Announcing the 35th Anniversary of Bear Classic Invitational

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On Saturday, October 6, 2012, an expected 1500 athletes and spectators will convene on the campus of Brewster High for a full day of competitive races amongst leading High School athletes – from Newtown, CT to Nyack, NY.  For more than three and a half decades, the campus has been the home for the annual “Bear Classic” – a 5K run for Varsity and Junior Varsity boys and girls.  All local residents are encouraged to attend this free event.

Brewster freshman Mike Delfay was the Bears top finisher at the Adirondack Invitational course.

This year’s meet will begin at 10:00 AM.  Varsity races begin at 1:20 PM.  Race listings will be available at and

“The Bear Classic is a much anticipated annual event in Putnam County, NY,” according to parent volunteer Kathy Delfay.  “Athletic directors, coaches and students arrive early to set up tents, participate in warm ups, compete in challenging and competitive races, while socializing with peers in an upbeat, full day schedule.  All participants enjoy food, free entertainment, music, souvenirs and camaraderie with fellow spectators,” she added.

Sanctioned by NY, NYC and neighboring states, the course is 90% grass & dirt and 10% crossing driveways & paths.

“We lost six of our top eight boy’s runners to graduation last year from a team that won two sectional titles in the past three seasons,” Coach Joe Scelia said. “Everyone thought since we lost all those guys that we would not be productive this year. That is false. I always believed in this new group and these kids are hungry and really put in a ton of work this summer.  I am very excited about this girl’s group this year.  Like the boys, the girls have been training together all summer at the team’s summer group runs. They are a close knit group.  It’s been so much fun coaching this season.”

Contact Patrice Lestrange Bedrosian at 845-800-4405 or via email at for Brewster Invite info.

Brewster Boys AKD 5K Results

Mike Delfay – freshman – 17:18 – 40th place

Erik De Los Rios – junior – 17:20 – 43rd place

Eric Fedio – sophomore – 17:32 – 51st place

Sam Bedrosian – senior – 17:40 – 57th place

Brian DeGaray – senior – 18:00 – 85th place

Jake Barbara – junior – 18:40 – 102nd place

Brewster ADK 5K Results

Ariana Bottalico – senior – 19:36 – 17th place

Jamie Maguire – sophomore – 20:13 – 35th place

Ariana Portante – sophomore – 20:30 – 42nd place

Dylan Scerri – sophomore – 20:36 – 46th place

Nina Jacobsen – sophomore – 21:23 – 66th place

Samantha Scerri – sophomore – 22:20 – 87th place

Caitlin Parise – sophomore – 22:31 – 90th place

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