New Balance Nationals 2011

Thursday-Sunday, June 16-18, 2011 at North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC. Results

Photographs by Kevin FitzPatrick

High school athletes who meet performance guidelines were eligible to compete in ther New Balance Nationals held at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A & T University in Greensboro, NC.

Athletes from Homestead, Lakeland, Tomahawk and University Lake School competed in 'Elite' and 'Emerging Elite' track and field events.

Rachel Sudbury [Tomahawk junior] in the emerging Elite 800m run.

Abby Scharbarth [Lakeland sophomore] in the Emerging Elite LJ.

Homestead junior Lauren Holtz [#3] in the Emerging Elite 800m run

Rachel Sudbury Tomahawk junior in the Emerging Elite 800m run [#2]

Delaney FitzPatrick [#4, Lakeland sophomore] in the 2000m Steeplechase

University Lake School's Molly Seidel who will be a senior for the 2012 season is pictured on the left [#8] and below in the Elite mile run. She finished 3rd in that event [4:46.08]. Wesley Frazier [white jersey] from Raleigh , NC, won in 4:44.76. Hannah Meier [lead-red jersey] from Grosse Point Farms [near Detroit, MI] was second in 4:45.28.

Molly Seidel had a big weekend at the New Balance Meet finishing 3rd in the 1500m run and mile run and 6th in the 2 mile run [9:43.67]. The 2 mile run was won by Aisling Cuffe from Cornwall-on-the-Hudson in 9:13.57. Mile run video 1 | 2.

Great Northern Conference athletes Abby Scharbarth [Lakeland], Delaney FitzPatrick [Lakeland], and Rachel Sudbury [Tomahawk].

Performance Results

Molly Seidel

  • Championship Mile - 3rd, 4:46.08 (US#11) [=4:44.42 for 1600m conversion per ]
  • Championship Two Mile - 5th, 10:20.59 (US#5) [=10:16.99 for 3200m conversion per]

Delaney FitzPatrick

  • Championship 2000m Steeplechase - 14th, 7:19.07 (US#41, [US#9 non-New York])

Abby Scharbarth

  • Emerging Elite Long Jump - 13th, 16' 10-1/2"

Rachel Sudbury

  • Emerging Elite 800m - 19th, 2:17.98
  • Emerging Elite Mile - 32nd, 5:33.38

Lauren Holtz

  • Emerging Elite 800m - 25th, 2:20.72k

2011 World Youth Track & Field Trials

June 28 - June 29, 2011
Doug Shaw Stadium - Myrtle Beach, SC

Photographs by Kevin FitzPatrick

The World Youth Trials were held in Myrtle Beach, SC on June 28-29. The Trials selected the US team which is competing in Lille, France during the first week of July at the IAAF World Youth Championships. The top two people in each event, who had meet the IAAF standard prior to the Trials, had the opportunity to be selected to the team. Delaney FitzPatrick finished 5th in the 2000m Steeplechase, in 7:45.69, well behind her PR of 7:19.07 she had set a week earlier in Greensboro. Maddie Meyers of Seattle, Washington won the event 6:32.03, setting a US Record and running the 2nd fastest time in the Word this year..