Next Man Up Podcast: with Neil Howard of Taconic Hills

Starting this year, MileSplit NY's own Carson Gambaro will be talking with top individuals across the State. A running enthusiast himself, and former New York athlete, Carson brings his own unique perspective to High School running in the Empire State. Stay tuned for more episodes in our new series, the Next Man Up Podcast.

About Neil Howard

Brought up as a multi-athlete, Howard has found a love for the Pole Vault. He holds State Class Records in both, with the decathlon incorporating the former. This past winter, the Senior found gold at the Indoor State Meet with a big PR in the vault, hitting 15-9, and catapulting him as the favorite this Spring.

About Carson Gambaro (in his own words)

Born and raised in Upstate NY, I have always been a pretty big fan of sports. I've also always been fond of running. Whether it was chasing my two Doberman Pinschers around the yard or playing manhunt with my friends late at night, the very idea of being fast seemed to awaken a competitive nature within me. I didn't fully relish this concept during my high school years, but ever since I've developed into the track & field nerd I was destined to be. In a nutshell, T&F has taught me invaluable life lessons and inspired me to want to cover it. In May 2022, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting. Over the course of my career I hope to blend my journalism background with my undying passion for the sport and ultimately become a pro commentator. Above all, I hope to constantly learn along the way. When I'm not working for MileSplit, you can find me on the mic at my alma mater (Stillwater High School) during home outdoor meets, or playing trumpet with local cover group Ten Most Wanted.