Championship Season may be a loose term during the 2020 Pandemic Fall Season, but some sections are making due with what they have.
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The CHSAA is heading for its standard showdowns at Van Cortlandt Park this Saturday, but the top varsity finale will be a four-way fireworks show.
After two straight years of Knight time in the CHSAA, are the Friars ready to seize back the limelight from the X-men?
The Gators are again on the march, but a trio of top rivals are rising fast and hoping to keep the Notre Dame from swallowing up a 5th straight CHSAA title.
The Girls Course Record & the Girls 5-Man Average both went down, while the CHSAA Boys got their first Individual win ever.
While the Eastern's race may be the most notable in terms of national competition, the letter races provide many great storylines for the local harriers.
A stacked field has been assembled for both mile races, and the addition of the boys 4x800m and girls 4x400m has given high school track fans even more to cheer for. The Reggie Lewis Center track is considered a relatively fast surface, and if athletes get after it early, we may see some jaw dropping times.
Breakdown of Boys' Varsity Races
When the championship portion of the season rolls around that’s when most high school track and field athletes do most of their team’s heavy lifting. So since some of the county championships have started around New York State, I wanted to take a highlight some of the best doubles we’ve seen over this past weekend. Here are some that stood out.
KINGS PARK – It’s safe to say that no one knew what St. Anthony’s had when the season started. The Friars graduated four of their top seven runners from last year and most this year’s squad would be making their varsity debut.
Brie Roller didn’t waste time when she shot off the starting line. She didn’t back off on the first lap or quite settle in when the Lakeland-Panas junior breezed into the second lap of the 600 meters.
KINGS PARK – Bronxville coach Jim Mitchell didn’t panic when his star runner, Henrietta Miers, needed to sit this one out. Miers had strep throat needed the week off and Mitchell chose to look on the bright side.
NEW YORK – Wayne Seaton didn’t celebrate much after his wins in the 110 and 400 hurdles. He didn’t celebrate much after his Fordham Prep team handled the CHSAA for the city championship at Ichan Stadium at Randalls Island.
NEW YORK – St. John the Baptist’s Anne Carey looked like she shouldn’t have had anything left. The pace was supposed to drain her. She already had a race in her legs. Collen Schmidt of Holy Trinity refused to let up, no matter which way Carey decided to go with the pace.