Greetings from the Fanwood Track & Field Team! On April 12th, four NYSD Track & Field athletes (Agron D., Martin T., Owen B., and Jackary L.,) traveled to Kentucky School for the Deaf to participate in the 7th Annual Berg/Seeger Track & Field Classic for the second year in a row.
The purpose of this classic is to promote interest in Track & Field among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School athletes. This event is governed and sponsored by USA Deaf Track & Field (USADTF). This classic was a great opportunity for our athletes, giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their skills. Additionally, their participation give them the potential to become members of USA Deaf Track & Field team and compete at international level events, such as the World Deaf Track & Field Championships and the Summer Deaflympics.
Our boys experienced challenging competitions against more than 200 athletes from 16 different state schools for the deaf in the nation. They had a great time!
Overall in different events, our boys were placed in 4th, 5th, and 9th. Martin T. was very close to earning bronze for the Boys 800-meter run. Our athletes did not win a medal this year but worked hard nonetheless. The results can be found HERE.
Coaches, Regina Russo and Mike Kennedy, are very proud of these student-athletes; as they were exemplary representatives of Fanwood at the national level. The athletes were thrilled for the opportunity to represent New York School for the Deaf. Big Waves to Agron, Martin, Owen, and Jackary! – Coaches Regina Russo and Mike Kennedy