Last week, we looked at what it took over the past four years to place Top 6 at States. Now, with the 2018 meet over and done with, we can truly see how the second rendition of the New York Indoor State Meet at Ocean Breeze stacks up. Check it out below.
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Breakdown: It would seem that six of the events remained as fast as, or slower than in past years. However, the 3200m, which had actually slowed down last year, hit it's lowest mark ever to place. On the flip side, the Long Jump was the lowest it had been in the past five years, by over an inch.
Breakdown: The most notable drop here had to be the Girls 4x800m. The average 6th place finish had already dropped 10-seconds when the meet moved to Ocean Breeze, and now the field has dropped nearly that same amount again. A true testament to the banked track. Surprisingly, the Girls 1000m didn't drop as much as you would think, although the Top End average is probably the lowest it ever has been before. Despite only one athlete breaking 7-seconds in the 55m, the field was faster through 6th place. However, the depth of the 1500m may have been lacking, as there was a big gap to second, and a slower 6th place finish.