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Athletics

Boys Winter Track

 

Running & Sprinting takes hard work / long hours; but Personal Bests happen quickly and last forever.

“Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.”

 

 
 

 

 

Head Coach: Frank Ging

Please feel free to contact me via school email: fging@wbschools.org

Or on my cell phone (516) 491-7619... you may text me , but please leave a first and last name so I know who I am communicating with.

West Babylon Winter Track Head Coach 2011 - Present
West Babylon Spring Track Assistant 2007- 2011
West Babylon Girls Winter/Spring Head 1999-2006
West Babylon Boy's Soccer Coach 1999 to Present

1993-1994: Wheeling Jesuit College West Virginia
* Fall Rugby; Winter & Spring Track

1995-1996: SUNY Farmingdale
* Fall Soccer; Winter & Spring Track

1989-1993: West Babylon Senior High School
Soccer, Winter Track, Spring Track​​

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Football Superstars

Track guys enjoy playing football occasionally; Three hand touch is a rigorous game played by mature athletes willing to put their body on the line for victory. Its great to see individual athletes forced to play together in aggressive team competition.

Its not fun to single out people , but this season there are a few gentlemen that have set the bar much higher than their peers.... playing impressive offense /defense. See attached pages to learn more about these superstars.

John Nash
Just too fasst to cover on offesne and by far is the best special teams weapon in the league. He throws his body out there, and looks for contact. Could be the best player in the league if he could become a dominant QB.Teams are constantly throwing away from Nash concerned about the negative pick 6 scenario.

Jake Hatzfeld
You can't teach height, and Hatzfeld uses his height and lanky body frame to pick off passes and bring in receptions with ease. His speed is nothing special, but he gets open fast, and doesn't drop a pass. As a OB he is strong using all receivers in short yard situations. He scoops up kick-offs cleanly and gives his team great field positioning. He throws his body around and in one play jumped on the back of Bryan Mullen for 23 yards until taking him down. He is deceptively good, and one could only imagine how much he would shine with true receivers on his squad.

Mr. Frank Joseph Sebastian Ging I
In the season opener, Frank Ging was on fire rotating in at QB; hitting Sticky fingers Hatzfeld several times for TD's and receiving 2 touchdown passes, both from Hatzfeld. Two sacks and one fumble recovery were stats defensively that would normally secure MVP honors but fell short of his teammates impressive debut. Ging was less succesful in his 2nd outing getting picked off 2 times in the Championship, but still recording TD passes and receing TD's to keep his team in the hunt for season perfection. Although he is chubby, he still runs strong routs and enjoys get  hit by athletes half his age.

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Varsity Winter Track History

The West Babylon Boy's Winter Track team received distinct honors in 1975 & 1976 winning the County Championship in consecutive years. The program was faded out in the the 80's but returned in 1990 when current coach, Frank Ging, ran as a independent competitor for West Babylon with our neighbors in Babylon. The following year, the Winter Program was restored an included a boy's & girl's team coached by Vincent Nello. Coach Rossi added his years of experience to a program in need, and continued to mold athletes and coaches both on the girls and guys squads. His most recent success came from the accomplishment of ALL-AMERICAN Pentathlete Lionel Fontaine, County Champion ( 600 m) Cody Amengual, County Finalist and State Championship Pentathlete Jean Fontaine & Nick Carboni State Championship Long Jumper. In his tenure at West Babylon, Individual records have fallen, and wide spread recognition has been obtained at meets at the "Armory", "Yale", "Ichan Stadium", and "Penn Relays".

Coach Rossi has taken his talents back to his home school, Babylon and West Babylon is trying to continue the tradition. Coach Ging, Coach Rossi's Assistant, took over the Winter program and had 2 athletes perform in at the State Qualifier; Jame D'Onofrio and Brendan Kennedy. Coach Ging continues to educate his athletes and push them to perform well and re-establish what took years for Coach Rossi to create.

​Alumni Running Data
Many of West Babylon's dedicated runners become life long runners, competing Inter-Collegiately; Intramurally, and Recreationally. Its common to see the same names on the top of leader boards across the County / Island / State and occasionally on the Nationlly level. Our goal is to incorporate a running record of many of our former runners personal bests on the Track / Cross Country courses & Road Runs. Please feel free to email me with information that can be added  next to your name, fging@wbschools.org , include the year you graduated from WB, the date of your performance and the location. As the years pass the older guys will always tell you the time they broke 11, seconds in the 100 meters, or the time they went sub 50 in the 400. We keep in touch with many of the guys and believe it or not guys recall the faster times on the team. The mid 70's were strong and the records are still archived/preserved on a stat board. Statistics from the 80's to 90, were misplaced or poorly organized, but with help of County Coaches, former coaches, alumni and school yearbooks were able to create the tops times with data we could confirm. Coach Rossi kept detailed data throughout his tenure and has passed the information along to me. I will continue to ensure that your times remain in their correct position until an athlete deserves to de-thrown you. Distance runners; be glad Michael Nehr and Cody Amengual waited until college to light up the track and cross country courses.

​Cody Amengual WB 600/800 m Record Holder
Best Results as of 11/21/2012

 Event  Performance Time Location of Event 
 500m  1:07.24  Colgate Universtiy 1/28/12
 800m  1:53.25  SUNYAC Champ. 5/6/11
 1000m  2:30.62 Cornell Denault Mem. 2/18/12
 1500m  3:54.33 6th Annual Gator Invt. 5/11/12
 1mile  4:14.43 ECAC DIV III Champs 3/2/12
 3000m  9:01.91 Cornell Relays 12/3/11
 3000m Steeple  9:04.83 Bison Outdoor Classic 4/14/12
 5000 m    


Tim Lee
West Babylon Distance runner
( Poet: Finds Beauty In All Things)

 Event  Performance Time  Location of Event
 800m  2:08.11  Upstate Challenge 1/21/12
 1500m  4:33.22  Hamilton College 4/2/11
 1 mile  4:39.01  Upstate College 1/21/12.
 3000m  9:02.04  Colgate Class of '32 1/28/12
 5000m  15:39.91  Army Dick Shea 3/30/12
 10,000m  32.44.80  Princeton Sam Howell 4/6/12

Nick Carboni
West Babylon Jumper & Sprinter

 Event Performance  Location of Event 
 60m  7.52  Lehigh Mountain Hawk1/21/12
 100m  11.63  Lafeyette 4/2/11
 400m  54.09  Patriot League Champs 5/4/12
 1000m  3:01.6  Patriot League Champs
 1500m  502.11  Mondschein 4/12/12
 60m H  8.96  Patriot League Champs 2/17/12
 110m H  16.67  Shamrock Invit. 3/5/12
 High Jump  1.75m  Lafeyette vs Lehigh 4/10/11
 Pole Vault  3.85m  Mondschein 4/12/12
 Long Jump  6.63m  Patriot League Champs 4/30/12
 Triple  12.95m  Lafeyette 4/3/10
 Shot Put  9.95m  Patriot League Champs 5/4/12
 Discus  27.34m  Patriot League Champs 5/4/12
 Javelin  44.53m  Patriot league Champs 5/4/12
 Heptathalon  4297pts.  Patriot League Champs 2/17/12
 Decathalon  5643pts.  Patriot League Champs 5/4/12

Lionel Fontaine
All American Pentathlete
Jumper/Sprinter

 Event  Performance Time/Distance  Location / Date
 High Jump  6'9"  NYS Championships
 Long Jump  22'3"  Yale Invitation 1/15/2010
 100 m  11.14  Massapequa Last Chance 2010
 110m HH  14.91  NYS Championships
 200m  22.74 Dual Meet Vs. HHHWest 
 400m  50.52 Dual Meet vs Bellport 
 400m H  1:01.24 ( Only Time Run)  Massapequa Last Chance
 Triple  42'8"  ???
 Shot Put  41'4"  Port Jefferson, State Qualifier
 Pentathalon  3714 pts. NYS Championships ( Winner) 

Mike Nehr
 West Babylon Distance Runner
Marist College
Winner of the Long Island Marathon

 Event  Time  Location  /Date
 1500/1600    
 3000m  8:24.42  Marist College 2002
 3200m    
 5000m    
 10,000m    
 Half-Marathon    
 Marathon  2:34.27  Long Island Marathon ( Winner)
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