For this update, Coach Fred Daly reported somewhat modestly, “We had a lot of successes [this season].”
We should say so: For starters, the Bulldogs boys set twelve new relay records, and the girls set ten relay records. The girls also were second in the Bergen County Relays, our highest finish at the county level ever, and the boys also achieved second place at the state sectionals, which was the team’s highest finish in the state tournament ever.
In terms of specific student standouts: the girls 4 x 100 team (Miranda Duster ’15, Elise Simon ’17, Sally Hwang ’18, Shereen Al-Sawwaf ’15, pictured below) won their race at the state groups, making them state champions for our group. Also qualifying for the State Meet of Champions were Aleem James ’15, David Lysenko ’15, Ryan Semsel ’15, Tara Satnick ’16, and Jessica Verp ’17. Perhaps most notably, no less than 17 D-E athletes qualified for the New Balance Nationals Outdoors – which were held in Greensboro, NC, from June 19 to 21. They will be the first athletes in our D-E School history to go to Nationals. Way to go Bulldogs!