HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Hastings High School runner Ben Torda and triple-jumper Peter Clark-Deutsch were honored for recent record-breaking accomplishments recently in a ceremony at the school.
Torda ran the 3200-meters in a time of 9:49.91 at the Section 1 Championship meet on Feb. 9 to break a 20-year-old Hastings High School record.
On Feb. 1 at the Westchester County Championships, Clark-Deutsch shattered the school's triple jump record -- set back in 1998 -- by almost two feet with a leap of 41-feet, 6 1/4 inches.
“We could not ask for two better track ambassadors to represent Hastings athletics and we will unfortunately be losing them to graduation at the end of the semester,” Hastings track and field coach Neal Rosengren said. “This season, they combined for nine gold medals, five silver medals, and one bronze medal.
Rosengren said he sees a bright future for the track program.
"With the upcoming bond vote that will hopefully set aside money to fund a new six-lane track at Reynolds Field and our new relationship with the Armory Track Foundation in NYC, it is clear that track in Hastings is on the rise,” Rosengren said.