Westbury High School once again made history when it was selected as the host site for the Nassau County Coaches Association's 39th Annual Track and Field Classic for the first time since this prestigious competition began.
Dozens of track teams from all over Nassau County came to Westbury's state-of the-art track and field facility to compete, bringing over 2,500 track enthusiasts to Westbury.
Each class from Westbury High School, as well as the track program, set up concession booths for some very successful fundraising.
High school custodians Elijah Daniels and Ken McClean and their men were instrumental in preparing the track for this event. Their efforts included removing all weeds from the sand pits, adding new sand, edging the entire track, repairing the hurdles cart, setting up electrical connections and numerous other details that enabled this meet to go extremely smoothly. The Westbury Fire Department filled the pit with water and Great Neck South High School lent Westbury four steeple hurdles for the steeplechase.
Westbury's athletic event supervisors directed traffic which enabled in excess of 2,500 people to safely attend the meet.
On behalf of the Westbury Union Free School District and the board of education it was an honor to host the 39th Annual Nassau Coaches Track Meet, stated Westbury's Director of Athletics Doric Capsis. During the planning of the refurbished high school track, it was the district's vision that a meet of this magnitude would soon grace the grounds of Westbury's track and field facility. We hope that all of the participants and spectators enjoyed their day.