By S. Quinn DeJoy and J. Murrer
Apr. 1, 2020: After an incredible indoor season, the Bronxville girls’ track and field team is on hold for the spring season.
“It’s definitely been a crazy few weeks,” said Eve Balseiro. “As a second-semester senior, there is a layer of frustration because we’ve looked forward to these months for a long time, and now we’ve been asked not to leave our houses.”
Balseiro’s frustration is understandable. She had a tremendous indoor track season and was recently named to LoHud’s Westchester/Putnam All-Star team in the 600m. The Westchester Track Officials’ Association also named her the Most Outstanding Track Athlete in Westchester County.
One of Balseiro’s highlights of the winter season was the 4x400m relay win at the Millrose Games in early February. Balseiro, Caroline Ircha, Alisa Kanganis, and Milly Koenig won the event in a school record time of 3:53.27, posting the 6th fastest time in the U.S. at that point in the season.
4x400m relay team, (l to r) Caroline Ircha, Alisa Kanganis, Eve Balseiro, and Milly Koenig after winning at the Millrose Games. Photo submitted by C. Balseiro.
“Prior to the start of the season, my goal was to medal as a relay at Millrose Games, and winning was not something I had seriously considered,” said Balseiro. “To see my other relay members all come together at one time and run well was a proud moment.”
Also named to LoHud’ s Westchester/Putnam All-Star first team were sophomore Caroline Ircha (300m), sophomore Milly Koenig (long jump), the 4x200m relay team (Ircha, Koenig, Kelly Weild, Kanganis, and Sabrina Mellinghoff) and the 4x400m relay team (Koenig, Ircha, Kanganis, Balseiro, and Betsy Marshall).
Named to the LoHud’s All-Star second team were Jules Gravier (pole vault) and the 4x800m relay team (Marshall, Ava Black, Madeline Stupart, Balseiro, and Maeve Sullivan.)
Milly Koenig received honorable mention in the 300m.
It was a highly successful, record-breaking indoor track season for the Bronxville girls. Decisions about whether school and school sports will resume will likely come in the next few weeks.