Saturday, July 30, 2016

First Annual Tracktown Series A Modest Success

The team concept of the event (San Fransisco, New York, Portland and Philadelphia) was unique and fun for the athletes, but only 3,000 or so fans showed up.  ESPN covered the competition, but because of the time difference, it was on too late for me.

Penn State was represented by Casimir Loxsom running the 800M for the New York team and Bridget Franek running the 3000M Steeple for the Portland faction.  Although Darrell Hill was drafted by Philadelphia, his Olympic berth apparently interfered.

Next year, organizer Vin Lananna hopes the "Series" will hold dual meets in the various cities (including Franklin Field in Philly!) and culminate with another Final in Eugene.  I'm not sure how the refurbishment of Hayward Field will affect that.

1Erik Sowinski
San Francisco1:45.38

2Duane Solomon

3Harun Abda
San Francisco1:45.77

4Matthew Centrowitz
New York1:47.17

5Casimir Loxsom
New York1:48.17

1Stephanie Garcia
New York9:39.81

2Ashley Higginson
New York9:42.52

3Shalaya Kipp

4Bridget Franek

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