Somers Senior Breaks School Record in the Mile

Greg Fusco broke a record previously held by Alex Bean in 1-mile run at Nationals. Credits: File

SOMERS, N.Y.-Greg Fusco wanted to close out the winter track and field season with a bang and he accomplished that by breaking Somers’ school record in the mile.

It wasn’t at just another meet, either. The senior competed at the New Balance Indoor Nationals on March 11, where the mile was won in a blistering 4:08.03. Fusco placed 11th with a time of 4:14.60, breaking the Tusker record held by Alex Bean of 4:16.30. He set the record in 2006.

“It means a lot to break the school record,” Fusco said. “It’s been a goal of mine for a few years and to get it now makes it special.”

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It was Fusco’s third trip to Nationals.

“Going into the race I just wanted to run as smooth and fast as possible,” he said. “This being my third time at Nationals I knew that it was all about running fast and having fun.”

The senior was joined by his twin brother Matt, who was 24th in the 5,000 meters in a clocking of 15:33.29. Two Tusker girls took part in freshman races with Ella Kittredge taking 24th in the mile in 5:47.35 and Ashley Moon finishing 32nd in the 60-meter dash (8.17).

“It was cool having other kids on the team there,” Greg Fusco said, “and it just shows how far the team has come and how bright the future is.”

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