STATEN ISLAND, NY- As an update to the below story, Elly Scherer broke the Randolph High School record time in the 55 Meter high Hurdles on the night of Wednesday Jan 27th at the Morris County Coaches Invitational meet in Staten Island. At about the same time the below story was being published, Scherer reached a goal she discussed below when she ran 8.10 in the trials to break Brianna Feldhaus' school record of 8.12, that stood sonce 2009. It also achieved another goal for Scherer, as it was a new PR for her, eclipsing her own best of 8.22
But the trials were a mere warm up for Scherer. In the finals, she bested herself again, racing to victory with a second PR and new School Record time of 8.07. The 8.07 is the #1 fastest time in NJ this winter, and the 11th fastest time in the US.
Scherer has now set her sights on the next goal, which is chasing the Morris County record, currently standing at a time of 8:03.
RANDOLPH, NJ- When one thinks of Track and Field, the image conjured up in the mind typically contains sunny blue skies, spring air, and fresh green grass in the middle of an outdoor track. But before all that happens, many of the athletes who compete in that sport spend their winter honing their skills on a similar stage, but without mother nature’s accents, running indoor track.
Elly Scherer, who has found much success durning high school as part of the Randolph Track team, is enjoying a great season of indoor track this winter.
At her most recent meet, the Wayne Valentine Invitational, Scherer set a new meet record in her signature event, the 55m high hurdles, when she ran the race in 8.32
Scherer commented, “The meet record was exciting to achieve. It also lets me know that I'm successfully wrapping my senior year of track on a positive note.”
With County's, Sectionals, Groups and MOC’s ( Meet of Champions ) coming up, there are still a lot left of races left in the winter season, which is good because Scherer still has her signts set on some goals.
“I am really looking forward to the bigger meets coming up, and in those I'm still looking for a new PR for myself. I would also love to get the indoor 55m HH record for my school, which is 8.12 held by Brianna Feldhaus,” Scherer said.
Once those are complete, the season is done for almost all, with the exception of the top tier competitors who get invited to Easterns and Nationals.
Scherer achieved those as a junior last year and hopes to return this year. Scherer concluded by stating, “As for my season and the team overall, it ( winter indoor track ) is going fantastic. In Nationals I will hopefully run individually and with my shuttle team. Our shuttle team has been running so well, I'm extremely happy with everyone's performance.”
The other members of Scherers shuttle team are Jessie Pasqualie and Meghan O'Malley, and the fouth leg has been a rotation of Rachel Sorgi, Sydney Steiner & Savannah Brackelmans-Puig.