After not having a spring 2020 season and only one outdoor meet over the winter in January, the Edgemont track and field team got back to work with a home meet against Ardsley on May 4.
Track meets can easily last anywhere from four to six hours, and that doesn’t even include travel time. Then the time spent at the meet is largely composed of waiting for an event, followed by an intense period of actually competing, and then repeating this cycle.
With qualifying standards the norm for the rest of the track and field season, the Edgemont Panthers sent seven boys and seven girls to the Westchester County Championships. Despite the small representation, the dedicated bunch is still making great strides to improve.
Not many teams encompass both boys and girls, as well as varsity and junior varsity level athletes all on the same team. Track and field is unique in that way, which means the coaching staff is faced with a wide range of challenges.
From the very first meet of the indoor track and field season, a significant number of Edgemont’s athletes were already improving and hitting personal records, leading the coaches to predict a continued upward trend for the rest of the season.
Head coaches Nikki Rosee and Camisha McKenzie-Laurent are at it again with a new experience together as this is the first time they coach winter track at Edgemont together.
As the state qualifier meet got shifted from Thursday/Friday to Friday/Saturday as a result of heavy rain, the final few Edgemont runners watched their weekend plans get a little busier.
The Section 1 Class B championships meet was a great opportunity for Edgemont’s track and field competitors to have one more shot at earning personal records and hitting cut times for the state qualifier.
With 85 degree temperatures at the start of the junior varsity Westchester County Championship meet, followed by a downpour by the end, this bipolar weather signified that it was officially a “spring track” meet. Unfortunately, for the Edgemont Panthers it was also the last for most of the team.
The girls 4x400-meter relay team may only have traveled a few minutes to White Plains High School to compete, but the journey was extra special for the prestigious large-scale Glenn D. Loucks Games.
After coaching track and field for 25 years at Edgemont, Coach Steve Rubenstein was filled with much pride as he organized yet another group of girls to compete at the prestigious Penn Relays.