ROY WILKINS INVITATIONAL MAY 6, 2017 @ JAMAICA HS @ 2PM

Roy Wilkins Invitational 2017

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!

 

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW ON Coach O UNTIL MAY 3, 2017!

NO DAY OF REGISTRATION

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The Lost of A Leader” Dr. Norbert W. Sander Jr” ARMORY Founder!

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)

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ANNUAL ALUMNI DINNER DANCE March 18, 2017

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!”

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Millrose Games 2017, New Balance Games 2017

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!

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These are pictures from New Balance Games where both the boys and girls broke records. And our Colgate finalist.  Way to go team!DSCN0186 DSCN0183 Izzie

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2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!

HAPPY 2017 TO ALL ATHLETES

STUDENT-ATHLETES

PARENTS

SPONSORS

FUTURE SPONSORS

FUTURE RUNNERS

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!

 

FIRST STOP:

AAU MID SEASON INDOOR INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AT NEW BALANCE 168 STREET ARMORY

JANUARY 8, 2017 AT 1 PM

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AAU XC National Qualifier Saturday Nov 19, 2016

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
membership.

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. 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

(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!

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Annual Fall XC Classic Results from 10/2/2016

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.

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METRO is having a Fund Raising BBQ this Saturday August 20 COME EAT

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COME SUPPORT THE METRO EAGLES TRACK AND FIELD PROGRAM AND DON’T COOK SATURDAY AUGUST 20,2016.  INSTEAD GET YOUR APPETITE TOGETHER AND COME ENJOY SOME MUSIC AND FOOD AND HAVE A LITTLE SUMMER DELIGHT WHILE HELPING OUR YOUTH.  IF YOU CAN’T COME BY WE ARE SELLING DINNERS , YOU CAN PICKUP AND TAKE IT WITH YOU.  DINNERS ARE $10. TAKE CARE AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS.  TAKE YOUR FOOD AND ENJOY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:

COACH MICHELLE- (347) 408-7107

COACH V -(347) 204-9725

MR. NOBLE-(917) 365-6432

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The Student-athletes have earned the right to COMPETE ,but we had to pass

11:12 year old boys 2016 2nd pl 4 x 400Wes Noble 200m ,400m 2nd pl11 yo Wes 26.06 in the 200 earned him a tight 2nd place (25.95) and 58.55 in 400 another tight race

2016 11:12 year old girls 4x400 6th pl2016 9:10 year old girls 3rd place 4 x 400Natalia and Kayla steplechase

These young student-athletes have run the course of being an outstanding student-athletes this year.  The ultimate trip is being able to compete at the AAU  or USATF National Jr Olympics.  It is very hard getting there. We just came back from Club Championships at Disney’s ESPN Wide world of sports. Our Team was led by 11 year old Wesley Noble with 3 Silver medals, followed by Jelani Johnson with  medals in 3000m , 1500 m and 4 x400, and Natalia Taylor with a silver in the steeplechase and bronze in the 1500m. We had many PR’s and a host of other stand outs.  Congratulations to the Metro Eagles Track and Field Team for a job well done. Now Onward and Forward!

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ANNUAL ROY WILKINS INVITATIONAL THIS SATURDAY 5/7/2016

The Annual Roy Wilkins Invitational will be held this Saturday @ Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY.  The meet will begin at 10 am.  There will be track and field events for athletes from ages 5 thru 100 years.  We have been having this meet for over 20 years.  This is the perfect meet to get you in competitive shape after getting more inspiration from the Penn Relays this past weekend. Come enjoy the meet, the weather, food and the race time atmosphere and take that first step in getting ready for the cities, qualifiers, Nationals and Jr. Olympic Meets.  Good Luck and let the races Begin!

ANNUAL ROY WILKINS INVITATIONAL

 

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