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Athlete Of The Week

 

Anthony Cueter

MHS Track And Field

 

 

Mineola High School Senior Anthony Cueter has grown into a leader on and off the track for the boys’ spring track and field team since he joined the team as a freshman.  Cueter is a consistent scorer for the team in the 400m dash, 200m dash, and 400 intermediate hurdles.  The event he enjoys the most is the 4x400 relay because of the length of the race and the fact he gets to compete with his teammates as a unit.

 

Cueter achieved All-Conference honors in the winter when he was a part of the Conference Champion 4x400 team.  He’s looking to earn All-Division honors and possibly qualify for the state championship meet to be held in Syracuse the first weekend of June.

 

Cueter’s a big reason the team achieved an 11-3 conference record this season.  He hopes to continue his running career collegiately when he attends SUNY Fredonia in the fall.

 

Cueter also served as a role model in the classroom and community as well. On April 26 he teamed with co-captain Dylan Bestler to organize a track meet for the middle school students as part of their senior project.

 

Cueter and Bestler taught the younger students how important it is to be physically active every day in order to fight childhood obesity, a growing problem in our country.  The seniors also exposed the students to track and field and showed them how much fun it can be since there is no track and field team at the middle school level.    


News

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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