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.
OJ is New York's most well rounded sprinter, combining his State Rankings across the 100m, 200m, and 400m distances. He's also dabbled in the 400H, while finishing as the silver medalist over 300m Indoors. We chat with him ahead of his State Qualifier, and what could be a big State Meet Season for the Senior.
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.