The high school hosted the second annual Deer Park Falcons Track Invitational on April 7, increasing participation in the event to 20 Suffolk County teams competing in 20 different events. The winning teams were Amityville High School for boys and Bay Shore High School for girls.
Several Deer Park students won their respective events or earned runner-up status. In notable boys performances, senior Nkosi Burgess won the 400-meter race with a time of 53.75, senior and team captain Joe Ranni was runner-up in the 1,600-meter race and the boys 4x400 relay team finished first. On the girls team, Taylah Lovett and Alexandria Maniscalco finished in the top 10 for the 400-meter race and 100-meter high hurdles, respectively, and the girls 4x100 meter relay came in third.
“Deer Park’s athletes represented our program and community with great pride,” said Tom Brouillard, boys track and field coach. “On behalf of our director of athletics, Dominick Fontana, and girls head coach Jim Petti, I would like to congratulate our runners on a job well done.”