If Mary Cain can finish in the top three of the 1,500m run at the U.S. Nationals next month, she will represent the U.S. at the World Championships in Moscow. That's because the 17-year-old hit the IAAF 'A' standard tonight in California.
In recent days New Jersey's Ben Malone, in separate races, has beaten Edward Cheserek in the mile and broken the Garden State's 1,500m record. Is he going to peak at the Dream Mile at the adidas Grand Prix on May 25 at Icahn Stadium?
Olivia Baker of Columbia High in North Jersey has been getting all kinds of national attention after her Penn Relays' performance, but that new obstacle didn't get in her way at the Loucks Games on Saturday.
The organizers of the adidas Grand Prix, New York's stop on the Diamond League circuit, have released the bulk of the fields for the Dream 100s and Miles and the races are stacked with nationwide talent.
The girls' team from Swenson Arts & Technology in Philadelphia let Saudia Mitchell follow it around at the Penn Relays and here's some insight of what it is like for a high-performing high school team to run the Penns.
The weather was unusually cooperative at the 119th Penn Relays in Philadelphia this week and the Garden State seemed to benefit the most as Pleasantville completed a N.J. sweep of the 4x800-meter relay.
Olivia Baker of Columbia High in New Jersey was not going to be denied on Friday as she raced down a speedy foe from the islands to capture the 4x800-meter Championship of America at Penn. Baker was named the Girls' Relay Athlete of the Meet.
The girls of Benjamin Cardozo High represented Queens exceptionally well at the Penn Relays Thursday night, winning the distance medley relay and bringing the first Championship of America award back to the borough since 1967.
The girls of Medgar Evers stole the show at the NYC Mayor's Cup at Icahn Stadium on Saturday, taking championships in eight different events en route to a huge victory. Fordham Prep proved the best boys' team in the City.
Competing without a baton at the Penn Relays is, in itself, a victory as the individual high school fields are small and international. ArmoryTrack.com has extracted the tri-state competitors from the accepted fields and some of our Armory regulars are set to shine.
The entry deadline is over and more than 1,000 high schools from 25 states and 10 foreign countries will be heading to Philadelphia for the Penn Relays. That same weekend will be Mary Cain's biggest test yet at the Drake Relays. The outdoor season has arrived.
Now that spring has sprung (officially, not meteorologically), it is time to focus on the big relay meets, beginning with the New York Relays which will invade Randall's Island and its Icahn Stadium on April 19-20. Here is a look at the schedule.
Ranked among the nation's top three in five different indoor events, Sabrina Southerland of Cardozo had the range, the endurance and the show-stopping moments to earn The Armory's Girls' Athlete of the Year award.
For the second straight year, Edward Cheserek broke a national record, won national championships and earned the AT&T Boys' Athlete of the Year at The Armory. His next stop is the University of Oregon, where he will assuredly break more tape.
There is no ease in assembling the All-Armory team, especially when a talent like Olivia Baker of New Jersey's Columbia High doesn't grab an individual honor. But she did pace her 4x400-meter relay on to the team. Take a look.
A number of all-stars have repeated this year's senior-dominated squad, including New Jersey's Ben Malone, who will be headed to Villanova in the fall, in the 1,000-meter run. Check out this season's stellar performers.
The New Balance Nationals Indoor rocked The Armory for three days over the weekend and you will need to wait another year to catch it again. Or maybe not. We've organized nearly nine hours of racing, interviewing and other fun in a single location.
Edward Cheserek has now captured 10 national championships at the high school level and his history of success at The Armory has been epic. Next time we see him he might be in the green and gold of the Oregon Ducks.
The Armory season is just a week from being completed and then the tough work of overhauling the record book begins for Jack Pfeifer. Between the Millrose Games and NBNI, about 90 major records tumbled. And Cardozo's Sabrina Southerland put one down that could last a bit.
The team from Davis High School in Utah has again ventured to the New Balance Nationals at The Armory and has been getting quite the return. Last night Shea Martinez anchored home the victorious 4x800m relay.
UCLA-bound Braheme Days, Jr., won his second straight shot put title at the New Balance Nationals Indoors and spent time with Saudia Mitchell afterward, explaining the mental preparation, or lack thereof, coming into competition.
The athlete experience at the New Balance Nationals Indoor extends far beyond the ovals and the straightaways. Be it the beloved backpacks, the line dancing, the glitter tattoo booth or the Instagram integration.
Union Catholic has been a relay regular here at The Armory this winter and now — in its final meet of the indoor season — the UC has taken down a nine-year-old national high school record in the shuttle hurdles. Here's a look back at Day 1 in video.
Deajah Stevens gave Benjamin Cardozo a lead with a blazing 400m leg of the distance medley. It was an advantage that Cardozo would never relinquish en route to the fourth-best time in high school history (11:39.10).
Emerging elite action is underway in snowy New York City as the doors for the New Balance Nationals Indoor have flung open. And it appears that the Sprayground backpacks, provided the athletes by New Balance, are a hit.
Those who have been to the New Balance Nationals Indoor at The Armory know that it has a far different vibe than an ordinary track meet. The intersection of elite and festive, the NBN kicks off on Friday.
The local prep track show moves north to Ithaca this weekend for the NYS State Championships. While there are adjustments to be made on the flat Barton Hall surface, runners like Boys & Girls' Richard Rose still expect victory.
West Windsor-Plainsboro South of Central Jersey ran the fastest distance medley relay in the nation this year, running 10:13.60 at the 79th Eastern States Championships at The Armory. But it wasn't the only No. 1 relay of the night.
As always, the high school portion of the 106th Millrose Games is very deep with 13 relay and five individual events on the schedule. The New Balance Miles are traditional the focus of the high school offerings, but here is a complete list of entries for next Saturday.
The Hudson Valley Flying Circus Pole Vault Academy has produced eight of the 14 entrants in the first-ever Millrose high school pole vault. Coach Tim St. Lawrence is pictured with three of his star pupils — Pat Lynch, Todd Uckermark and Stefan Buechele.
Just hours after we posted the new U.S. high school No. 1s achieved here at The Armory this season, the boys from CBA of New Jersey — anchored by Jack Boyle — provided an update with a big DMR victory at the Varsity Classic.
Kadecia Baird of Medgar Evers ran the second-fastest 300-meter dash in high school history on Saturday at the Armory Collegiate Invitational. The only woman to run faster — Francena McCorory — was on hand to meet with her afterward.
Tim Fulton, the Director of High School Events at the Millrose Games, has released the final fields for the 2013 Millrose High School Miles. Those races are sure to be a highlight of the Feb. 16 extravaganza at The Armory.
Regan Ward will have set a record before she ever steps onto the famed Armory oval on Saturday at the New Balance Games. She will have traveled further to try to qualify for the Millrose Mile than anyone before her.
Most of the qualifiers for the high school events at the Millrose Games were determined at the Millrose Trials tonight, led by Ben Malone of Pascack Valley, who has his sights on the Millrose Mile record.
The thirst for the pole vault, evidenced by a wildly successful clinic back in November, led to the Millrose Games to do something for the first time in its 106 years — feature a high school pole vault event.
We've seen Mary Cain do so many amazing things, but tonight might just be her biggest news to date as she ran 9:02.10 for 3k — more than six seconds faster than the 38-year-old national high school OUTDOOR record.
Virginia's Michael Cherry took command at the Hispanic Games with his speed while Kellenberg sophomore Jazmine Fray added some pitch-perfect strategy. Those two are this week's AT&T Athletes of the Week.
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.
New Rochelle's Briyah Brown is simply rose head-and-shoulders above the competition while Thomas Slattery chased down a victory at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic to earn AT&T Athlete of the Week honors.
Deajah Stevens of Cardozo put down two new U.S. No. 1 times at the Hispanic Games, winning the 400m dash in 55.19 and the 200m dash in 24.38. Her performance capped a day of intrigue and fast times at The Armory.
Two Long Islanders — Walt Whitman's Zach Cammer and Miller Place's Tiana Guevera — earned spots in the mile fields at the Millrose Games — claiming automatic bids with victory at the North Shore Invitational.
Though some areas in the tri-state are expecting accumulating snowfall, New York City will get wind and rain tomorrow with temperatures in the low 40s. Thus the Marine Corps Holiday Classic will go on as scheduled on Thursday at The Armory.
The PSAL is encouraging its track & field athletes to share their continuation of Dr. Martin Luther King's dream in written expression by Jan. 9. The winners will be announced at the MLK Relays at The Armory.
New Jersey senior Jacob Clark broke a Loughlin Games 1k record on Saturday while a Medgar Evers first-year — Shayla Broughton — has already soared to some lofty heights. They are the AT&T Athletes of the Week.
With a nation reeling, the track & field team from Newtown's sister city in Connecticut ran at The Armory on Saturday night. Senior Michael Leone was wearing his Danbury jersey, but was "running for Newtown."
Though just a sophomore, Arlington's Bella Burda has been named as the New York State Girls' Cross Country Runner of the Year by The Armory. And no surprise here, F-M's Bill Aris, now with seven straight NXN titles, is the Coach of the Year.
Nick Ryan of Fayetteville-Manlius was the undisputed Athlete of the Year while Art & Linda Kranick of Saratoga Springs were the Class A Coaches of the Year. Who else found a spot on the Armory All-State team?
Cardozo's Sabrina Southerland advanced to the Millrose Mile by winning the Loughlin Games mile in meet record time (4:56.25). That breaks the record of 4:57.14 set by Erin Donohue of Haddonfield, N.J., in 2000.
This week's AT&T Athletes of the Week, Thomas Johnson of White Plains and Amanda de la Cruz of Port Richmond, both established No. 1 marks in the U.S. over the weekend and proved that they are ready for college competition.
Edward Cheserek, the senior from St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J., has become the fourth runner to ever win back-to-back Foot Locker championships by using a sit-and-kick strategy. He didn't break away until the final hill, winning in 14:58.
Athletes from the PSAL, CHSAA, and Section 1 — each pictured here — will compete in their own meets this weekend at The Armory. It's the PSAL Distance Night on Friday, the CHSAA Relay Carnival on Saturday and the Section 1 Kickoff on Sunday.
While Edward Cheserek has already conquered Foot Locker once, most of the other runners heading to San Diego have been dreaming for some time about warm temperatures, palm trees, Disneyland and fast conditions. The Championships are Saturday in Balboa Park.
Just days before leaving for NXN, teams and runners from Ohio were sent scrambling when the state's high school association changed the course of three decades to forbid financial support, even from its own corporate sponsor.
The boys of Saratoga Springs beat FM in the final showdown of the season at the Nike Cross Nationals to secure the top spot in the final state rankings. Aidan Tooker was the third runner across the line for Saratoga in Portland.
Fayetteville-Manlius' amazing run of national championships is now at seven after the Hornets won the Nike Cross Nationals on a sloppy track in Portland, Ore. Californian Sarah Baxter won the individual race with Bronxville's Mary Cain in second.
If FM and CBA are to repeat as Nike Cross National champions at Portland Meadows in Oregon on Saturday, they will need overcome not just all challengers, but also the elements. UPDATED: Weather news from the (soggy) ground.
The Armory Foundation has released the qualifying procedures for the Larry Byrne Boys' and High School Girls' Miles to be contested at the Millrose Games on Feb. 16, 2013. Take a look and plot your strategies.
Clarissa Modde of Voorhees (N.J.) placed ninth at the NXN Regionals to help her squad earn a trip out to Portland, Ore., this weekend. That performance also locked down the top spot in the final Armory rankings.
FM and Saratoga Springs have been flipping and flopping between first and second in the State as of late. Both get one final chance for supremacy this weekend in Portland, Ore., as Nick Ryan goes for the individual title.
Northport and St. Anthony's have both showed the ability to be among New York's best. Now the state's No. 3 and 4 teams will get a chance on Saturday to see if they can punch a ticket to Portland, Ore., for NXN.
The battle between the girls of Saratoga Springs and the Academy of Holy Names at the NYS Federation Championships is expected to be close — too close to call. Can Catherine Maloy carry her squad to the title?
Despite projections of a third-place finish at the N.Y. State Championships, the Saratoga Springs boys won their first state championships since 2005 — the same year the Blue Streaks were crowned as national champions.
With the Staten Island still reeling from Hurricane Sandy's wrath, the borough's teams and athletes gave some on the island something to cheer about on Saturday as Vanny was the site of three important championships.
The 2012 New York State Championships will run at the Elma Meadows Golf Course in suburban Buffalo on Saturday and the day will conclude with the boys' Class A title chase. Will F-M's Nick Ryan deliver?
Did you know that the Armory region is the place for throwers? Track & Field News has announced its top high school males by event for 2012 and three of the throwers are local, including N.J.'s Sam Mattis, now a freshman at Penn.
Saratoga Spring's Brent Freestone and his teammates haven't raced much this season, yet their performance to win the Section 2 Class A title has everyone wondering if they can challenge for the state title this weekend.
Track & Field News, which has been picking a High School Girls' All-America team since 1978, has released its No. 1 choices for 2012 and four Armory regulars — who stunned the nation this summer in Spain — are on the list.
St. Anthony's — led by Patrick Ginty and Jake Hensler (pictured) — claimed victory at the renown Brown Invitational in Rhode Island. That effort bumped the Friars to the No. 3 spot in New York State behind FM and Warwick.
The girls of Fayetteville-Manlius got a rare taste of defeat at the Reebok Manhattan College Invitational at Vanny today as Delaware's Tatnall — led by Reagan Anderson — won the Eastern States Championship.
Are fans cheering for the FM train to roll on and on, or are some in favor of a derailment? With stars like Jillian Fanning at the head of the pack, expect FM's success to continue at Vanny on Saturday.
Collegiate won the boys' NYC Mayor's Cup and St. John Villa claimed the girls' title again at Van Cortlandt, but also comes down the news that Foot Locker champion Edward Cheserek will return to VCP next Saturday.
Tianna Guevera and twin sister Talia (#4) went 1-2 last weekend at Sunken Meadow State Park. They are back this weekend to see if they can do it again at the St. Anthony's Invitational. The full weekend preview inside.
Jack Stevenson of Stuyvesant now holds down the top spot in the NYC metro according to TullyRunners, but three CHSAA stars — Chaminade's Thomas Slattery, St. A's Patrick Ginty and Farrell's Dan Galford — are on his heels.
So Samantha Nadel and Briana Nerud have graduated from North Shore, but that doesn't mean that the cupboard is bare for the Vikings. In fact, Elizabeth Caldwell is ranked No. 1 in Class B in the state.
The City has two new No. 1s with Xavier taking over for the boys and Port Richmond for the girls. Amanda Delacruz was an impressive force, winning the PSAL Group Run over the weekend to lead her Raiders to victory.
Following a dominating performance at the E.J. Herrmann Invitational in Utica, the boys from Bishop Gibbons — including senior Jason Lange — leap-frogged the entire Class B into the top spot in the state rankings.
Local high school teams will scatter this weekend — North Carolina to Rochester and all the way to the Twin Cities. Taylor Driscoll — the top-ranked runner in the Empire State — will be looking to give Saratoga Springs its fourth straight Great American title.
A new coach. A new approach. But in the end, the boys from both Monsignor Farrell and Warwick Valley will be running among the leaders. Farrell runs this weekend at Lehigh while Warwick is idle until Manhattans.
Right now in New York State, everyone is chasing Carmel's Eric Holt as he sits atop the performance rankings at TullyRunners.com. Holt was third in the Larry Byrne Mile at the Millrose Games last winter.
Rush-Henrietta made big jumps in both the boys' and girls' Armory state rankings this week. With Alana McDonald running two for the Comets, the girls moved from eighth to third, tucked in behind familiar names F-M and Saratoga.
Kaitlyn O'Grady — North Rockland's fifth runner — helped her squad eek out a one-point win over Clarkstown South at the Red Raider Run Thursday. The meet opened what will be another busy weekend on the high school scene.
Bill Meylan of TullyRunners.com is already breaking down the individual rankings around New York State. While there are some notable runners who have yet to run, things are taking shape and Farrell's Dan Galford is in the mix.
No one knows New York cross country like Bill Meylan of TullyRunners.com. He has been kind enough to share his state-wide rankings with us and Newburgh junior Gianna Frontera heads into the weekend as one of the state's top four.
Long Island's Northport High — with strong girls' and boys' squads — could be a frequent winner this year. Junior Brigid Brennan, who's been on the scene since seventh grade, appears ready to help her squad make that leap.
The CHSAA has taken over the City as the St. John Villa girls assume the top spot and the Monsignor Farrell boys do the same. The Lions roared at the Regis Invitational at Vanny with five runners finishing among the top 12.
Mary Cain had a triumphant return to cross country, winning the Villa Bears Invitational by more than 30 seconds. Her victory led Bronxville to the team win as well and kept the Broncos atop the New York State Class C rankings.
Last year Bronx Science took the PSAL boys' team title over Stuyvesant. Pier Berkmans is looking to defend the Wolverines' championship, but Stuy's Jack Stevenson has a different agenda. This will be fun to watch develop this fall.
Here's a new feature which spells out the top cross country teams in both the City as well as the entire Armory region, which consists of the City, the Island, the north 'burbs and North Jersey. The top girls' team in the City right now is Port Richmond of Staten Island.
We are at that starting point in the season where a combination of graduation and new faces lead to polling volatility. But nothing ever seems to change for the girls of Class A with Fayetteville Manlius and Saratoga Springs holding down the top two spots.
One of the greatest motivators for an athlete is to wonder what the other guys are doing to train in the summer. Collegiate's Ty Buckley — who led his team to victory at Guilderland — was clearly one of those hard-working "other guys" this summer.
Locally, both the high school and college cross country seasons will get going this weekend with action all over the tri-state. Felicia Sciortino looks to lead her team to victory as her school hosts the Niskayuna XC Ekiden — a relay-style meet held just outside Albany.
We know that Rachel Christ of Rumson-Fair Haven can lead her team to a state title. She's already done that. The yet-to-be-answered question is whether her Bulldogs are ready to take it a step or two further.
There is little doubt that St. Anthony's — ranked No. 18 in the nation by Milesplit — has the deepest team in the New York City metropolitan area. But can Patrick Ginty and his talented teammates win the large trophies this fall?
Elizabeth Caldwell of North Shore has been a star, yet in the shadows of Brianna Nerud and Samantha Nadel. With those two now in college, can Caldwell lead her Vikings back to the promised land of the Nike Cross Nationals?
Could two New York City teams be dreaming of ending the season at the Nike Cross Nationals? Well, the boys from Monsignor Farrell, led by Dan Galford, and the Collegiate School, paced by super soph Marco Pompilj, have their eyes fixed on unprecedented seasons.
Last fall at the PSAL Championships, Curtis of Staten Island knocked off borough rival Port Richmond for the title. Amanda Delacruz wants to make sure that the Raiders turn the tables in 2012 as Tim Fulton takes a look at the five boroughs.
St. Benedict's Edward Cheserek won't be breaking as many cross country course records as he did last fall. In fact, he may not break any at all as he focuses on bolstering his academic portfolio in preparation of college.
The old guard — the region's newspapers — continue to do great work covering high school track & field. And most of them have recently posted their all-region and athlete of the year awards, which includes a nod to Robert Rhodes.
Mary Cain — the running prodigy from Bronxville High — has broken the national high school record in the 1,500-meter run at the World Juniors, taking sixth in 4:11.01. That is three-and-a-half seconds faster than any U.S. high schoolers has ever run.
Sunday brings to close the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona and while The Armory army has been spectacular thus far, regulars Mary Cain, Sandrae Farquharson and Eddie Owens aren't done just yet. Neither is the U.S., which brought home 4x1 gold on Saturday.
Kadecia Baird, a rising senior at Medgar Evers in New York City, didn't just earn a silver medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona. She posted the fifth-fastest 400m time (51.04) in U.S. high school history and the fastest in more than a decade.
History may favor neither Mary Cain — the rising junior at Bronxville High — nor Brooklyn native Eddie Owens, but history doesn't always dictate the future. Sunday at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona will be their chance to ignore the past.
Two summers, two World titles for New Jersey's Ajee Wilson. Thursday's 800-meter victory at the IAAF World Junior Championships was one for the record book as she joined very select company with the late Kim Gallagher.
Armory regulars Kadecia Baird and Ajee Wilson are each a step closer to earn a medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona. Baird — representing Guyana — advanced to the semifinals in both the 100- and 400-meter dashes.
Long Island's Brianna Nerud — headed to Syracuse University in the fall — picked a wonderful time to post an 11-second PR as she advanced to the steeplechase finals at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
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.
Every time we think that Mary Cain — the sensational sophomore from Bronxville — has taken it to a new level, we discover that measuring her capacity for success might require new thinking. On Sunday at the U.S. Juniors she ran 4:14.74 for 1,500 meters.
For 2012, the general taste around the famed running stables of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, N.J., was bitter. That's until George Kelly brought the stick home first in the 4x800-meter relay at the New Balance Nationals in North Carolina.
Running a 47.5 anchor in the 4x400m relay at the New Balance Nationals almost wasn't enough for Robert Rhodes of Boys & Girls. But, in the end, his dramatic lean made all the difference as Armory regulars stole the show.
A number of the stars that shined at The Armory this winter are gearing up for what might be the final races of their high school careers. Friends Academy's Kelsey Margey is an example as she readies for the New Balance Nationals.
Throughout the Empire State (and even beyond), pundits — paid and amateur alike — are predicting what will happen at the NYS Championships in Syracuse this weekend. Do they have Lexus Harney of Mount Vernon taking the 100m hurdles title?
St. Benedict Prep's Edward Cheserek has been flirting with the elusive sub-four mile for more than a year now. Can that milestone withstand his attempt at the Dream Mile at the adidas Grand Prix on Saturday?
As he frequently does, Boys & Girls' Robert Rhodes was a star on the PSAL stage over the weekend, but neither the UConn-bound standout nor anyone else had an answer for Thomas Jefferson in the team chase.
State qualifier weekend is over and Bronxville's Mary Cain made the biggest splash at Section 1 in White Plains as she ran 4:16.52 for 1,500 meters. That is the fastest time ever run at a high school meet and falls under the Olympic Trials "B" standard.
The Fast Times Relays at Warwick Valley High were over almost before it got underway, a victim to Mother Nature's will. The folks at Warwick have announced that they will try it again on Monday, starting at 6:15 pm.
With so many athletes and teams to pay attention to during the high school season, sometimes very talented athletes, right under our noses, are overlooked. Here's a quick glance at five New York City area athletes — including New Rochelle's Briyah Brown — who we'll be keeping our eyes on.
As the countdown is on to the adidas Grand Prix — a Diamond League stop at Icahn Stadium in New York City — the fields for the high school Dream Miles keep getting deeper, including New Jersey's Ben Malone.
Saratoga Springs, Shaker, Shenendehowa, Bethlehem, Burnt Hills, Columbia, Niskayuna, Averill Park, Ballston Spa, Colonie, Guilderland, and Mohonasen make for one of the best league championship meets in the country.
If you want big names, the Loucks Games has them. Cain, Panisse, Nerud, Nadel, Baird, Livingston, Glass, Rhodes, Cheserek and the always-happy Zavon Watkins will all be in White Plains this weekend for the 45th Glenn D. Loucks Games.
North Shore's Brianna Nerud — who ran a stunning 3:26.7 1,200-meter split at the Penn Relays last weekend — is also the top ranked steeplechaser in the country. This weekend she has a chance at breaking two state records at the St. Anthony's Invitational.
Edward Cheserek — The Armory Athlete of the Year during indoors — got the stick 10 seconds behind powerhouse CBA in the Penn Relays' distance medley relay. But 10 seconds over four laps supplied enough time for Ches to strike gold in Philly.
Sophomore Mary Cain closed with a final lap of 62.4 to shatter the Penn Relays' high school mile record in 4:39.28. In that final lap she pulled away from two-time champion Angel Piccirillo and world youth champion Ajee' Wilson.
Just two years ago, Warwick Valley High won the high school boys' 4x800 Championship of America at the Penn Relays and Tim Fulton of The Armory recently chatted with Coach Mike Potter about that breakthrough.
Syosset wasn't the only New York team to claim a Penn Relays' Championship of America in 2005 as the Warwick Valley girls claimed the wheel in the distance medley relay. Tim Fulton talked with Coach Rich Furst about that experience.
In 2005, Syosset broke through to win a coveted Penn Relays' Championship of America wheel by claiming the high school boys' 4x800-meter relay. Tim Fulton recently caught up with Coach Bart Sessa to relive the moment.
Florida-bound St. Peter's Prep star Najee Glass put on a show at the New York Relays at Icahn Stadium on Saturday, winning both the 200- and 400-meter dashes. His 46.76 in the 400 is among the nation's best.
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."
Spring break is certainly a memorable time for students and a welcome respite for teachers, but it can be a tough time for coaches. But Farrell didn't have 'herding' problems as Daniel Galford anchored his team to a strong finish at Arcadia.
The Jamaican high schools put on an impressive show at the National Champs in Kingston yesterday, but can a New York school break through decades of green-and-gold 4x4 dominance at the Penn Relays in 2012?
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.
Only two U.S. high schoolers — both from the land of Jersey — have ever completed an indoor 800m run in less than 1 minute and 50 seconds. One, Ben Malone, did it last weekend at the New Balance Nationals while the other, Robby Andrews, is making news of his own.
Michigan's Hannah Meier won the girls' mile and lowered the Armory record by three-and-a-half seconds (4:42.60), but Brad Nye took down Edward Cheserek in the boys' mile at the New Balance Nationals. Ches still earned MVP status along with N.C.'s Ariah Graham.
The first national H.S. record by a Rhode Island team or runner was taken by Chariho in the 4xMile relay. The foursome of Dan Kilcoyne, Bryce Kelley, Jake Kilcoyne and Mike Marsella finished in 17:20.20.
At the New Balance Indoor Nationals, Grosse Pointe South nearly took a meet record in the girls' distance medley with Hannah Meier anchoring. Then another MIchigander — Erin Finn — broke the national record in the 5k (16:19.69).
Young Jerseyites Braheme Days, Jr., and Ste'yce McNeil earned AT&T Athlete of the Week honors following impressive performances at the Eastern States Championships. Days topped 70 feet in the shot while McNeil was a double winner.
Junior Edward Cheserek — who had anchored St. Benedict's Prep to a DMR win tonight — returned to break Alberto Salazar's 1976 Eastern States Championships' two-mile record in 8:54.82. Salazar ran 9:01.1 back in 1976.
One was a workhorse at his Borough Championships while the other had a big heave at her County Champs. The AT&T Athletes of the Week are Sidgie Greene of Thomas Jefferson in Brooklyn and Theresa Picciallo of Immaculate Heart in New Jersey.
According to Dyestat ESPN Rise, 20 of the nation's top prep times this winter have taken place on The Armory's famous oval. And the New Balance Indoor Nationals is still weeks away. Boys & Girls of Brooklyn posted the nation's top 4x4 time at the Collegiates.
Two of the nation's most exciting young athletes — Edward Cheserek of St. Benedict's Prep and Ajee Wilson of Neptune, N.J. — were at their best on the grand stage of the Millrose Games to earn AT&T Athlete of the Week honors.
The 1,000-meter run provided great performances at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with its winners — Ben Malone of Pascack Valley and Mary Cain of Bronxville — taking AT&T Athlete of the Week honors.
Zavon Watkins of Liverpool, N.Y., won the New Balance Games' high school boys' mile run Saturday in 4:14.52, making him the fastest qualifier among the accepted entrants into the 2012 Millrose Games' field. See the full fields inside.
St. Benedict's Edward Cheserek took aim at the oldest record in the book — Gerry Lindgren's famed 8:40.0 two-mile — today at the Molloy Stanner Games at The Armory. Despite a strong push, he missed by a mere three seconds.
The 4x400m relay from Boys & Girls must have known it was running quick as that squad clocked the nation's first sub-3:20 at the Millrose Trials at The Armory, punching a ticket to the Millrose Games on Feb. 11.
Wednesday night will be an exciting celebration of high school track & field as the Millrose Trials will produce the vast majority of youth participants for the 105th Millrose Games. A webcast of the entire event will be available. Updated with entries!
A three-hour portion of the 2012 Hispanic Games will be shown live here on ArmoryTrack.com and YouTube.com on Saturday beginning at 12:30 pm. World Youth Champion Ajee' Wilson is scheduled to compete in the mile run.
The schedule and entries for the weekend's Hispanic Games — presented by the U.S. Navy — are out and it promises to be a fast one at The Armory. Last year no one could catch the Medgar Evers' girls in the 4x2.
Edward Cheserek and Alexis Panisse now have company as entrants to the Millrose high school miles as Mountain Lakes' Stephen Lewandowski and North Shore's Brianna Nerud won spots at the North Shore Invite.
Two local standouts — Strymar Livingston of Columbus High and Brianna Nerud of North Shore — are this week's award winners after starring at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic. Livingston was making his debut while Nerud has been on a roll.
Robert Rhodes, the star from Boys & Girls of Brooklyn, led his team to the 4x8 title at the Marine Corps Holiday Classic at the New Balance Track & Field Center. He also finished second to Strymar Livingston in the open 800.
The fastest place in the nation over the weekend was The Armory as Bronxville sophomore Mary Cain had stellar performances on both Friday and Sunday. She also made news as she switched programs at Bronxville this weekend.
Edward Cheserek crushed the Loughlin Games' mile record, dipping under 4:10 (4:09.90) to earn an automatic berth into the Millrose Games. Alexis Panisse of Benjamin Cardozo took the girls' spot with a mile victory.
The girls from North Shore didn't go out to simply break a record in the 4x1500-meter run tonight at the Jim Mitchell Invitational at The Armory, they got together to shatter the record. And they succeeded.
Last year's Armory Athlete of the Year — Christopher Columbus' Strymar Livingston — is just one of the many stars who will be on the Armory track this weekend between the the Bishop Loughlin Games and the Jim Mitchell Invitational.
Iona Prep's Greg Gallagher cleared 15 feet and got the vault win at the CHSAA Relay Carnival while a state champion from a year ago — Anima Banks — got it started right in the 600. Gallagher shares the boys' award with St. A's Michael Brunoforte.
The cross country season is officially over and it ends with Edward Cheserek of the St. Benedict's Prep of Newark, N.J., claiming the boys' title at the Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego's Balboa Park.
From the 400m to the 1k, no records are safe this season as superstars such as Ajee Wilson, Mary Cain, Olivia Baker, Anima Banks and Olicia Williams look to be up for the challenge. Williams, who leads St. Anthony's, is pictured.
Edward Cheserek, the junior superstar from Newark (by way of Kenya), will be looking to complete a perfect season at the Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego on Saturday while Cardozo High's Alexis Panisse is looking for PSAL glory.
The Armory will host teams from both Long Island and the City this weekend as the Nassau County Coaches Invitational comes in Friday night and the PSAL is back at it with the Jim McKay Games on Saturday and Sunday.
The girls of North Shore, including Brianna Nerud, were confident that they would get an invitation to the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore., following a very strong season. But things were a bit more dicey for the Westfield (N.J.) boys.
Jillian Fanning held off Samantha Nadel for the girls' NXN title at Bowdoin while Edward Cheserek (left) broke Sunken Meadow's record to win the Footlocker Northeast crown. Mike Libruk (right) led the Shaker boys to a surprising NXN NY title.
Ajeé Wilson — the Neptune, N.J., middle distance star — was shocked to learn that she had been named as USA Track's 2011 Youth Athlete of the Year. But then again, she was the world's best under-20 800m runner.
Destination Portland, Ore., or San Diego, Calif.? Runners from around the country will be looking to earn spots at the Nike Cross Nationals or Foot Locker this weekend, including New Yorkers Christian Delago, Nate Kozyra and Matt Deyo.
Maine-Endwell was the big mover of the week, jumping from 10th to third in the Boys' Class B state rankings after finishing as the third 'B' at N.Y. Feds. Jesse Brenon of M-E was the team's fifth-place scorer.
Mary Cain of Bronxville has followed her state championship last weekend with an individual victory at the N.Y. Federation Championships today with one of the fastest times ever at Bowdoin Park. The Saratoga Springs girls and Shaker boys were repeat team winners.
The NY Federation Cross Country Championships take place Saturday at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls and PSAL fans will be watching to see if Cardozo's Alexis Panisse can run with the likes of West Genesee's Laura Leff.
Champions were crowned in Vernon at the NYSPHSAAs as well as at Van Cortlandt Park for the PSAL, CHSAA and NYSAIS. Samantha Nadel of North Shore and Dan Lennon of Peru — pictured here — were among the individual winners.
Thomas Awad of Chaminade and Dan Galford of Monsignor Farrell will lead their teams into the battle for the CHSAA Intersectional title Saturday at Van Cortlandt Park. The PSAL and NYAIS will also hold championships in a busy season-finale weekend at "Vanny."
After falling as far down as No. 7 this season, the boys from Shaker reasserted themselves this week with a convincing win at the Section 2 Championships. Now only FM stands between Shaker at the state's top spot.
In the final installment (for now anyway) of this series, we learn that Mary Kate Anselmini, who was battling it out in the New York hills and dales a year ago, is beginning to set her sights on the Stanford freshman steeplechase record.
Canandaigua, featuring sophomore standout Kennedy Jensen, might be ranked No. 3 in the state, but its hands will be full with Rush Henrietta and Penfield each capable of winning the Section 5 Championships Saturday.
UPDATED WITH GIRLS RANKINGS. The Pirates of Pearl River High School have moved up from fifth to first in Class B boys' state rankings, but they may not know it. The school and the region has been without power since the weekend winter storm.
ArmoryTrack.com's Tim Fulton braved the storm to capture the scene at Van Cortlandt Park during an unusual early season snow storm. All weekend races were canceled with no word yet on when or if they will be made up.
This weekend, expected to be wet and cold across the Eastern seaboard, will witness county and league championships. But none have the depth of the Section 2 Suburban Council Championships in Saratoga Springs, where Shenendehowa's Lizzie Predmore will run.
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.
Catch up on the action from an exciting weekend across the region’s courses – from Maine Endwell and Watkins Glen boys winning at the Marathon Invitational to Mary Cain’s record breaking performance at the Section 1 Coaches’ Invitational.
The Maine-Endwell boys win at The Marathon Invitational vaulted them to second in Class B from eleventh. The Shaker boys rebounded after a poor showing at Manhattan to climb back up to fourth in Class A.
Mary Cain — the super soph from Bronxville — ran one of the fastest times ever at Bowdoin Park, flirting with a sub-18 time, to win at the Section 1 Coaches Invitational. (Updated with Recap, Results, Video & Photos)
On a recent New York swing, Alex Lohr of Flotrack sat down in the backyard of Long Island coaching legend Paul Limmer and learned a bit about why the Empire State churns out champions in cross country.
This is the time of season where fans can multi-task without the aid of technology. With a simple trip to a nearby park this weekend, one can appreciate both cross country runners as well as the spectacular turning of the leaves.
As ArmoryTrack.com's Tim Fulton prepares to become a former coach, he looks back on his fellow coaches who helped shaped his approach, like Bronxville's Jim Mitchell, and asks them to share their coaching wisdom.
As local stars find a new world of expectations at the next level, Armory Track is talking to some of those in the midst of the college transition. Among the revelations in the first segment? Packer grad Eddie Owens doesn't like to wait for his redemption.
With strong VCP performances from Rachel Paul and Thomas Awad, the Sachem East girls and the Chaminade boys were the big movers of the week. Neither ranked a week ago, both have vaulted into the Class A top 10.
St. Benedict Prep's Edward Cheserek became the first high schooler to break the 12-minute barrier on the 2.5-mile course at Van Cortlandt Park, cruising in 11:55.4. For full live coverage, you have come to the only place. Video inside.
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.
The very best high school cross country action in the nation will be right here in New York City this weekend at the Manhattan College High School Cross Country Invitational. School-by-school races and start times are now available.
As Edward Cheserek of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark continues to break records on every cross country course he runs in New Jersey, his following gets bigger and bigger. Even the Star-Ledger reports he's "like a rock star."
Little movement among the top spots in this week's New York State girls' rankings, but Garden City — with freshman star Jen Gerland — made a big leap from unranked to sixth in Class B after beating host St. Anthony's and Suffern.
Monsignor Farrell, led by Daniel Galford, claimed the 2011 NYC Mayor's Cup Boys' Cross Country Championship at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx Saturday. But St. John Villa upset Staten Island rival Port Richmond for the girls' crown.
The NSSF, the organization that runs the New Balance Indoor Nationals at The Armory in March, hosts the Great American Cross Country Festival in Cary, N.C., this weekend and teams from Saratoga Springs and Monroe-Woodbury will be there.
Pearl River — led by champion Molly Shine — outkicked Suffern in its race at the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational and moved up five places in the Class B rankings to fifth. On the guys' side, Collegiate has wrestled the top spot from Bronxville in Class C.
The amazing Edward Cheserek opened his season by smashing the 5k course record at Garret Mountain on Saturday. Unofficial reports had him running the first mile in 4:25 as he broke 15 minutes and won by more than 90 seconds.
Native Minnesotan Josh Ripley — standing 6-foot-5 — really stands out on the cross country course. But never moreso than when he appeared at the Applejack Invitational with a fellow competitor in his arms.
The PSAL cross country season gets underway this week and one question out there: Can Port Richmond hold on to the top spot in the City without Nynneya Columbus, who is now starring at Morgan State University in Baltimore?
National powers at both the high school and college levels are kicking off the season this weekend with the U.S. No. 1 girls of Fayetteville-Manlius High and America's No. 4 men of Iona College getting underway.
While some teams opened their seasons last weekend, the coming weekend promises much more competitive activity. There are no fewer than 20 meets which Armory Track is keeping an eye on, including a look at Bronxville's Mary Cain at the Randolph (N.J.) Invitational.
Stanford-bound Aisling Cuffe — posing with Allyson Felix for a Gatorade award — relied on talent, hard work and deep knowledge of her competitors to earn the 2011 DyeStat Girls Athlete of the Year Award.
Eddie Owens — the Brooklyn running sensation overlooked by USA Today last week — has been named as one of the 2010-11 Most Outstanding Performers in high school track & field by DyeStat. Averill Park's Rudy Winkler joins him in that distinction.
Marc Bloom of Runner's World has picked the boys of Lincroft [N.J.] Christian Brothers Academy and the girls of Fayetteville-Manlius as the top cross country teams in the nation. CBA's George Kelly approves.
The Eyjafjallajokull volcano caught Nina Sarmiento's attention in Iceland, but the Harrison High senior-to-be isn't worried. After competing with the US Track Elite, she's ready to take explore Iceland throughout.
Nina Sarmiento won't be returning to New York empty-handed. On Sunday in Sweden she claimed a medal in the 300-meter hurdles, her new favorite event. And the photo above, that's the high jump squad from the U.S.