New Balance Indoor Nationals 2012

New York, NY


MileSplit Journal: Angel Piccirillo, Homer Center - Entry #15 - 6/28 Jun 28, 2012

Angel Piccirillo enters her senior season as one of the top distance runners in Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. Bursting on the scene as a sophomore - Piccirillo won her first of two indoor state mile titles, first of two outdoor 1600 meter titles and first of two Penn Relays COA titles. So far in her senior year, she has added a second state title in AA cross country, and a Northeast Region title and 2nd Foot Locker Finalist qualifier.

In bizarre twist, nation’s top prep long jumper Devin Field will conclude career as JV athlete Stephen Lee Mar 28, 2012

The scenario is so ludicrous, it need only be put forth in a straight sentence: The nation's best prep long jumper, a two-time reigning state champion, will spend his junior season on his school's junior varsity team. The player caught in such bizarre circumstances is Devin Field, a DeSoto (Texas) High athlete who was recently declared ineligible because of residency regulations by Texas' University Interscholastic League, which governs scholastic extracurricular activities in the Lone Star state. Continue reading → (via Yahoo! Sports)

Tatnall senior Pierce gains national fame in winter Stephen Lee Mar 25, 2012

With faster performances in more events at increasingly elite levels, Haley Pierce this winter achieved national prominence unprecedented for a Delaware runner.   Tatnall’s Haley Pierce has broken state and national high-school records and also bounced back from tendinitis, which kept interrupting her season for six important weeks. / The News Journal/FRED COMEGYS

Collins enjoys record-breaking year Stephen Lee Mar 25, 2012

Glasgow’s Leshon Collins competes in the 55-meter dash at the state indoor track and field championships. / Special to The News Journal/SAQUAN STIMPSON In an event where the difference between stardom and anonymity is measured in hundredths of a second, Glasgow’s Leshon Collins bolted to become one of the nation’s leading high school sprinters.

Girls Athlete of the Week: Racquel Moses, Milford Mill, indoor track Mar 20, 2012

The senior capped her high school indoor career with three gold medals at the New Balance Nationals Indoor championships in New York City. Running in the Emerging Elites division, Moses won the 55-meter hurdles (24.8 seconds) and the 200 (8.02 seconds) and also ran on the Millers' winning 800 relay team. In helping the Millers finish second at the Class 3A state championship meet last month, Moses won the 200 and ran on the winning 800 relay team. She was second in the 55 hurdles, and her 1,600 relay team also finished second. An Honor Roll student, Moses has signed to run for Mississippi. (via

Dondre Echols: Potomac sprinter places second at national meet, still not satisfied Stephen Lee Mar 19, 2012

Greg Dohler/The Gazette Dondre Echols of the Potomac High School track team currently holds the fastest time in the nation in 55 hurdles.   Dondre Echols crouches low, his electric green and black Nike spikes placed firmly against the starting block. He remembers his heart pounding, but he pushes it out. It's just him. All is quiet in his zone. Then the gun sounds and he's exploding off the blocks. (via

Flyin' Finn | Running Times Magazine Aaron Rich Mar 16, 2012

The high-flying boldness expected to vault American female middle- and long-distance runners into medal contention at this summer’s London Olympics was on display at the New York Armory last Friday night.  (via Running Times)

Slideshow: New England at Nationals Mar 15, 2012

Although there was extensive coverage of the New Balance Indoor Nationals, nothing captures the drama of the moment better than a well timed photo.  Fortunately for the athletes of New England, we are lucky enough to have one of the best in our own backyard.

New Balance Indoor Nationals - VA Sunday Highlights Brandon Miles Mar 11, 2012

  Michael Cherry (Oscar Smith) - Boys 400m Dash - 3rd, 46.88 (VA #1 all-time) National High School Junior Class Indoor Record! Photo by Tim O'Dowd Quick list below of the All-American finishers from Virginia in the final day of the New Balance Indoor Nationals . More detailed meet summary of their performances and others from Virginia to come later on Sunday. Read more...    

NBIN 4x800s - Rhodes burns rubber, Stotans surprise Geoffrey Decker Mar 11, 2012

Brooklyn's Boys & Girls High School was right at home in New York City tonight at the Washington Heights Armory. The Kangaroos, long known for their success in the sprint relays (they are defending champs in the 1600 meter relay), notched a new title on their belt with an exhilarating come-from-behind win in the 3200 meter relay. 

New Balance Indoor Nationals - VA Saturday Highlights Brandon Miles Mar 10, 2012

Quick highlights and summaries of day two performances (primarily top 10 finishes) from Virginians at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City.   The Western Branch girls won their program's third national title in the shuttle hurdles in the past four years as the Lady Bruins bettered their own facility record time of 32.73 from one year ago in a winning performance of 32.31. With two of the faster performers in state history in the 55 meter hurdles between Group AAA state champ Taranisha Taylor and state runner-up Tiffany Ellick as well as depth beyond them, it was really on question if they could run a clean race in order to score another national title ring in the event. Averaging their time for four legs equates to roughly a 8.07 split each.   Read more highlights and performances by Virginians from Saturday at the New Balance Indoor Nationals

NBIN Boys 4xMile Wrap-up - An Island State Shocker Geoffrey Decker Mar 10, 2012

All morning, the buzz at the Armory around the boys 4 x mile was focused on two powerhouse programs that have dominated distance running in recent years. It was a two-horse race, the chatter went, and whichever favorite emerged – Shaker High School or New Jersey's Christian Brothers Academy – would also own a new national record. (Photo by Geoffrey Decker)

New Balance Indoor Nationals - VA Friday Highlights Brandon Miles Mar 10, 2012

No All-American finishes from VA in the championship events on Friday at the Armory, but Sophie Chase and the Lake Braddock girls gave it a great run but were just off a sub 12 minute time and school record in the DMR. (Photo by Don Rich)   Meet summaries and highlights of the top 10 finishers by Virginians in Friday's events at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals. Read more...

Dante Price 2nd In Emerging Elite 60m Dash Rollie Jacobs Mar 10, 2012

Dante Price,a junior, from Jefferson High School out of Shenandoah Junction, West Virgina claimed 2nd in the emerging elite 60m dash Friday wth a persoal best time of 6.94 at the New Balance Indoor Nationals to be held at The Armory Track and Field Center.

Dante Price Taking Talents to The Big Apple Douglas McDaniel Mar 8, 2012

Jefferson High School’s sensational speedster Dante Price, a junior, will take on another challenge this weekend in New York, NY in the 60m dash at the New Balance Indoor Nationals to be held at The Armory Track and Field Center on Saturday March 10, 2012.

The Next High School Dream Mile Douglas McDaniel Mar 7, 2012

On Sunday March 11, 2012 the next version of a high school dream mile takes place at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York, NY. Two of the biggest names in high school distance running, Edward Cheserek and Jacob Burcham, will lead a talented field in the Big Apple.

Athlete Spotlight: Adam Visokay Brandon Miles Mar 5, 2012

  Photo by Ryan Kelly   Adam Visokay did not start taking running seriously until his junior year and the rest of Virginia is grateful for his late start or he would have left many more runners in his wake of his furious final lap kick at 3200 meters. After catching everyone off guard last indoor season with a surprise runner-up finish in the 3200 meter run, the UVA recruit Visokay has turned it on at the end when it matters each following season. With a sub 60 second last lap in last spring's VHSL Group AAA State Outdoor Championships, Visokay was able to run down the two pre-race favorites for his first state championship in a 9:09 PR. This fall, Visokay ran for team instead of individual glory for much of the season with one of the top ranked cross country teams in Virginia. However, after a second place team finish and third place individual finish at the state cross country meet behind two eventual Foot Locker finalists in Ahmed Bile and Sean McGorty, Albemarle coach Buz Male let his star runner loose at the NIke Cross Nationals Southeast regional in Cary, North Carolina. Visokay unleashed a 5K PR of 15:10 at the Southeast Regional to place second and earn the trip to Oregon for the national race. In Portland, Visokay showed that he had another level of performance or gear in him as he placed 10th (15:37) in a field including many of the nation's best distance runners to rival the top 15 performances by McGorty and Bile at the Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego. This weekend at the New Balance Indoor Nationals, Visokay once again gets an opportunity to measure up against the nation's elite at the two mile distance following a second state title in his high school career with a 9:15 3200 PR run at the indoor state championships on February 25th. interviewed Visokay, the two-time state champion at 3200 meters, prior to his indoor nationals race.

Coach editorial: The push for indoor track Mar 2, 2012

Since my running days at Furman, I have been fascinated by running on the oval of an indoor track.  The short fast races, the quick tight turns, the sound of the starter’s pistol echoing off the walls and ceiling, and the opportunity to compete during the winter months was an exciting time in my life.  When I started coaching, I wanted my athletes to have the same experiences, so I would take many of them off to Knoxville or Clemson or Johnson City or anywhere close where other high school athletes would compete against us.  The idea of new, indoor school records, traveling to new cities in a different venue, and much better performances in May brought many athletes out for track and field that may never have come out before.  But rules in South Carolina were either changed or more strictly enforced and the opportunities to do these meets started slipping away. 

Athlete Spotlight: David Johnson Brandon Miles Mar 2, 2012

  Photo by Andrew Kicinski   Coming from a family of great jumpers including his father as one of his coaches and his older brother Anthony as high school outdoor nationals champion and older sister Joyce as a past Group AA state champion, David Johnson had to leap in some big footsteps with his accomplished family name at Charlottesville High School. Next weekend at the New Balance Indoor Nationals, Johnson is attempting to match his brother and add another national title ring for the Johnson household. "It's been great to try and mirror his accomplishments," said David speaking of his brother Anthony. Something that he took away from his big bro, "He always wanted to improve. He was one of those guys who didn't mind learning a lesson here and there with a bad meet." The current #2 ranked triple jumper in the United States this indoor season with a season best mark of 49'10.25", Johnson is excited about competing in his third high school national meet. "Looking to do some big things and represent Virginia." Johnson was a surprise finalist last year and finished 8th at the 2011 New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City after having the best mark from the first flight. interviewed the two-time Group AA state triple jump champion and Virginia state indoor state leader as he preps for the indoor nationals.

A Brief Chat with Matthew Centrowitz | Racing News Jan 30, 2012

Racing News presents the most important news from the worlds of marathoning, road racing and track/field, plus exclusive interviews with leading athletes. Written and edited by Peter Gambaccini. (via Racing News)