New Balance Collegiate Invitational 2008

New York, NY


Mass 600 Leaders Tuneup in Big Apple ! Feb 10, 2014

The two fastest Massachusetts 600 Meter runners were invited to the Big Apple this weekend to compete in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.  Saint John's Prep runner Joe Luongo lowered his States fastest 600 Meter time to 1:20.23.  The 2013 state runnerup finished second place in invitation only event held at the prestigious Armory Track. Luongo finished second to Richard Rose of the Boys and Girls School.    

Armory Athlete of the Week - 2/20 and 2/27 Feb 28, 2008

Union Catholic, NJ Boys 4x200m - 1:28.35 US#1 Nadonnia Rodriques (Boys and Girls) 400m US#1, NY State Record 52.83 Dominique Booker (Immaculate Conception, NJ) 24.21 200m - US#3 Wayne Davis (Southeast Raligh, NC) Armory Record 55m HH 7.17 US Leader

NB COLLEGIATE: Bernard-Thomas returns to the Armory in style Feb 14, 2008

Tilden grad wins open 800 By Christopher Hunt She isn’t quite the same runner she was in high school. But one thing remained the same for Neisha Bernard-Thomas – when she toed the starting line at the Armory, she was the best runner on the track. “When I raced in high school, I didn’t really take it seriously,” said Bernard-Thomas, a graduate of Tilden High School in Brooklyn. “My coach would say go over there and run and I would just go run. Now I take it a lot more seriously.” FULL ARTICLE HERE Coverage of The Collegiate Invitational Feb 10, 2008

  Christopher Hunt paints the picture for you with five articles National Record Already - Friday Early Report Manzano Shakes Lose - Friday College Report Morris Hills Leads 7 Under 8:00 - Friday HS Report They're #1 - Roosevelt Girls Roll- Saturday HS Report Curtis Looks Good - Saturday College Report VIDEOS GALORE The Armory Video team brings you a dozen videos with plenty of action from field events, hurdles, dashes, distance and sprints from both HS and College.   Pole Vault Armory College Record Field Event Action HS Girls 4x80m - #3 All Time 60m Hurdle Finals Women's 1000m Men's DMR HS Boys 4x800m Men's 1000m Meet Record Women's 3000m Heat 2 Women's 3000m Heat 1 Men's 500m - College Record Complete Results HUNDREDS OF SHOTS Veteran photographers Kim Spir, Mary DiBaise-Blaich, and Errol Anderson bring us the best angles and shots you can find. Over 1000m pics to be posted in the meet gallery over the next two days.

SATURDAY COLLEGIATE ACTION: Curtis Takes 3K in 7:50.01, Scott Vaults 18-00.5 Feb 09, 2008

Curtis Looks Good in 3K, Thomas wins 800m in 2:04.66 By Christopher Hunt He promised that he would be more aggressive. Texas senior Leo Manzano said he would take the pace and he fact he tried to keep his promise. But Georgetown’s Matt Debole sped ahead on the turn just 150 meters into the men’s championships mile, which both surprised and confused Manzano, who didn’t recognize Debole and noticed him working hard to pass on the turn. FULL ARTICLE HERE

FRIDAY COLLEGIATE ACTION: Manzano shakes loose, Longhorns win DMR Feb 09, 2008

Northridge’s Cole betters NCAA-leading LJ By Christopher Hunt People had been waiting for this race, waiting for Texas senior Leo Manzano to take the baton on the anchor leg – the mile portion -- of the distance medley relay. Manzano snatched the stick already with a lead, Arkansas junior Andy McClary attached to his right shoulder. FULL ARTICLE HERE


Roosevelt (Md.) set US #1’s in 4x400 and 4x800 By Christopher Hunt The faces may be different but this is the same Eleanor Roosevelt. In two days, the girls team competed three relays and left with two nation-leading performances and one that is barely second at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory. “A lot of people thought that we weren’t going to be the same because we lost three people from the relays last year,” senior Tasha Stanley said. “I think it proves that we’re just as good if not better than last year.” FULL ARTICLE HERE

FRIDAY COLLEGIATE HS ACTION Morris Hills Leads 7 Teams Sub 8:00, Roosvelt girls go 8:59.37 Feb 08, 2008

YOU'VE GOTTA SEE THIS RACE VIDEO (2 camera angles on every lap) Price misses national record, breaks meet record By Christopher Hunt Imagine you walk onto an empty track, in a nearly empty building. There are a couple guys with stopwatches and a few people near the track that promise to clap when you wiz by. Imagine that you’re trying to break a national record. You are Chanelle Price. FULL ARTICLE HERE

Baptiste, Ohanaja Set Meet Records in New York Feb 08, 2008

NEW YORK -- The LSU sprinters and hurdlers lit up the track on the first day of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational as Kelly Baptiste and Jessica Ohanaja each set meet records and Richard Thompson set a new school record during Friday’s action.

6 Virginians to roll with the best in elite 1000 races at the NY Armory this weekend Feb 07, 2008

Photo by John Herzog Quite a field has been assembled for the junior 1000 meter races this weekend at the New York Armory in the New Balance Collegiate Games. Held right in the middle of a great college meet, some of the top middle distance high school runners in the nation currently are featured in the two races with the junior girls being contested at 8:25 PM on Friday night and junior boys going off at 1:39 PM on Saturday. It also speaks highly of the talent pool in Virginia with a total of six entrants among the 17 total who were invited to compete in the elite caliber race are from our state. Girls Race (2): Paige Johnston (Midlothian, Jr) - Defending AAA 1000 state champion, VA #9 all-time, 2:55.05 PR Jayna McGehee (Great Bridge, Sr) - US #6 and current VA state leader, 2:56.91 PR Boys Race (4): Logan Collins (Orange County, Sr) - Defending AA 1000 state champion, US #3, 2:30.59 PR Leoule Degfae (Thomas Edison, Jr) - US #4, 2:31.19 PR Joe Lorusso (Oakton, Sr) - US #8, 2:32.67 PR Tihut Degfae (Thomas Edison, Jr) - 2:34.66 PR

SHUMP Improves US#1 50-7.5 | PRICE #3 all-time 1K 2:45.76+US#1 400 55.32 | KRAIS 8.61 US#3 60H Feb 05, 2008

NEW TUE: Video of Chanelle Price's #3 all-time 1000m 21 PTFCA Track Carnival vids posted PTFCA Indoor Track Carnival Video Page PTFCA Indoor Track Carnival Photo Gallery"> PTFCA Track Classic: Karen Shump throws a 50' 7.5" shot put to improve her US #1. In the 400, Chanelle Price comes back from New Balance to run a 55.32 US#1 with Council Rock South's Ijeoma Iheoma right behind her at 55.81. Ryann Krais sets a meet record in the 60m Hurdles with a US #3 8.61. At the Akron Performers Open Meet, Kacey Gibson took 1st in the 1600 in 5:08.65 and 2nd in the 3200 in 11:03.09. Dave Farina, Norwin, goes 1:57.58 for the 800. New Balance Collegiate Invite: Chanelle Price sets a PR in the 1000 meter run of 2:45.76, but falls short of the national mark of 2:43.40. Her time puts her at #3 all-time for high school girls and also breaks the meet record. Conestoga girls finish 5th in the 3200 meter relay in a time of 9:13.57. Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) won in a smokin' time of 8:59.37. Click here for Chris Hunt's story "Price misses national record, breaks meet record" NJ Varsity Classic: Chris Aldrich runs a PA #1 time in the 1600 of 4:17.3. Carly Hamond ran a PA#2 3200 time of 10:55.3. The Norristown crowd: Tasha Johnson, Courtney Bell, Shakeya Ladson, Danica Giddens, and Jasmine Cummings    

HS and Junior Events Deep Again at NB Collegiate Feb 04, 2008

Chanelle Price (Easton, Pa.) will go after the national high school record in the girls’ 1,000-meter run this Friday night, Feb. 8, at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at The Armory in New York. Price broke the girls’ national mark in the 500 meters on the Armory track two weeks ago, running 1:10.30. The record in the 1,000 is 2:43.40, set 3 years ago by Sarah Bowman, of Warrenton, Va. FULL ARTICLE HERE Complete lineups for the High School and Juniors events are available here.

NB Collegiate Entries Posted Jan 30, 2008

Men's Accepted - Women's Accepted - Men's Seeded - Women's Seeded Coaches fax scratches to 212.923.1645Open, Junior, and HS events to follow. MEET HOMEPAGE 

Milers Manzano, Felnagle return to New Balance Collegiate Jan 29, 2008

    The best college milers in the business – Leo Manzano of Texas and Brie Felnagle of North Carolina – will be back to defend championships at the 2008 New Balance Collegiate Invitational, to be held at the Armory Feb. 8-9.     Manzano, a senior, ran 3:59.08 to win the mile a year ago, setting up his NCAA championship in the event for the Longhorns a month later. Outdoors last year he was 2nd in the NCAA 1,500 in 3:37.48 and 2nd at the national championships in 3:35.29. He was outdoor NCAA 1,500 champ as a freshman in 2005.FULL STORY HERE 

High School and Juniors Events Jan 29, 2008

Accepted entries will be posted Friday, Feb. 1 Friday Feb 8 6:30 PM    HS Boys 4x800 7:30        Junior Boys weight throw 7:45        HS Girls 4x800 8:25        Junior Girls 1,000 meters Saturday Feb 9 1:39         Junior Boys 1,000 1:44        HS Girls 4x200 1:50        HS Boys 4x200 2:47        HS Girls 4x400 2:55        HS Boys 4x400 3:51        PSAL Girls 4x200 3:55        PSAL Boys 4x200 4:10        Junior Girls weight throw For further information contact the event director Dan Doherty or 845-596-3625

Hilary Stellingwerff Blog 1/29/08 Jan 29, 2008

And so the season begins! It was great to be back in New York City last weekend for the New Balance Games. It’s always a fun place to start off the season for various reasons. First, it’s NYC and NB takes good care of us for the weekend! FULL BLOG HERE More Armory Blogs Coming Soon....

Kansas Jan 24, 2008

    Egor Agafonov, Zlata Tarasova and Kate Sultanova – two weight throwers and a pole vaulter – will compete at the 2008 New Balance Collegiate Invitational indoor track meet at the Armory in New York Feb. 8-9. All are Russian athletes competing for the Kansas University team. The Jayhawks, coached by Stanley Redwine, are competing in the meet for the first time. - FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE

Walter Dix, Trindon Holliday lead great sprint fields at NB Collegiate meet Jan 15, 2008

    Walter Dix of Florida State and Trindon Holliday of LSU will face off at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the Armory Feb. 8-9.     They were 1-2 in the NCAA 100-meter final last spring in California. Dix also won the 200 and ran on the winning 4x100 relay team, leading the Seminoles to the NCAA team championship. He has lifetime bests of 9.93 in the 100 and 19.69 in the 200 and is a contender for this year’s U.S. Olympic team.  FULL ARTICLE HEREPHOTO COURTESY USATF.ORG 

High School, Juniors Events set for New Balance Collegiate Jan 11, 2008

 Eight high school relay races and four individual Juniors events are set for this year’s New Balance Collegiate Invitational Feb. 8-9. Interested parties should contact the Event Coordinator, Dan Doherty ( - MORE INFO HERE