Welcome to the 2015 New Balance Nationals Outdoor

On June 8-9, 1991, the first National Scholastic Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California and, even then, the prep competition was top-notch – especially on the girls’ side. The champions of that first meet included names that are still familiar to track fans everywhere – Amy Acuff in the high jump and Marion Jones in the 200 meters, for example. The runner-up in the 2-mile was no less than Deena Drossin (now Kastor). Acuff and Drossin are known in particular not just for their Olympic success, but for the fact that they are still national class performers today – at 39- and 41-years-old, respectively!

On June 19-21, 2015, the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation will celebrate its 25th outdoor national championships – known as the New Balance Nationals Outdoor since 2010 – at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C., the meet’s home since 2005. All spring long, in fact, we will be celebrating this 25th championships, looking back at some of the epic performances and noting more of “alumni” who have gone on to become Olympic and World champions, World and American record-setters and otherwise been successful in life.

We also look back to 2014, another fantastic edition of the meet, and look forward to what will happen this year – from both returning champions and All-Americans, as well as new faces that are contending for titles.

Last June at NBNO we were thrilled to witness 3 national records, 4 national class records, and 34 meet records. Our 200 champ Trentavis Friday would go on to win the same event at the World Junior Championships, one of a large handful of NBNO winners who medaled or made finals during that glorious week in Eugene.

2014 was a breathtaking year and, with our continued partnership in staging this event with New Balance, North Carolina A&T State University and the City of Greensboro, we are thrilled to see what 2015 will bring as we celebrate #25!

2015 Quickstart

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Spectacular Performances from 2014

Here are some of the outstanding performances from 2014:

 2014 New Balance Nationals Outdoors - Records Summary    
       
  National Records    
       
  BOYS    
2000m SteepleBailey RothCoronadoColorado SpringsCO5:41.67 
       
  GIRLS    
       
1600m Medley ColumbiaMaplewoodNJ3:50.82 
4x100m Hurdles Western BranchChesapeakeVA56.55 
       
  National Class Records    
       
  BOYS    
100mDarryl HarawayDe Matha CatholicHyattsvilleMD10.20Junior
2000m SteepleBailey RothCoronadoColorado SpringsCO5:41.67Senior
       
  GIRLS    
100m HurdlesAlexis DuncanDe SotoDe SotoTX13.33Soph
400m HurdlesSydney Mc LaughlinUnion CatholicScotch PlainsNJ56.89Freshman
       
  Meet Records    
       
  BOYS    
       
200mTrentavis FridayCherryvilleCherryvilleNC20.41 
2000m SteepleBailey RothCoronadoColorado SpringsCO5:41.67 
Pole VaultDevin KingSumnerKentwoodLA17-08.5 
EE 200mNolen Bright-MitchellConcordConcordMI21.41 
EE MileAndrew GoldmanHerndonHerndonVA4:12.51 
EE 4x100m AmherstAmherstVA42.00 
EE 4x800m CheektowagaCheektowagaNY7:53.13 
EE 1600m Med Fuquay-VarinaFuqua-VarinaNC3:30.42 
EE DMR Shoreham-Wading RiverShorehamNY10:16.82 
EE High JumpTequan ClaittBryan StationRichmondKY6-09 
Freshman 400mDarnell PrattDe Matha CatholicHyattsvilleVA48.47 
Freshman 2MNick DahlGermantown FriendsPhiladelphiaPA9:19.07 
Freshman TJWilliam Henderson BaltimoreMD43-00.25 
JHS MileColeman Mitchell DurhamNC4:37.96 
       
  GIRLS    
       
100m HurdlesAlexis DuncanDe SotoDe SotoTX13.33 
Long JumpKeturah OrjiMt. OliveFlandersNJ20-11.75 
Shot PutRaven SaundersBurkeCharlestonSC56-07.5 
1600m Medley ColumbiaMaplewoodNJ3:50.82 
4x100m Hurdles Western BranchChesapeakeVA56.55 
EE 200mKarimah DavisPalm Beach CentralWellingtonFL24.20 
EE 800mRebekah HoltWestern TechCatonsvilleMD2:11:18 
EE MileSarah AngellWashington-LeeArlingtonVA4:53.94 
EE 2 MileRachael ReddyMountain BrookMountain BrookAL10:38.95 
EE 400m HurdlesMargaret SullivanBoonsboroBoonsboroMD60.49 
EE 4x400m PennsaukenPennsaukenNJ3:52.15 
EE 4x800m PinelandsTuckertonNJ9:18.66 
EE Pole VaultHailey SweatmanJames IslandJames IslandSC12-03.5 
 Kaitlyn TomanSalisburyAllentonPA12-03.5 
EE Shot PutZakiya RashidNansemond RiverSuffolkVA44-09.5 
EE DiscusTamia CrockettHardin Valley AcademyKnoxvilleTN143-02 
EE HammerTaniya MitchellMount VernonMount VernonNY161-01 
Freshman 400mLauryn GheeGrassfieldChesapeakeVA54.84 
Freshman 2MLibby DavidsonJames RiverLynchburgVA10:42.19 
Freshman TJJaimie Robinsonde la SalleChicagoIL35-08.75
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Emerging Elite vs Championship

The Championship races are for those who have made the qualifying standards for those events. The Emerging Elite is for those who have not quite made those standards. The Emerging Elite Division is open to any high school athlete who has made the Emerging Elite standards, whether they be Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors.

The idea is that, eventually, an Emerging Elite athlete will join the elite ranks, but has not yet attained that status. We have had this division in place for several years now in the outdoor version of this meet. A prime example is that of Kyle Merber. He won the Emerging Elite mile as a junior in 2007 in 4:15.95 (The championship mile was won in 4:03.33). The next year he was New York State 1600m Champion. And, this year, his Sophomore year at Columbia U, he ran 3:58.62 for a mile! Similarly, Megan Goethals was the Emerging Elite mile champion in 2008 in 4:59.26. In 2009, she became the Foot Locker National Champion in cross-country.

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