Leading off today:
Out with the old -- the really, really old -- and in with the new.
A week ago, Beacon senior Rayvon Grey finally erased Bob Beamon's state high school record in the long jump en route to a victory in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships.
On Sunday, Huntington High took down what had briefly become New York's newest "old" record while competing in the New Balance Nationals at North Carolina A&T. The quartet of Lawrence Leake, Kyree Johnson, Shane McGuire and Infinite Tucker won the boys 1,600-meter relay in 3:10.93.
The existing record had been 3:12.7 -- at that time a national record -- in the mile relay by a White Plains squad in 1966. Converted to meters, the time would have been 3:11.6.
As usual, it was a big day for Tucker. He won the 400 hurdles comfortably in :50.70, a personal best.
By the way, Grey was back at it again the long jump, winning in 24-3½ in Greensboro, N.C.
Other Sunday results included wins in the distance medley relay by North Rockland in 11:29.39 (helped by eighth-grader Katelyn Tuohy's 4:45.78 anchor) for the all-time No. 2 New York performance and Shenendehowa junior Jill Shippee with a throw of 181-1 in the girls hammer.
• I'm a bit more scatter-brained than usual lately, so I believe I missed these New York victories while compiling results for yesterday's blog: Shenendehowa in the girls 3,200 relay (8:50.58), Brockport's A.J. Gruttadauro in the boys mile racewalk (6:45.17) and Sachem East's Lauren Harris in the girls mile racewalk in a dominating 6:52.23.
Following up: Yesterday's blog carried the news of Yorktown boys lacrosse coach Dave Marr being hit with a one-year suspension for his behavior in the Husker's 9-6 loss to Jamesville-DeWitt in the NYSPHSAA Class B championship game last weekend.
I believe LaxLessons.com may have broken the story on teh portion of its site located behind a pay wall, and that story is now available for general consumption.
Among the additional details from that story is speculation that associate head coach Sean Carney will be appointed the 2017 head coach. Marr led Yorktown to state championships in his first year as head coach in 2003 and in 2014.
Boys basketball: Three New York athletes survived the cutdown last week when USA Basketball trimmed its men's under-18 roster from 26 to 18.
Mohamed Bamba, Hamidou Diallo and Kevin Huerter will head back to training camp next month. The finalists were selected by a committee chaired by Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim.
Huerter was the consensus state player of the year last season as a Shenendehowa senior and will head to Maryland in the fall. Bamba (New York City) and Diallo (Corona) are residents who play for out-of-state prep schools.
USA Basketball will trim the roster to 12 players next month for the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in