Olympic and World Championships Medalists Highlight
107th NYRR Millrose Games
On th , more than twenty Olympic and World Championships medalists will compete at the 107 NYRR Millrose Games, making for an unforgettable night of action at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.
Among the top Americans entered in the 107th NYRR Millrose Games include Olympic gold medalist and Decathlon world record holder Ashton Eaton, eight-time NYRR Wanamaker Mile champion Bernard Lagat, and teenage sensation Mary Cain.
As has been tradition, the NYRR Millrose Games will also showcase some of the best high school talent from both the New York metropolitan area and from across the nation. Alexa Efraimson -the reigning Nike Cross Nationals champion- will travel from Camas, Wash. to New York City, taking on Cain in the NYRR Women's Wanamaker Mile. Competing in the Girl's Pole Vault will be Texas standout Desiree Freier, who has cleared 13 feet, 9 inches and finished ninth at the IAAF World Youth Championships in 2013.
NCAA Cross Country champion Abbey D'Agostino leads a number of collegiate athletes who will compete alongside professionals in four events. The Dartmouth senior will race 3,000 meters, while University of Arizona standout Lawi Lalang will compete in the NYRR Wanamaker Mile. Florida's Cory McGee, who represented Team USA at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, is entered in the NYRR Women's Wanamaker Mile.
"I would have to say that this year is the deepest NYRR Millrose Games," said Dr. Norbert Sander, Executive Director of the Armory Foundation. "This year is different. You have athletes with terrific credentials in every event."
For complete fields in the NYRR Millrose Games, please click here.
USATF Championship Series:
The NYRR Millrose Games will serve as the second stop of the 2014 Indoor USATF Championship Series. The Series will conclude at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championship on in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The 2014 NYRR Millrose Games is nearly sold out, though a select number of tickets remain available on NYRRMillroseGames.org. The 2014 NYRR Millrose Games will begin at and conclude at , featuring the prime time window from . Further questions can be answered by calling The Armory at (212) 923-1803 ext. 7200.
The 2014 NYRR Millrose Games will be shown live on NBCSN from . NBCSN can be found on Time Warner (Channel 122), Cablevision (Channel 146) and FiOS (Channel 90 and 590).
There will also be a free live web broadcast on USATF.tv from .
About the NYRR Millrose Games
Since its inception in 1908 at a local armory, the NYRR Millrose Games is one of track and field's most prestigious annual events. A New York City sports staple, the meet moved to New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in Washington Heights in 2012 after having called Madison Square Garden home from 1914 to 2011. The Games - established by employees of Wanamaker's Department Store - annually feature track & field's most prolific male and female stars as well as collegiate and high school competitors. More than 200 athletes share the distinction of being both Millrose and Olympic Champions. In November, the New York Road Runners became the title sponsor of the NYRR Millrose Games, which is hosted by the Armory Foundation.
The Millrose Games, now in its 107th year, continue to attract top class fields and enthrall their fans. The intimate setting of the New Balance Armory T&F center gives the fan and athlete a chance to enjoy track and field, in the indoor tradition, at its finest. Great fields, unique events and true track fans keep the Armory rocking and house that Norb built bouncing to the rafters.
Centrowitz and Lomong, 2013 Millrose Games,
photo from Armory
The week after the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the Millrose Games is part of a short, but elite season in the U.S. that gives fans in the Metro New York area a chance to celebrate an event that recognizes that traditions and great history of our sport. On the very track in the Armory, Paavo Nurmi, the Flying Finn, ran, as well as the great runners of the 40s and 50s, and the Wanamaker MIllrose Mile.
If you can be in the Armory, go there, because the Millrose Games is something to behold. Otherwise, watch it on NBC Sports Network and USATF.tv, and watch some fantastic competitions!