Two-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Frater will be looking to keep Jamaica atop the podium in the 60-meter dash at the NYRR Millrose Games on Feb. 15 as three young Americans — Isiah Young, D'Angelo Cherry and Ameer Webb — give chase.
Come in from the cold Wednesday night as the second NYRR Open House will take place at The Armory. This event will allow runners practice time, clinic sessions, some funky relay races and a late happy hour near the track.
The development continues this weekend as the Armory oval will be filled with high schoolers from Long Island, the City and the northern suburbs. And as we venture through the weekend, it calls for another open house.
A lot has been said about the new fast track at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory, but the throwers have a spiffy new surface as well. It is a place suited for all throwers, from bantam to Olympian.
Erik Sowinski surprised Olympic finalists Duane Solomon and Nick Symmonds on the Armory oval last February. All three will be back at the NYRR Millrose Games on Feb. 15 with another American record — in the 1,000m run — on the line.
Distance runners have had months of cross competition while the sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and throwers have been waiting for their opportunity. Great news, opportunity begins on Sunday at the PSAL Pilgrim Games at The Armory.
Tom Healy makes the trek across the George Washington Bridge every day to oversee operations at The Armory. But his job just wouldn't work without the dedicated team of security guides who provide the ever-safe environment around the famous oval.
The next wave of great American track & field aerialists might well be coming from the East Coast. For the second year in a row, the Hudson Valley Flying Circus and The Armory hosted a clinic and, again, it was a smashing success.
The Armory season officially opens on Saturday morning with the love of Fred Thompson's life — the Colgate Women's Games. These preliminaries are the first step toward the finals, which will be contested at The Armory on Dec. 28.
With apologies to McCartney & Lennon, it was 20 years ago today, Dr. Sander let the runners play. On this date in 1993 — after seven years of serving as an enormous homeless shelter — The Armory reopened for training sessions on its path of restoration.
The 2014 NYRR Millrose Games are just 100 days away — scheduled for Saturday, February 15 — and we are encouraging everyone to sign up for updates as we finalize ticket information. Those who sign up will also be the first 'in the know' for all types of Millrose news.
The Marathon was a huge success and now that it's over its host is letting you in from the cold with the NYRR Open House on Nov. 20. Check out The Armory's new track, discover ways to become a better runner and then the fun begins.
After last year's success, the Hudson Valley Flying Circus is returning to The Armory and this time it is staying. The discovery and fun — designed for pole vaulters of every skill level — begins with an introductory clinic on Friday. UPDATE: Waiver form within.
On Nov. 3, after runners are done crossing the finish line of the ING New York City Marathon, the focus of the NYRR will immediately turn toward the City's young as the Night of Champions will raise funds for youth programs. A link to the Items for auction is now within.
As the weather gets increasingly crisp and runners wrap themselves in additional layers, it might be time to consider an indoor training schedule. Here is the calendar and the rules for training at The Armory this winter. The online registration will be available on Nov. 1.
The Armory Foundation's Chairman of the Board, Michael P. Frankfurt, admits that he can now say anything he wants. He tells the Wall Street Journal that now he frequently offers a plea for others to support the work of The Armory.
The indoor track & field season might be more than two months away, but here at the Armory the academic season began Tuesday. That was the first day of programming for this year's Armory College Prep initiative.
The 2013-14 schedule of events at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory has been released and it is undeniable that our home in Washington Heights will be one of New York City's hottest spots this winter.
The Armory and USATF New York will be promoting life-long fitness, starting with middle school cross country — in the form of the Youth Grand Prix Series — this fall. It kicks off Sunday in Cunningham Park in Queens.
While we have often suggested that February's Armory Invitational is the place to see tomorrow's stars today, but American record breaker and Worlds' gold medalist Brianna Rollins proved that it is also the place to see today's stars.
USA Track & Field has released Team USA for the 2013 World Championships, which begin August 10th in Moscow, Russia. And of the 11 new athletes added to the relay pool, all but one is younger than 25 years of age, including George Mason standout David Verburg.
Now that's a big check! NYC Councilman Robert Jackson presented the funds for the new Mondo surface that will be installed at The Armory before the indoor season. The New York City Council has continued to provide critical support for The Armory.
New Balance — the Made-in-the-USA company that has long been supporting the Armory Foundation — is now runnovating. The company's latest focus is to celebrate running as a healthy social activity. Running is the new golf.
It was just 16 months ago we released the 2012 All-Armory high school team. If one of them had advanced to the World Championships in 2013, we'd be through the roof. But we have no idea how to react to three of them doing it.
Next year's NYRR Millrose Games will be faster than the first 106. In addition to the greatest athletes in the world taking center stage at The Armory, they will be running with confidence and traction on a new Mondo Super X Performance. Timers beware.
The Creative Coalition has teamed up with Renaissance Hotels to create the PSA Live Life to Discover: Art for the Soul. The goal is to encourage travelers to make the most of life on the road by taking in and supporting the arts.
Surrounded by track & field history, five Stan Saplin Award winners — Elliott Denman, Bill Miller, Marc Bloom, Frank Litsky and Walt Murphy — came together for a special event. Miller, a track writer at the New York Times for 60 years, is turning 90.
Ato Boldon — who won four individual Olympic medals for Trinidad & Tobago — is now an Emmy-nominated track & field analyst and host of the IAAF's "Inside Athletics." In the latest installment of that series, Boldon made sure to rep Armory Prep. Video now included.
Lincoln Center was awash in sports personalities last night for the 2013 Sports Emmys. Walter Murphy and Ato Boldon, both of whom worked at the Millrose Games this year, were each nominated for their contributions to NBC's coverage of track & field.
Fifty years ago, four milers from Fordham University stepped on to the Franklin Field track with the best squads in the land. When it was over, the Rams had won the 4-mile relay and demolished the existing record. On Saturday, they returned to the scene.
Armory Executive Director Norb Sander and his 4-mile relay teammates from Fordham are being inducted into the Penn Relays' Wall of Fame this year, 50 seasons after shattering the event record on the famed Franklin Field track.
Steeplechase guru Tom Nohilly is conducting another steeplechase clinic at The Armory, this time on Wednesday, April 24. Might he discover the next Evan Jager at the clinic? You don't know where your talent is until you try.
Three dozen major records — world, American, collegiate, junior, youth and high school — fell worldwide during the indoor season and more than half of them went down here at The Armory. And that doesn't include last week's masters' 75+ 4x800 world record.
This year has been a whirlwind at The Armory, the site of the best indoor track performances in the world. And the season closes appropriately on Saturday, with the stars of the future at the Armory Youth Championships.
The Colgate Women's Games was held at The Armory for the first time on Saturday, but the City has been reaping its benefits for four decades now. Lots of shiny trophies were distributed to the best of the best.
Sometimes, track & field overemphasizes records, but Saturday at the Millrose Games, they were falling left and right. The final tally for the evening was 65 records down, an average of one every 6 minutes (probably a record) as Alysia Montano crushed the U.S. 600m mark.
More than eight years ago Adam Nelson should have been hearing The Star-Spangled Banner at the Athens Olympics. But while time and place are impossible to recapture, he was honored with the anthem Saturday night at the Millrose Games.
Olympic stars Ato Boldon and Lauryn Williams, along with Olympic hopefuls Queen Harrison and Kristi Castlin, met with dozens of Armory College Prep scholars on Friday to discuss integrity in sport, an initiative of USA Track & Field.
You know that the Millrose Games are real close when you find Matthew Centrowitz cooling down on the infield at The Armory. He's ready for a run at Bernard Lagat's Wanamaker Mile record while Lagat looks for another record of his own.
In some circles it is Fashion Week in New York, but in other ovals it is bigger than that — for this is Millrose Week in New York as well. The 106th running of the Millrose Games will be Saturday at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.
The youth races at the Millrose Games are always an important component of the event. The Games are aligned with the Armory Foundation mission of supporting and developing young people from the five boroughs. Here are the 2013 entrants.
As the competitive events featuring the steeplechase at The Armory have come to a close for the season, there is one final chance for aspiring steeplers to learn from an expert — Tom Nohilly — in a free steeplechase clinic on Thursday.
Those interested in track & field and education have a rare option on Feb. 16 — a chance to purchase a benefit ticket for the Armory College Prep program and enjoy the star-studded Millrose Games from trackside.
Mary Wineberg looked fully prepared for 2013 as she opened at the New Balance Games with a 52.12 in the 400m dash, just .01 from Natasha Hastings' world lead. The Games are being shown live on Flotrack.
Darryl Brown made Scarlett Geunes-Boyer's first trip to The Armory a special one at the NYRR Thursday Night at the Races. Shortly after she finished her 3k, he proposed. Doug Binder caught up with the couple and the answer was "yes."
The Millrose Games showdown between two of the greatest high jumpers in American history probably won't just be about clearing a high bar. Both Chaunte Lowe and Brigetta Barrett have been known to engage and entertain.
Runner's World senior contributor Marc Bloom, who played a role in the revitalization of The Armory more than 20 years ago, will be the seventh journalist to receive the Armory Foundation's Stan Saplin Award at the Eastern States Championships.
World champion and London silver medalist Jason Richardson will headline a stellar field in the 60-meter hurdles at the Millrose Games, an event known for its history. A former world champion and reigning NCAA champ will toe the line as well.
Janay DeLoach has an Olympic bronze medal to her credit, but there will be no cakewalk in the women's long jump at the Millrose Games as gold medalist Brittney Reese and double NCAA champion Whitney Gipson await.
If you want to see future stars run now, Saturday's Armory Youth Holiday Classic is for you. The annual event features all the disciplines, from sprinting to hurdles, from distances to relays and from jumping to throwing.
No obstacle is too big to hurdle to ensure a spot for athletes in the coming holiday events — the Armory Youth Holiday Classic and the Marine Corps Holiday Classic. The online registration deadline for each is tonight at midnight.
There is more than track & field preparation at the Armory. With the recent opening of the Classroom 2 Everywhere, supported by the Port Authority and the New York City Council, young scholars become ready to conquer college.
Eight-time Wanamaker Mile champion Bernard Lagat will return to the Millrose Games in 2013 in a bid to break the American record in the two-mile run. This time Kip will have youngsters Lawi Lalang, Cam Levins and Ryan Hill to challenge him.
The Armory Foundation has fully committed to bringing the steeplechase indoors this winter and now area athletes can learn the phases of the event from an expert — Coach Tom Nohilly — at an Armory Steeplechase Clinic on Tuesday.
Howard Schmertz — who with his father Fred made the Millrose Games a New York City tradition — has been inducted into the National Hall of Fame here at The Armory, where his beloved Games now take place.
Thursday's Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Clinic certainly proved one thing — there are a lot of young area athletes with an aspiration to fly. And now nearly 200 boys and girls are more prepared to do it.
Those with a passion for running and helping others, USATF New York has a perfect plan. On Sunday you can help those impacted by the hurricane by participating in the Strides for Sandy 5k on Randall's Island.
Starting next month and running into April, The Armory will be the training home to high schools and colleges as well as post-collegians. Here is the 2012-13 training registration information. UPDATED for high schools.
Of course, we are pretty confident that New York is the greatest place on Earth, but it is always nice to hear the praise from others. Such as Active.com, which named NYC the best U.S. city to be a runner.
This afternoon will be the dedication of the Armory's state-of-the-art "Classroom 2 Everywhere" — a dynamic place of learning for many of the City's high school atudent-athletes on the journey toward their higher education goals.
Students are in schools, the leaves prepare to turn color and track & field fans ready for the indoor season with the first glimpse at the 2012-13 Armory schedule. During a New York winter, The Armory is where the best high school, college and pro action happens.
The 2012 cross country season is upon us, and while you may have some time until you need your windbreaker, we have your guide to the meets that will be important to you in this fall. The Armory Track cross country previews will also be launching this week.
The Coca-Cola Foundation — in its pledge of support for Armory College Prep programming — presented a check to The Armory Foundation Thursday at the New Balance Track & Field Center in conjunction with Sue Wicks' WNBA FIT clinic for local youth.
Millrose Games' meet director Ray Flynn is doing the necessary 'off-season' work for The Armory's grandest stage. He's in London taking notes, shaking hands and developing networks of exciting prospects as he readies to fill the lanes at The Armory come February.
When Derrick Adkins folded back into society after claiming a gold medal in the intermediate hurdles in Atlanta in 1996, the New Yorker found a way to give the next wave of athletes a chance to pursue their dreams.
This morning Aliann Pompey — Director of Education at The Armory — became the first woman to run the 400m dash in four Olympics. And she's not done, as she qualified for the semifinals for the third time.
The Olympic flame finally completes its meandering journey tonight and Jack Pfeifer takes a look at Gotham's connection to the 2012 Games. That includes one honorary New Yorker, a representative of the Centro Nation.
When her times for JFK High in the Bronx weren't quite fast enough to land a college scholarship, Armory College Prep graduate Africa Harper took a D-III journey. And the journey has made all the difference.
Each July the Harlem Children's Zone Games take to The Armory's oval, including founder Geoffrey Canada. This week he spoke to the graduating class at the University of Pennsylvania and it is a speech worth noting.
It isn't every day that a new event is introduced to track & field, but today is an exception. Dr. Norb Sander, Executive Director of The Armory, has announced the establishment of the one-mile steeplechase for The Armory's 2012-13 high school schedule.
Tom Nohilly — a two-time member of the U.S. World Championship team in the steeplechase — will conduct a free steeple clinic at The Armory on Thursday, April 12, beginning at 4:30 pm. And the event will be debuting indoor to The Armory next season!
ArmoryTrack has been gearing up for a special outdoor season of track & field that will take us from the Penn Relays through the adidas Grand Prix, the NCAAs, the Olympic Trials and the Games in London.
After a widely-acclaimed and sold out Millrose Games at The Armory in February, Ray Flynn will return as the event's meet director for the next three years. And that's just part of the Millrose Games news today.
Cardozo's Alexis Panisse has been the most versatile runner at The Armory in 2012, posting U.S. top 10s in five events, stretching from 600 to 5,000 meters. But it's her determination that pushed her over the top for the Girls' top award.
The distance and middle distance girls' performers at The Armory were so good that it was a challenge to slot everyone into an appropriate race. But it is all complete as we dole out the 2012 All Armory awards.
Portraits of running icons Grete Waitz and Ted Corbitt — two legends who took long distance running to extraordinary fame in New York City — were unveiled Tuesday night at The Armory. The portraits are showcased in the National Track & Field Hall of Fame.
The Presidents' Day week is an academic mid-winter break for many schools, meaning that the traditional Armory schedule has been changed to allow more competition (and less practice time). Click for more.
Moving the Millrose Games uptown on a Saturday night was clearly a risky move for the Armory Foundation, but as the reviews come in, it has been met with applause, even from the skeptics. Elliott Denman weighs in.
Former World Champion Lauryn Williams was challenged in the 60-meter dash at The Armory while in both high school and college. Now she hopes to pull off a big win in the 60m at the Millrose Games as she begins her quest for a spot in London.
When Taylor Milne and a group of young guns take chase for the title of NYRR Wanamaker Mile Champion on Saturday, they will be looking to place their names alongside the greatest milers the world has ever seen. Wanamaker Mile Field
The New Balance Collegiate Invitational isn't just the largest annual college sporting event that takes place in New York City each year. It also provides an economic boon during the lean winter months.
One of New York City's most exciting and intimate nights of track &
field is coming soon as the Millrose Games at The Armory will take
place on Saturday, February 11. If you want to be one of those to
experience the thrill, you need to act quickly!
The Armory Foundation and YouTube Sports have announced a multi-year agreement which will deliver track & field — including the 2012 Millrose Games — to a worldwide audience in HD. Dwight Stones and Tim Hutchings will call the action at Millrose.
Strymar Livingston of Christopher Columbus High erased a 27-year-old national high school record in the 500-meter dash at the New Balance Games Saturday. Here is a recap and the webcast video (beginning with the elite mile).
Edward Cheserek ran the second-swiftest indoor mile time in U.S. high school history at the New Balance Games on Saturday, hanging with an elite field to finish in 4:02.21. Below is the complete online blog of the day's action.
The elite races for the New Balance Games — all of which will be available on the ArmoryTrack.com live webcast on Saturday — will feature an array of global talent while the high school matchups promise to be noisy affairs.
Meet director Ray Flynn — who visited The Armory last week in preparation for the 2012 Millrose Games — talked with Runner's World recently. He expects a grand night of competition on the fast track on Feb. 11.
The top-ranked 1,500-meter runner in the United States — Matthew Centrowitz — stopped by The Armory with his sister Lauren and father Matt for a brisk workout and an interview with Ian Brooks on Monday. Here is the first installment.
The Armory didn't take a 'holiday' this week. Instead it has been a place for athletes, both young and old(er), to spend the holidays. Pictured is Brian Russell, who leapt his way to a meet record on Thursday.
He's been an Olympian, a track club founder, a long-time journalist and a contributor here at ArmoryTrack. Now Elliott Denman — second from right — becomes the sixth recipient of the Stan Saplin Sports Media Award at the Eastern States.
There is a lot of 'wisdom' floating around about sports nutrition, but Dr. Karen Dolins says that the field "abounds with misinformation." This winter at The Armory, she and her Applied Physiology and Nutrition interns look to set the record straight.
Gail Devers and Maurice Greene, who dominated the track circuit a decade ago, lead a group of six into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame at The Armory. The ceremonies will take place in St. Louis next month.
Tonight (Tuesday) at 5:30 pm, the first of a series of workshops focusing on sports nutrition will take place at The Armory. The program is run through the Department of Applied Physiology and Nutrition at the Teachers College at Columbia University.
As all eyes turn toward Van Cortlandt Park this weekend for the Manhattans, it's a good time to look at what makes it such a special place. Olympian Matt Centrowitz — bottom right in the 'Power' jersey — was battle-tested by Vanny and remains ever thankful.
Thirty-nine years ago, 11 Israeli athletes lost their lives during the Olympics. The JCC of Rockland, N.Y., recently unveiled a sculpture — the only of its kind in the U.S. — which will ensure that the Munich 11 shall never be forgotten.
Apparently recent Adelphi University graduates Adam Clark and Jeffrey Perez didn't get enough road work in while in college. Because now they are in the middle of an amazing journey from Jones Beach to Huntington Beach.
Transit Tech graduate Oluwaseyi Durosoga took advantage of every resource available, including Armory College Prep, to make his way to a prestigious university in the nation's capitol — completely free of charge.
Preparing for his first marathon, funnyman Drew Carey, who once tipped the scales at 260 pounds, wants to go from the back page of Runner's World to the cover. He can serve as inspiration for anyone who wants to run, which includes at open opportunities in The Armory this winter.
Starting in mid-November and running through mid-April, The Armory will be the training home to high schools and colleges as well as post-collegians. Here is the 2011-12 training registration information.
His passion and knowledge of track & field has taken Brooklyn native Bob Hersh across the world a few times over and now he is just a step away from the top spot at the International Association of Athletics Federations.