Brycen Spratling Sets All-time World Best 500m Race

Sad to report the passing on April 17th of Jerry Bisson, longtime Syracuse Charger, after a brief fight with cancer.
The obituary can be found at:

Spratling Sets 500m World Record at Millrose Games

Brycen Spratling (22, Webster, NY, Webster HS, Univ. Pitt.) set a new 500m Armory record, an American Indoor record and an all-time world best, finishing in 1:00.06 to bring down the 28-year-old U.S. record of 1:00.17, set by Ken Lowery in 1987. Spratling recently won the USATF Niagara Association's Indoor T&F Champs. 400m on December 27, 2014 setting an RIT Gordon Field House record of 47.96. On Feb. 7th he won the 400m at Notre Dame's Mayo Invitational in a very fast 45.90.

I didn’t know I was on pace [for the world best],” Spratling said. “Early on in the race, I really wanted to go :59, but if that’s the best time ever in the 500m, then I’m okay with it.”

2015 Northeast Zone Youth Championships

2015 USATF Northeast Zone Youth Championships

       to be held at Houghton College, February 21st and 22nd


USATF Niagara would like to welcome participating athletes, coaches, and parents from USATF Maine, New England, Connecticut, New York, Adirondack, Long Island, New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic, and Three Rivers!

The 2015 USATF Northeast Zone Youth Championships will be held at the new Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex at Houghton College in Houghton, NY.
Competition will start at 3pm on Saturday, February 21st, and at 9am on Sunday, February 22nd. Attendance is required to continue on to the USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships March 13-15 at Prince George's Sports Complex in Landover, MD

Having just opened in October 2014, the Kerr-Pegula Complex boasts an 8 lane, 200m flat track with new high jump and pole vault pits, multiple horizontal pits and throwing areas. It's good enough for an Olympic Gold Medalist, it's a great facility.

Please make sure your USATF membership is up to date for 2015! Make sure your USATF club membership is up to date and you have the correct club number. (Look up my club number in Niagara) (All others)

Information Sheet

If you have any questions about the 2015 USATF Northeast Zone Youth Championships, please contact USATF Niagara President and Northeast Zone Rep David Reinhardt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

USATF Niagara Half Marathon Championships


Tisia and Meyer garner Niagara Half Marathon Crowns

Kip Tisia, (M25, Rochester, NY) and Krista Meyer, (F33, Fairport, NY) topped the field at the 2014 USATF Niagara Association Half Marathon Championships held on October 12th in Jamestown, NY. The host race was the Lucy Town Half Marathon.

Tisia ran 1:09:30 to top Greg Selke, (M24, N. Chili, NY) who ran 1:14:04. Jim Park, (M48, Buffalo, NY) was the top Master in 3rd with his 1:16:03.

Meyer’s 1:21:34 topped all Women finishers and was 4th overall. She bested Trisha Byler, (F30, Rochester, NY) who ran 1:23:40 for 5th overall/ 2nd Woman. Master Women’s champ was Melissa Senall, (F42, Fairport, NY) who finished 9th overall/ 3rd woman in 1:28:11.


The next USATF Niagara Association Championships will be…

Nov. 2  Masters Cross Country Championships in Ithaca, NY

Nov. 9 Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships

Dec. 27 Indoor Track & Field Championships featuring the USA 5000m Race Walk National Championships and the Messenger Masters Mile

Complete information will be posted soon.



Contact Us

David Reinhardt
Association President
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