High School Relays Results, Stats, and photos - Friday
Highlights - Saturday Highlights
Boys 4x800 - Girls 4x800
- Boys 4x400 - Girls
4x400 - 4x200: Eleanor Roosevelt sweep
Stacey Ann Livingston: 3 national records
in 7 days
TV - March 3, 2002 from 4:00-5:30 pm ET
Girls 4x400: Boys and Girls
NY again - edge Eleanor Roosevelt MD 3:43.63 to 3:44.56 in
3rd and 7th fastest US indoor times ever
In one of the great races of this or any year,
superstar Stacey Ann Livingston blew open the race
with a 54.9 third leg, giving Boys and Girls just enough
of a lead to withstand Tiandra Ponteen's 55.2 anchor
for Eleanor Roosevelt. Boys and Girls thus broke into
the middle of Wilson Long Beach's top 6 all time marks in
the US; today was the US#3 all time performance and, of course,
the top 2 times of this season.
Boys and Girls anchor Keziah Fernandez (57.3 split)
refused to give in
to Ponteen's big surge on the last lap as the SRO crowd
roared. Both girls struggled down the home stretch completely
Girls 4x400 story,
stats and action photos
1 Boys and Girls HS 3:43.63
2 Eleanor Roosevelt HS 3:44.56
3 Willingboro HS 3:47.95
4 DeWitt Clinton HS 3:49.69
5 Largo HS 3:50.99
6 Bishop Loughlin HS 4:02.23
4x200: Eleanor Roosevelt
MD's US#1 teams sweep
Getting redemption for the loss in the 4x400,
Eleanor Roosevelt's girls won as they pleased, just
0.72 off their season US#1 time..
1 Eleanor Roosevelt HS 1:38.92
2 DeWitt Clinton HS 1:41.05
3 Willingboro HS 1:41.70
4 Boys and Girls HS 1:41.73
5 Paul Robeson HS 1:42.27
Later, the Roosevelt boys went wire to wire to move
up from 8th on the all-time US list to 5th. Camden NJ
anchor Jade Smith cut into the lead, but the result
was never in doubt.
1 Eleanor Roosevelt HS 1:28.31
2 Camden HS 1:28.45
3 Woodrow Wilson HS 1:30.27
4 DeWitt Clinton HS 1:31.47
5 Kellenberg HS 1:31.70
6 Uniondale HS 1:31.80
4x200 story, stats, and photos
Boys 4x400: Mumford Detroit
MI is easy winner
Kenneth Ferguson blew open this race on the
second leg with a 47.2 split for Mumford, making Transit Tech
sr Melville Rogers' brilliant 46.8 anchor split a runner-up
effort behind Mumford anchor Hosea Jones (49.3). Camden NJ
anchor Jade Smith (48.1) was used up in a futile effort to
pass Rogers down the backstretch.
1 Mumford HS 3:17.51
2 Transit Tech HS 3:17.93
3 Camden HS 3:19.43
4 Suitland HS 3:21.11
5 Thomas Jefferson HS 3:21.57
6 South Shore HS 3:27.30
Boys 4x400 story, stats,
and action photos
Boys and Girls NY 8:53.67 USR -
smash old record by 14 seconds
2nd US record this week for B&G (11:50.86
DMR in Eastern States Tuesday) - 3rd for Stacey Ann Livingston
in 7 days (1:29.69 600m in Evian Mayor's Meet last Saturday)
- Bronxville NY 9:09.80 only 2.23 seconds off old record
(Boys and Girls 9:07.57 in 2000). Story,
Boys and Girls --
Three rock steady legs set it up for Stacey Ann Livingston's
sizzling anchor of 2:06.88 (revised from earlier reports after
getting official auto-timed splits). From right in running
order, Akilah Vargas 2:14.27, Keziah Fernandez 2:16.70,
Meisue Francis 2:15.82, and Livingston. Considering that Francis
split 2:10.8 in the record DMR Tuesday and Livingston has a
2:06.16 season best in the open 800, this group can run faster
|Notre Dame NJ boys reclaim US#1
with 7:51.39 win over Mumford Detroit MI 7:52.56 US#2.Stats,
story, and pix
The Irish get their plaques from Dr. Norb Sander,
president of the New York Armory Track and Field Center. From
left, Jeff Zodda, Jerry DiColo, Dan Napiecek, and Esteban
Nationals on ESPN TV: Sunday March 3, 4:00-5:30 pm Eastern
HS Relays Preview
NEW YORK ARMORY 3/1/02 -- Six high school relays
will be run tonight and tomorrow at the USA Indoor Championships
at the New York Armory. The best teams from New York, New Jersey,
and Maryland are entered, along with Mumford Detroit MI. National
leaders competing are Eleanor Roosevelt MD, Boys and Girls NY, and
Notre Dame NJ. USA Nationals home
page - HS Relay Teams
Friday night 4x800
Boys - Notre Dame NJ, running
its B team while the A team ran the DMR, lost its US#1 ranking Tuesday
at the Eastern States with a 6th place finish in 8:06.21 behind
new US#1 Willingboro NJ 7:53.64. Willingboro's time was 14
seconds better than their previous season best, so the Armory extended
a last minute invitation to this race. Moving up in the Easterns
were Don Bosco NJ 7:58.64 and Mt. St. Michael NY 7:59.35,
now US #6 and #7 and favorites tonight along with Mumford Detroit
MI 7:57.95 US#5 and Notre Dame 7:55.80 US#2.
Girls - Five of the top 6 teams in
the US are here, but none is likely to threaten Boys and Girls
NY, led by Stacey Ann Livingston, who broke the US indoor record
for 600 meters last week in the Armory. Next in line are New
Rochelle NY 9:20.30 US#2, Bronxville NY 9:23.74 US#4,
and Woodrow Wilson NJ 9:24.00 US#5. Perennial cross country
power Saratoga NY weighs in at 9:28.1 US#6.
Saturday afternoon 4x400
Boys - Should be a battle royal as
five of the top six teams in the country in the DyeStat
Elite 2002 indoor rankings are on hand, and they all fit in
a span of 0.6 second on their season bests. Five wide in the stretch?
A very slight favorite is Camden NJ, which moved into US#2
with its 3:19.76 win in the Eastern States here Tuesday. Next are
Thomas Jefferson NY 3:19.76, Mumford Detroit MI 3:19.95,
South Shore NY 3:20.03, and Transit Tech NY 3:20.21.
Girls - Can Boys and Girls
do it again? The road to victory runs through Eleanor Roosevelt
MD, which came to the Armory twice during the regular season
and beat the New York area's best. Roosevelt is US#1 with a time
of 3:45.62. Boys and Girls is US#2 at 3:48.52, but has a history
of not putting together their best squad until the big post-season
meets. Another story line is Largo MD 3:55.0 US#10, which
beat Prince Georges County rival Eleanor Roosevelt in the Maryland
State Meet when Roosevelt star Tiandra Ponteen was sidelined with
an injury. Also contending will be Dewitt Clinton NY 3:50.06
US#4 and Willingboro NJ 3:52.6 US#6.
Saturday afternoon 4x200
Boys - Another Prince
Georges County MD rivalry is featured here with US#1 Eleanor
Roosevelt MD 1:28.62, winner of two big meets at the Armory
this season, the favorite over Oxon Hill MD 1:30.10 US#10.
A split second is all that separates four other top 15 contenders:
Newburgh NY 1:29.80, Woodrow Wilson DC 1:30.72, Kellenberg
NY 1:30.46, and Dewitt Clinton NY 1:30.70.
Girls - Same
story line as the 4x400, except that Paul Robeson NY 1:40.69
US#5 ranks ahead of Boys and Girls 1:41.17 US#6. Eleanor
Roosevelt 1:38.20 is the national leader. Also in the race are
Largo MD 1:41.94 US#8, Dewitt Clinton NY 1:42.74 US#9,
and Willingboro NJ 1:43.5 US#13.
leaps again after seeing scoreboard read 28-2.25, the best
long jump in the world this year and best in US since Carl
Lewis set the indoor record 28-10.25 in the 1984 Millrose
Games, and afterward Pate couldn't stop smiling.
High School relays added to USA Indoor Championships
NEW YORK 1/12/02 -- Six high school relay events have been added
to the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships to be held at the
New York Armory March 1-2.
The new events will be known as the National High
School Relay Invitational, and they will be interspersed with the
elite national championship events through both days. Boys and girls
4x800 relays will be run Friday evening March 1. The 4x400 and 4x200
will be run on Saturday March 2.
High school teams and their coach will have full
access to all areas of the building, along with the elite stars.
Winning teams will receive watches. There
will be six high school teams per race. Interested schools should
contact Armory operations director Lou Vazquez at 212-923-1803 extension
Dr. Norbert Sander, founder and president of the
Armory Track and Field Center, and Craig Masback, chief executive
officer of USATF, said this move reflects the vital importance of
the high school level to the sport of track and field in the US.
"Both of us feel that high school is so important," Dr.
Sander said. "It all goes together -- youth, high school, college,
elite, and masters. That's why we include all levels in our schedule
at the Armory." The Armory is hosting 90 meets this indoor
Tickets for the 2002 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships
are available through ticketmaster.com
or by calling the Armory Track Center at 212-923-1803.
General Admission: $20 $35
Reserved Seating: $35 $50
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
USA Indoor Track & Field Championships to return to New York
NEW YORK - The USA Indoor Track & Field Championships
- the world's oldest
indoor track championships - this March will return to New York
City for the
first time since 1993, USA Track & Field CEO Craig Masback announced
The final stop on USATF's Indoor Golden Spike Tour,
the 2002 USA Indoor Track
& Field Championships will be held March 1-2 at the Armory Track
Center at 168th in Washington Heights. The meet was previously held
in New York from 1906 to 1993, most recently at Madison Square Garden,
moving to Atlanta in 1994. It is televised nationally each year
broadcast to more than 50 countries worldwide.
"New York is the indoor track and field capital
of America, and it has been a
gracious host to USA Track & Field for decades," Masback
said. "The Verizon
Millrose Games each year provides a world-class kick-off to our
Tour, and the 2002 USA Indoor Championships will provide a fitting
the Tour. We are proud to be calling New York 'home' once again.
go to our friends at the Armory and New York City officials for
make this a reality."
Considered one of the fastest tracks in the world,
the Armory hosts more than
80 track meets each year while serving as a training site for more
40,000 athletes and attracting more than 300,000 athletes annually.
last year announced that the National Track & Field Hall of
relocate to the Armory, with an expected opening in 2003.
Masback was joined in making the announcement at
NYC & Company by Armory
Foundation President Dr. Norbert Sander, Armory Foundation Chairman
Frankfurt, New York City Sports Commissioner Ken Podziba, NYC &
President & CEO Cristyne Nicholas, New York Road Runners President
Allan Steinfeld, and NYC 2012 President Dan Doctoroff.
"We are pleased to be hosting the USA Indoor Track & Field
the world's finest athletes will compete in the future home of the
Track & Field Hall of Fame," Commissioner Podziba said.
"After an eight-year
absence, it is fitting that this world-class event returns to the
Capital of the World."
Also on hand for the announcement was world record
holder, world champion and
Olympic gold medalist pole vaulter Stacy Dragila. Her track record
the Championships and in New York is unmatched: she is the six-time
U.S. Indoor champion in the women's pole vault, last February set
record at the Millrose Games, and in 2000 set a world record at
Grand Prix USA Indoor Championships in Atlanta.
The USA Indoor Track & Field Championships have
a rich history in New York,
extending back to 1906. With the meet serving as the selection event
national indoor teams, all of Team USA's greatest Olympic legends
competed at the Championships, with world records falling regularly.
recently, Olympic 100m gold medalist Maurice Greene last March tied
world record in the 60m dash. More than 1,500 athletes, coaches,
family members take part each year in the meet, with more than 10,000
spectators typically on hand.
USA Indoor Track & Field Championships Quick
What: 2002 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships
When: March 1-2, 2002
Where: 168th Street Armory, New York
Who: America's finest track and field athletes
- World's oldest indoor track championships, first
held in 1906
- Held in New York from 1906-1993 (most recently
at Madison Square Garden)
- Atlanta's Georgia Dome from 1994-2001.
- The championships moved to other cities on rare
occasion: Buffalo, N.Y., in 1922-23; Louisville, Ky., in 1925;
Chicago in 1926; Albuquerque, N.M. in 1966; Oakland, Calif., in
1967-68; and Philadelphia in 1969.
- The Championships were not held in 1912.
- More than 1,500 athletes and their support staff
- More than 10,000 spectators
- 90 minutes of national television coverage, with
to more than 50 nations