One week to go before USATF Junior Nationals and Nike Outdoor Nationals. With such high stakes on the line in one week, many athletes are traveling around the country testing their limits one last time. The New York State T&F Championships is the last state meet of the season, while regional championships in the Midwest Distance Gala, Midwest Meet of Champions and New England Champs. showcase many of the nation's best. See what's taking place at each meet this weekend in our weekly weekend preview. MileSplit Meet Pages: Midwest Distance Gala / Midwest Meet of Champions / New England T&F Championships / NY State T&F Championships / Caribbean Scholastic Invitational
Muhammad, Mott run US#1 & 2 By Christopher Hunt BUFFALO – She came off the turn with such a lead that people standing by the finished gasped, most not even knowing who she was. Well, for those who didn’t know, here’s introducing Williamsville East eighth-grader, Kala Allen. Allen won the Division I 400 meters at the New York State championships in 55.61, claiming the race from the slower-seeded heat with a nearly two-second personal best. FULL STORY HERE
McGovern just misses state PV record By Christopher Hunt BUFFALO – The way Pat DuPont torn down the back straight it looked like the Fairport senior must have forgot how many laps were left. This was a full gallop – a challenge to the field to match him at their own peril. “I knew that if I could make (the pace) hurt myself then I could make it hurt everyone else,” DuPont said. FULL STORY HERE
**Christine Babcock (Woodbridge, CA) Runs 4:16.42 to Break Prep 1500m Record!!! Full Results **Rob Finnerty (Burnsville, MN) Runs Mile in 4:01.09 at Midwest Distance Gala, U.S. #7 A-T!!! Full Results **Jeff Demps (South Lake, FL) Blazes 10.03w for 100m!!! The New York State T&F Championships lead the way in this weekend's highlight section. The last state meet of the year kicked off Friday with some excellent results. In the girls 400m hurdles, Dalilah Muhammad (Benjamin Cardoza, NY) bested Elizabeth Mott (New Rochelle, NY) over the final hurdle to beat Mott with a new U.S. #1 time of 57.81. Mott's time of 58.01 earned her the U.S. #2 spot. More results and highlights inside and coming throughout the weekend. Top Boys Weekend Highlights - Rob Finnerty (MN) 4:01.09 mile at the MDG Results / Video / Splits - Jeff Demps (FL) runs a 10.03 (2.2 wind) against elite competition - Ryan Fleck (OH) clears 7-02 HJ at Midwest Meet of Champs., U.S.#2 - John Guagenti (OH) blazes 46.95 for 400m at Midwest MOC - Walter Luttrell (OH) breaks nine for 3200m in 8:59.81 effort at MMOC - David Slovenski (ME) soars 16-09 in boys pole vault at NE Champs. - Brett Johnson (NJ) runs 4:08.51 mile, breaking NJ jr. class record - Albert Johnson (NY) NY State victories of 48-07.50 TJ, 23-02.75 LJ Top Girls Weekend Highlights - Christine Babcock (CA) 4:16.42 1500m, U.S.#1 all-time Results - Becky O'Brien (ME) U.S.#1 shot put in 51-06.50 at NE Champs. - Meshawn Graham (OH) runs 53.56 for 400m at Midwest MOC - Candyce McGrone (IN) 11.78 100m, 23.65 200m at MMOC - Dalilah Muhammad (NY) blazes 57.81 in 400mH at NY State, U.S.#1 - Elizabeth Mott (NY) second in 400mH with 58.01 effort, U.S.#2 - Emily Lipari (NY) wins 3k at NY State in 9:37.53, 1500m in 4:30.58 Top Meets of the Weekend: Midwest Distance Gala / Midwest Meet of Champions / New England T&F Championships / NY State T&F Championships / Caribbean Scholastic Invitational
Lipari completes 3,000/1,500 double By Christopher Hunt BUFFALO – Suffern junior Shelby Greany has always been married to her watch. She needed to know her splits. She needed to be conscious of her pace. She needed to plan, react and then plan again. Suffern assistant coach Lou Hall sometimes tries to swipe her watch in practice. FULL STORY HERE
Sheepshead takes 4x1 in 41.39 By Christopher Hunt BUFFALO – Terrance Livingston slowed just as he crossed the finish line without even the slightest hint of fatigue on his face. The Great Neck South junior scanned the crowd and tapped his wrist. He wanted to draw attention to the time. It was an inside joke between Livingston and his coach Damon Reader. “It meant, C’mon Coach, that time is wack,” Livingston said. FULL STORY HERE
Complete winners in DI, DII, and Federation with pictures of every athletes and relay team. FULL WINNERS TABLE HERE
photo galleries (almost 2000 pics) Boys 1600m Race Video STILL COMING....race videos (we're trying to get them done....) Friday Girls: Williamsville East’s Allen surprise in 400 Friday Boys: DuPont makes 'em hurt Saturday Girls: Greany wins steeple, US #1 Saturday Boys: Livingston wins Fed 800 Boys Winners Table Girls Winners Table National Elite Marks (without the steeples)
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Photos by Tim Fulton from University of Buffalo. The NY State Track and Field Championships.
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