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Track
& Field Chair: Perry Jenkins
Phone: 716-645-6801
Fax: 716-645-6889
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Masters Track & Field Chair: Lawrence Guilford
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2014 USATF Niagara Open and Masters Track and Field Championships
Report and Results
Photos by Ron Kalasinkas




Jenn Suhr comes home for a Gold Medal Tour

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Jenn Suhr returns to the place she calls home for a Gold Medal Tour. Admission is free at each location, check the USATF Niagara Events Calendar for more details.
During the first stop Saturday September 22nd in Fredonia, NY, where Jenn grew up, the Gold Medal Tour took to the streets. With light rain in the air up to 30 minutes before the competition, expectations were a little low, but the crowd was pumped up to see their hometown hero. A few local vaulters took to the runway prior to Jenn entering at 4.5 meters (14'9") Rick Suhr took the microphone to describe each successive height and what that meant on Jenn's road to Olympic Gold. Jenn easily cleared height after height including 4.83 meters, which Rick explained was the heighest vault by a woman in 2012. Next Jenn really pushed the bar up to 5.00m (16'4") which would set a new American Record. Unfortunately the cold and rain had taken it's toll and Jenn was not able to clear that height.


More photos of Jenn Suhr after winning gold at London Olympics
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Jenn Suhr, Pole Vault: “It’s very emotional. It’s something that you work so hard for, for four years, and heartbreak and joy, and then some more heartbreak. To overcome it and come out on top is something that whenever I thought of I started crying, so I knew it was just going to be emotional, whenever I thought about how it would feel to win gold. Then I would think of how it would feel to be fourth, and I’d cry over that too. It was definitely something that I’ve wanted, I don’t think I’ve ever wanted anything so bad.”
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With husband Rick Suhr



Upcoming Summer Meets for 2014
Discussions for Summer Track and Field Championships locations and dates are currently underway. If you or your club have any desire to host the Niagara Association Open Championships, Niagara Association Masters Championships, or Niagara Association Junior Olympics Championships, please contact Perry Jenkins (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Demetrius Bennett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

2013 USATF Niagara Association Indoor Track & Field Championships (Facebook)
held in conjunction with the Upstate NY Holiday Classic XV, 8 AM, December 28th, 2013
Rochester Institute of Technology Gordon Field House, Rochester
Hosting the 2013 USA Indoor 5,000m Race Walk Championships and 
2013 USA Masters Indoor 5,000m Race Walk Championships

2012 Results Here
2011 Results Here


June 23rd, 2013 Niagara Association JO Championships Hilton, NY
June 23rd, 2013 Niagara Association Open Championships Hilton, NY
July 11 - 14, 2013 Region 2 JO Track & Field Championships Jamestown, NY
July   6 - 7,  2013 East Region Masters T&F Championships Rochester, NY
July 22 - 28, 2013 National JO Track & Field Championships Greensboro,NC
July 11 - 14, 2013 USA Masters Track & Field Championships Olathe, KS


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Empire State Games get one more breath of life.
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ESG Returns in 2010
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Rochester Lands 2011 ESG
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Empire State Games to return in 2010 with Buffalo as host.
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State to sell ESG naming rights.
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Recent Results

Jarret Eaton
3/10/2012 -
Congratulations to 5th year Senior, Jarret Eaton of Syracuse University who became the first Syracuse individual NCAA Champion with his first place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho (Mar. 9-10), winning the event by 0.01 seconds with a time of 7.54 seconds.


3/5/2012 -
The USTFCCCA Regional Awards were announced today. See: http://www.ustfccca.org/2012/03/featured/ustfccca-region-award-winners-announced-for-di-indoor-track-field

Local athletes who won awards are (in the North East Region):

Male Track Athlete of the Year: Jarret Eaton - Syracuse
Male Field Athlete of the Year: Robert Golabek – Buffalo
Male Head Coach of the Year: Nathan Taylor – Cornell

Female Field Athlete of the Year: Rebecca O’Brien – Buffalo

2/18/2012 - New York, NY

Spratling sets NCAA 500m Record at Big East Championships

Brycen Spratling, a Webster HS alum, now competing as a sophomore for Univ. of Pittsburgh, set a new NCAA All-Time record for the 500m Run at the Big East Championships on Sunday, February 19th at the Armory track in New York City. His winning time of 1:00.63 bested the old collegiate record of 1:00.82 set by Lesiba Masheto of Univ. of Illinois in 2008. Brycen also won the 200m Dash in 21.16, just missing the meet record by 0.01 seconds. Congratulations Brycen Spratling.


Event 8  Men 500 Meter Dash
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NOTE: 2 -  SECTION FINAL   (9 PERSON FINAL, 5 & 4)
MEET: M 1:01.02  2/22/2008   Greg Gomes, Seton Hall                    
ARMORY C: C 1:00.82  2008        Lesiba Masheto, Illinois                  
Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
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Finals
1  1104 Brycen Spratling    SO PITTSBURGH             1:00.63C  2  10   
2  1268 Samuel Ellison      SO VILLANOVA              1:01.17I  1   8   
3  1031 Christopher Giesti  FR NOTRE DAME             1:01.28I  2   6   
4  1177 Aaron Younger       SR RUTGERS                1:01.44I  2   5   
5  1094 Jermaine Lowery     SR PITTSBURGH             1:01.95I  2   4   
6  1152 Corey Caidenhead    SO RUTGERS                1:02.73I  1   3   
7   891 Hansel Akers        SO GEORGETOWN             1:03.81I  1   2   
8  1045 Mitch Lorenz        SR NOTRE DAME             1:03.97I  1   1   


Event 12 Men 200 Meter Dash ========================================================================== NOTE: 2 - SECTION FINAL (9 PERSON FINAL, 5 & 4) MEET: M 21.15 1995 Kevin Lyles, Seton Hall NCAA Auto: A 20.83 ARMORY C: C 20.66 2008 Rubin Williams, Tennessee Name Year School Finals H# Points ========================================================================== Finals 1 1104 Brycen Spratling SO PITTSBURGH 21.16I 2 10 2 1220 Jaquan Holland SO SYRACUSE 21.46I 2 8 3 1011 George Atkinson II FR NOTRE DAME 21.47I 1 6 4 1094 Jermaine Lowery SR PITTSBURGH 21.77I 2 4.50 21.762 4 831 Darnell Cummings SO CONNECTICUT 21.77I 1 4.50 21.762 6 1010 Josh Atkinson FR NOTRE DAME 21.79I 2 3 7 993 Tyler O'Brien SR MARQUETTE 21.85I 1 2 8 1187 Reshaw Exilien JR SOUTH FLORID 22.19I 1 1 9 1098 Micah Murray SO PITTSBURGH 25.95 1

Complete Big East Championship results can be found at: http://www.bigeast.org/Sports/IndoorTrackField/2012IndoorTrackChampionship.aspx


02/05/2012 - Boston, MA
Character of a Champion

jenn_suhr_2012.jpgJenn Suhr showed what it takes to be a Champion this weekend at the New Balance Grand Prix in Boston. A week ago, Jenn was unable to clear her opening height in what was sure to have been a disappointing way to start the season. Champions don’t let that affect them very long. Get back to work, figure out what went wrong, fix it and move on. Saturday, Jenn returned to Boston and the Reggie Lewis Arena where she has found plenty of success over the years. With an easy clearance at her opening height this weekend, the monkey was off her back. The second height was not as easy bringing a change of poles and three attempts to clear the bar. Jenn had won the competition and had the bar raised to set a new American record. Tapping into her inner champion, Jenn made quick work of the 4.88 meter height. By breaking her own best indoor height becoming the first American to clear 16-0 feet, Jenn solidifies she has the character of a champion to come back one week later and win in dramatic fashion.

by Matt Merrill

photo courtesy of www.usatf.org

http://www.nbindoorgrandprix.com/events-results/womens-pole-vault/

http://usatf.org/News/Suhr-breaks-American-record-at-New-Balance-Indoor-.aspx




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Men's pole vault champ, Adam Helman of Grand Island stands with runner up Alex Curran of Williamson at the close of this year's 2010 USATF Niagara Association Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Nazareth College, Saturday, August 7th.


Official Results:
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6-8-2009 Kyle Heath Named Northeast Division Men's Track Athlete of the Yearkyle_heath_menne_divisiontrackathlete_2009.jpg
Syracuse University senior steeplechase runner Kyle Heath, of Farmington, was named Men’s North east Division Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. "It is a great honor to receive an award that is given out to only a select group," Heath said. "It's weird to think that this is the end of the road at Syracuse and this weekend marks my final competition for the Orange. I know that I won't win every award, but I tried to do everything I could to make Syracuse a place prospective distance runners want to come to and make a name for themselves." Heath will be competing in the steeplechase at the 2009 Division I Outdoor Track and Field NCAA Championship at the University of Arkansas, on June 10th.
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6-5-2009 Section Five State Qualifier Meet of Champions, Caledonia-Mumford HS, Caledonia, NY
Warsaw's Karmen Auble set her fifth state record for 7th graders in 2009 (2 indoors, 3 outdoors) by vaulting 9' 9" and qualified for the New York State Championships in Cicero-North Syracuse on Friday, June 12th. Karmen finished 2nd in Division II but qualified for states by exceeding the state standard of 9-3. Karmen will turn 13 years old over the summer.
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5-30-2009 Reebok Grand Prix Outdoor Trak & Field, Icahn Stadium, New York, NY
2008 Beijing Olympic silver medalist Jenn Stuczynski of Churchville won the women's pole vault in 4.81 meters/15 feet 9.25 inches, besting Stacy Dragila , 2000 Olympic gold medalist, 4.52 meters.
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Maureen McCandless of Syracuse placed 10th in the women's 5000 meter run in 16:23:27.
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5-30-2009 American Milers Club Series Outdoor Trak & Field, Michael Carrell Stadium at IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
Amanda LoPiccolo of the Syracuse Chargers Track Club finished 2nd (15:53) in the women's 5000 meter race and former Nazareth College All-American Nick Stenuf, now representing the Syracuse Chargers, finished 7th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:50.08 - he was 3rd in his 800 Section.
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