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Men’s Team With Seven Personal Bests

The Farmingdale State men’s and women’s indoor track team opened the new year at the New York City Gotham Cup on Friday, Jan. 10, at the New Balance Track & Field Center. The men’s team set seven new personal bests and moved up on multiple All-Time lists.

Freshmen Donte McArthur of Hempstead and Stephen Schmidt of Levittown each set two personal bests. McArthur placed 13th in the Triple Jump at a distance of 12.95m and moved up to no. 5 on the FSC All-Time list with a time of 9.14. Schmidt finished 15th in the Weight Throw with a toss of 10.52m. He would also finish 27th in the Shot Put at 11.07m.

Sophomore Jordan Kohlman of Wantagh cleared 12’ 7” in the Pole Vault, moving him to no. 10 on All-Time list.

In the 60-meters, senior Steven Renteria of and sophomore James D’Onofrio, both from West Babylon, finished in 7.29 and now stand tied at no. 3 on the All-Time list.

Additional Notable performances:

Karl Nilsen of Smithtown finished the Pole Vault, coming in 12th out of 28 contestants and no. 6 on the All-Time list.

Daquan Grant of Copiague, finished the Triple Jump, coming in 12th out of 34 contestants.

— Submitted Farmingdale State College Athletic Department

News

After spotting an abandoned cemetery at the corner of Grant Avenue and Rose Street in the heart of downtown Farmingdale, resident Vicki Gruber became inspired to trace the lineage of the Van Cott family—some of the earliest settlers in the Farmingdale community. Gruber, a corporate and securities attorney, said that after approaching the village about the history of the cemetery, she took it upon herself to do the research. Compiling three or four years worth of newfound information, Gruber discovered that each of the 16 plots in the cemetery are direct descendants of Claes Cornelissen Van Cats, a Dutch settler and firm believer in democracy, home rule and civil liberty. 

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


Calendar

Les Miserables - November 21

The Wedding Singer - November 21

Holiday Parade - November 22


Columns

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