Victory at track and field invitational for Harborfields and Kings Park

Victory at track and field invitational for Harborfields and Kings Park

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.

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