Ten members of the Deer Park High School varsity boys track team competed at the 32nd annual Yale Interscholastic Track Classic on Jan. 17-18.
The prestigious invitational event, held at Yale University in
New Haven, Conn., is one of the most competitive indoor track meets in the Northeast.
Deer Park’s participants included the school’s 4x800-meter relay squad and five
runners vying for the 3,000-meter invitational race.
“Just to give you an idea of how big a meet this is, in the 3,000-meter race alone, there were over 300 competitors from high schools all over the East Coast,” explained Deer Park’s head coach Tom Brouillard, who accompanied the athletes along with assistant coach Mario Fieore.
All of the Deer Park runners who competed at Yale ran personal bests, with some finishing in the top 10 of their respective heats of the 3,000-meter race.
“Our varsity runners represented Deer Park proudly at the Yale invitational,” said Brouillard. “The boys competed against some of the best high school runners in the tri-state area and they all made me and Mr. Fieore extremely proud of their efforts.”
Info/photos courtesy of Greg Fasolino/Syntax