The Armory NYC will be host to the Historically Black Colleges & Universities Showcase on January 15, 2022. The fast Mondo 200m track in the Armory will be sanctuary, once again, to athletes who want to run, jump and throw in this historic facility!
If you can attend, take your face mask and get to the meet!
Lincoln University (Pa.) is back to compete in the Historically Black Colleges & Universities Showcase this Saturday at The Armory. Photo courtesy of Armory Track.
NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 13, 2022 – As the calendar turns to 2022, the collegiate indoor track & field season is heating up. One marquee meet to especially get excited about is the annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Showcase, scheduled for Saturday, January 15th at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center.
This meet pays tribute to the rich history of America’s HBCU institutions.
“The HBCU Showcase is a great opportunity to bridge the gap between academics and athletics,” said Bassett Thompson, Director of Track & Field at The Armory. “The Showcase is so much more than a track & field event. Welcoming Historically Black Colleges and Universities to The Armory on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend speaks volumes on our long-standing commitment to making the dream for so many local student-athletes a reality – becoming future leaders in their communities and across the nation.”
HBCU and other colleges confirmed to participate in Saturday’s meet at The Armory include:
Central State (Ohio), men and women.
Coppin State (Md), men.
Delaware State, men and women.
Howard University (District of Columbia), men and women.
Lincoln University (Pa.), men and women.
Monroe College (Bronx), men and women.
Monroe College (New Rochelle), men and women.
Morgan State (Md.), men and women.
Prairie View A&M (Texas), men and women.
Trevecca Nazarene University (Tenn.), men and women.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, men and women.
University of the District of Columbia, women.
Voohees College (S.C.), men and women.
Sensational Step teams from Delaware State and Morgan State will perform during the meet. In addition to the full collegiate program, there will be five high school events added to the schedule: the 300m, 600m, 4x200m relay, long jump, and weight throw.
The HBCU Showcase made its debut at The Armory in 2018. This is the fourth edition of this meet and is now considered a staple on The Armory’s January calendar.
Academic representatives from Central State, Clark Atlanta University, Delaware State, Howard, Lincoln, Morgan State, Prairie View A&M, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, University of the District of Columbia and Voohees College also will be at The Armory to participate in a College Fair to share admission information about their respective school to high school students in attendance.
“It was our intention to introduce the unique culture of the HBCU schools to our NYC track and field athletes, with this year’s HBCU Showcase,” said Rita Finkel, Armory Foundation Co-President. “We are delighted the college admission officers will be on hand to meet some of our talented students, who have their eyes on the future.”
The meet is scheduled to begin at 9 AM on Saturday.
Reserved seating is available for purchase at this meet. For more information, as well the full meet schedule, please click HERE.
About The Armory Foundation
The Armory Foundation is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of “Keeping Kids on Track.” Each season The Armory – the proud home of the Millrose Games – hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 220,000 visits. Among its many youth sports and educational programs, including the acclaimed Armory College Prep program, The Armory runs the leading collegiate indoor track meets with the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge and the HBCU Showcase, and hosts the largest high school indoor track meets with the U. S. Air Force Hispanic Games, The New Balance Games, New Balance Nationals Indoor, the Energice Coaches Hall of Fame Invitational and Marine Corps Holiday Classic. New York Road Runners is a proud sponsor of all athletic events at The Armory. The Armory runs the Columbia & NewYork – Presbyterian Indoor Marathon Team Relay presented by New York Road Runners, which is the world’s largest indoor marathon relay. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame and dozens of very large education-focused events. For more: Please visit Armory.NYC and ArmoryTrack.com.