NJ Varsity Classic 2008

New York, NY


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

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 ArmoryTrack.com 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    

55.1 400m for New Rochelle\'s Mott Feb 05, 2008

By Christopher HuntNew Rochelle’s Elizabeth Mott tried to take her coach’s advice before the 400 meters. He wanted to tell her how to ignore the pain that awaited in the last 75 meters, how to keep her elbows from jutting out and keeping her shoulders from creeping toward her ears.“Just imagine yourself laying on a beach in a hammock somewhere, looking at palm trees,” coach Andy Capellan told her.FULL ARTICLE HERE

Monday Night Madness: NJ Varsity Classic Boasts New U.S. #1\'s Feb 04, 2008

Elizabeth Mott (NY) runs a U.S. #1 mark in the 400m(Photo from ArmoryTrack.com)The NJ Varsity Classic took place at the Armory Track and Field Complex Monday night, as the top performances certainly didn't disappoint.  Athletes from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York put on a show, with a few new U.S. #1 marks earned.NJ Varsity Classic Highlights- Nick Vena (NJ): Throws U.S.#1 in shot put with 63-02.75 mark- Elizabeth Mott (NY): Sprints U.S.#1 at 400m with 55.1h - Suffern (NY): Run U.S. #4 in girls DMR with 12:00h win- Franklin (NJ): Run 10:28h in DMR which is a U.S. #3 mark- Ariann Neutts (NJ): Wins girls 800m in 2:14.3h, top five in the U.S.

Nick Vena Throws 63-02.75, Furthers His Frosh. National Shot Put Record Feb 04, 2008

Nick Vena (NJ): National Frosh. Indoor Shot Put Record Holder(Photo by the Star-Ledger) National Freshman Shot Put record holder Nick Vena (Morristown, NJ) continued his incredible indoor season Monday night at the NJ Varsity Classic, this time throwing 63-02.75 to better his record by over a foot.  Vena's mark also ranks him at the U.S. #1 spot, besting Dan Kwiatkowski's (PA) mark of 63-00 set on January 25.

Vena Breaks Freshman National Record Feb 04, 2008

Morristown’s Nick Vena isn’t much for words. He’s pretty stoic for a 14-year phenom shot-putter who is getting more attention every time in steps into a throwing circle.But Vena is amazing. Not just because he is a freshman that stands 6-4, 260 pounds or the fact that he is as nimble as a figure-skater. It’s because he gets better every week, even though he’s so much better than everyone else. Vena broke the freshman national shot put record again today at the NJ Varsity Classic,tossing 63 feet, 2 3/4 inches, the top performance in the country this season.FULL ARTICLE HERE

Aldrich 4:17.3 |Seymour US#1 10:47.16 | Henderson PA #1 12:17.6 | Dennin US#4 8:46.7 | Price 2:09.35 Jan 31, 2008

KUTZTOWN PIX/VIDEOS/RESULTS + SLIPPERY ROCK RESULTS POSTED TUE PM SUMMARIES POSTED FOR NJ CLASSIC, SUSQUEHANNA CLASSIC, SLIPPERY ROCK, AND GREAT BEAR INVITEVIDEO: 2008 Kutztown Golden Bear 55m Hurdles Finals VIDEO: 2008 Kutztown Golden Bear 55m Dash FinalsPHOTOS: Photo Gallery of the 2008 Kutztown Golden Bear Invitational 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.  Susquehanna Classic:  Juan Steward won the 200 in a time of 22.47. DVGTCA # 8:  WC Henderson  runs PA #1 time of 12:17.6 in the DMR.  Kent State: Carly Seymour won the 3200 in a US #1 time of 10:47.16.  She also won the 1600 in 5:09.93.   TFCAGP D2 #9: Doug Moppert won the long jump with leap of 22-02.  Max Kaulbach won the mile in 4:23.8.  TFCAGP D1 #9: Mark Dennin runs a US#4, PA #2 time of 8:46.7 in the 3000 meter run.  Jermaine Lowery runs 1:58.3 for 800 meters. At the Golden Bear Invite in Kutztown Heather Giovagnoli finished 2nd in the 3000 meter run  with a PA #2 time of 10:21.73.    Colgate Games: In the 800 meter run Chanelle Price claimed victory with a time of 2:09.35.Millrose Games:  Vince McNally finished 7th in the Millrose Games HS mile with a time of 4:19.69.  Nick Crits was 8th in a time of 4:23.59.  Kyle Merber(NY) won the race with a time of 4:13.86.TSTCA Shot Put Competition: C.J Clegg wins with 53-09 and Kimberly Kanala wins with 41-01.5.   On Sunday at the Kent State (OH) Invitationl #2, Carly Seymour, Central Cambria, will race against fellow Foot Locker finalist and all-American Kacey Gibson of Neshannock, in the 3200. Click here for the meet summaries from this week's competition