UCF's Alexis Faulknor and Jen Clayton are the top two long jump seeds in the NCAA East Preliminary Round, which begins today in North Carolina. Clayton, as you might recall, was a standout at Suffern High.
English Gardner — a junior from Voorhees, N.J. — is looking to score big sprint points on Oregon's home track next month at the NCAA Championships. But first she needs to advance from this week's Western Prelims.
What kept BYU from claiming the IC4A title in its first trip to the Championship was a proscription of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which precludes its athletes from competing on Sunday. That allowed Cornell to scream past the Cougars for victory.
The Princeton Tigers weren't the favorite heading into the Outdoor Heps Championships in their own Weaver Stadium over the weekend, but spurred on by its distance crew the Tigers did it again. Complete college roundup within.
Clement Campbell is nearly a decade past his All-America days at New York Tech, but he is not slowing at all. In fact, he shook off the cold to claim two winners against the collegians at Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational.
The newest Division I athletic conference in the land — the American Athletic Conference — will host its first indoor track & field championships at The Armory and it could be headlined by a Bowerman Award winner.
The 14th annual Armory Collegiate Invitational will take place on Feb. 7-8 — the weekend after the Super Bowl in New Jersey — in 2014. Many of the nation's biggest and best programs will again venture to NYC.
Fans wishing to come to The Armory for the Friday night portion of Columbia University's Final Qualifying Meet, which will feature a world-class field in the men's 5,000m run, will be admitted for free.
Here's your first look at the schedule for the ECAC Division III Championships, which will take over The Armory on Friday and Saturday. Worcester State senior Briana Wise will look to defend her 200m title.
Using a balanced attack — winning 10 of the 12 running events — the Rowan Profs claimed their first NJAC women's indoor title on Friday at The Armory while the men of TCNJ just continue to roll up titles.
The best talent that the colleges have to offer will be on display at the 106th Millrose Games on Saturday as University of Oregon sprinter English Gardner, a member of the Bowerman Award watch list, hopes to make her return home a special one.
The ever-optimistic Khadevis Robinson was at The Armory, coaching a new team — the Ohio State Buckeyes — at the Collegiate Invitational. The 2012 Olympian and two of his runners took a moment to share some thoughts.
Sydney Conley won a high school national indoor title at The Armory last winter. This weekend she returned as a University of Kansas freshman and we caught up with Sydney and her father Mike, the 1992 U.S. Olympic gold medalist in the triple jump.
Portland State's Geronne Black has developed into one of the nation's top sprinters and now she returns to where she was nurtured athletically and academically as a student in the Armory College Prep program. She is among the women's athletes to watch at the Collegiates.
Last year Henry Lelei earned athlete of the meet honors at the Collegiates by setting A&M records in the mile and distance medley relay. Now he's back for more as we take a look at some of the men's athletes to watch this weekend.
The UConn women's high jump force of Ilva Bikonava, Jasmine Cribb and Natasha McLaren is looking to be the beast of Big East this season and Saudia Mitchell slowed them down enough to learn more about them.
Triple jumper Nadia Eke was one of six individual winners for Columbia at the Metropolitan Championships as Coach Willy Wood's team took an easy team victory. On the men's side, the international Manhattan Jaspers won a squeaker.
This is the time of year at The Armory where it is hard to catch your breath. All this in the next month — the New Balance Games, the Armory Collegiate Invitational and the Millrose Games. For the first time, you can purchase your tickets to the Collegiates right here online.
A year ago Kelsey Margey was battling it out for a spot in the Millrose High School Mile field. Tonight, as a freshman at Villanova, she has broken the 1,000-meter record at The Armory at the NYC Gotham Cup.
Eastern Track has announced his 2012 Athletes of the Year and Edward Cheserek and Mary Cain take the high school awards while the Ivy League swept the college honors with Princeton's Donn Cabral and Dartmouth's Abbey D'Agostino.
A year ago, Brianna Nerud and Samantha Nadel were record-setting teammates at North Shore High School, but now find themselves friendly rivals at Syracuse and Georgetown. Saturday they were together again at The Armory.
The 2012 winners of the prestigious Bowerman Award — LSU's Kimberlyn Duncan and Southern Utah's Cam Levins — both made a run on The Armory oval last season and Levins has already announced his intention to do it again at the Millrose Games.
As quickly as Columbia's Sharay Hale vaulted into the national spotlight, she limped off stage. Now back for a final season with the Lions, the Detroit native isn't ready to put her journey on the fast track just yet. But don't bet against her.
The Heisman Trophy was handed out over the weekend, but that pales in comparison to the announcement of The Bowerman (in our opinion). College track & field's top awards will be announced next week with Armory veterans in the mix.
Yale senior hurdler and thrower Dakota McCoy has fixed her sights on helping the world through studying the animal kingdom. And she will continue to study at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar next fall.
To all watching, the Oregon Ducks cruised to an easy women's win at the NCAA Cross Country Championships until the NCAA announced otherwise. After some tears and some angst, facts prevailed and the Ducks were rightfully crowned.
The Gaels and the Lions finished 1-2 at the men's NCAA Northeast Regional in Madison, Conn., today with Iona's Mitch Goose taking individual honors. Both teams earn an automatic spot at the NCAA Championships next week in Louisville, Ky.
Jason Vigilante has coached a number of Olympians and delivered Penn Relays' Championships of America to places where the famed wagon-wheel hadn't been in decades. Now the Jersey native is back home and comfortable at Princeton.
Everywhere you look this week, the colleges will be contesting conference championships. The best race of the weekend is expected to be the women's PAC-12 title chase with four of the nation's top six teams, including No. 3 Oregon.
The Iona Gaels are looking like a threat for a national title after today's performance at the adidas Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, Wis. Matthew Gillespie and Mitch Goose headlined powerful performances from the Armory region schools.
Last week was a quiet one on the college front, but that will change on Friday as about 70 percent of the nation's ranked teams descend in Madison for the adidas Wisconsin Invitational. The team from Dartmouth has chosen its headgear for the run.
Iona's Ethan Heywood traveled about as far as one can travel to get to New York City. Now just months after his arrival, he is the champion of the region, winning yesterday's Metropolitan Intercollegiates.
The New York metropolitan isn't just a hotbed for high school cross country. The area is being infested with nationally-ranked Division I college programs as well. The Gaels of Iona have mohawked their way to fifth in the country.
The Cornell men's team had a dominating display at the Rochester Yellowjacket Invite over the weekend, moving to fifth in the Armory rankings. The Big Red's first chance to show readiness for an NCAA run will be Sept. 28 at the Paul Short Run.
Harvard and Yale first battled on a New Hampshire lake before the Civil War and the two schools continue to go at it. Friday evening on the grounds of the Course at Yale in New Haven, Conn., they will write the next chapter of one long book.
As we look at the tri-state region, there is a lot of cross country talent on the college side as well. The Armory is slicing and dicing the colleges this fall as well and SUNY-Geneseo claims the men's and women's top spots in Division III.
Despite hosting two top 10 teams at the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, All-American Abbey D'Agostino simply had no peer as she won the 6k race by more than 30 seconds. It was an impressive weekend for the Ivies.
Armory All-Star Ajee Wilson, who won her second IAAF championship this summer at World Juniors, has decided not to go to college this fall, according to NJRunners.com. Instead she intends to focus on qualifying for Team USA at the 2013 World Championships in Russia.
When track & field athletes climb the medals platform at the Olympic Games, they are often not just representing their nation, but the American universities that supported them and helped them achieve their dreams. Like silver medalist Brigetta Barrett of the University of Arizona.
As the world's elite track & field stars prepare for the Olympics, the globe's young elites are set to compete at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. That includes Aisling Cuffe and several others from the Armory Army.
After flirting with a sub-50 split in the 4x4 semis at NCAAs, New York City's own Phyllis Francis might be the next star on the horizon. The Oregon sophomore gets her shot at a national title on Friday (and two on Saturday).
It's hard to define The Armory's footprint, but with the help of the U.S. Track & Field Coaches Association, we've identified 79 athletes headed to the NCAA Championships who went to school in the region, Arizona star Brigetta Barrett included.
What was supposed to be a long, stressful competition for Columbia rookie Nadia Eke turned out to be a breather as she popped a 20-inch personal best in her first triple jump at the NCAA East Regional.
Princeton's Conor McCullough didn't just have the best throw in the hammer at the NCAA East Regional on Friday, he had the five best throws as his Tigers are aiming for a strong performance at nationals in mid-June.
The NCAA Championship regionals — featuring hundreds who have been through The Armory at youth, high school and college meets — are underway in Jacksonville, Fla., and Austin, Texas. Happy Villanovan Sheila Reid is a favorite in the 5k.
The road to the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships begin Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla., and Austin, Texas. But LSU sprint star Semoy Hackett has her eyes focused on Des Moines, Iowa, the finals destination.
Princeton senior Donn Cabral found himself surrounded by positive thinking on his flight to California for the USATF Oxy High Performance Meet. And the result was the Ivy League's second American College Record of the week.
The NCAA has announced its fields for its regional championships, the first step toward a national title. A multitude of selectees cut their track & field teeth at The Armory, including Stanford javelin thrower Aaron Konigsberg, who competed at Ivy Prep meets for Hackley.
Kyle Merber has been a recognizable runner for quite a while, but tonight he hit the big time, running what may be an American College Record in the 1,500-meter run in Swarthmore, Pa. And tomorrow? Columbia's graduation.
The storied University of Oregon track & field programs rely primarily on distance running to illustrate their history, but a new breed of dashing Duck — rooted here at The Armory — brought home top honors from the PAC-12 Championships.
The men of George Mason were forced to give it all up for the team on Sunday at the 136th IC4A Championships in Princeton, N.J. As a result the Patriots had to make room for the championship trophy on the bus back to suburban D.C.
After years of pounding out jaw-dropping times on The Armory oval in hometown New York City, the Francis sisters — Claudia and Phyllis — stole center stage Saturday at the PAC-12 Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Throws, jumps, sprints, hurdles or distance. Those taking in the PAC-12 Championships at Hayward Field in Track Town this weekend will be taking in a lot of athletes — like USC's Dalilah Muhammad — from The Armory region.
Donn Cabral claimed his third Outdoor Heps double to give Princeton the team win, but now it is time for him to look ahead to the NCAA, the Olympic Trials and even beyond. Elliott Denman looks at all the college conference action from the weekend.
On the collegiate scene, the next two weekends will see a bevy of conference championships across the country. And K-State high-jumping phenom Erik Kynard won't be obstructed by any hoopsters at the Big XII Champs.
Each year more than 110,000 people come through the gates at Franklin Field for the three-day celebration of the Penn Relays. Sports Illustrated's Tim Layden recently wrote that the Relays are "where a sport's passion is annually reborn."
New York native Chad Noelle opened his college careet at Oregon for the metric equivalent to a 4:04 mile while another former Empire State star, Megan Patrignelli, also pulled off a 1,500m PR on Saturday.
There will be great action — on all levels — at the 12th annual Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton's Weaver Stadium beginning Friday, including local high school standouts Ajee Wilson, Edward Cheserek and Brianna Nerud.
The 2012 Armory College Athletes of the Year have been chosen and the top honors go to Pitt's Brycen Spratling, who smashed a college record, and Marvellous Iheukwumere, who took Columbia to new heights.
Junior thrower David Pless tallied 18 points — including an Armory D3 shot put record — to lead the Bates Bobcats to the men's team title at the ECAC Division III Championships at The Armory. MIT took the women's title.
While 5,000 fans watched the famed Wanamaker Mile at The Armory, there were also two dozen or so young men packed into a Seattle hotel room watching every step as their teammate Miles Batty broke the collegiate record.
Two-hundred college and university teams are descending upon New York City in advance of the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, which begins Friday morning. There is nothing like being here, but you will be able to see a webcast.
The largest annual college sports event in the New York metropolitan area — the New Balance Collegiate Invitational — will take place next week at The Armory. Expect all eyes to be on French Paralympian Marie-Amelie LeFur when she competes.
An impressive list of collegiate middle distance stars — including former Millrose high school champ Kyle Merber, now at Columbia — are taking aim at the college records in the Wanamaker Men's Mile and Women's Metric Mile.
At this early point in the college indoor track & field season, local athletes and products of New York City are ranked high among the national leaders in their specific events, including Stony Brook's Lucy Van Dalen.
Jessica Beard, who won at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational last year, claimed college track's Heisman Trophy — the Bowerman — along with Ngoni Makusha of Florida State, who also competed at The Armory.
Two former NYC-area coaches claimed NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., today as former Iona Coach Mick Byrne's Wisconsin men and former Columbia assistant Chris Miltenberg's Georgetown women took the top prizes.
Shippensburg senior and Armory favorite Neely Spence won her second straight Division II national championship in Washington State's wintry conditions, but she'd have preferred the run to be a bit quicker.
The Columbia Lions got to the heart of team unity at the NCAA Northeast Regionals by stripping themselves of external identity. And it worked as they advanced to their first national championship after several near misses.
The NCAA Cross Country Championships are all that remain in the college season and a number of local teams and individuals will be in pursuit of a national title. Perhaps no one is as capable as Iona's Leonard Korir.
The State of New York has been cross country strong among the ranks of the NCAA's Division III schools and New Paltz Assistant Justin Harris, a former Armory standout, shared his thoughts on the topic.
The Villanova women begin the defense of their NCAA Cross Country Championship this weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Princess Anne, Md. Currently ranked second nationally, can Coach Gina Procaccio's team hoist the hardware again?
Between today and Monday, all 32 NCAA Division I conferences supporting cross country will host their championships with 25 of them coming on Saturday. Princeton's Donn Cabral (514) will attempt to defend both his individual and team titles from 2010.
The trails at Van Cortlandt Park won't get a break this week as seven meets and more than 30 races will plow through its paths in the Bronx. Hopefully that will be all the plowing necessary this weekend.
When the New Balance Collegiate Invitational rolls into town on Feb. 3-4, it won't just showcase an amazing array of talent, it will also be a chance for teams and their NYC-based alums, from colleges far and wide, to show their school spirit.
With two high-profile college cross country events in the Midwest this week, the outcome left observers wondering if the pack mentalities of the Wisconsin men and the Florida State women might be enough for national titles.
Among the favorites for the 2011 Bowerman Awards are Jessica Beard and Christian Taylor, both Armory standouts and World Championships' gold medalists. The awards ceremony will be part of December's USTFCCCA Convention in San Antonio.
The Iona Gaels, the nation's No. 5 men's cross country squad, is preparing for a big challenge — the Indiana State Pre-Nationals on Sunday. Alex Lohr of FloTrack caught up with them in New Rochelle to get the inside scoop on the program.
The men and women of Columbia continued their dominance at the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Championships in Van Cortlandt Park on Friday, but Fordham's Julian Saad and Rutgers' Brianna Deming had break-out efforts to claim individual titles.
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.
No. 4 Oklahoma ventured East for the Paul Short Invitational, and lived up to their billing as Jeremy Sudbury, George Alex and Bill Kogel finished second, third and fourth. For the women, Providence edged Villanova despite Wildcat Bogdana Mimic's individual victory.
Columbia sub-four miler Kyle Merber has a big test Friday at the Brooks Paul Short Invitational. After the ordeal he's been through, winning won't be his measure of success. Simply competing is joy enough.
Providence and Villanova will be aiming for Big East Conference rival and national No. 1 Georgetown in the women's Gold race Friday at the Brooks Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa. 'Nova's Sheila Reid, the defending NCAA champion, is slated to compete.
Stanford had a great start to its cross country season, winning its own Invitational. The victories also had quite an East coast flavor as nearly a quarter of the Cardinal runners hail from New York and New Jersey, including freshman sensation Aisling Cuffe.
While most Big East Conference campuses are reeling from the weekend realignment news, the Atlantic Coast Conference website is welcoming the additions of Syracuse and Pitt. The dominoes have just begun to fall.
After winning NCAA championships in March and June, Iona senior Leonard Korir has begun his march for yet another title in November. He opened the 2011 cross country season with an easy victory at the Meet of Champions in the Bronx.
The Princeton Tigers — both men and women — asserted themselves at the Fordham Fiasco in the Bronx Saturday. Freshman Eddie Owens, a star at Packer Collegiate last year, was second in his college debut.
The Fordham Fiasco, starring the highly-ranked Princeton Tigers and All-American Donn Cabral, will take place on Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park. The schedule of events, honoring the 10th anniversary of 9/11, will include guest speaker and race starter Rep. Peter King.
Nebraska Wesleyan coach Dr. Ted Bulling has become the first NCAA Division III coach to serve as President of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Board of Directors.
Seventy-five years ago last week, Jesse Owens was busy showing up Adolf Hitler at the Berlin Olympics. Yet, had a Columbia University student named Ben Johnson remained healthy, Owens' push for four gold medals might have proven much tougher.