72nd Eastern States Championships 2009

New York, NY


Chaminade's Carriero to be inducted into Armory's HS Hall of Fame Feb 23, 2009

Long-time Chaminade track coach Bill Carriero, who has won numerous honors during an outstanding career, will be inducted into the Armory High School Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Tuesday, February 24, it was announced today by Dr. Norbert Sander, head of the Armory Foundation. Carriero is the first Long Island coach to join the Hall of Fame.

Eastern States Webcast and and meet coverage: Vena smashes Armory record with 68'11 Feb 23, 2009

Nick Vena, the sophomore sensation from NJ, shattered the Armory record with his 68-11 throw. Southern Regionals wins DMR, West Windsor Plaimnsboro North wins boys DMR in 10:07.21 for a NJ state record and 4th best all time. NYC's Whitney Fountain runs 23.99 200m in prelims. Morris Hills, NJ runs 7:47.81 with their 3rd runner falling down 35 yards from the final exchange    

A Fountain of Speed Feb 25, 2009

The runner to her outside stumbled out the start and in a blink Columbus junior Whitney Fountain devoured her.  Then she tore down the back straightaway like a bullet and commanded the homestretch for herself. She grit her teeth for every hundredth of a second she would shave off her personal best.

Eastern States live webcast on ArmoryTrack.om Feb 24, 2009

ArmoryTrack.com, a MileSplit US affiliate, is currently streaming a live webcast of the 72nd Eastern States Championships, which will be feature many top athletes from New York and New Jersey including Robby Andrews, Nick Vena, Terrance Livingston, Clayton Parros, Rolston Braithwaite, Jillian Smith, Dominique Booker, and Jen Clayton. Webcast begins at 4:00 PM today and will last through the duration of the meet. Eastern States Live Webcast Eastern States Championships - Live Results Eastern States Championships - Order of Events Eastern States Championships - Meet Entries

Vena tops national class record Feb 25, 2009

Sometimes there’s calm before the storm. And sometimes there’s just a storm and then the storm gets worse.  That was Morristown sophomore Nick Vena, blasting through the throwing circle like a bone-rattling thunder clap that got louder each time.

Strehler wins mile at Eastern States Feb 24, 2009

Several scratches of the top entrants left Trinity's Barbara Strehler out in front in the girls' mile run at the Eastern States Championships on Tuesday night at the New York Armory to make her pursuit of a sub 5 mile tougher. In her final race of the year since she plays lacrosse in the spring, Strehler had to push the pace on her own and represented the state well to lead wire-to-wire in a 5:01.54 victory, which converts to a sub 5 minute 1600 meter time. Her next competitive race will not be until she is running for the University of Virginia next fall. The St. Christopher's boys also competed in New York as it was their first meet this season outside of their own indoor track facility. The private school state track champions turned in solid times in relays with a 1:31.74 in the 4x200, 3:28.28 in the 4x400, and 8:08.95 in the 4x800. St. Christopher's senior Alex James also had a good mark in the shot put of 54'7" for his third straight meet with a throw over 54 feet.

Strehler to conclude indoor season tonight in mile race at NY Armory Feb 24, 2009

Barbara Strehler, the state leader in the 3200 meter run (10:58.42) and private school state champion two weeks ago in the 1600 and 1000 meter run, will be concluding her indoor season tonight in pursuit of a sub 5 mile at the Eastern State Championships held at the New York Armory. Strehler (pictured left by John Herzog), a senior at Trinity Episcopal in Richmond, will be not be competing in outdoor track for the second year in a row since she competes in lacrosse in the spring. This will be Strehler's last year of lacrosse though as she heads to UVA next fall on a scholarship for cross country and track. She will be in a loaded race with several top distance runners from the state of New York and New Jersey as her personal best time of 5:03 two weeks ago at the VISAA State Championships ranks her as the 8th seed in the 1600 meter run tonight at 9:30 PM. Strehler ran a personal best time in the 1000 this past weekend at the Prep League/LIS Championships in 2:57 at St. Christopher's. Strehler's race can be watched live online as the meet is being webcast live on ArmoryTrack.com at the following link: https://ny.milesplit.com/meets/40868/live

A Fat Tuesday of performances at the Armory Feb 24, 2009

They are rolling on Tuesday night at the New York Armory for the Eastern States Championships with a load of stellar performances produced by athletes from New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere. Photo by Pat Montferrat of NJRunners.com Nick Vena of Morristown NJ broke several records with his sophomore national record mark of 68'11" as the throw set new shot put records for the Armory facility and state of New Jersey. In the prelims of the 200 meter dash, Whitney Fountain of Christopher Columbus put herself ontop of the national leaderboard with a New York state junior class record clocking of 23.77. The state of New Jersey nearly had a trade of control for the 400 national leader spot as junior Amber Allen from Passaic County High School was only three hundredths of a second away from a US #1 performance (Nijgia Snapp NJ 55.33) in the 400 meter dash with her 55.35 win in a close race against Colonie NY freshmen Kyle Plante (55.44). Bobby Andrews had a solid double in the distance races with victories in the mile run (US #6 4:12.31) and 2 mile run (9:21.34). Photo by Tim Fulton of ArmoryTrack.com Relay action has also been sensational on Tuesday night with US #1 times produced in both DMR races with the Southern Regional NJ girls anchored by Jillian Smith in 11:48.61, while the West Windor Plainsboro North boys featuring the Rosa brothers put themselves on the US all-time list at #4 with their 10:07.21 performance at Eastern States. The Southern Regional girls came back later to score another victory in the 4x800 meter relay (9:13). Despite a fall on their third leg, the Morris Hills boys of New Jersey were able to run just off their US leading time in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 7:47.81. In the 4x200 meter relay, Middle College posted a US #6 time of 1:29.36 with a relay which featured US 300 leader Jermaine Brown, who claimed first place in the 55 meter dash with a 6.31 clocking in the finals. Eastern States Championships - Live Results More Coverage at ArmoryTrack.com