Armory News: Ray Flynn Returns as Millrose Games Meet Director, release, note by Larry Eder

Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 Millrose Games,
photo courtesy of The Armory T&F Center

Congrats to Ray Flynn on his three year extension as Meet Director of the Millrose Games. He should just purchase Tums by the gross now! The job of a meet director is something only someone who loves the sport would want. It is, truly, as I am often to say, a thankless task.
However, the Armory T&F Center has found a way to keep the Millrose Games alive, and that is to be congratulated.

I must say, RBR is very happy to see Millrose changing the date of their event, so that Fayetteville will happen on February 9 and Millrose on February 16.

Ray Flynn Returns as Millrose Games Meet Director

6.jpgThe Millrose team (note Dr. Norb Sander second from left, Jack Pfeiffer, right of center, blue tie, Ray Flynn, Eamonn Coghlan, Howard Schmertz, )

courtesy of The Armory  T&F Center.



New York, March 26, 2012 - Executive Director Norbert Sander has made several announcements for 2013 off the heels of an extremely successful Millrose Games' debut at the Armory.    


The biggest news is Ray Flynn, an Olympian and world-class miler before becoming president of Flynn Sports Management, will return as Meet Director. Flynn and the Armory have agreed on a three-year commitment.

3.jpg              2012 Millrose Games, photo courtesy of The Armory T&F Center


"We are more than pleased to report that Ray Flynn has signed a multi-year agreement to continue as Meet Director of the Millrose Games," Sander said. "Ray has done a terrific job bringing the very best of our professional athletes to this great meet. He works extremely well with our staff and brings a wealth of experience and integrity to our event."


In Flynn's first season as Meet Director a sold out Armory crowd witnessed an exciting meet that included the top elite, college and high school track & field athletes.

Medgar-evers.jpg             2012 Millrose Games, photo courtesy of The Armory T& F Center


"It is indeed an honor to be the Meet Director of the Millrose Games," Flynn said. "I am really looking forward to working with the Armory Foundation and helping continue the tradition of the Millrose Games being one of the world's best and most entertaining meets."


The Armory will also continue their very successful agreement with Nicholas & Lence Communications which brought more attention to the Millrose Games in 2012 than at any time in the last decade.


"In Cristyne and Nick Nicholas we have two of New York's most veteran and best known publicists," Sander emphasized. "They are part of a dynamic team that is being formed to bring the Millrose Games to an even higher level."

17.jpgAfter the record rush: Boaz Lalang (CR), Robert Cheserek (HSR),

                                                        Bernard Lagat (AR),

                                    photo courtesy of The Armory T&F Center


Long time Millrose Games and Armory publicist David Herscher will also continue his role in 2013.


Wicked Gravity: Jesse Williams, 2012 Millrose Games,

                                                 photo by The Armory T&F Center

The 106th Millrose Games is strongly considering a move to February 16, 2013 during the finale of the eastern pro season. "This would allow athletes the added opportunity to compete a week earlier at the USATF Classic in Fayetteville on February 9, 2013 and then later at the Millrose Games in New York City," Sander said. "It would remove any potential conflicts and place the indoor season schedule squarely in service to our great athletes."


Tickets to next year's Millrose Games will go on sale to 2012 ticket holders on Sept. 4 following the Labor Day weekend.



A New York City non-profit, the Armory is the proud home of the Millrose Games.  With more than 100 additional indoor track & field meets, the Armory will welcome over 125,000 individual athletes. Besides its many youth sports and educational programs, the Armory runs the Hispanic Games, the New Balance Games, and the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, the largest indoor college meet in the United States. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame.

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