North Boys Track and Field Team Has Outstanding Showing

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The Sachem North boys track and field team had an outstanding showing at this year's New York State qualifying meet at Port Jefferson on Friday and Saturday.

Chris Tibbetts, Chris Fasano and Jonathan Lauer all won titles at the event. Lauer recorded the fastest time in the United States this season in the 3,000-meter steeple chase.

Here's a rundown of the three athletes' performances:

Chris Tibbetts

  • 1,600-meter champion, 4:14.37, new school record, fastest time in NY State
  • Made his move with 300 meters to go and never looked back finishing four seconds ahead next runner
  • 3,200-meter champion, 9:21.10
  • Beat Isaiah Claiborne from Northport, who beat Tibbetts in four previous match-ups
  • Ran a very strategic race, choosing not to lead and to kick earlier than he normally does
  • Ran his last ¼ mile in an astonishing 54.5

Chris Fasano     

  • Discus Champion, 175’ 11”, New School Record, No. in New York State
  • Had a great progression of throws building up to his final record setting throw 
  • 2nd Place Shot Put (State Qualifier), 57’ 1/2 ", season high, No. 7 in NY State

Jonathan Lauer        

  • 3,000-meter Steeplechase Champion, 9:14.14, New School, Meet and county record, fastest time in NY State, fastest time in the U.S.
  • The victory was redemption for Jon when he beat Michael Grabowski from Smithtown West.  Grabowski set the Suffolk Record back in May when he beat Lauer by .53 at St. Anthony’s