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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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.
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.
The US#1 Lincoln-Sudbury DMR team will take a shot at their first national title Saturday at the Armory in New York.
NEW BALANCE INDOOR NATIONALS - ENTRIES NOW POSTED
Located in the Hall of Fame area at Abington High is a plaque hanging right next to the locker room entrance. It’s not just any plaque to the members of the boys’ track & field team. (Photo courtesy of Brian Deck)
At the January Meeting of the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (KTCCCA) it was decided that any Kentucky high school athlete who chooses to compete at New Balance Indoor Nationals, New Balance Outdoor Nationals, or USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2011 can seek reimbursement for some of their costs to compete. Athletes who compete in one of the New Balances National Championships, which are being held on the east coast in New York and North Carolina, are eligible for up to $250. USA Junior Nationals are in Eugene, Oregon this year and athletes can receive up to $500 back. This is strictly a reimbursement based on the athlete supplying receipts showing their costs of staying overnight, eating, and traveling to the meet. Entry Standards are at the link below: http://www.nationalscholastic.org/indoornats/guidelines/ More details on how to apply and who to contact will be put out at a later time.
BOSTON, MA, December 8, 2010 – Global athletic leader New Balance is pleased to announce an official multi-year partnership with the National Scholastic Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in New York City in the New Balance Indoor Nationals. The event will bring together the best indoor track and field high school athletes from across the country for a weekend of intense competition.