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Korczynski and Forde Earn All-American Honors at 2018 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship Meet

Created at 6/17/2018 8:25 AM  by Ron Knapp 
Last modified at 6/17/2018 8:25 AM  by Ron Knapp 

meet logo Two state athletes earned All-American honors during the second day of competition on Saturday at the 2018 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship Meet at the NC A&T Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, NC. The national meet hosted by the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation offers Championship events and a full slate of Emerging Elite and Freshman events over three days. The Championship races are for those who have made the qualifying standards for those events. The first six places in the Championship events are named NSAF All Americans.

Late Saturday afternoon, Alexander Korczynski of Windham sped to a time of 9:07.83 in the Boys 2-Mile Run Championship to gain All-American status as Nick Foster of Ann Arbor MI won in a time of 8:59.46. Korczynski is the 2018 CIAC Class M 800m, 1600m and 3200m Run champion.

Also, in late Saturday afternoon competition in the Boys Triple Jump Championship, Justin Forde of Brien McMahon leaped a personal record 50-3.25 to earn All-American honors behind the winning leap of 50-11 by Fredric Hanna of Roxboro, Quebec. Forde is the 2018 CIAC Class LL and State Open champion in the Triple Jump.

In Championship events on Friday night, Trey Cormier of Hall placed eight in the Boys 5000m Run Championship with a personal and school record time of 15:01.07 while Kylie Raymond of Somers finished thirteenth in the Girls 500m Run Championship in her personal record time of 17:29.22.

The complete results of the events from Day 1 and 2 are available for the 2018 New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship Meet on the Results page sponsored by soundRUNNER Team Nights with stores in Branford, Fairfield, Glastonbury and Old Saybrook.

Further meet information is available at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor website along with the schedule for remaining events today.