The Scarsdale track and field team sent a pair of relays to New Balance Nationals in North Carolina last weekend. For the girls, it was the first time since 2014 that a team made the trek.
Nico Bernard had an important job as the anchor of Scarsdale’s 4x800-meter relay in the winter and spring. His goal was to cross the finish line before the opposing anchors, but despite being the team’s fastest leg, he could only achieve his objective if everyone on the team stepped up.
Ward Bandsma, Eric Jacobson, D.J. Matusz and Nico Bernard placed second in New York State in the 4x800-meter relay over the winter. They lowered their time to 7:49.43 at New Balance Nationals a week later.
It’s amazing what you can learn from picking random Scarsdale High School track and field team members who are doing well and chatting them up for a few minutes.
Building a throwing team has been a hard sell at Scarsdale High School.
In a word, “Nothing.”
Lack of a proper training facility, having to improvise with road and fitness center treadmill workouts, death of the parent of a key teammate and some tough late-season injuries did not derail the Scarsdale track and field team this winter. While it may have slowed the girls team down quite…
Nico Bernard runs until the only thing he feels in his legs is pain. If there isn’t unbearable pain, he isn’t pushing himself hard enough.
Having coached cross-country and track and field at Scarsdale since the 1982-83 school year, Rich Clark doesn’t experience many firsts anymore. This winter, however, the 4x800-meter relay team provided him with a new one as Ward Bandsma, Eric Jacobson, D.J. Matusz and Nico Bernard became his…
It’s been a season of breaking records for the Scarsdale track and field team.
When you consider how many key events the Scarsdale track and field team didn’t contest, the boys taking second and the girls tying for fifth at Sunday’s Westchester County Championship meet is quite remarkable.
And they’re off!
When Brooke Bensche decided to try track during her freshman year at Scarsdale High School, it was mostly because her sister, who also had a background in gymnastics, had done it and found success. Like Kendall, who just finished her freshman year at Harvard, Brooke gave up gymnastics in fav…
They were going the distance.
A couple of winter track records linger from the 1980s, but another longtime Scarsdale school mark from the ’90s has fallen.