Armory Track Invitational
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New York, NY – The press conference for the upcoming Armory Track Invitational (ATI) will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday on February 4 at the Park Central Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

The ATI is scheduled for February 5th-6th –long known as the biggest collegiate invitational of the season — will also include six combined pro/college events during a feature window from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at The Armory. Those distances are the 800 meters, the mile and the 3,000 meters for both men and women.

WHO:  Athletes scheduled to be on hand for the Thursday press conference include: Kerri Gallagher in the 3,000m.—she is a former Fordham University athlete who was part of the United States team at World Championships in Beijing in the 1,5000m; Nicole Tully in the 5,000m – she is the 2015 United States champion in the 5,000m; Robby Andrews in the 800m – in 2015 was the No. 2 ranked 1,500m runner in the United States; and Brycen Spratling, who will be on Team USA in the unique 4×200 sprint relay – a member of the winning United States relay team at World Relays in 2015 and winner of last year’s NYRR Millrose Games 500m.

Also expected to make an appearance are representatives of Team Jamaica who will take part in a first-of-its kind sprint relay showdown that will include teams from the United States, France, Canada, the British Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Antigua. The Armory Track Invitational will have a special ceremony to honor members of the French team recognized for their support over the years.

WHAT: Press conference for the Armory Track Invitational. The ATI features some of the country’s finest professional, collegiate and high school athletes. More than 70 collegiate teams including Wisconsin, Arizona, South Carolina, Duke, Ohio State, Vanderbilt, Tulane, Mississippi State and Miami along with hundreds of high school competitors will compete in the ATI.  Following the press conference members of the media can interview athletes in attendance.

Please RSVP for ATI Press Conference to Nick Nicholas at nick@nicholaslence.com.

WHEN:  Thursday, February 4, 2016, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

WHERE: 2nd Floor, Park Central Hotel, 870 Seventh Avenue located between 55-56th Street.

ATI MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Media can sign up for credentials to cover the February 5th-6th Armory Track Invitational (ATI) to take place at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory. Please click on Armory Track Invitational and fill out form. Deadline to sign up for the Armory Track Invitational is Wednesday, February 3rd.

About The Armory Foundation: The Armory is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of “Keeping Kids on Track.” Each season the Armory — the proud home of the NYRR Millrose Games — hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 125,000 athlete visits. Besides its many youth sports and educational programs, The Armory runs the Armory Track Invitational, EmblemHealth Hispanic Games, the New Balance Games, and the New Balance Nationals Indoors. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame. For more: Please visit ArmoryTrack.com

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