B-UHS’ Andrew Nesselroade returned to the track on April 4th, following a few weeks of recovery. Taking it lightly, he took part in one event during a 7-team meet at Buckhannon-Upshur. To no surprise, Andrew Nesselroade carried his 4x400m relay team to a swift first place finish in the meet.
Nesselroade, a senior, was disabled by a devastating back injury, forcing him to attend physical therapy and sit out of practice and track meets, causing chaos on his team. An all-time best athlete, Nesselroade is expected to put the team on his back during track meets. “There is no possible way we can be successful without the help of Andrew. He’s a complete animal on the track, and the only way to slow him down is through injury,” claims freshman Trenton Westfall of the Buckhannon-Upshur Track Team.
What makes Andrew so great? Andrew’s dedication to the track and his team enable him to train hard and prioritize his season. As the best 100m runner Buckhannon has ever had, boasting a personal record of 11.02 seconds, his work shows. If Andrew can dodge injury for the rest of this year, he is projected to win states in the 400m and in multiple relays.