You could say Lynda Brundige's track career all started by accident following her freshman year.
"I hyper extended my elbow and I pulled my hamstring and I was like all-right, I'm done doing gymnastics. I was like you know what, I want to stay active so I'll go out for track. I ran it for the first time and I was pretty competitive and I stuck with it."
And three years after she hit the lanes at All-High Stadium, the future Penn State Nittany Lion, has become one of the most accomplished athletes for Hutch-Tech.
"In this town they come along once in a generation," Head Coach David Sardo said.
This season, Lynda set the City records in the triple jump, 200 meter dash and helped set the all-time marks in the 4x2 and 4x4.
But, what makes the 400 relay mark even more special, is the senior was joined by her younger sister, Chalise, en route to shattering the 33-year old record.
"We've been working hard. The fact that we were able to work hard and break it together," Lynda said. It just feels unbelievable, amazing."
"It's a great experience," her sister added. "It leaves me with that tingly feeling that like we did, us, we got it."
A record and a career that even today still surprises her.
"It's unexplainable because I didn't expect some of the things to happen," Lynda said. "It's one of the most memorable moments that I'll have. I won't forget it."
***SUPER 7 COUNTDOWN***
#1 – Lynda Brundige, Hutch-Tech Track and Field
Set city records in the 200 meter dash, Triple Jump and also help set new marks in the 4x200 and 4x400 relay for the Engineers.
#2 – Dan Dallas, Canisius Baseball
Threw a no-hitter in Game 1 of the Georgetown Cup Finals, and blasted a three-run home run in Game 2 to help lift the Crusader to their 14th Championship in 26 years.
“He is a tremendous talent that has a bright future ahead of him, no matter what route he takes.” - Brian Tenney, Head Coach
#3 – Camryn Sullivan, Amherst Lacrosse
Scored seven goals in the Tigers’ 16-6 win over Iroquois to advance to the Class C Section VI Championship.
"Camryn is an integral part of our offense. Her 6 first half goals were important in controlling the offensive end of that game and thus securing the victory. Camryn shot 100% on her first 4 shots - setting the tone for the game, and finished the day 7 for 8 - a great shooting percentage. She was 3 of 4 on her free position shots." – Janet Battaglia, Head Coach
#4 – Jack Lalley, St. Joe’s Lacrosse
Scored the game winning goal to lift the Marauders past Canisius in the MMA Championship and into the Catholic State title game. He scored one goal in an 11-4 runner-up finish to Fordham Prep.
#5 – Taylor Betz, Cleveland Hill Softball
Tossed a 1-hitter in a 2-0 win over Barker in the Section VI Championship.
"Taylor is a great competitor, she works hard and wants to win. She rallies her teammates both on defense and on offense, I am very proud of her personal accomplishments and of this team." - Justin Ditzel, Head Coach
#6 – Josh Peterson, Frewsburg Track and Field
Won the 200 and 400 meter races at the CCAA Meet in Olean.
“Josh had an amazing performance at this weekend's Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Championship meet in Olean. It was by far the warmest of the season and Josh was still able to come through with two strong victories in the 400 meter dash and 200 meter dash over some of the best competition he has seen this year. His performance in the 400 meter dash was especially fun to watch as he trailed for most of the race before overtaking the lead in the final straightaway.” – Adam Loftus, Head Coach
#7 – Abby Gostomski, Cattaraugus/Little Valley Track and Field
Won the Division II 1500 meter run and 2000 meter Steeplechase at the CCAA Meet in Olean.
“As coaches, we are continually impressed with the progress that Abby continues to make, and we are excited for what she has in store for the future.”