State Honors for Three Long Beach Athletes

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April 10, 2014


Three Long Beach High School varsity athletes earned state honors in the winter season.

Among the most impressive individual accomplishments was eighth-grader Jacori Teemer's state championship win in the 99-pound weight class in the New York State Division I Championships. He was the first eighth-grader to win a state championship title in Nassau County history. To view a video of his winning round, visit

Max Willard was a state qualifier in swimming for the third consecutive year. He finished fourth in the 500-meter freestyle in the New York State Public Schools meet with a time of 4:38.96, breaking his own school record in that event. He went on to finish sixth in Federation 1 in that event. Max also qualified for the 200-meter freestyle, finishing eighth in the public school division and 13th in the Federation meet. Max set a new school record in the 200-meter at the counties with a time of 143.00, besting a record set by Cliff Skudin in 2000.

Josh Linster was a state qualifier in the 55-meter sprint, posting a qualifying time of 6.53, which was also a new school record. Josh made it through the first round of the state championship meet, but then had to pull out of the competition when he injured his hamstring in the second round. A veteran spring track runner, this is Josh's first year running winter track. He also made first team All-County and second team All-Conference.