Time to start crowning champions!
This past week history started happening again, this time it was Caroline Alcorta's turn to join an elite group of athletes to rank themselves in the top two all-time in the state of Virginia. She joined Chantel Ray (Hurdles) and Matthew Zajac (Discus) who have already made history this season.
Elk County Catholic senior Kennedy Weisner enters her final year of XC with a champion's resume. As a junior when she won her first state cross country title - this one in the inaugural Class A Championship. Weisner also qualified for her first Foot Locker Nationals. During indoor, she was invited to her first Millrose Mile, and also to the Brooks PR meet, an elite gathering in the Northwest. She came back in outdoor to capture two state AA titles, winning the 800 and the 1600 - a very tough double. She began her final XC season at PTXC-5, setting a course record of 17:49. An injury hurt her chance to repeat in Class A in XC, and sidelined her until December. She won the Millrose Trials Mile and finished 2nd in the Millrose Games. This was her third year qualifying for the Penn Relaya Carnival Mile - taking 5th as a sophomore, 3rd as a junior and 3rd as a senior. She went on to PR in the 800 at the Loucks Game, taking 3rd... and repeated the 800-1600 double wins in PIAA States in AA.
Watch arguably the best high school outdoor track & field invitational in the state of New York streamed LIVE with the 46h annual Glenn D. Loucks Games being shown exclusively on MileSplit all three days from Thursday to Saturday starting today at 5 PM. Full schedule & meet preview can be found here.
Dan Curts had one thing on his mind entering the 3200m at The Loucks Games this weekend, break 9 minutes. Not only did Dan become the first Maine HS boy under 9 minutes her shattered the mark with a US#4 8:51.24. Check out the rest of the action from Loucks
What: 2014 Glenn D. Loucks Games Live Broadcast When: Thursday, May 8, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m. ET; Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 3:00pm ET; Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 9 a.m. ET Where: White Plains HS | White Plains, NY We are thrilled to announce the continuation of our live streaming coverage in New York State with the Glenn D. Loucks Games. Watch live from the comfort of your homes as some of the state's top talent battles it out against the Tri-State's best. The 3-day 'Games' annually bring about the most nationally elite performances of any meet across New York State, outside the State Championships. The live stream of the Loucks Games is available to MileSplit Insiders from all states. If you are not currently a MileSplit Insider and would like to have access to the Glenn D. Loucks Games live stream, you can sign up for MileSplit Insider access here in advance or click on the Insider tab in the navigational bar on your respective MileSplit state site page to support the coverage directly in your state. Direct link to the live stream (which begins on Thursday, April 17th at 5:00 PM ET) can be found here or direct link: To Be Released Videos will also be archived to watch after the meet on the New York Relays meet page on MileSplitNY here: Meet Schedule: Click Here "The Glenn D. Loucks Games is excited about the opportunity to partner with MileSplit and Flotrack. We view their coverage of our Games as a golden opportunity for us, allowing people from all across the nation to see the Glenn D. Loucks Games in action. I am certain that each spring, many people view the leaders' lists and see many of the nationally-ranked performances being achieved at Loucks, wondering about our meet. Now those track and field fans will be able to view for themselves what I fondly call, "The Aura of Loucks." We at Loucks, White Plains High School and the City of White Plains, New York welcome viewers from around the nation to enjoy what we think is among the nation's top track and field meets. We promise not to disappoint you." Fred Singleton, Meet Director " As we moved to subscription this fall, we promised three things: increased historical data, a wider range of coverage, and the live broadcast of our State's best contests. By signing with the Loucks Games, we are confident that we are providing our viewers with the top invitational in the Empire State, in terms of depth of field and quality of performances. We feel confident that this is the meet our users want to see." Kyle Brazeil, Webmaster, MileSplit NY
White Plains, NY - Entering it's 47th year, the Glenn D. Loucks Games had stacked the heats moreso than ever before. The meet was hyped as the best rendition in meet history. And did it ever live up to it's name. Top Ten US Performances across the board, weather holding out throughout the weekend, and several long trips made worth the wait. Check out how we saw the races below.
Classical junior places third in race with time of 4:52.03. La Salle's Rego breaks 3,200m mark with third-place time of 10:28.45.
Trenten Beram on the Podium for the 100 meter dash
Watch Olivia Baker win in a stacked girls 800 field assembed for the 2014 Loucks Games with basically a who's who of the best middle distance runners in the Northeast. Also check out the rest of the race videos from the Loucks Games, which were streamed live by MileSplit this past weekend