Track & Field and Cross-Country Bulletin for Jun 05, 2018

by Steve Underwood

Katelyn Tuohy wins the 2017 NBNO mile. Photo by Ross Dettman for

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.

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).

LINKS: FULL RESULTS | Team NSAF Results | Facebook coverage | Twitter Coverage | Instagram Coverage | Team Announcment (full roster)

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:

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.

Iron Wood RESULTS (full series will be added) | Video Coverage

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:


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