All-County Awards Go To Top Runners

Left to right: Girl’s Track Coach Rufus Shepard, Lauren Hoffman, Shamar Powell, and Boy’s Varsity Track Coach Rob Conroy.
Left to right: Girl’s Track Coach Rufus Shepard, Lauren Hoffman, Shamar Powell, and Boy’s Varsity Track Coach Rob Conroy.

Whitman’s top two track stars received recognition recently at the annual All-County Awards Dinner. Girl’s Track Coach Rufus Shepard is please to announce that Lauren Hoffman received All-County Honors by placing 3rd in the 2K Steeple Chase at the state qualifier meet. She completed the race in a time of 7:13.84, breaking her previous School record of 7:22.10.  Lauren has qualified to run in the 2014 New Balance Nationals on Saturday, June 14th in Greensboro, North Carolina. Lauren will continue running next year at C.W. Post College.

Boy’s Varsity Track Coach Rob Conroy is please to announce that Shamar Powell was awarded All-County for finishing 3rd in the 800 meters at the Suffolk County State Qualifier in a time of 1:56.20. An interesting note is that Shamar is a member of Coach Conroy’s fastest 4x800 from last spring. Shamar, a Junior at Whitman, was our Athlete of the Month for April. Shamar ran a 4:28 mile at the Suffolk Officials meet last Month.