Dalers are on Track


Alyssa Hernandez, Editor

Dalers track and field is off to a great start. 

With spring in full bloom, Dalers track and field has begun its season. Although running is something that may seem simple, the art of getting faster is something that requires hard work and dedication. Track and field is a sport where you have to show up for yourself and your team, and the Dalers have taken pride in that. This season the boys and girls have faced competitive opponents such as Uniondale, Baldwin, and Massapequa. With the help of numerous coaches, the Dalers have been able to achieve excellence.

With hard work, day in and day out, there are some stand-out names on this team. Faith Williams, Montclair Track and Field commit, has been able to run a personal record of 11.9 seconds in the 100 meter dash. She states that this team has “a lot of fresh talent” with hard working underclassmen who have a very bright future. Some of the underclassmen that have strong potential are Sara Sohl, Jack Brosnan, Luke Ferraiolo, and Gavin Gatchalian. Another strong competitor on the team is Kayla Kwas, an Adelphi commit who also plans on pursuing track and field. Kwas’ main event is the 400 meter hurdles and 100 meter hurdles. She ranks five in the league in the 400 hurdles.

The Dalers are not just limited to running events; they also excel in field events. Nick Maltese, an Adelphi commit, is a pole vaulter and high jumper. Maltese has been able to clear 5’8 in the high jump. Another vital field event member is Maddie Luogo. While she plays both lacrosse and track, she is still able to bring great power to the team. Another important team player was Ryan Moritz, who was able to break a personal record at the Nassau Coaches Invitational in his main event, shot put. Farmingdale does not lack when it comes to field event talent which is vital for a track team’s success. 

The Dalers track and field team is very well-rounded, competitive, and hungry for success this year. As counties come around, the team has been bettering themselves and they are prepared for some teammates to make it to states. Keep an eye out for upcoming boys an girls track and field events. 

* pictures by Lifetouch