Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00
Senior Captain Fred Lang is one of the most accomplished and hardest working individuals ever to come through the ranks of the Mineola Track and Field program. His unyielding dedication has resulted in a tremendously impressive career with All Division, All Conference, and All County honors throughout his four years at Mineola.
Lang has nearly perfect attendance at practice, and treats every race like a championship event. He is one of the toughest athletes out there, refusing to give up when competitors challenge him.
Countless times during his career he has fought and won a race in the last 100 meters or came from behind in the last leg of a relay to secure a victory.
He is being highly sought after to compete on the collegiate level and looks forward to continuing his legacy after he leaves Mineola. It has been inspirational watching him run over the past few years.
Lang’s teammates look up to him for his dedication to his craft as well as his talent. Freddy has proudly been the face of Mineola XC/Track & Field for the last four years. He’s given Mineola the reputation of having a legitimate distance running program.
Lang holds school records in 4 and 5K runs. He is Mineola’s leading man in winter 4x800m and 3200m relays with times of 8:33 and 10:12 respectively. He also holds spring records in those distances with times of 8:32 and 10:16 as well as the 3000m-steeple chase record of 9:55.
A standout on the clay, he was All-Division in cross-country and All-County in spring track in ninth-grade. He also garnered those honors, as well as All-Conference in cross-country track, qualified for States in winter and spring track in 10th-grade.
Lang was named All-Division and All-County in the spring 4x800m relay and 3000m-steeple chase in his sophomore year. In his junior year, he was named conference champion in the 1,000, 1,600 and 3,200m races and qualified for State meets as well as All-Division honors in 400 and 800m hurdles and the 4x800m relay.
Fred was named county champion in the 4x800 relay this year and nabbed top honors in cross-country and winter track.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 07:16
The Nassau Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) approved funding for Nassau County’s part of a plan to address flood issues in Mineola and Carle Place, officials revealed on May 15. Mineola and North Hempstead’s portion of the three-part Bruce Terrace Flood Remediation Project has been ongoing.
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:00
Night on the Town began about eight years ago, when the Church of St. Aidan in Williston Park was looking to raise money. Mineola resident Harry Zapiti stepped in.
He brought the idea to St. Aidan’s board. All Zapiti wanted was the support.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
The Mineola Athletic Association’s soccer program will be holding its annual tryouts for their travel soccer teams in early June. Boys and girls in the U10, U11, and U12 age groups are invited to tryouts on Monday, June 3 and Thursday, June 6.
All interested athletes are encouraged to attend both try-out sessions, which will be held at Wilson Park on Field 3 (behind the pool and at the end of Liberty Avenue). For more information on practice times, age qualification, commitment, etc. please visit the MAA Web site at www.mineolaaa.org
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Ashley Stavish is a member of the Mineola Girl’s Lacrosse team. Ashley has been a four-year member of the varsity team and is a co-captain. In 2012 she was voted by Nassau County Girls Lacrosse Association to be an All Conference player.