The 2015-2016 school year has provided some great highlights in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. In the coming weeks many of our seniors will head out to start their college careers both athletically and academically. We wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature and say thank you for your support over the years.
Naples senior Buddy Gates finished his high school cross country career with a ninth place finish at the 3A state meet. Recently, Gates made his college decision when he committed to NYU. See why he chose the Bobcats, his most memorable high school moments, his future plans, and much more.
NYU senior Matt Turlip ran 3:45.76 for 1500-meters at the Last Chance meet at Swarthmore on Saturday(May 14) to break the 44-year old school record of 3:46.6, which was set by Byron Dyce at the 1967 Pan-American Games in Winnipeg, Canada(Dyce was 5th).
The NYU men’s cross country team – national Div. III champions a few years ago and fourth last year – are ranked fifth nationally in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason poll. Coach Nick McDonough’s Violets are led by Sebastian Schwelm and Matt Turlip, both of whom finished in the top 40 in last year’s championship race. NYU has won its UAA conference championship each of the last four seasons.
Five members of the NYU track team – four distance runners and a quartermiler – are headed to the NCAA Division III championships, to be held beginning Thursday at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.
NYU tries to get back on top, and Iona aims for the top, as another college cross country season gets underway in New York.
Iona, Syracuse, Plattsburgh, Cortland, NYU, Geneseo, St. Lawrence, and Stonybrook are all heading to nationals in Indiana. Nicole Blood and Lindsey Sherf, former New Yorker's, will also be racing for Oregon.
Nick McDonough started as men’s head coach at New York University in 1998 and was named head women’s cross country and track coach in spring 2008. Last week he guided NYU’s men’s team to its three consecutive University Athletic Association championship
NYU lost most of its Div. III national-championship team to graduation, so Nick McDonough’s 2008 squad was barely on the radar screen. As the cross country season reached its halfway point, this year’s young Violets were ranked 26th nationally.
Once in a while we here at The Armory like to see how some of the high school athletes that have passed through our doors are doing on the college circuit. Armory College Director Jack Pfeifer takes a brief look at some national cross country powers this year.
FRIDAY NIGHT IS COLLEGE NIGHT AT THE ARMORY
With over 1600 athletes competing in one day, The NYC Gotham Cup promises to be yet another great College meet here at The Armory.
Time Schedule and heat sheets posted on the MEET HOME PAGE
MEET RESULTS HERE