15th annual Joe Brandi invitational relays

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Thirty-four Long Island schools traveled to Bohemia and Connetquot High School on April; 22 to take part in the 15th annual Joe Brandi Track Relays.  According to current Connetquot track coach James Crowley III, the meet is named after the legendary Connetquot track coach Joe Brandi, who started the program in the 1970s and continued coaching into the 21st century.

A variety of track and field events were scheduled for the two days of competition.  Teams began competing on Friday and continued throughout the Saturday morning and afternoon sessions.  The Connetquot coaching staff was pleased with the turnout and organization of the day’s program.  They thanked the athletes, coaches, volunteers, district administration, and generous sponsors for supporting this annual event.

Despite the intensity between competitors, it was fun to watch the girls work so hard, then shake hands and hug their opponents afterwards.  This is an example of what school, and sports, should be.  Congratulations to the winners, and all the competitors for an excellent example of athleticism, and sportsmanship.

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