Austin Carter and Emily Bean write about their trip to New York.
KYtrackXC.com asked the athletes who traveled to New Balance Nationals in New York to write about their experience. Below are the four who responded about their trip.
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Atlee (VA) boys SMR placed 3rd for All-American honors with a time of 3:30.11.
The South County (VA) girls 4x200 posted the fastest time ever by a Northern Region squad at 1:42.24 in the prelims
The Lakeland boys qualified for the finals of the 4x200 with a VA #11 all-time performance of 1:29.53. Lakeland would later finish 4th in the finals.
Potomac Senior's Anthony Williams placed 3rd in the 60 hurdles finals with a 7.90 clocking.
Jordan Matthews 5th Place Long Jump
Penn Wood Silver Medalist EE 4x2 and 4x4
Gambrell finished third in 48-07.50.
Shelley Black (PA) - All-American 60 Hurdles with a time of 8.45.
Abington won the 4x800 national title with a time of 7:45.21.
Dustin won the slower section with a 9:12.16 that held on for 5th overall.
The second day of New Balance Indoor Nationals brought saw one Kentucky relay in action and a rare (for Kentucky at least) multi’s athlete. The third brought us a sophomore looking to gain some national experience.
Taylor knocked a second off her PR to earn All-American with a time of 55.26.
Rich D'Ambrosio 2nd place Pentathalon
Western Branch girls finished 5th in the 4x400 with a VA top 10 all-time performance of 3:51.47.
Lavong returns to cheer for family and friends in the Pentathlon and jumps. He is now at Adams State.
Notre Dame Academy 2nd in EE 4x800 Meter Relay
Two of Virginia's top middle distance runners in Myah Hicks of Thomas Edison and Amanda Smith of Grassfield competed in the 800 and posted times of 2:12 and 2:13 respectively.
The two All-American pole vaulters from Atlee High School (VA) in Chris Pillow and Cameron Overstreet.
Eliana Yankelev 3rd in EE 60 meter hurdles
Darrell Hill (Penn Wood) Personal Best and PA#1 Shot Put
Blacksburg (VA) senior George Carter placed 4th in the championship mile race with a time of 4:13.
The two Virginians, Allen Bordley of First Colonial and Anaquan Peterson of Lakeland, both earned All-American top 6 honors in the boys triple jump
Annandale (VA) junior Ahmed Bile placed 3rd in the championship boys 800 race with a new PR of 1:51.96.
Long Beach Poly (CA) girls set a new meet record with their 1:38.96 come from behind win in the 4x200 meter relay.
Aisling Cuffe from Cornwall HS (NY) just missed the national indoor record with her 9:56.85 win at the New Balance Indoor Nationals.
Megan Moye of Cosby (VA) earned All-American honors in the 2 mile run with a 6th place time of 10:32.
Phoebus (VA) senior Christal Peterson finished as a national runner-up in the 60 meter dash with a 7.45 clocking.
DeMatha looked strong on every leg as they won with a time of 3:15.23.
Two of Virginia's top distance runners Mattie Webb of Western Albemarle and Hannah Lowery of Stafford competed in the morning sections of the 2 mile running times in the 10:40s.
Darby blasted out of the gates to win the 200 meter dash title with a time of 21.24.
Fairmont Senior Dayton McVicker capped an amazing indoor season placing 6th in the 2 mile run at the New Balance Indoor Nationals today at the Armory track in New York City. McVicker's time in the full 2 mile race was 9:16.29. On February the 12th, McVicker gave us a glimpse of how his training was going when he posted a fast 800m in 1:58.72 at a West Virginia Flyers indoor meet on February 12th.
NEW YORK – There will come a time when Lukas Verzbicas will have to put what he did in perspective. One day he’ll have to take stock of his performance and see that he laid the foundation for what legend is built on.
NEW YORK – The best indication that Aisling Cuffe was on pace had nothing to do with time. The Stanford-bound senior wanted to listen to her body and she knew her legs would pass the message.
NEW YORK – It is fact that Shelby Ashe is the best in the country in the weight throw. She’s the best ever.
Photo by Don Rich
NEW YORK – When Gunnar Nixon finally finished he walked over to the high jump mat, laid face-down and closed his eyes. He had to stop moving for just a minute.
NEW YORK – Christina Hillman stood next to the board that showed the best throw of her life – 14.88 meters.
Friday night Distance Medley Relay Splits.
Kentucky New Balance Nationals Day One Action
NEW YORK – Lukas Verzbicas didn’t get exactly what he wanted. But there isn’t much more he could ask for. The Carl Sandberg (Ill.) senior started his weekend record assault Friday at the New Balance Indoor Nationals by breaking his own national record in the 5,000 meters in 14:06.78.
Wando senior Tim Tyler and his father Tim had an exciting ride once landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport Friday morning enroute to New Balance Nationals at The Armory.
Shelby Ashe (GA) won the girls weight throw and improved her National Record mark to 68-02.50! Ajee Wilson & Zavon Watkins set US#6 A-T 800's in 2:06.17 and 1:50.84. Medgar Evers set a US#6 A-T 4x4 in 3:42.67. Aisling Cuffe went US#2 All-Time with a 9:56.85 in the 2 Mile.
The Old North State is taking its talents to the Big Apple!
It’s the national meet and every event is one to watch but here’s a few to give some special attention:
Check out our highlights from the New Balance Indoor Nationals. MileStat.com interviewed many of Virginia's top performers at the national meet, while MileSplit US and ArmoryTrack.com's national coverage of the meet included photos and more. Meet Page w/ Coverage Day 1 Highlights Day 2 Highlights Day 3 Highlights
The Bethel girls ran one of the fastest flat track 4x400 meter relay times in the nation with their 3:51.96 victory at the state meet. The New Balance Nationals this upcoming weekend will be their first opportunity to run faster on a banked track (at the New York Armory), which has the Bethel quartet thinking of breaking their own school record (3:48.91 at 2009 Virginia Tech Invite) and potentially the Virginia high school indoor state record of 3:46.91 by the 2006 Landstown squad at the indoor nationals. (Photo by Ryan Kelly). A list of all Virginian girls (links to athlete profiles) entered currently in this upcoming weekend's New Balance Indoor Nationals at the New York Armory. MileStat.com will be on-site with coverage from the Armory.
Ahmed Bile of Annandale and Jeremy Greenwald of Grassfield (pictured above by Ryan Kelly) battled it out for the AAA state 1000 meter title two weeks ago with Bile winning in a thrilling race with both runners timed at 2:28. They will not be facing each other head to head at the indoor nationals, but in separate races will look to prove themselves as the best distance runners of the indoor season from Virginia with Bile in the fast section of the 800 and Greenwald in the fast section of the mile at the Armory. A list of all Virginian boys (links to athlete profiles) entered currently in this upcoming weekend's New Balance Indoor Nationals at the New York Armory. Similar list for the Virginia girls to follow. MileStat.com will be on-site with coverage from the Armory.