a sophomore, took third at the 800m distance with a time of 2:35.68.
Kings Park standout Michael Perez was the class of the field in high jump leaping 6 feet 2 inches to take top honors. Kings Park junior Richard Mangogna won the pole vault event clearing 12 feet 6 inches, but has cleared 13 feet 6 inches earlier in the season. Kings Park senior Garrett Dietrich took the runner-up spot in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.31. Sprinter Russell Gradel clocked a 11.70 in the 100m dash, good enough for fourth place and teammate Michael DiSalvo finished fourth in the grueling 3,200m meter distance at 9:54.33. Out of the many teams from all over the Island that competed in the Invitational, Kings Park took second place overall.