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
August 10, 2017, New York, NY – Colossal Sports Magazine attended the Championship Game of the Nike Pro City Basketball League held at Baruch College’s main Gymnasium. This year’s championship game was between Dyckman/NYAC and Sean Bell All-Stars. After a closely-contested game, Dyckman/NYAC emerged victorious reclaiming the championship for the second year in a row.
Although the Sean Bell All-Stars played a terrific game, having three players in double digits, Zamai Nixon with 11 points, Bryce Jones with 10 points and leading the way Delroy James aka “The Professional” scoring 26 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks and 1 steal but it was not enough to take the win from Dyckman/NYAC. With four players in double digits, Lead by Nate Brown aka “Naughty By Nature” scoring 13 points, 8 rebounds, 13 assists 1 block and 3 steals, Anthony Mason with 15 points, Alfa Diallo with 13 points and Amir Bell with 13 points, Dyckman/NYAC was able to over power the Sean Bell All-Stars in the end. Nate Brown’s outstanding all around performance, with the team’s only double-double, earned him Game MVP.
This is the second year in a row that Sean Bell All-stars suffered a championship loss at the hands of Dyckman/NYAC. Last year coming into the championship game Sean Bell All-stars were the favorite, and in what was also a close game Dyckman was able to grind out a 70-63 win over Sean Bell.
Check out some shots from the game below, and for more information and stats click here.
New York, NY. – The Track Town Summer Series came to a monumental conclusion on July 6, 2017, with a championship meet, at the world famous Icahn Stadium. Prior to the championship meet at Icahn Stadium, there were two west coast regional meets, one held in San Francisco, and the other in Portland. This is the second year of the event, and so far has proven to be one of the best things that could have happened for Track and Field in the United States. The event was expanded from one meet to three, due to the great success of the previous year. Over the course of three meets four co-ed teams made up of 36 top American Athletes each, representing Portland, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York, competed for prize money and additional benefits worth over a million dollars.
The Track Town Summer series provides American Athletes with an opportunity to compete in the United States during the summer months in a non-traditional, and fun way. Not only does the event provide a great opportunity for Top American athletes but it incorporates a lot of spectator participation; which helps to build more popularity for this amazing sport. During last years meet hundreds of kids were allowed to view the action up close, being able to sit on the grass next to the shot put, pole vault, and triple jump. But most of all spectators were allowed on the track to cheer on the competitors in the final three events of the meet. This year was no different fans were allowed on the track to cheer competitors on during the last three events, also several lucky fans got to race The Freeze from the Atlanta Braves, this added fun and excitement for the fans during the event.
The conclusion to this year outstanding three meet event was one for the record books, as the New York Empire held on to narrowly beat the Portland Pulse 200.5 to 196.5 to win the championship. Check out some of the shots from this event below. For results from this 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.
The CUNYAC Track & Field Championships took place on May 14, 2016, at the world famous Icahn Stadium. On the men’s side, CCNY ran away with their sixth straight championship scoring 152 points, while the York Cardinals finished a close second with 145.5 points, and Hunter College finishing a distant third with 79.5 points. Medgar Evers finished fourth with 71 points and Lehman College fifth with 43 points.
On the Women’s end Hunter College finished first with 174 points, followed by CCNY with 128 points, and York College with 124 points. Medgar Evers finished fourth place with 105 points, and Lehman College fifth with 16 points. For detailed results click here. Check Out some shots from the event.
PHILADELPHIA – Ida Keeling of New York City set a record for the 100m this weekend at the 2016 Penn Relays.
Keeling at the age of 100 ran in the Mixed Masters 100-meter dash eighty and older, finishing last out of nine participants, but at the same time breaking the world record for her age group in a time of 1:17.33.
After the race, Keeling showed the fans what great shape she’s in by doing push-ups and other exercises. Check out some pics of this amazing woman. For results and more on this story click here
Day three of the Penn Relays was absolutely amazing. As always the Penn Relays delivered non- Stop action. Many big names made the event this year as participants, spectators, and coaches. Check out some of the heavy hitters who were at this year’s Penn Relays. Click here for full results.
Today was the first day of the 2016 Penn Relays, and what a day it was. So far it’s showing signs that this could be a very memorable year at the relays. Despite the horrific weather, there were many out standing performances. Check out some of the pics from today.