Mike Damato Runs His Way to First Place

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They are considered Suffolk County's fastest runners, and Saturday, April 28, they were all at the annual Smithtown Invitational Track and Field Meet. The Newsday photo by George A. Faella shows Whitman's Michael Damato pulling away from Smithtown West's Patrick McGuire to win the boys 1600m.  "Mike is an incredibly talented and hard-working athlete,” said Coach Rob Conroy. “He is having a tremendous season, with some of the fastest 1-mile (4:27) and 2-mile (9:31) times in the state. It has been a pleasure watching him constantly improve." Stay tuned for more on Mike and his talented teammates on spring track and field.