Boys Track Teams Makes its Mark

The Amityville Union Free School District congratulates the boys varsity track team for its accomplishments at the New Balance Nationals on March 12. The 800-meter relay team of Terrance Hinds, Jowell Dixon, Emmanuel Oguntoye and Kerron Gonzales placed sixth in the Emerging Elite.

Emmanuel capped off an amazing season by competing in the championship triple jump and placing fifth in the United States to earn the title of All-American. He is the only track athlete in Suffolk over the past 30 years that held the New York State No. 1 ranking the entire season and capped it off with the state title.

The team, which won the county championship and had several students compete at the state meet, was coached by Reynolds Hawkins. He was recently named the Suffolk County coach of the year.