It's a rematch of NY #1 and NY #2. Tai Brown (Midwood) just outleaned Oluwatomide Alao (Molloy) to win the Bishop Loughlin Games. Both have been in the Nation's Top 10 ever since, and will get a rematch at the Freedom Games. Kyle Garland (Germantown Academy, PA) may be the spoiler, with a 7.57 personal best, the only other in the realm of the top two. So too may be Nick Michalowski (Shenendehowa), who is the top returner from last year's states. If he wants to win a title, this is the field he has to beat.
Several of NY's top athletes will face off. Kevin Boucaud (Amsterdam, NY) will headline the field, but will face Nigel Green (William Flloyd). Green is currently NY #7 in the event, although Boucaud has the better personal best. Sean Davis (Friendly, MD) will be coming in as the best out-of-state seed, with a personal best of 6.61.
D'Andre Barriffe (Bishop Loughlin) headlines your field, with a personal best of 34.73. Next up will be Nigel Green (William Flloyd) with a personal best of 35.17. Plenty more in the realm, and it could be one fast final.
An event looking for a standout. Josef Oettl (Xavier) is NY #6 over 1000m, and will be dropping down in distance. Will Phinney (Ridge, NJ) has a best of 1:54.21 over 800m, and could prove to be a factor here. The unknown is Josh Rominger (Midlothian, VA), who has a personal best of 1:05.74 in the 500m. That translates roughly to a 1:21 in the 600m.