County Championship Track Highlights

Antoinette Miller placed first in the High Jump (5'2
Antoinette Miller placed first in the High Jump (5'2") and 55m dash (7.32) capturing county titles in both.
Senior Shelbi Wuss is also a State Qualifier by placing 6th in the 3000Meter and has qualified for All County Academic.
Senior Shelbi Wuss is also a State Qualifier by placing 6th in the 3000Meter and has qualified for All County Academic.

Suffolk's top girls and boys track teams competed in the indoor Suffolk County large and small school championships this past weekend at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.  We hear from Whitman’s Girls Track Coach Steve Savage and Rufus Shepard that track stars Antoinette Miller and Shelbi Wuss both qualified for the State Qualifier meet this weekend.

Whitman Junior Antoinette Miller is your new County Champion, and State Qualifier in the 55 Meter with a blistering 7.32second effort as well as the High Jump, clearing 5’2.”

“My start wasn’t the best, but it’s all about the finish and how you end it,” Miller said to Newsday. “I don’t look left or right when I run, but I could feel them next to me and knew that I had to push harder. I had to keep pushing until I saw my name on the board.”

Senior Shelbi Wuss is also a State Qualifier by placing 6th in the 3000Meter and has qualified for All County Academic. Also for our lady Wildcats, Grace Weigele, an 8th grader also ran well in the 3000m (12:05) and senior Payal Multani threw the Shot Put (28' 2").

A day earlier, Boys Track coach Rob Conroy was happy to announce that Whitman Junior Sean Smyth ran a 2:38minute, 1000 Meter Race to take 3rd place.  And in other highlights, Whitman senior Savien Roberts cleared 5'10" in the high jump giving him 6th place in the Large School County Championships, both have qualified for the State Qualifier.

It is important to note that while the above mentioned athletes have ‘qualified’ for the State Qualifier based on their individual scores/times, a final seeding will take place on Friday 2/10 that will confirm all athletes competing in the State Qualifier Meet on Monday February 13th beginning at 5PM at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.