The names haven't been the same every time, but Pearl River's 4X800 relay teams have been breaking school records and winning meets all through the winter and spring track and field seasons.
The quartet of Kieran Brennan, Stephen McNiff, Joey Clinton and Tom Bonaro did it again Saturday, winning the state title at the New York State Track and Field Championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
The Pirates ran the race in 7:42.45, good enough for the state title and second in the Federation. They also broke their own school record, which htey had set at the qualifiers. Collegiate's Will McDuffie, Will Garcia, J.P. Meredith and Alex McDonald ran the race in 7:41.44, but was not eligible for the state public school title. Collegiate earned the Federation championship for its effort.
Brennan had also finished third in the 800 Meter Run Friday.
During the morning portion of Saturday's competition, Pearl River sophomore Brian Cook finished 6th in Division 1 in the 3000 Steeplechase with a time of 9:41.87. Brendan Smith of CBA-Syracuse won in 9:14.31.
Pearl River senior Molly Shine also competed Saturday morning, finishing 21st in the girls 2000 Steeplechase in a time of 7:28.55. North Shore's Brianna Nerud won in 6:33.85.
Full meet results can be found here.
Editor's note: This report has been corrected to show that Pearl River's 4X800 Relay won the state championship and finished second in the Federation.