The Riverhead Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps drill team continued to wow on Saturday as it remained undefeated, claiming its fourth consecutive victory at a North Rockland meet.
Riverhead's NJROTC drill team won at the North Rockland area 4 northeast regional competition.
"This was the largest drill meet of the year so far with 13 schools from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut vying for top honors -- and proved to be the toughest test to date for the Blue Wave Drill Team," Naval science instructor Lt. Col. Peter McCarthy said. "As events got underway there were a lot of nerves to deal with, but as the day went along the cadets settled down and performed up to their capabilities."
Each of the early morning and after school practices were rewarded with Overall First Place victories in both the Senior Division and First Year Cadet Division.
There were trophy winning performances in almost every event, and 10 trophies overall, paving the way for another big win.
Following is a list of the winners:
Senior Division: Overall, First Place Trophy
Color Guard – First Place, led by Rachel Blackmore
Personal Inspection – First Place, led by Cody Harris
Unarmed Platoon – First Place, led by Thomas Kopp
Academics – Second Place, led by Nicholas Deschamps
Individual Drill Competition – Third Place, out of 500 cadets – Robyn Schneider
First Year Cadet Division: Overall – First Place Trophy
Color Guard – First Place, led by Devon Baxter
Personal Inspection – Second Place, led by Gwendolyn Hilles
Unarmed Squad – Second Place, led by Dakota Ventresca
The final competition of the year will be held on May 11 at the Area Four Championship Meet, to be held at William Floyd High School.