The Mineola High School girls indoor track and field team continued to pile up the honors when it finished second in the Nassau County Championships.
The meet was held on Feb. 3 at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood. "The girls had an unbelievable night. This is the third time we have competed in the county championships since the track program was revived. We finished eighth in 2003 and sixth in 2004 so this is great," said coach Kristin Degnan.
Seven Mustangs earned All-County honors for their performances. Senior pole vaulter Nicole Lapin won the county championship. Not only did she earn All-County honors, she earned a trip to the New York State Championships later this month at Syracuse University.
Lauren Mobyed led the Mustangs with three All-County performances. She finished second in the 1,000 and 1,500-meter runs and was part of the second place 4X8 relay team. The other members of that All-County award-winning quartet are Julia Yan, Jenn Pawlowski and Alia Fater. Kristin Mobyed earned All-County honors with second place finishes in the 3,000 and 600-meter runs. Lauren Massa improved her time by 27 seconds to earn All-County honors in the 1,500-meter race/walk.
For the boys squad, Mineola High School shot putter Rob Olszewski heaved his way to notoriety. Olszewski won the conference meet with a toss of 40 feet, 3 1/4 inches. He was the only conference champion for the Mustangs boys indoor track & field team.
"The squad is very young and rebuilding after losing our veterans last year," said Degnan.
The boys finished fifth in the conference meet. Other members of the squad are Dominik Campagna (sprints), John Englis (sprints, middle distances, throws), Diego Chavez (middle distance), Edgar Gallindo (middle distance), Filipe Monteiro (sprints and middle distances) and Danny Sanchez (sprints and middle distances).
"The boys improved throughout the season and we're looking forward to the future," said Degnan.