The team also got a lift from the East Meadow Jets football squad, which sent two players to compete in the shot put. C.J. Ewulu’s toss of 47 feet, 7 inches earned him second place, and Matt Mascia placed fifth at 39 feet, 10 inches.
East Meadow finished in second place in the two previous conference championship meets, losing both times to Calhoun High School, by two points in 2013 and three points in ‘12. “It was refreshing to get one to come back our way,” McGlynn said.
McGlynn credited assistant coach Mike Ringhauser for putting together a successful plan for the distance runners. “I can’t give him enough credit,” he said.
The duo was also coming off a successful season coaching East Meadow’s cross-country team, which wrapped up its season in November with a mark of 11-2.
The winter track team is now preparing for the county championships, which will occur this Saturday at 6 p.m. at St. Anthony’s. “Our kids came through and they performed like real champions,” he said. “Some kids did three events and they gutted it out.”