Posted: March 15, 2019

Sherod Segars ’94

2008 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

Sherod grew up in Jamaica, Queens and attended Saint Clement Pope Grammar School in Ozone Park. Sherod thought he was going to be a baseball and basketball player at McClancy, Hall of Fame Coach Jim Carey knew that he had to change that quickly after seeing Sherod run during the Freshman Field Day.

Sherod’s track career began in 1992. Sherod holds school records for the 400 meter, 800 meter, 1600 meter and the sprint medley relays. He and his teammates’ times are also 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in those relays prompting Coach Carey to label Sherod “Mr. Relay’. Sherod credits his relay success to his strong unity with teammates.

Individually, Sherod is currently placed second in the 55 meters, third in the 200 meters and fourth in the 100 meters dashes on the school’s all-time record board. As a captain of the team in 1994, his senior year, Sherod swept the C.H.S.A.A. City Championships in sprints winning 55 meters and 300 meters indoor. Sherod set the record in the 300 meters at the 168th Street Armory. During the outdoor season, he won the 100 and 300 meters, making him a four-time varsity individual City Champion in four different races. After that remarkable season, Sherod was rewarded as the team’s MVP. Sherod still holds the all-time 300 meter record at McClancy. Sherod was also a key member of the McClancy track teams that won five separate Queens titles and three Varsity City Championships under Coach Jim Carey.

Sherod received an athletic scholarship to Brevard College, N.C. helping his college distance medley relay team in All-American honors at the Junior College National Championships in Kansas City.  Presently, Sherod works for the Office of Contracts, Purchase and Materials Management for New York City as a Procurement Analyst.