Strong Performance by Pierson Track Athletes
By Gavin Menu
Allura Leggard just keeps getting faster.
Pierson’s junior sprinter, who competes as a member of the East Hampton girls track team, won the 100-meter dash at the Division III Championships at Comsewogue High School last week with a season-best time of 12.63 seconds, placing her among the top 10 sprinters in that event in Suffolk County. She also anchored the team’s 4×100-meter relay team, which finished third overall while breaking its own school record with a time of 50.87 seconds, and finished seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.90.
According to head coach Yani Cuesta, the Lady Bonackers finished sixth out of 15 teams with 38 points in a meet that was held on May 24 and 26.
“I believe that that may be the highest team value since I started coaching 12 years ago,” Cuesta said. “I know that I and the other coaches are extremely proud of our girls and their performances.”
Sisters Hannah and Caroline Jungck , who also attend Pierson, competed in the 2,000-meter steeplechase with Hannah finishing eighth overall with a personal-best time of 7:59.90. Caroline also posted her best time ever in the event, finishing in 8:33.83.
Hannah Jungck was a member of the team’s 4×400 relay and 4×800 relay, both of which finished in ninth place.
The meeting to determine seeds for the state qualifier, which will be held Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, at Port Jefferson High School, was held Tuesday night.