NEW YORK, NY — You can watch one of The Armory’s signature high school track and field meets this week live online as action in the U.S. Army Eastern States Indoor Championships will get underway on Tuesday, March 1. The Armory Foundation had announced last week that the U.S. Army will be the title sponsor of the meeting. Watch Live Here | Open LIVE Results & Field Event Videos
Competition on Tuesday will last for about seven hours this season, starting at 4:00 p.m. ET and will run until 11:00 p.m ET. You can watch live streaming from The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center in Washington Heights on ArmoryTrack.com but will require a RunnerSpace +PLUS subscription.
The official ceremony will begin at 6:50 p.m. ET and will be led by U.S. Army NYC Recruiting Battalion’s Sergeant First Class Hope Harrell, who will be singing the National Anthem. The ceremony will also include remarks from Lieutenant Colonel Harold Morris, the Commanding Officer of the NYC Recruiting Battalion. Army Soldiers and Career Specialists from across the city are attending in support of the Armory Foundation.
“The U.S. Army is honored to sponsor this highly skilled competition held in such a historic locale in Washington Heights, New York City,” said Lieutenant Colonel Harold Morris. “The Soldiers are excited to meet some of New York’s most impressive student athletes, share their stories, and participate in special events. We are proud to share The Armory Foundation’s mission of supporting NYC youth through training, education and career development.”
“To modify a quote from General Douglas MacArthur,” Lieutenant Colonel Morris continued, “on these fields of friendly competition are sown the seeds that on other days will bear fruit. I, and the United States Army’s New York City Recruiting Battalion, wish all high school competitors luck in this meet and in all their future endeavors.”
Among the leading high school athletes and schools competing in this year’s annual Armory showcase meet include:
- Julia Jackson (Scotch Plains, NJ) running in the Girl’s 400m; Ranked No. 1 in New Jersey and No. 9 nationally.
- Grace McQueeney (River Dell, NJ) competing in the Girl’s Long Jump; Ranked No. 1 in New Jersey and No. 7 nationally.
- Casey Sullivan (Demarest, NJ) competing in Girl’s Shot Put; Ranked No. 1 in New Jersey and No. 9 nationally.
- Gary Moore Jr. (Hillhouse, CT) competing in Boy’s Shot Put; Ranked No. 1 in Connecticut and No. 7 nationally.
- Fitzroy Ledgister (Jersey City, NJ) running in the Boy’s 55m; Ranked No. 2 in New Jersey and No. 11 nationally.
- Gregory Foster (Lawrenceville, NJ) , who is ranked No. 7 in Long Jump, NJ No. 1/US No. 7 in the Triple Jump, and NJ No. 1/ U.S. No. 11, will participate in all three Boy’s events.