LYNDHURST — Kim Hykey was part of the Lyndhurst Relays as an athlete 11 years ago and now she’s the coach of the first girls team from the host school to win the team title.
Despite winning just one event (4-x-1,600 relay), the balanced and deep Golden Bears held off Dwight-Englewood, which won five events and just missed a sixth gold on Saturday, 77-65, in a five way battle that wasn’t decided until the final event (the discus).
“It wasn’t that long ago that I competed here,” said Hykey, who is also the girls soccer coach. “But it’s pretty cool to come home and win your own meet. I wouldn’t want to coach anywhere else.”
The Golden Bears scored in every event but the high jump, while Dwight-Englewood scored in just half of the 16 events.