Track & Field and Cross-Country Bulletin for Jun 14, 2019

by Steve Underwood

2019 NBNO is underway!!

The 2019 New Balance Nationals Outdoor, our biggest outdoor nationals yet, is underway!  It’s the 29th edition of our outdoor nationals and our 10th NBNO since we joined forces with our great partners from New Balance. Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina A&T State's BB&T Stadium here in Greensboro, N.C. is our home and we love it here!

NBNO has expanded to four days long for the first time and Thursday we welcomed about 2,000 freshmen and junior high athletes for 14 new events on the track and in the field – especially for them! We have more than 7,000 of the nation's best runners, jumpers, throwers, walkers and relay crews in NBNO now from 49 states, D.C., Canada and other nations.

Here’s a bunch of links you’ll want to remember:


Some important things to know

Following NBNO: RACE DAY App and MORE!

Meet Program

The NSAF is once again publishing its NBNO meet program exclusively as a FREE PDF file for you to read or download from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer!  Here is a link to details for our 50-page 2019 NBNO Meet Program (7.6MB) for your enjoyment. It's packed with profiles, stats and more.

THE COMPETITION – Potential record-setters

Coaches Hospitality Room

All coaches are invited to visit the hospitality room for coaches presented by our partners at New Balance. The hospitality room will be located in the locker room in the fieldhouse (look for the signs). Hours for hospitality room will be:

The first 50 coaches on Friday and Saturday receive a $25 coaches gift card to

NBON Clinics

Off the track in Greensboro

For athletes, teams and families looking for something to do in Greensboro during a break from the track, The International Civil Rights Center and Museum is a must-see regarding historic Civil Rights events here in Greensboro and beyond -- and a tour discount is avaiable to all of those involved with the meet! Go HERE for details.

Welcome to all of our partners and sponsors!

JAWKU Speed is about performance - measure speed, agility, and reaction time. Getting fast is a mental and physical commitment, make every effort count. Visualize your performance over time on the app and get the accuracy of multi-thousand dollar timing systems condensed into technology that you wear on your wrist.

The NSAF is proud to work with our Exclusive Baton Partner, to provide commemorative custom batons to each relay team entered (not required for use in the meet). Commemorative All-American batons (top 6 relay teams in the championship relays) will be handed out at the awards tent immediately following each relay.

Check out our Recovery Zone at NBNO, sponsored by ROLL Recovery! It will be a space where athletes can stretch and roll out before, after, or between races and field events. Athletes can also sign up for giveaways and try and/or purchase ROLL Recovery products, which will be for sale at special discounted event pricing.

Returning to NBNO for the 3rd year in 2019 is Chill Skinz, which offers instant cooling towels and headwear. Check out their booth and try their products at the track!

Our NBNI competition bibs are provided by Athlete Race Numbers, the Official Bib Printer of the NSAF. Meet Directors, be sure to check out Athlete Race Numbers for your own meets and use the handy NSAF16 code to receive a discount.


We are glad to have Primo Water, our Official Water Sponsor, and Gatorade, our Official Sports Fuel Provider, back with us for 2019.  Temperatures will likely be in the 80s as the weekend progresses, so please enjoy Gatorade and/or fill up your water bottles at the Primo Hydration Stations around the track and facility.

Make sure you try an ElliptiGo at NBNO, the world’s first elliptical bicycle which delivers a fun, comfortable and effective cardiovascular workout experience that inspires people and improves their lives -- while eliminating impact on joints. They have helped Great Oaks High School and Coach Doug Soles build a national distance dynasty out of Temecula, California. Learn more at their website and Facebook Page.

We again welcome our Exclusive National Sports Medicine Research Partners from the Sanford Sports Science Institute (SSSI). Sanford Health – an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas – conducts research in conjunction with the NSAF to help with the development of future Olympic and World Championship hopefuls, including our 3rd annual special combined Project Javelin Gold and Project Triple Jump clinic August 8-11 at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls. The clinic will be open to any interested athletes and coaches.

Next College Student Athlete is the NSAF's official recruiting partner. With more than 35,000 verified college coaches and a 4.9-star Google Rating (2,250+ reviews), NCSA is the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network. Build your free NCSA profile to boost your exposure and get discovered by coaches.


Record multi-angle video with your existing iPhones

VULCAM, a partner of NSAF, is launching its app-only video solution at 2019 NBNO. You can now download VULCAM onto your iPad, download VULCAM EYE to any iOS camera devices, and start capturing your own time-synchronized multi-viewpoint video.

With over 200,000 recordings of US Olympic athletes, VULCAM’s simple and straightforward technology has proven to help coaches and athletes in performance improvement, injury prevention, rehabilitation, and so on.

Check out VULCAM’s booth at 2019 NBNO to see it in action. For more information, check out VULCAM on App Store or visit





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