Written by Levittown Tribune Staff, Levittown@AntonNews.com Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00
The Island Trees Cross Country Bulldogs’ summer training is starting to pay off for the boys and girls, with dual meet records 5-0 and 4-1, respectively.
Each weekend the team has traveled to invitationals in the Hamptons, Warwick valley, each producing great times and awesome experiences for the athletes. The Bulldogs also recently traveled to Six Flags Great Adventure where they participated in the 5k run, through Safari Kingdom.
Senior captain Zack Milack and juniors Eugene Lease and Danny Dmuchowski lead the boys’ team, each with their own school course records
A big addition to the team has been Joe Badolato and rounding out the varsity team is Brandon Diaz, Greg Yee and Dyhon Gor.
The team will next take on Seaford, Oyster Bay and Friends Academy in a Conference IV showdown for first place at Bethpage State Park.
The girls’ team: All Conference senior Stephanie Buruca, senior captain Jen Crowley, and junior captain Angela Brocco return this year, leading the Lady Dawgs and setting course school records.
Senior Samantha Jones, juniors Claudia Rutley, Alyssa Mustafa, and Melissa Dieringer round out the team, with their quest for the second appearance in the Section VIII County Championship.
Six freshmen join the team this year, led by Nick Escobar, Mike Messina, George Rincon, Tatiana Serrano and Samantha Brunie and the Six Flags Freshman Course record holder Chris Camardella.