Track & Field and Cross-Country Bulletin for Jul 01, 2016

by Steve Underwood

What a Way to Celebrate!

Sydney McLaughlin and Champ Allison earned New Balance Girls' and Boys' Athletes of the Meet awards (1st two photos). Tripp Piperi and Jasmine Moore (last two photos) were two of the top field performers (see below). Photos by Ross Dettman for New Balance (McLaughlin) and Vic Sailer, (Allison, Piperi, Moore).

25th Anniversary NBNO was One to Remember!

The 2016 25th Anniversary edition of New Balance Nationals Outdoor (June 17-19) was one for the record-books and the memory banks -- more than 5,700 athletes; some very special guests, sponsors and honorees; and a weekend of near-perfect June weather at Aggie Stadium in Greensboro made sure of it!

Our NSAF outdoor nationals had some humble beginnings in California back in 1991, but thanks to partners like New Balance, Eastbay and many others, Father's Day weekend at North Carolina A&T State plays host to prep track and field's greatest spectacle -- three days of superlative performances by athletes from 44 states, Canada and South Africa in the sprints, hurdles, distances, throws, jumps, walks and multis.

Among those performances were four national records, seven national class records and 22 meet records: nine championship, 11 Emerging Elite and two Freshman.

The four national record-setters:

Some of the other most memorable performances, records or otherwise, included

A special opening ceremonies honored our late NSAF co-founder, Mike Byrnes, as well as Honorary Referrees Tracy Yengo and Tracey Kobayashi, Mike Byrnes Coach of the Year Mike Smith, and staff awards to Walt Brem, Al Berkowski and Bob Baratta.

Again, a huge thanks to our great partners at New Balance, who worked with us to make this a truly memorable anniversary weekend; to Eastbay, our Presenting Sponsor; and all of those who worked ceaselessly for us here at the NSAF all weekend long.

A special note from Eastbay: Congratulations to all the elite athletes who competed at the 25th annual New Balance Nationals Outdoor! As presenting sponsors, Eastbay is honored to be part of your successful track and field season. And while that season may be over, the work never is. The best train year round, and we’re your preparation headquarters. Because at Eastbay, there is no offseason. Head to for our huge selection of New Balance gear.

A big thanks, too, to our other sponsors:

The (Official Baton Supplier) booth was hopping all weekend as teams had personalized batons created on the spot.


Athletes were enjoying bottles of Body Armor (Official Hydration Sponsor) and cups of Primo Water all three days, as well as the refillable water bottles Body Armor supplied.


Others were hanging out at the Roll Recovery booth, trying out the products while warming up or recovering.

Thousands were wearing the bibs from Athlete Race Numbers, as they ran, walked, hurdled, jumped and threw.

We can't wait to do it all again in 2017!  --  LINK to NBNO Coverage page  |  Athletes of the Meet  |  NSAF Facebook Page  |  Twitter Page .


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