The results from the first day of competition at the 2016 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship are now available on the Results page sponsored by soundRUNNER of Branford, Fairfield, Glastonbury and Old Saybrook. The meet continues today and Sunday at the NC A&T Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, NC.
In the Championship events held on Friday, state athlete performances included:
· Sophomore Brendan Murray of Cheshire finished 19th in the Boys 5000 Meter Run Championship in a time of 15:15.64 behind winner David Principe of Johnston RI with a time of 14:37.09.
· State Open champion Samantha Moravsky of Shepaug Valley placed 9th in the Girls Javelin Throw Championship with a toss of 131’9” behind the winning throw of 171’1” by Katelyn Gochenour of Logan IA.
· In the Boys 1000 Sprint Medley Swedish Relay Championship, the Danbury team placed 12th in 1:57.38 while the Bloomfield team placed 17th in 1:59.32 as they followed the winning time of 1:54.88 by the East Orange Campus Track Club of New Jersey.
· The Girls 1000 Sprint Medley Swedish Relay Championship included a 10th place finish by the Windsor team in 2:14,99 and a 12th place by the Bloomfield team in 2:16.47 behind the winning time of 2:07.99 by the team from Union Catholic NJ.
The national meet host by the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation offers both Championship events and a full slate of Emerging Elite and Freshman events. The Championship races are for those who have made the qualifying standards for those events. The first six places were named NSAF All Americans in the Championship events. The Emerging Elite are for those who had not quite made those standards. The Emerging Elite Division is open to any high school athlete who had made the Emerging Elite standards, whether they are 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.
Visit New Balance Nationals Outdoor website for more information.