By Bill Landon
It was a photo finish for Ward Melville’s Harrison Bassin when the junior found some last-minute leg, clocking in at 10 minutes, 6.89 seconds just one-third of a second behind the winner Daniel Czop of Commack in the grueling 3,200-meter at the League I boys winter track and field final at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus Jan. 19.
Bassin was also a leg in the 4×400 relay event, putting the Patriots at the top of the field in crossing the line first with a time of 3:38.85. Owen Larson, who notched fourth in the 600 finals at 1:28.73, was also part of the relay effort. Caleb Wheeler along with Dave Selzer were the other two legs of the relay team. At 1,600, juniors Ethan Winter and Justin Zhang finished seventh and ninth respectively, clocking in at 4:49.80 and 4:50.33.