Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00
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.