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Millrose Games Schedule Set With Olympics Dreams
 

NEW YORK, NY, November 30, 2011 – Armory Foundation and Millrose Games executive director Norbert Sander, together with meet director Ray Flynn, announced today the schedule for the Millrose Games 2012 at the Armory.
 
 “We are going to have a really special Millrose this year,” Sander says, “with a terrific afternoon and evening of first class track & field. Every aspect of the meet will emphasize the highest quality performances from high school to college to our professional athletes as they compete head to head on the way to the London Olympics. We will have a number of terrific athletes announced in the coming weeks.”
 
The Millrose Games will be Saturday, February, 11, 2012 at its new location, the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory. The country’s top men’s and women’s track & field athletes along with the finest college and high school student-athletes will showcase their talents on the "world’s fastest indoor track."

Eamonn Coghlan, legendary Wanamaker Mile winner, and
Howard Schmertz, "Mr. Millrose" and director emeritus for the 2012 Games at The Armory
 
The road to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London runs through the Armory.
 
Contender for the Olympic Gold medal and current Outdoor High Jump World Champion Jesse Williams and Olympic Gold Medal challenger and reigning Indoor and Outdoor Long Jump World Champion Brittney Reese join 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Allyson Felix and World Champion/2008 USA Olympian Jennifer Simpson as confirmed participants in the nation’s premier indoor track & field event. Felix will compete in the Women’s 60m event and Simpson will participate in the Millrose Games’ first New York Road Runner’s Wanamaker Metric Mile for Women.
 
Tickets may be purchased online at www.armorytrack.com. Click on to Millrose Games for more information, including ticket prices and seating chart. Note: there is an 8 ticket limit for online sales. For group sales of more than 8 tickets please call the Group Sales at (818) 276-6790.
 
Saturday February 11 Armory New Balance Track & Field Center
 
9 AM – 2 PM
Millrose Collegiate Invitational
 
4 PM Millrose Games
No.      Event
1        Women’s Club Championship DMR
2        Men’s Club Championship DMR
3        Women’s Club Championship SMR
4        Women’s USATF Nat’l Championship 1-Mile Walk
5        Long Island HS Boys’ 4x4
6        CHSAA Girls’ 4x4
7        Long Island HS Girls’ 4x4
8        Suburban HS Girls’ 4x4
9        Metropolitan HS Girls’ 4x8
10      NYRR Youth Girls’ 4x1-lap Relay
11      NYAC Youth Boys’ 4x1-lap Relay
12      Metropolitan HS Boys’ 4x8
13      Masters Women’s 4x4
14      Masters Men’s 4x4
15      Susan Rudin Men’s 1-Mile Walk
16      Metropolitan College Men’s 4x4
17      Fastest Kid on the Block
18      Suburban HS Boys’ 4x4
19      HBCU Men’s 4x4
20      Gotham Cup Metropolitan College Women’s 4x4
21      Men’s Club Championship SMR
22      Women’s 60 Hurdles
23      Men’s 60 Dash
 
7:05 PM Opening Ceremony
 
24      Women’s Club Championship 4x200
25      Men’s Club Championship 4x200
26      John Thomas Men’s High Jump
27      PSAL Boys’ 4x400
28      Byron Dyce College Men’s DMR
29      Fred Schmertz Women’s Pole Vault
30      NYRR Wanamaker Women’s Metric Mile
31      Mel Sheppard Men’s 500 Meters
32      Men’s 5000m
33      Women’s Long Jump
34      Howard Schmertz Women’s 400 Meters
35      New Balance HS Girls’ Mile
36      Mushin Men’s 60 Hurdles
37      Women’s 60m Dash
38      Larry Byrne Boys’ HS Mile, presented by New Balance
39      PSAL Girls’ 4x400
40      HS Boys’ 60m Dash
41      HS Girls’ 60m Dash
42      Women’s 800 Meters
43      Joe Fox Memorial CHSAA Boys’ SMR presented by SuperRunners
44       NYRR Wanamaker Mile.
 
Following is the schedule for the Weight Throw to be held either Friday, February 10 or Saturday, February 11 at Manhattan College
 
11 AM
A        Women’s Weight Throw      
Noon
B        Men’s Weight Throw 
1:30 p.m.
C        Girls’ Weight Throw
2:30 p.m.
D        Boys’ Weight Throw

 
ABOUT THE ARMORY FOUNDATION:
A New York City non-profit, the Armory will be the proud home of the Millrose Games beginning in 2012.  With more than 100 additional indoor track & field meets, the Armory will welcome over 125,000 individual athletes. Besides its many youth sports and educational programs, the Armory runs the Hispanic Games, the New Balance Games, and the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, the largest indoor college meet in the United States. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame.
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