Arlington's Burda sets nation's best time

Arlington's Burda sets nation's best time


Arlington's Burda sets nation's best time


Arlington High School track and field standout Bella Burda made history once more Saturday.

The senior from the Freedom Plains school won the 3,000-meter run at the Molloy Stanner Games at The Armory Track & Field Center, finishing in 10:03.63 to record the nation’s top time in the event this season.

Bella ran the same event this season in 10:05, setting the previous national standard.

“Bella led from start to finish (Saturday),” Arlington coach Steve Arnett said.

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James Asselmeyer placed second in the 1,000 run with a time of 2:27.60. Conor Stack finished sixth in the 1,600 run.


Arlington tied for fifth place in the Bulldog Invitational’s team standings at Beacon.

“I thought they did real well,” said coach Fred Perry, whose Admirals compiled 148 points to match Carmel. “The win against Mahopac (Wednesday) sparked them a bit, gave them motivation.”

The Admirals’ Brady Robin (138 pounds) was named Most Outstanding Wrestler, taking an 8-1 decision from Danny Romano in the final.

“I thought the match went well,” Robin said. “I got a takedown early and was able to ride him out. In the third period, I was on top, I kept pressure on and ended up coming out.”

Dennis Robin (99 pounds) placed third in the finals for the Admirals, and teammate Ulises Olmedo (106) took second. Mike Stanek (152) finished fifth and Gavin Pasqualini (113) placed sixth. Chris Gresis (126), Tanner Nielsen (195) and Jacquez Poole (285) all placed fourth.

Pawling placed Chris Santana (second, 145), Joe Merendino (sixth, 160) and Reece Bijou (sixth, 182). Beacon’s top finishers were Nick Anzovino (fourth, 106), Cevon Taylor (sixth, 120), Justin Warner (third, 220) and Justice Montgomery (fifth, 285). Ketcham’s top finishers were Jesse Pascale (second, 170) and Elias Vera (fifth, 132).


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