YORKTOWN, N.Y. – It was 31 degrees at the start of Saturday’s aptly named “Big Chill Relays,” an outdoor event hosted annually by Yorktown High School that kicks off the winter track and field season.

Participating in this year’s event along with Yorktown were Ardsley, Croton-Harmon, Kennedy Catholic, Pelham, Somers, and Archbishop Stepinac.

“I started the Big Chill Relays back in the late ’80s and this was the 32nd year of the meet,” said Yorktown coach Keith Smith. “It is the first meet of the season and it gives the teams a chance to see where their team is and introduce the younger runners to their first competition. The meet also has a special allure and uniqueness, being one of the only meets held outside during the winter season. It is a meet that the athletes and coaches will remember for a long time.”