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We're set for one of the best meets in the country.
We break down the state of the relay in the state of New York.
We pick out the biggest things to happen over the weekend.
New York teams aim to blaze fast trails at Nationals, while a mix of reigning champs and rebel contenders are getting set to shake things up in the state's conference championships.
Three relays make their way on the NY All-Time lists, and another makes the COA for the first time in over two decades.
In its 33rd year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Katelyn Tuohy of North Rockland High School as its 2017-18 Gatorade New York Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.
The State Qualifiers on Thursday and Friday provide great action from six sections.
The Section 1 Coaches Invite served up some strong regional action on the course that will hold Feds and Regionals
This weekend will be the last time out-of-section teams will get to race at Bowdoin Park, home to btoh the Federation Championships and the NXN-NY Regional.
A look at the All-Time Lists ahead of Saturday's action.
James Asselmeyer looks to anchor Arlington, NY to HS Boys 4x800m Championship of America
Millrose madness, relay ridiculousness, mile mayhem, and some US top 10 ALL-TIME marks
Somers NY - The weekend of 9/15 seems to be the kick off for a majority of the state, and we began our on-site coverage at the Somers Big Red Invitational. Bringing in 25 teams from across Section 1, the relatively new course proved to be an apt challenge for the teams of New York. Run mostly on hills, the course provided athletes a preview of what more was to come, as championship season for Section 1 is typically run in Bowdoin Park. There were two varsity races per gender, based on enrollment numbers, and we were on scene to check them out.
It may seem like to some that Spring Track just ended. In some respects, with the Olympics, it still hasn't. But cross-country season is right upon us, and that means the national spotlight turns back to New York. In a state where the girls teams have routinely dominated the National Championships, and with boys not doing too shabby either, it can be argued that New York is the best state in the nation for the sport of XC. This year, MileSplit is dedicated to highlight those key performances. For the first time, MileSplit National will be producing our own internal National Rankings for both team and individuals, to be released the week of August 20th for the preseason. In the meantime, we'll be handling all the action here in New York. Early next week, we'll be releasing our intensive boys season preview, where we break down all the big names and big matchups. But just to whet your appetite, we took a trip upstate, to meet with one of the Top 5 boys teams in the state.
To some, winning a Penn Relays Gold Watch is a goal just as, and even sometimes moreso important than winning a national championship. Watches are awarded only to the overall American winners in Championship of America events at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, kicking off for the 118th time next Thursday at Franklin Field. In some cases, most notably the sprints, it is harder to win a spot on the top of the medal stand than it is to win a national championship. This fact is because of the international draw the relays bring to Philly; currently, there are 62 schools registered that are not from the United States, with Jamaica the most represented foreign country with 32 individual schools. For some, winning a watch means beating the world. While the main events remain the short relays, specifically the 4x100m and 4x400m, the distance relays and open events are available on an invite basis. And with the the high quality meet comes a high caliber field in each of the 4 invitational distance events. We broke down the competition to help you see where the action may take place.
US Girls No. 1 Fayetteville Manlius shows their dominance while a powerful Arlington squad overtakes US Boys No. 4 Shaker in light of recent injuries.
The Fast Times Relays is known as a meet geared for relays to come in with fresh legs and produce, well, fast times. But Middletown senior Mel Mosley turned in an iron horse performance that made it no wonder why he’ll be the cornerstone of the freshman recruiting class of Southern University in Louisiana.
When the championship portion of the season rolls around that’s when most high school track and field athletes do most of their team’s heavy lifting. So since some of the county championships have started around New York State, I wanted to take a highlight some of the best doubles we’ve seen over this past weekend. Here are some that stood out.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – When Jordan Yamoah finally got his chance to meet Bill Cosby at Penn Relays, he told the meet’s most revered celebrity that he had been dying to meet him. “Well, I’m glad you lived,” Cosby told him.
PAWLING – North Rockland’s Barry Baloga is good for a speech and the best words should always been well-timed. Through coincidence and calamity, North Rockland has yet to be the team it expected to be this season. Baloga knew it was time to tell them so.
PAWLING – Shaker junior Mike Libruk said his team knew what was coming. He joined a few teammates over the summer in visiting the course at Lakeside Park in Pawling. He knew the nearly 500-meter uphill that meets runners after the first mile was the kind that could feel like a punch in the mouth.
New Rochelle coach Rosalind Gallino swore her team had run out of ammunition. North Rockland coach Gene Dall thought the same about his squad. Mount Vernon was poised the snatch the whole thing. But that’s why teams snatch and claw for points early.
Nick Vena’s best throws crashed into the left side of the cage. But even those throws bounced somewhere around 68 feet. That means that even on his “off” days, Vena is the best thrower in the country.
North Rockland senior Jackie Gamboli looked poised and confident in the 1500m. She was leading the field with Shelby Greany, the four-time Foot Locker qualifier on her shoulder, and she stayed right there past the finish - at the front.
The Armory Athlete of the Week returns for the 2008-2009 season. The latest award will be posted every Wednesday from now until after NSIC in March. Each week a girl and a boy, or relay teams, will be chosen based on the previous weeks performance here at The Armory.
Who's going to Portland for NXN. Will FM boys and girls make the trip? How about Saratoga and Burnt Hills. ArmoryTrack.com will be on site this weekend at Bowdoin Park with race videos, pictures, interviews, and stories. So enjoy your Thanksgiving meal and break and we'll see you Saturday.
Christopher Hunt and myself did a bit of traveling last year to bring you some of the best coverage of track and field and XC we could provide. This year will be even better. Last weekend we opened up with Chris at The Red Raider Run in Rockland County on Friday. The next day we were at The Big Red Invitational in Somers
SOMERS – The Arlington girls team isn’t hiding from the season’s expectations. They know the expectations are there. They aren’t hiding and coach Steve Arnett keeps it in perspective. “If dog bites man there’s no news,” he said. “Now if man bites dog, that’s a big deal.”
Sheinbaum pops 9:01 By Christopher Hunt WHITE PLAINS – Ramapo probably endured one of its most mediocre team performances at the Section 1 Class A championships. But the team won its first sectional title in school history anyway. And that’s how far the team has come. “This win is great for the program,” Ramapo coach Dan Zotter said. “We disappointed in some of the performances. We think we could have done better but this is great for us.” The truth is that Ramapo recovered from a number of missteps during the meet but the team has been virtually infallible this season. The team scored 89 points to win the meet and enjoyed the return of top junior sprinter Mike Abelard. Arlington finished second with 75 points and Beacon third with 67. FULL STORY HERE
Suffern Invitational Suffern boys win first invitational in 8 years. Suffern's Shelby Greany leads mates to win. Tappan Zee's Emma Miller Bedell makes XC debut with strong 18:05 effort. Miller Bedell ran 2:08 last spring in the 800m. Cornwall boys and Shaker boys also win team titles as do the Warwick Vallet girls, led by Lillian Greibesland. Chittenango Invitational: FM girls look good, then get DQ'd for late stride outs at the line. photo on left by TullyRunners.com Villa Bears Invitational Bronxville girls lose to Monsignor Donovan, NJ. Ursuline's Megan Brown runs well. Read More Highlights
The Arlington boys and girls hang on to top spots. Suffern boys and girls also ranked very high. Week two posted here.
Heat Wave Slows XC Opening WeekendThe temperature was pushing 90 degrees in lower New York and the heat was felt across the state as times were a little slower than hoped for. At The Saranac Lake Invitational, the time wasn't that fast but the outcome was as expected as Ticonderoga senior Lee Berube won his first invitational of the season with a time of 17:47.Left: Victoria Pontecorvo (Tottenville) won the girls varsity race at The Rob Breen Invitational. www.wingedfootfotos.comRead More Highlights