Track & Field and Cross-Country Bulletin for Mar 20, 2012

by Joy Kamani

What a Meet! Before we move forward to the Outdoor Nationals in June (registration is open)- here's a look back at NBNindoors.

First things First... A tremendous thank-you to our friends at New Balance, particularly Josh Rowe, Patrick Tomasiewicz and Ali McGuinn.  The meet would not be nearly as successful without the support of New Balance! It's great to have a partner that puts athletes first! And, a huge thank-you to all of the athletes, coaches, parents, media, the Armory staff, officials and fans who filled The Armory for 3 days. A big "thumbs up" to Delta Timing for their innovative FAT split timing and our clinicians, Curtis Taylor, Gwen Wentland and Mike Judge.

Statistics - Two National Records, forty (40) US#1s and 8 Class Records!  Read  Jim Spier's recap article and visit the meet statistics page for all the data on Past Champions, All-Time Lists, and Records Summaries. Full meet results are also posted and Jim's Top 5  Girls & Boys lists and the Top 5 Junior lists are also up.

Meet Photos - hundreds on our NSSF FaceBook Page compliments of  and if you want to purchase photos please contact FreezeFrame.

All-American Certificates- If you were in the Top 6 finishers in any Championship Division event and either forgot to pick up your All-American certificate or misplaced it, please send us an email and we can email a replacement to you that you can print.

Coaches Rings- Several coaches ordered Championship rings at the meet. Coaches may still place orders.  Please email us for an order form and more information. 

Superlate Fees- If you paid a superlate fee please know that its going to a great cause.  We collected over $1000 in fees and they have been donated to the Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy Charter Schools in New York City.

The reviews are in......the parents and athletes that attended one of NCSA's College Recruiting Simplified presentations at NBNI learned much and appreciated it even more!  If you were unable to attend in person, it's still not too late to benefit from NCSA's expertise and experience.  Click here to learn more about the free services that they offer.

Hopefully, many of you got a chance to chat with Coach Charlie Powell of the SPIRE Institute at the meet.  SPIRE offers one of the finest CAMP training experiences you will find anywhere. Boasting a highly experienced staff from various Divisions of college track & field, SPIRE's Camps provide the track & field athlete not only the next level coaching, but a next level experience.The philosophy of the Camp is to enhance the ability of the track & field athlete technically, physically through Michael Johnson Performance training, and cognitively while simultaneously showing athletes how to showcase their skills.  Join SPIRE here for more information.

Final Thank-yous to our friends at Gatorade for providing hydration packages to our athletes and coaches and for hosting the Coaches Luncheon on Friday afternoon at the track, to USADA for educating our athletes on Competing Clean and to the local USATF Association representatives who patiently issued USATF numbers to athletes who needed them to compete.

Time to Move Outside- Registration is Open

NBN Only Gets Better in 2012!

This week we'll look at new events we're adding.

New Championship Events

Swedish Relay (100-200-300-400) - this is the same event as contested a the IAAF World Youth Championships.
Octathlon (boys only - 8th through 11th graders) - a World Youth Development event.

New Emerging Elite Events

Emerging Elite 400m Hurdles
Emerging Elite Hammer

New Freshman Events

Freshman Two Mile
Freshman Long Jump

Important Limitations- The Freshman mile is limited to first 30 entries per sex who meet the entry standard; Freshman 2 Mile is limited to first 20 entries per sex who meet the entry standard. Entry fees must be paid within 24 hours of entry otherwise the entry will be deleted. Freshman 100m, 400m and Freshman mile are limited to ninth-graders ONLY. The Decathlon/Heptathlon is limited to first 20 per event who meet the entry standard; Octathlon is limited to first 12 entries who meet the entry standard. Entry fees must be paid within 24 hours of entry otherwise the entry will be deleted.

Olympic Development Events

The weekend of the New Balance Nationals Outdoor is the final weekend to qualify for the Olympic Trials. As such, the meet has incorporated several events so that elite athletes may have the opportunity to do so. They will all take place on Saturday, June 16, 2012, and are as follows:

400m Hurdles, Men and Women
800m, Men
1500m, Women
High Jump, Women
Triple Jump, Men and Women
Pole Vault, Men

More to come...

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