Mundelein's Nuzzo earns pair of medals in track state finals
Bobby Nuzzo knew he had to be as strategic as he was lightening fast heading into the Class 3A boys track state finals in Charleston.
Mission accomplished, as the Mundelein senior walked away with medals in the 100-meter and 200-meter race to cap a glorious high school run.
Nuzzo placed fourth in the 100 meter with a time of 10.63 seconds and fifth in the 200 meter at 21.85.
“With a whole bunch of fast guys, I knew to just to try and stick with them, so then I would for sure get a fast time,” Nuzzo told the Chicago Tribune. “They always push you to go faster, even on a hot day. It was a whole bunch of fun today in my last high school track meet. I just wanted to go out and have fun.”
It’s on to SIU-Edwardsville for Nuzzo, who has already signed on to attend the school and run for its team next season. At Mundelein, it appears that Nuzzo’s legacy is one that won’t soon be forgotten.
During the finals, several of Nuzzo's family members proudly sported white T-shirts with the words “record breaker” on them.
In the days leading up to Charleston, Nuzzo established the school mark for the 200-meter race at the Palatine Relays, only to obliterate it two weeks later at the Grayslake North Sectional, finishing in 21.61 seconds.
He also set a new school record at sectionals in the 100 meter (10.56 seconds), which he easily eclipsed during Friday’s state preliminaries with a run of 10.54 seconds.