New York, NY – National records definitely will be on the line this Saturday (January 23) during the second day of the New Balance Games at The Armory.
A Who’s Who list of track & field standouts including Olympians Lalonde Gordon and Kim Conley will compete in invitational events alongside top area and national high school performers.
WHO: Queens resident Lalonde Gordon, who captured the bronze medal in the 400m in the 2012 London Olympics, is scheduled to run in the Men’s 300m (2:05 p.m.); the Men’s (1 p.m.) and Women’s (1:30 p.m.) Mile events will be the signature races on Saturday at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.
Prominent track & field performers who will be competing Saturday in the Women’s and Men’s Mile respectively, include: 2012 Olympian Kim Conley, who won both the 2014 New Balance Games Women’s Mile in 4:24.54 and the 2014 NYRR Millrose Games 3000m; the country’s current No. 2 Steeplechase performer, Stephanie Garcia; Cory McGee, winner of the NYRR Millrose Games High School in 2010; Northport High School graduate Liane Farber; Fordham University graduate Melissa Salerno; Villanova University graduate Nicky Akande; Georgetown University graduate Rachel Schneider; Kate Grace, a four-time All-American at Yale and 2012 Olympic Trials performer; Defending Men’s Mile champion John Travers, who last year posted a winning time of 3:59.64 beating Chris Gowell, the Welsh Record Holder in 4:00.31; 2012 Olympian in the Steeplechase Alex Genest; 2008 Canadian Olympic representative Taylor Milne in the steeplechase; and Columbia University graduate Brendon Fish, who now is running for the New York Athletic Club. Please click here for a complete list of Elite entries.
A top-flight list of high school invitational events will take place Saturday at this weekend’s New Balance Games. Please click here for a list of New Balance Games Invitational Acceptances for high school competitors.
WHEN: January 22-23. Friday (Jan. 22) beginning at 4:45 p.m. and Saturday (Jan. 23) beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday includes novice, middle school, freshman and sophomore events. Please click here for complete New Balance Games schedule.
WHERE: 216 Fort Washington Avenue/168th Street in Manhattan.
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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