HS Track Athletes Shine at Weekend Meets

HS Track Athletes Shine at Weekend Meets
Nine of the high school’s boys track athletes competed at the Yale Bowl Classic Invitational, held Jan. 12-13 at Yale University, with the 4x800-meter relay team – consisting of Ryan Brooks, Nick Maniscalco, Warren Millien and Tyler Neilson – taking second place. Tyler Neilson’s outstanding performance in the 3,000-meter race landed him fourth all-time in that event in the school’s record book.

The team continued to shine at the Freshman/Sophomore Championships, held Jan. 13 at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus. Freshman Jon Alicea was the runner-up in the long jump for all freshmen, Aidan Neilson took third for all freshmen in the 1,600-meter race, and Maniscalco took third for all sophomores in the 600-meter.

“The coaching staff was extremely proud and pleased with how our boys performed,” said coach Thomas Brouillard. “It’s always a good weekend when our runners bring home several medals, but more importantly, represent Deer Park with professionalism. The meet at Yale is a prestigious one and the Frosh/Soph Championship is extremely important, which makes these performances all the greater.”