January 26 – 27 2018, New York, NY – Colossal sports was in attendance for the 2018 Dr Sander Invitational held at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the 168 Street Armory. This meet is the prequel to the long-awaited Millrose Games which will be held on February 3, 2018, at the New Balance Track and Field Center.
From start to finish this meet was intense, full of blazing fast times and outstanding performances by some of the nations top high school, college and professional Athletes.
One of the meets outstanding performances came from the USA women’s 4×200 team, which established a new American record in a time of 1:32.67. The team consisted of Deajah Stevens, Kyra Jefferson, Daina Harper and Asha Ruth.
Ajee’ Wilson the meets defending 800m champion ran a great race running a time of 2:00.09 holding off Charlene Lipsey to retain her championship title.
For more information and results from this awesome meet check out ArmoryTrack.com
December 29, 2017, New York, NY – Colossal Sports Magazine attended the 2017 Marine Corps Holiday Classic held at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the 168th Street Armory. This year as always the meet was full of fast times and excitement, as some of the top High School athletes in the nation battled it out for indoor supremacy.
One of the biggest outstanding performances during the meet came from Lanae – Tava Thomas from Rush Henrietta Senior High School. Thomas won the long jump with a jump of 20-02.50 (508.00m) and the 200meters with a time of 23.87. Thomas also gave a great performance as the leadoff leg on her teams 4×400 relay.
Another great performance came from Austin Kratz, from Dock Mennonite Academy, winning the 200 meters in a time of 21.38.
The meet was amazing as usual and gave a preview of what to look forward to later on in the indoor season.
Check out some of the shots from this amazing meet.
New York, NY – The 110th NYRR Millrose Games took place on February 11, 2017, at the 168th Street Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center. This year as in the past since 1914 the Millrose Games has been one of New York’s premier sporting events that attract spectators and participants from around the world. Spectators from all over filled the Armory for this year’s event, and as usual, they were not disappointed. This year’s Millrose Games was amazing, having outstanding performances in every event. The Millrose Games gave a preview of whats to come later on in the track season; judging by the performances here I can only imagine how many new records will be broken and set this 2017 Track & Field season.
At this years games two American records were set one by Armory favorite Ajee’ Wilson in a time of 1:58.27 to set a new Women’s Indoor American record. This win for Wilson is her fourth straight title in the event at the Millrose Games Wilson’s performance here shows a great outlook for the rest of the track season.
The other American Record was set by Gold Medalist Courtney Okolo who set the women’s indoor 500m record with a time of 1:07.34.
Check out some of the shots from this year’s event. For more results from the event Click here.
New York, N.Y.– This Year as in the past the Armory Track Invitational was a sensational meet. The meet brought together some of the best track talent from high school, college, and pro levels. Over the course of two days, spectators witnessed breath taking performance after performance, which left you in anticipation for what the rest of the indoor season will bring.
There were many outstanding performances over the past two days but three really stood out this year.
Samantha Watson’s 600-meter performance as she broke her own national high school indoor record of 1:28.67 demolishing it with a new time of 1:27.13. Samantha didn’t win the race but following the lead of Olympian Ajee’ Wilson who won the race with a time of 1:24.48 provided the right pace and inspiration, which helped Watson to her record setting time.
Mikey Brannigan set a Paralympic world record in the Men’s 3000m with an outstanding time of 8:09.64. The previous record was held by Antonio Maria of Portugal with a time of 8:44.17. According to Brannigan, this was his first race for the indoor track season, and he was very surprised by his performance. Brannigan will be back at the armory again on the 11th for 2017 Millrose Games to run the men’s elite mile race.
Tyrese Cooper broke the world junior record in the 300m with a time of 32.87 this comes after Cooper earlier in the season set the national high school record in the 300m. Cooper although giving an outstanding performance in the race did not win the race. The race was won by two time Olympic bronze medalist Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad in a time of 32.37. With Cooper’s performance, one can only imagine whats next for this young man.
This year’s meet was amazing as always; the meet gets bigger and bigger every year attracting some of the best talent in the sport at the time. If this meet is a good prediction of whats to come I can’t wait to see how the rest of the season turns out. Check out some of the shots from this years meet below.
For more information on the meet and for results click here.