The Girls Triumph with Joy and Immense Victory

The Girls Track Team Win Bergen County Relays

Diana Tamayo, Writer


Over the month of April, the track team has been having many meets. 

“In our sport, a relay meet is really the ultimate show of how good a team is all around. Because if you can fill 16 relays to win a meet, it shows that your team is pretty good,” Coach Ledgerwood said. 

Lots of hard work has been put into this team, so all of its members were ready to perform confidently. Together, the team all did their part in order for this outcome to become possible. Thanks to all of the coaches, everyone knew which event they were going to perform in at this meet.

The Bergen County Relays had more than fifty schools there in all different divisions. (Emerson is in division D.)  This meet lasted for two days, April 21st and 22nd, and worked with cutting all of the events in half in order for the meet to run smoothly. 

 Unfortunately, Coach Ledgerwood could not be there the second day, but he said, “The highlight for me was that knowing I was not there, all of you guys got the job done and got the win. I was confident that the girls’ team would win because of all of you and the coaches –  even though I was not there” said Ledgerwood. 

The girls performed very well, and it was a close one against Midland Park. The schools in our division are as follows: Midland Park, Bogota, Cresskill, Park Ridge, Saddle Brook, Waldwick, and Wood Ridge. All of the towns had many great races that were performed throughout the meet. Emerson won by eight points.

Many of our track members medaled and placed, which helped us take on the lead and earn some points to win.

We asked senior Erin DeMagistris, who is a distance runner, what was her favorite part about this meet and she said ¨It is cheering on my teammates together especially the 4×400 at the end it’s so fun.¨ Erin ran the 4×1600, 4×800, DMR, and the SMR. She has been a part of the track team for a while now, and has worked hard for her improvements throughout her running career.  

“That win furthers the legacy of success of our track program,” Coach Ledgerwood declared.

Here’s to more wins and more success!