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Could four, or even possibly more, girls break under 14mins this weekend?
We're set for one of the best meets in the country.
One Warwick athlete is raising the bar in her hometown, reaping the benefits of quality coaching all around.
We pick out the biggest things to happen over the weekend.
Eastern States is about to explode into action again at Van Cortlandt Park, and this year there is a definite flavor of Western States too as the nation's #2 team Claremont flies in from California to battle for the crown
Loveys ran 17:27.6 win the girls race and Pope John averaged 17:02 to win the boys Division 1 title in Warwick Valley N.Y.
The Hornets and Hawks are battling at the top again this year, but many other teams are looking to blaze a trail to the front of Class A.
The drought is finally over, and we're ready for our first big meet of the season.
Is this the best year ever for Track and Field in NY?
It's a new season, and as always, there are plenty of breakout athletes coming onto the scene.
See where you land in the final individual ranks of the year.
Check out all the state meet and NXN Regional action going down this weekend.
We pick out the seven best storylines we saw this weekend, and break them all down for you.
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.
The Girls Course Record & the Girls 5-Man Average both went down, while the CHSAA Boys got their first Individual win ever.
While the Eastern's race may be the most notable in terms of national competition, the letter races provide many great storylines for the local harriers.
Much of the day's action at Van Cortlandt Park will be devoted to the letter races, and there are great matches on hand for all.
The annual Manhattan Invitational is hitting 45 year milestone, and with it comes plenty of history.
It was a warm day out at the Ocean State Invite, and the New Yorkers who made the trip East took the conditions, and ran with them.
NEW YORK - Last year the storylines swirled fast and furious around Erin Finn, Dior Hall, and the girls of Grosse Pointe South (Michigan). Can they rekindle the magic this year? (Photo by Don Rich)
Mary Cain just rewrote the history books, running a stunning 9:38.68 for 2 miles to finish 3rd only behind a world record holder (Tirunesh Dibaba) and a Canadian star (Sheila Reid)!! Hard to beleive she is only 16 years old! Much more inside! (Photo by NewtonSports)
Cheserek sets another meet record and Pembroke wins their third in a row.
Breakdown of Boys' Varsity Races
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.
MIDDLETOWN – As fast as it took a starter’s pistol to sound, the state meet could have lost its best quarter-miler. Middletown’s Mel Mosley avoided what could have been a disastrous disqualification at the Section 9 championships that would have cost him a shot to win his first individual state title.
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.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – St. Anthony’s didn’t get quite what they came for but the Friars certainly did not leave empty-handed.
BEAR MOUNTAIN – When Warwick Valley huddled by a fence just beyond the finish line at Bear Mountain, it didn’t quite look like a team that had just secured its second consecutive county title. They looked more like a hungry squad that just savaged one meal and is already licking their chops for the next one.
NEW YORK – Shaker’s Mike Libruk remarked after the race how the similarities between his teammates are uncanny. They are around the same height and build. He said they have similar personalities.
It took a plane trip out to Illinois for Warwick Valley to see where they are as a team. What they discovered is that in a season were they are expecting a state championship, there is still work to be done.
BEAR MOUNTAIN – There isn’t always much to take from a race in the beginning of September in the first race of the year. And sometimes, it’s not just about the race but also about the circumstances.
The college cross country season got under way over the weekend with low-key early-season events. Some top teams will not their use “A” runners for three more weeks. Nevertheless, it was a time for some of the younger runners to get off to a good start, including Easterners who are in college programs across the country.
No matter what rankings are released or predictions are made, Warwick Valley coach Mike Potter is going to drill an underdog’s mentality into his team.
People may have witnessed the greatest girls 4x800 relay race in our nation
WARWICK – Warwick Valley senior Charlie Armand turned to Ryan Brennan of Monroe-Woodbury and set the tone for the race with a few quick words. “I’m taking out really hard and I want you right with me,” Armand said.
PHILADELPHIA – Redemption. It’s the biggest cliché in sport – to try and fail then try again and succeed. It’s a cleansing of sorts, washing away of doubt and memories that make you cringe. And sometimes proof that at least someone was wrong.
WARWICK – Everyone keeps saying that the season is still early. They say that their team is still trying to find out who they are or that they’re working through a heavy training period or even that these races don’t matter yet. And that all sounds good until the best team in New Jersey and one of the best in New York take the starting line together. That’s when it doesn’t matter as much that it’s still September, suddenly teams have a measuring stick.
New York State has it's own NXN Region, so the top two teams at the NXN Regional both qualify for the NXN Championships in Portland, Oregon. Here's a look at some of the top teams from last year and where they stack up right now in paper.
A preview of the boys NY State Championships this weekend in Ithaca, NY.
When Sheepshead Bay’s Naquan Alexander zipped by the Westlake (Md.) anchor leg – on the inside of all places – by most accounts the race should have been over. But while Alexander was trying to hold on to the lead, there was Newburgh’s Randy Patterson tacked on to their heels looking for an opportunity.
Warwick Valley boys co-head coach Mike Potter has guided athletes since becoming a volunteer coach in 1999. He graduated himself from Warwick Valley in 1997. Potter’s squad is currently ranked sixth in the state overall and second in Class AA. ArmoryTrack.com had an opportunity to grab Potter as the first high school coach featured in this edition of Coaches Corner.
Warwick Valley star Lillian Greibesland underwent successful surgery to repair her ruptured right Achilles’ tendon at New York Hospital for Special Surgery Wednesday. She’ll miss the rest of the cross country season and the entire indoor track season.
KINGS PARK – Nick Hughes turned the corner for the last 200 meters at Sunken Meadow Park glued to Port Washington’s Marco Bertolotti’s shoulder. They weren’t just looked to out-kick each other. Someone was going to break.
What a weekend it's been in Greensboro, North Carolina and Columbus, Ohio! Nike Outdoor Nationals provided all the theatrics and more than fans were expecting, including a new national two-mile record set by German Fernandez (CA) Friday evening and another set in the girls DMR by Warwick Valley (NY) (pictured above). Out in Columbus at USATF Junior Nationals, Elijah Greer (OR) and William Wynne (GA) have been showcasing their talents, qualifying for Team USA. Check out this weekend's highlights and results. Nike Outdoor Nationals MileSplit Exclusives: Race Videos / Interviews / Photo Albums (6100+) Full Results: Boys - Girls Meet Coverage: Thur. Coverage / Fri. Coverage / Sat. Coverage NON Winners Table (ArmoryTrack) Warwick Valley Girls DMR National Record: MileSplit Interview Fernandez Interviews: MileSplit Exclusive / Announcer Interview Top NON Weekend Highlights - Warwick Valley (NY) sets new girls DMR national record in 11:31.81 - German Fernandez (CA) blazes new U.S. two-mile record, 8:34.40 - Dwight Barbiasz (NH) clears 7-01 in the boys high jump for the win - Allison Horner (GA) tosses 177-02 to win girls hammer throw - Chalonda Goodman (GA) wins girls 100m dash in 11.51 - Neely Spence (PA) wins girls two-mile with big kick in 10:20.77 - Ashley Brasovan (FL) blazes U.S. #6 all-time 5k in 16:18.53 - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) wins girls 4x200m relay in 1:36.95, U.S.#2 - Trotwood-Madison (OH) wins boys 4x200m relay in 1:25.18, U.S.#2 - Solomon Haile (MD) wins boys 5k in 14:38.23, meet record Official Website / Meet Page / Meet Schedule Heat Sheets : Boys - Girls Meet Previews: Boys - Girls USATF Junior T&F Nationals Official Website / Meet Page / Schedule & Results Meet Coverage: Fri. Coverage / Sat. Coverage / Sun. Coverage Elijah Greer Running U.S. #4 All-Time, 1:47.68 Video Heptathlon Winner Ryann Krais (PA) Video Interview Top Junior National Weekend Highlights - Elijah Greer (OR) wins 800m dash in 1:47.68, U.S.#4 all-time - Roxi Grizzle (KS) throws U.S.#5 all-time javelin in 170-03 - Booker Nunley (NC) blazes 13.40 in mens 110m hurdles - Jordan Hasay (CA) wins women's 1500m race in 4:18.44 - Rachel Laurent (LA) vaults 13-10 to win women's pole vault - William Wynne (GA) runs 50.42 in mens 400m hurdles - Christian Taylor (GA) leaps 52-08 for second in mens TJ - Shanay Briscoe (TX) wins womens high jump in 5-10.75 - Anna Jelmini (CA) throws 173-01 to win womens discus throw - Marquise Goodwin (TX) leaps 25-00 to win mens long jump Entries: Men - Women Junior National Meet Preview
Coaches lose their hair By Christopher Hunt GREENSBORO, N.C. – Just before the Warwick Valley girls took the track for the distance medley relay their coach Rich Furst wanted to give them a last word of advice. “Whatever you do, don’t break any national records,” Furst said. FULL STORY HERE RACE VIDEO HERE AND POST-RACE INTERVIEW
The third and last day of Nike Outdoor Nationals takes place Saturday and the final events of the weekend are looking outstanding. While many great races and field events take place earlier in the day, the opening ceremony on the track starts at 5:15 p.m. (EST). The top events of the day are the boys and girls mile, boys 800m dash, boys shot put, girls hammer throw and the boys and girls distance medley relays. Keep checking back throughout the day as we provide coverage of each event. Full Results: Boys - Girls NON Winners Table (ArmoryTrack.com) Saturday Top Highlights - Warwick Valley (NY) national record in girls DMR, 11:31.81 - Spencer Adams (NC) blazes 50.99 in boys 400m hurdles - Nadonnia Rodriques (NY) wins 400m dash in 52.86, U.S.#1 - Trotwood-Madison (OH) wins boys 4x400m relay in 3:11.33 - Brandon Pounds (IN) 68-11.25 to win boys shot put, U.S.#2 - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) wins girls 4x4, meet record 3:37.02 - Jillian Smith (NJ) blazes 2:05.24 to win girls 800m dash - Chalonda Goodman (GA) wins girls 200m dash in 23.22 - Emily Infeld (OH) takes gold in girls mile with 4:47.43 effort - Dwight Barbiasz (NH) leaps 7-01 to win boys high jump - Allison Horner (GA) throws 177-02 to win girls hammer throw - Shelby Greany (NY) runs U.S.#1 girls steeple in 6:42.86
Sheepshead Bay advances in 4x1 By Christopher Hunt GREENSBORO, N.C. – They knew it would be like this. The Warwick Valley girls toed the start line in the 4x800 relay as the top seed knowing they’d be chasing the clock. “Once we knew that Roosevelt wasn’t’ going to be in the race we knew we were going to have to push ourselves,” second-leg Tori Pennings said. “We wanted to run in the low 8:50’s.” FULL STORY HERE
Complete winners in DI, DII, and Federation with pictures of every athletes and relay team. FULL WINNERS TABLE HERE
Kaulbach blows away field on anchor leg By Christopher Hunt PHILADELPHIA – Germantown Friends (Pa.) coach Rob Hewitt watched his athletes lug the huge Penn Relays plaque across the infield at Franklin Field. He said it was the best thing ever. “It’s everything we wanted,” he said. FULL STORY HERE
Danbury of Connecticut takes home the team trophy in the Championship DMR setting a new meet record of 10:21.0 paced by a sparkling 4:20.1 anchor leg by All-American Parker Boudreau. Host Monsignor Farrell is victorious in a hotly contested 4x400 as James Farley splits 49.9 in Farrell's 3:23.4 triumph. Curtis wins the 4x200 as the Warriors All-American Troy Faulkner records a 22.0 on the anchor -- he later came back with a 48.5 in the 4x400. MORE PICTURES HERE www.wingedfootfotos.com
Armory Athlete of the Season Nadonnia Rodriques, Sr. Boys & Girls First ever Armory All Star Team picks athletes based on Armory Rankings, number of races here, and presence at The Armory. FULL GIRLS TEAM HERE photo bywww.wingedfootfotos.com
Union Cath. nips Trenton Central at the line in the 4x2, both in 1:28.35(Photo from wingedfootfotos.com)While the weekend is still a few days away, the 71st Annual Eastern States Championships rock the Armory in New York Tuesday night. Numerous marquee match-ups dot the entry lists and MileSplit will provide the deep coverage of the event.***Nick Vena (NJ) beats Mike Alleman (NJ) in shot put. Vena threw 63-02.5 to Alleman's 62-07, and continues his incredible momentum!!!***Adam Bergo (NY) soars over 7-00 in the high jump, tying U.S. #2!!!Eastern States Championships Live ResultsChristopher Hunt's (ArmoryTrack.com) Articles: Boys / GirlsEastern States Champs. Highlights- Union Catholic (NJ) wins at the tape in the boys 4x2 in 1:28.35 - Katie McCafferty (NJ) wins two-mile in U.S.#2 of 10:32.73- Nijgia Snapp (NJ) runs U.S.#4 at 400m with 54.91 win - Kristin Reese (NY) wins 800m in 2:11.37, U.S. top five- Steve Crouse (NY) leaps 48-09.25 to win TJ, U.S.#6 - WW-PS (NJ) wins boys DMR in U.S.#1 in 10:18.76- Clayton Parros (NJ) runs 48.26 to win 400m dash, U.S. top ten- Warwick Valley (NY) wins girls DMR in U.S.#2 in 11:49.59- Lenape (NJ) wins girls 4x8 in 9:11.94, U.S. top ten time
Mount St. Michael's McGovern vaults 15-6By Christopher Hunt It’s the simplest strategy in any race. When it happens everyone sees it coming and most of the time there’s very little that can be done to stop it. Kyle Merber executed it to perfection. The Half Hollow Hills West senior, who orally committed to Columbia, sat and waited behind Danbury’s Willie Ahern, drafting like a Nascar driver. Lap after lap Merber stalked Ahern until he decided he felt good enough to surge. When he did, he blew the race wide open. Merber won the invitational mile at the Hispanic Games in 4 minutes, 15.13 seconds, earning a spot in the high school mile at the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden Feb. 1 in the fastest time in the nation this season. FULL STORY HEREphoto by wingedfootfotos.com
Warwick Valley Boys Win DMR Still rounding into form, Warwick runs 10:24.05 By Christopher Hunt Warwick Valley’s Ryan Florkiewicz knew to keep things in perspective. This was good, for now. They still had cross country legs, he said. They are still trying to remind their bodies of what indoor track feels like. But if they felt that way, his team sure didn’t show it. Mike Fox (3:09.4), Karl Schnabl (51.7), Florkiewicz (2:02.2) and Brad Ackerman (4:20.6) won the championship distance medley relay in 10:24.05 at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic. FULL STORY HERE photo by wingedfootfotos.com