David Savory, one of the outstanding sprinters on Long Island, will be stepping up to another level come this fall. The senior at Bay Shore High School in Suffolk County will take another step in what he hopes to be a successful college career.
Savory recently showed what he could do by winning the 100 and 200-meter dashes in the third annual Massapequa Chiefs Under the Lights Invitational track and field meet.
He took the shorter distance race in a time of 10.7 and the longer one in 22.3, and in each race the margin was close and the same, by two tenths of a second.
A premier and elite sprinter, 17-year-old Savory is a highly ranked athlete on Long Island in both events. He already was recorded in 10.5 during a dual meet and 10.93 at the St. Anthony’s Invitational.
Last spring he went to the New York State Outdoor Championships to end a very successful junior season.
Kurt Langer happens to coach one of the best sprinters who he ever met up with, and overall he has coached for 37 years.
He always has a smile on his face,” Langer said. “He runs very smoothly, has good speed and has a world of talent. He can go a lot faster.”
The 17-year-old Savory picked up track while he was in high school about two years ago, for he always played football.
Savory has been doing exceptionally well this season, for he is ranked first in the 100 and second in the 200 meters. He is the fastest 100-meter sprinter in Suffolk County and is headed to the State Meet.
Odd, in Suffolk County there is a high school rule that states one false start and the athlete is out of the event.
His start has to be almost perfect in the beginning of a race for him to succeed.
He starts off a little late and picks up speed and ground, if need be, midway through the event. His strategy usually pays off.
During the winter, since there is no 100 meters as an event, there is a 55-meter dash, which then becomes his specialty. He runs the 55 dash with more anxiety than he does the 100.