Kate Putman Hits NY-6 And Six More Stories Form Hall OF Fame

It was a busy weekend at the Armory, with well over 7000 performances. We here looking at the biggest stories of the day, for both NY and abroad.

1. Quincy Wilson sets Freshman National Record in Both 300m and 500m, Noble Strong In Tow

The Bullis freshman stormed the Track at the Armory, running the two greatest long sprint races by a freshman, ever. In the 300m, he broke a standing record from 1985 with his win in 34.11, but it was the 500m that showed the real strength. He bettered a Freshman National Record from 2020 by three whole seconds to win the title in 1:02.68. Behind him was NY local Wesley Noble (Bishop Loughlin), who clocked a NY #2 All-Time to give chase, clocking 1:03.68. He sits behind only Strymar Livingston (Columbus Campus), the former Overall National Record Holder on our leaderboards.

2. Kate Putman Has Tremendous Double

Senior Kate Putman (CNS) is picking up right where she left off. She won last years' Indoor State Meet over 1500m in 4:26.69, and split just about that en route to her Mile victory at the Hall Of Fame. Her split of 4:26.02 improves her standing as NY #6 All-Time in the 1500m, and now matches that standing All-Time in the Indoor Mile. While for most, that would be a good-days-work, Putman came back and ran NY #2 in the 1000m as well, winning in 2:53.64.

3. Loaded Boys 2 Mile Rewrites Leaderboard

The PSAL has never seen a boys distance squad like we have in 2023. Four of the top six marks in the State over 3200m belong to athletes in New York City, and half of those marks came from this race. Joseph Perazzo (Susan Wagner) split 9:15.64 to pull Nate Boutin (John Jay Campus) at 9:16.86 and Sebastian Margetts (UNIS) at 9:18.86 to big personal bests in the 3200m, then continuing on as such for the full 2-Miles. They are also the only three in New York to dip under 9:20 so far this year.

4. Anissa Moore Makes Transition To New School With All-Time Mark

It's been a year of transitions for senior Anissa Moore. After winning the State Title outdoors in the 400m for Paul Robeson, her family has since moved to Hempstead. Suffering a broken arm earlier this year, she's only just came out of a hard cast, and ramping up her run once again. But the 500m at the Hall of Fame shows she's ready to run, as she goes 1:14.83 for a new NY #15 All-Time in the event.

5. Boys Weight Throw Brings New Leads

Rhode Islander Christian Toro (Lincoln) was knocking on the door of 80-ft in the Weight Throw when he threw a new US #1 in the event, with his three foot PR of 79-1.25. In second place, Parker Kim (Syosset) was inching his way forward as well, as he threw 69-0.25 for a new State Leader, just a few hours after the lead had been increased upstate.

6. Bullis Put On A Show In the Girls 300m

No event was dominated quite like the Girls 300m, as Bullis swept the top 5 slots in the event, ranging from Sydney Sutton's winning 38.27 to Morgan Rothwell's still impressive 39.63. The marks bode well for the future of their relays, both the 4x200m and the 4x400m.

7. Iona Prep 4x200m Goes NY #1

Running as the 8th fastest Catholic 4x200m team in our database, the boys of Iona have pushed through to the top of the State Rankings for the first time in quite a few years. Led by 55m State Leader Marcus Nahim, the team is ready to run towards a fast CHSAA Intersectional Title. They took silver at 1:30.43 behind Windsor HS.