Katelyn Tuohy wins the 2017 NBNO mile. Photo by Ross Dettman for NBNationals.com.
28th NBNO just around the corner!
It's just 11 days until the 28th New Balance Nationals Outdoor -- Fri.-Sun., June 15-17, 2018 -- will make North Carolina A&T's Aggie Stadium in Greensboro, N.C. erupt with the electrifying performances of the nation's best runners, jumpers, throwers, walkers and relay crews. NBNO has grown to more than 5,000 athletes from almost every state and we expect more of the same this year! This is our 9th NBNO since we joined forces with our great partners from New Balance.
Here are eight of the most important things you should know this week.
- ENTRY DEADLINES: The regular entry deadline is Monday, June 4 at midnight EDT, while the late entry deadline is Sunday, June 10 at 5pm EDT. REGISTER NOW and check out full entry details HERE.
- Making an Informed Choice: The NSAF hosts NBNO, yet also strongly supports USA Junior athletics. This year, NBNO and USA Juniors are on the same weekend. Which is the best meet for you? Check out our analysis.
- Full/Closed Events: There are a small number of events with limited fields that are closed. They include the Boys Distance Medley Relay, Decathlon, Jr High Mile and Freshman 2 mile; and Girls DMR, Freshman Mile and 2 Mile, and Junior High Mile. Other relays are capped at 50, but still open. ENTRY GUIDELINES.
- NBNO Waiver: A signed Waiver is required to compete in NBNO. Please see details HERE and download the waiver HERE.
- NEW NBNO SafeSport Policy: We have adopted new procedures to be in compliance with the NSAF adoption of the USATF and the USOC’s SafeSport Policy and to provide a safe environment for our athletes. FULL DETAILS HERE.
- Advance Ticket Purchase: You can purchase advance tickets for NBNO HERE, through our partners at UNation. Full admission information (including athletes and coaches) is HERE.
- Following the meet: If you're not with us in Greensboro, you can enjoy the LIVE WEBCAST with our partners from Runnerspace.com, and follow the meet with our RaceDay App.
- More Links: NBNO Meet Info page | Meet Schedule | LIVE RESULTS site (Flashresults.com) | 2017 Results
Much more on NBNO next week during our meet preview edition!
Team NSAF shines during first Bahamas meet
The 28 athletes of Team NSAF – competing at the Frederick Bastian Track and Field Classic at the Grand Bahama Sports Complex in Freeport – produced a full day’s worth of outstanding performances during their first-ever trip to the Bahamas this past Saturday (June 2). Team NSAF had competed previous years in its own Caribbean Scholastic Invitational (CSI), launched in 2006, then in Cuba in a dual with Cuban Youth and Juniors (2015) and at the Memorial Barrientos (2016 and ’17).
Warm weather and lots of sunshine greeted Team NSAF at the Grand Lucayan Hotel for the three-night stay, as well as during Saturday’s meet – where nearly 300 Bahamian athletes of all ages provided the competition.
Here are some of the highlights:
- US-leading 177-0 javelin by Project Javelin Gold’s Skylar Ciccolini (#4 all-time), leading a throws sweep by teammate Sam Hankins (jav), Patrick Piperi and Chloe Lindeman (both shot put).
- 4x100 relays double by Team NSAF’s boys (40.44 by Gatlin Lawson, Charles Lewis, Andre Turay and Caleb Jackson) and girls (46.39 by Aliya Wilson, Ally Henson, Darci Khan and Kailei Collins), continuing a streak of no-dropped batons by Team NSAF since CSI began.
- Strong hurdles victories by Turay (PR 13.86) and Khan in the 100H, then Rayniah Jones and Dominick Houston-Shepard in the 400H. Myles Marshall (both hurdles) and Henson (100H in a rerun race with teammate Khan) also performed well.
- Short dash triumphs by Caleb Jackson and Wilson (both 100m), then Matthew Boling and Collins (both 200m), with Lewis and Lawson (boys 100) powering in just behind.
- Fast, victorious 400s by US top-5 performers Nick Ramey (46.69) and Meghan Hunter (53.30), followed by strong runs by teammates Randolph Ross (boys) and Jan’Tajiah Ford, Nicole Payne and Dajour Miles (girls).
- Impressive horizontal jump 1-2 sweeps by Project Triple Jump’s Titiana Marsh and Tosin Alao, a 1-2 long jump finish by Boling and Kevin Snyder, and a thrilling high jump “jump-off” that saw CJ McBride outlast teammate Randolph Ross.
- Middle-distance domination by Hugh Brittenham (800 and 1,500) and Brynne Sumner (800).
Equally important: Team NSAF had the bounty of veteran guidance from Coaches Paul Limmer, Carmen Jackson and Sports Psychologist Dr. Margaret Ottley; treatment from the greatest medical staff in the sport; and bonded together over the four-day trip!
Many more videos, interviews, photos and recaps to post this week!
Price’s hammer AR inspires Team NSAF at Iron Wood
More than a dozen of the finest U.S. prep throwers came together as Team NSAF this past weekend in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for the Iron Wood Throws Classic – not only competing well and enjoying mentoring from many top USATF throwers, but also witnessing a spectacular American record by USATF standout Deanna Price.
Price threw the hammer 254 feet, 9 inches (77.65m) Saturday to break Gwen Berry’s previous mark by almost three feet and move to #5 all-time globally. She graciously posed for photos with our prep admirers (including Veronica Fraley, Makayla Kelby and Faith Ette – see photo).
Meanwhile, Team NSAF athletes were outstanding:
- Javelin: The boys were led by Project Jav’s Zech Blake, who just nearly PR’d with his 206-9, followed by teammates Roman Mitchell (203-6) and Joe Nizich (185-0) – with Zach Annanie finishing 3rd with 200-9. For the girls, Project Javelin’s Lillian Hill had a seasonal best 143-9, while teammate Dana Baker had to miss the meet with an injury. Ariana Ince (194-11) defended her title for the USATF women, while Michael Shuey was the men’s champ at 243-7.
- Discus: US leader Shelby Moran threw 167-11 to edge Makayla Kelby (167-7) and Veronica Fraley (165-7) for Team NSAF’s girls. Joshua Sobota threw a US#4 PR 200-9 on his final attempt to beat US#2 Patrick Larrison (197-1) on the boys’ side. Andrew Evans (216-8) and Rachel Dincoff (200-2) were the USATF winners.
- Shot Put: Tyson Jones matched his US-leading PR with a 71-8.25 heave, ahead of Sobota’s US#3 68-10 PR. Then getting a big US#3 PR 49-5.5 for Team NSAF girls was Fraley, who improved her best by two feet. She was followed by Kelby at 46-0.5. The USATF winners were Curt Jensen (69-4) and Daniella Hill (59-1.5)
- Hammer: US#4 Ian Frost topped Team NSAF boys with his 207-3, followed by Larrison at 196-7. US#2 Shelby Moran hit 185-1 for Team NSAF girls. Sean Donnelly (243-5) joined Price in the winner’s circle for USATF athletes.