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Lat’s start the indoor season off with a nice BANG of good competition at the world famous New Balance Armory Track and Field Complex in NYC. It will be hosted by AAU District starting at 1pm come join us. 3 events for $15. ages 5 and up. Events being contested will be sprints 55m 200, 400m mid 800 and 1500m , 55 hurdles , field events pole vault , long jump,high jump, shot, weight throw,, and then go enjooy the rest of your evening.
registration is on coacho.com closes by 11/23/2017 @ 11:59 pm
The AAU New York District Qualifier was exciting. There’s a lot of young talent to be seen here in the Metro area. The AAU had their district qualifier at the prestigious St. Johns University in Jamaica, New York. It has a spanking new 9 lane track and all of the amenities that accompanies a school with a excellent track & Field program.
GOOD LUCK AT REGIONALS!
The ANNUAL ROY WILKINS INVITATIONAL will have a new venue this year. It will be held at Jamaica High School 167-01 Gothic Drive, Queens , NY 11432. The starting time is 2pm ending at 7pm. Awards to top 3 finishers and top 3 teams earn TEAM TROPHIES! Come get your RUN ON and test your Skills then challenge your LIMITS! Come feel the Breeze!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW ON Coach O UNTIL MAY 3, 2017!
NO DAY OF REGISTRATION
The Armory Mourns the Passing of its Founder Dr. Norbert W. Sander Jr.
Dr. Norbert W. Sander, Jr., who reclaimed The Armory in Washington Heights and transformed it into one of the jewels of U.S. track and field, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, March 17, 2017.
Dr. Sander, the President and CEO of the non-profit Armory Foundation, graduated from Albert Einstein Medical School in 1971, and was an internist specializing in family medicine, where he maintained a practice at City Island for four decades.
A lifelong New Yorker and track man, Dr. Sander was a product of Fordham Prep and Fordham University, where he was part of the winning Penn Relays 4xMile team in 1963. In 1974, Dr. Sander became the first and only New Yorker to win the New York City Marathon. Dr. Sander was inducted into the halls of fame at both Fordham Prep and Fordham University, and he was the recipient of Mayor Bloomberg’s Leadership Award in 2011.
In 1990, after the passing of his high school coach, Joe Fox, Dr. Sander decided to roll up his sleeves and begin the nearly impossible effort of trying to restore The Armory for youth track and field. It was a monumental task. The Armory was dilapidated homeless shelter, housing 2,000 people in sub-standard conditions.
“(Fox) was my inspiration,” Dr. Sander said. “What I learned in Jesuit school was that you should be a man for others. You should do what you can for someone else.”
Those words guided Dr. Sander — known by his friends and within The Armory simply as “Doc” — both in his medical practice and his profound commitment to creating opportunity for youngsters and athletes on and off the track.
In 1993, then-New York City Mayor David Dinkins handed over “the key to The Armory” to Dr. Sander. Dr. Sander tirelessly worked to completely renovate the building and began a long process of re-establishing the Armory as the premier venue for indoor track and field, an effort that went a long way to revitalizing Washington Heights and the sport of track and field in the city and beyond. One of the big moments came in 2012, when the prestigious NYRR Millrose Games moved to The Armory after a 97-year run at Madison Square Garden, after which is has attracted sold out crowds in excess of 5,000 people.
Dr. Sander’s vision exists today in the Armory’s New Balance Track and Field Center under an enormous vaulted ceiling that is home to more track and field records than anywhere else in the world. Today, the world-class Armory hosts more than 100 track and field meets and welcomes more than 125,000 youngsters alongside Olympians onto its historic track each year.
After re-creating The Armory, Dr. Sander founded the highly successful after-school education and college access program called Armory College Prep, which assists underserved middle and high school track and field athletes with academics and paves the way for them to go to four-year colleges.
Dr. Sander was native of Yonkers and is survived by his four daughters: Eva, Jessica, Emma and Phoebe, his wife, Bridget Bennett Sander, a registered nurse, and his mother Gertrude.
In Dr. Sander’s honor, please consider a contribution to Armory College Prep program at Donate in Honor of Dr. Sander.
(This was copied/pasted from the armory web site)
This is our Annual Alumni Dinner Dance. How many Alumni, Family and Friends will come out of the wood works to have a good time and help a Good Thing keep going? Every Spring after a Grueling but Aspiring Indoor Season we kick off our sneakers and pull off the sweats to clean up and step on the dance floor. We show that our talents are limitless.
The student-athletes had a successful indoor season with Milrose Games, New Balance Games, Colgate Women Games, Mid Season Invitational Championships, USATF NY Championships and Hershey National Indoor Championships. The Metro Eagles Track and Field Team under the leadership of Head Coaches J. Wilkerson and R. Hopkins have been doing this for a long time. We have a strong support TEAM of Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Parents, Family, and Professionals who VOLUNTEER their time to make this WORK. And to you we say THANK YOU!
But we need donations to keep this going. We have this Dinner Dance for Fun and we would like our Alumni and friends to commit to donate just $1 a month to help us with keeping the program alive. You would be surprised how far that could go. Or those who still live in the NY area to donate 2 hrs a month would be fantastic. Just remember what this team meant to you during your time with the organization. We could always use the help. And the donation of fruit and water is vital towards practice. Give us a call. But come out and join us on the dance floor or drop us the cost of a ticket as a donation through our donation button. And always remember:
“Metro Eagles always soar high toward,EXCELLENCE!”
Millrose Games 2017 was a sold out event. It was exciting, exhilarating and made you want to go and lace up your spikes. It had excitement from the youngest of athletes with the fastest kids on the blocks to the masters 4x 400m and the wanamaker mile. You had the amateurs all the way up through the elite and olympians. Here are a few of the sights from this years Millrose Games. Metro Eagles Track & Field Club 12 & under boys broke the existing age group record. Adam Philogene, Jaden Williams Aaron Brown and Wesley Noble Good Job. Then you had Wesley win that age group in the 400m with 57. , Adam placed 2nd with 59 and Jaden was 5th with 61. Fantastic job Young guys. The girls placed 5th in the 4x 200m Anissa, Ashley, Abigail and Sania. And then Sania Kuylen placed 2nd in the 400m and Anissa Moore placed 4th. Congratulations to all!
HAPPY 2017 TO ALL ATHLETES
PEOPLE WHO WHOM ARE JUST GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO SMELL THE COFFEE.
LET’S GET BUSY!!!!!!
MAKE THIS YEAR SPECIAL AND MAKE IT YOURS!
COME ON FEET, DON’T FAIL ME NOW….OH YEAH!
AAU MID SEASON INDOOR INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT NEW BALANCE 168 STREET ARMORY
JANUARY 8, 2017 AT 1 PM
AAU NY XC NATIONAL QUALIFER Saturday November 19, 2016 at Cunningham Park
Registration is open until November 16, 2016 11:59 pm on Coacho.com.
Primary Boys and Girls Born 2008 & After 2000 meters (2K)
Bantam Boys and Girls Born 2006 & 2007 3000 meters (3K)
Midget Boys and Girls Born 2005 & 2004 3000 meters (3K)
Youth Boys and Girls Born 2002 & 2003 4000 meters (4K)
Intermediate Boys and Girls Born 2001 & 2000 5000 meters (5K)
Young Men &Young Women Born 1999 & 1998 5000 meters (5K)
*Athletes who are still 18 years of age on the day of the AAU National Cross Country National Championship Meet shall be eligible to compete in the Young Men’s or Young Women’s division.
All participants must have a current AAU membership.
AAU membership must be obtained before the competition. Participants are encouraged to visit the AAU web site www.aausports.org to obtain their
A $12.00 entry fee per Cross-Country athlete must be paid. Entry fee must be mailed by the deadline. AAU membership may not be included as part of the entry fee to the event.
The TOP (25) FINISHERS in each age division plus TOP (3) TEAMS, advance to
the AAU NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS at APALACHEE REGIONAL PARK – TALLAHASSEE, FL. DECEMBER 3, 2016
Top 6 place finishers in each event will receive awards. Awards will not be mailed home, it is the responsibility of the competitor, coach or parent to pick up awards before leaving meet.
For scoring purposes A “TEAM” consists of a minimum of 5 competitors and a maximum of 8 competitors. Athletes must all be in the same age division. Only Club
members of the team participating in the AAU Cross Country State meet advance to the National Championship meet.
Results will be posted on line at www.coacho.com
Saturday November 19, 2016 – PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SITE.
(Schedule is subject to change based on number of entries)
Final schedule will be posted Friday, November 18, 2016
9:00 a.m. Coaches’ packet pick-up 9:30 a.m. Check in for first race.
All runners must be checked in 30 Minutes before their race starts.
10:00 a.m.-Young Women & Intermediate Girls – 5K
10:30 a.m. Young Men & Intermediate Boys – 5K
11:00a.m.Youth Girls & Boys – 4K
11:30 a.m. Midget Girls & Boy- 3K
12:00 p.m. Bantam Girls & Boy – 3K
12:30 p.m. Primary Girls andBoys-2K
ALL ATHLETES MUST GO THRU THE DISTRICT NATIONAL QUALIFIERS IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AAU XC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TALLAHASSHEE, FLORIDA ON December 3, 2016.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
The Annual Fall Cross Country Classic turned out very nice. It was competitive and gave a change of scenery for the meet. The weather held out for the student athletes. Thank you to the Coaches, parents and athletes for their continued support in knowing that variety and success do go hand and hand. Ms. Zakia a shout out to you for coming over officiating after competing in a half marathon (Holla).
Here are a view pictures of the days events and the teams that helped make it a success. Congratulations to all student-athletes on their way to XC Qualifiers and Nationals.