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The drought is finally over, and we're ready for our first big meet of the season.
It's Nationals Weekend, and the country converges on New York's home turf for the one season with a singular National Championship Meet.
It was a crazy weekend of weather, fast running, and big time performances.
It may be four hours later than planned, but the New York Indoor State Meet is set to kick off one of the best meets in the Country.
Is this the best year ever for Track and Field in NY?
A Friday TSTCA meet, along with the Dr. Sander Invitational, DVGTCA, TFCAofGP, and Franklin & Marshall are set for this weekend!
We haven't seen the best in the girls 400 just yet.
New York's sprint queen returns to the track this weekend at the Loucks Games after an injury prematurely ended her indoor campaign
It's almost hard to believe how competitive the girls were this weekend
View the slideshow of the weekend's top female performers
Vote for the Girls National Performer of the Week until Thursday at 8 PM ET
Top races, match-ups & throw downs to watch this weekend.
Cardozo's US #1 3:47 4x4, Jazmine Fray's 2:13 SMR anchor leg highlight an impressive evening on the track.
Vote for the top girls performer of the weekend!
Check out the most impressive performances from the 12/27 weekend of track action!
The past 2013-2014 Indoor season has seen some great races, some great times, and some breakout stars. As usual, we're here to break down the season's best performers, ranking athletes from every inch of the state. As opposed to our XC All-State list, which was organized by grade, we chose to organize the Track All-State lists by discipline. As always, it is never an easy decision, and several great athletes had to be left off the list. The depth of talent in New York is only exceeded by the number of stand-out performances achieved this year, including numerous state and national records. Award winners are designated by W's, with honorable mentions being listed 1-2-3 by rank. Relays are ranked as a collective per team. And all opinions are that of the webmaster, Kyle Brazeil. If you think there is someone we missed, or someone was misranked, feel free to comment about it in our discussion forum.
New York's #2 Moment, and Honorable Mentions
An unprecedented distance triple for Wesley Frazier with 4:39.66 mile to close it out!! Columbia, Western Branch win hot 4x4's! Michael Cherry 46.06! (Photo by Angelle Albright)
The past 2012-2013 Indoor season has seen some great races, some great times, and some breakout stars. As usual, we're here to break down the season's best performers, ranking athletes from every inch of the state. As opposed to our XC All-State list, which was organized by grade, we chose to organize the Track All-State lists by discipline. As always, it is never an easy decision, and several great athletes had to be left off the list. The depth of talent in New York is only exceeded by the number of stand-out performances achieved this year, including numerous state and national records. Award winners are designated by W's, with honorable mentions being listed 1-2-3 by rank. Relays are ranked as a collective per team. And all opinions are that of the webmaster, Kyle Brazeil. If you think there is someone we missed, or someone was misranked, feel free to comment about it in our discussion forum.
NEW YORK - Last year the storylines swirled fast and furious around Erin Finn, Dior Hall, and the girls of Grosse Pointe South (Michigan). Can they rekindle the magic this year? (Photo by Don Rich)
Mary Cain crossed the line with a new HS Record of 4:28.25! Cheserek 8:39.15 HSR. Fast relays and much more from the Armory! (Photo by Don Rich)
Mary Cain just rewrote the history books, running a stunning 9:38.68 for 2 miles to finish 3rd only behind a world record holder (Tirunesh Dibaba) and a Canadian star (Sheila Reid)!! Hard to beleive she is only 16 years old! Much more inside! (Photo by NewtonSports)
Mary Cain shatters the high school record with a blistering 4:32.78 clocking!! Cheserek rolls in the Mile to a 4:10.92 clocking with a 2:00.9 last 800! (Photo by Don Rich)
MileSplit HQ - At the end of the spring season, we compiled the top ten best moments of the past athletic year. It was a difficult process, but we narrowed it down based on how exciting the moment was for us, and the impact it had back home. However, the format we chose allowed us to skip over one of the hardest questions: Who had the better spring season, Kadecia Baird or Mary Cain?
Athletes getting a leg up with summer work, instruction
Cuffe won the 1,600 at the Loucks Games Saturday in 4:40.56, the fastest time in the country this season. Her time bettered the state record of 4:42.40 set by Saratoga Springs’ Nicole Blood for a full mile. (Cuffe’s mark converts to 4:42.19 for a mile.)
WHITE PLAINS – Medgar Evers coach Shaun Dietz gave Andre Jordan the pat on the back in deserved after he won the 400 meters at the Loucks Games. Then he quickly put the performance in perspective.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – When Jordan Yamoah finally got his chance to meet Bill Cosby at Penn Relays, he told the meet’s most revered celebrity that he had been dying to meet him. “Well, I’m glad you lived,” Cosby told him.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – St. Anthony’s didn’t get quite what they came for but the Friars certainly did not leave empty-handed.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Cardozo runners said they didn’t have anything to prove at Penn Relays. They didn’t know how fast they could run.
Medgar Evers will have Sandrae Farquharson available for the rounds of the 4x400 relay at Penn Relays this weekend. The problem for the indoor national champs, is that they likely will not have Kadecia Baird.
When Nyanka Moise-Joseph joined the track team her freshman year, she said that coach Shaun Dietz didn’t think much of her.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sancho Barrett said he is not completely healthy yet. But if he isn’t 100 percent yet, whenever he is, Barrett could be scary good.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- If you listen to Medgar Evers coach Shaun Dietz, he made it sound like a glorified practice session. He ran his girls ragged and they looked like it.
COLUMBIA -- If you listen to Medgar Evers coach Shaun Dietz, he made it sound like a glorified practice session. He ran his girls ragged and they looked like it.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Medgar Evers led a handful of New York teams away from the cold weather to take advantage of the warmth in South Carolina at the Taco Bell Classic.
NEW YORK – The best indication that Aisling Cuffe was on pace had nothing to do with time. The Stanford-bound senior wanted to listen to her body and she knew her legs would pass the message.
Nothing can gut a relay like graduation and Sheepshead Bay was no different. It seemed like all the speed the Sharks enjoyed graduated with the seniors last year.
Columbus junior Strymar Livingston and the Medgar Evers girls 4x200 relay have been named this week’s AT&T Armory Athletes of the Week, both setting state records over the weekend.
Jeremy Greenwald charged hard down the backstretch and Zavon Watkins decided he needed to beat Greenwald to the last turn. Watkins has nothing to prove. But he ran like he did.
Najee Glass stood around just as stunned as anyone else when he heard the words “national record.”
Chamique Francis paced back and forth, letting the adrenaline subside. “Not two consecutive times,” the Cardozo senior said. “We can take turns beating each other. But not twice in a row.”
Mary Kate Anselmini kept dialing it up, never letting Carey get close enough to challenge as Anselmini became the first automatic qualifier for the Millrose Games high school mile. She won the qualifying race at the Bishop Loughlin Games Saturday in 4:58.06, a personal best.
The state championships, any championship competition,is supposed to be a who’s who in the sport. But because the Adidas Grand Prix lands on the same weekend at the New York State championships, part of the discussion will be who’s absent.
These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 20 deep for individuals and 20 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 20 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 20th place.
When Melissa Kurzdorfer let the weight go, she let out the sort of primal yell that accompanies throwing events as a matter of custom. But the scream turned from a release of tension to a signal of terror while Lancaster’s star thrower started to tip out the throwing circle.
The crowd keep buzzing afterward, the way an audience sounds when they are still trying to accept the moment into reality. That’s how it sounded after the boys 4x200 at the New Balance Games – a buzzing that signified both awe and admiration.
Photo courtesy of ArmoryTrack.com
Jen Clayton doesn’t excite easily. She expects more from herself than anyone else would put on the Suffern senior’s shoulders. So for her, what’s “good” is never good enough.
Janice Jackson didn’t need to agonize over which college to go to. Sometimes you go to the store already knowing what you’re going to buy. All you need to do is try it on.
Morris Hills didn’t have a goal in mind time-wise. They wanted t run fast. Mission accomplished.
Charlene Lipsey pounded her chest with her right hand. The adrenaline hadn’t subsided yet. The motion displayed an affirmation of the Hempstead senior’s heart, although she didn’t really need another display. Her race said enough.