Staten Islanders' move to track and field "life-changing"
It was Texas University assistant coach John Hayes who told Marcellus senior Mike Querica that he was going to be a half-miler.
Neither Blake Heriot nor Brady Gehret had raced 300 meters before. Yet, in two different sections of the junior boys 300 they notched the two fastest times in the country this season.
Dan Kelley, a former distance runner and frosh coach at St. Joseph by the Sea, passed away Saturday morning after nearly a week in "extremely critical condition" at Staten Island University Hospital. Kelley was hit by an intoxicated driver while running on Hyland Boulevard, Jan. 5 and suffered severe head and chest injuries.
Brie Roller didn’t waste time when she shot off the starting line. She didn’t back off on the first lap or quite settle in when the Lakeland-Panas junior breezed into the second lap of the 600 meters.