2002 Season - This year's men's cross country team finished with
a 37-48 record against Division III competition. The team was led by
Freshman Armann Leiffson from Half Hollow Hills East who set a school
record at the Stevens Tech Halloween Run held at Van Cortlandt Park
in the Bronx. In addition, Leiffson and teammate Al Colon turned in the
3rd and 4th best times posted by Farmingdale runners at the DeSales
University Invitational in Allentown, PA. The team highlighted its
season with a 3rd place finish at the Skyline Conference Championships,
qualifying for the ECAC Championships held in Williamstown, MA. The
Rams finished 27th out of 40 schools competing in the ECAC's.
The Farmingdale womens cross country team was led by team captain Diana
Baxter who placed 2nd in the WIAC Conference Championships and 4th in
the Skyline Championships. Diana was named All-WIAC and All-Skyline
for her performance.
Arnold Minkoff named Menís & Womenís Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor
Track Coach at Farmingdale State
Mike Harrington, Director of Athletics at Farmingdale State, is
pleased to announce the hiring of Arnold Minkoff as Head Coach for
Menís & Womenís Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track. Minkoff,
who recently retired as the Athletic Director of Oyster Bay High
School, returns to Farmingdale State for his second coaching stint.
He was the head cross country coach at Farmingdale from 1984-85 and
head track coach from 1980Ė1989. Recently, Minkoff coached at CW Post
(1989-1995) and East Meadow High School (2002-2003). Minkoff replaces
Steve Hayden, who retired after the 2003 seasons.