The return of the NY State Empire Games has been delayed until 2014. The return of this popular multi-sport event including Open, Scholastic and Masters’ competition in Track & Field and Road Racing was originally slated to return in 2013 hosted by the Rochester Area. Instead, the planners have moved back the return to the summer of 2014 due to budgetary constraints.

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Niagara Athletes Top Finishers at 106th Millrose Games

Former and current USATF Niagara athletes were top finishers at the 106th Millrose Games at the Amory in New York City on Saturday, February 16th. 2012 Olympic Pole Vault Champion, Jenn Suhr, won the Women’s Pole Vault at 4.65m with former Buffalo area resident Mary Saxer in 3rd at 4.40. Ex-Tully, NY High School star, Lopez Lomong, won the highlight event, the famous Wanamaker Mile, by thirteen hundredths of a second over fellow London Olympian Matt Centrowicz in 3:51.21. In the USATF Women and Men’s National Championship Mile Race Walks, Niagara walkers posted great showings with Miranda Melville, 2nd, 6:49.32, Erin Taylor-Talcott, 7th, 7:17.06 and Rachel Tylock, 9th, 7:30.40 for the women and Dan Serianni, 2nd 6:10.64 and Dave Talcott, 7th, 7:12.99 for the men. The Syracuse Chargers Men’s Distance Medley Relay finished 2nd in 9:58.26 with Justin Craddock, 2:58.20, Josh Guarino, 52.76, Nick Guarino, 1:54.83 and Chris Popovici, 4:12.48. West Genesee High School Junior, Laura Leff was 3rd in an exciting HS Girls’ Mile in 4:54.71. Former Syracuse Univ. hurdler, Jarret Eaton was 3rd in the 60m HH in 7.63.

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Syracuse Charger Runners Post Fast Indoor Times

New Master runner, Scott Weeks, M40, Cortland, NY, Syracuse Chargers joined three Master runners from the Boston area to set a new Master  4×800 world best at NY City Armory indoor track on Friday, January 25th. Weeks, Erik Nedeau M41, Chris Simpson M44 and Mark Gomes M42, averaged under two minutes per 800m leg to run 7:58.12, which crushed the listed indoor WR of 8:07.48 set in 2009.

The splits were amazing: Simpson – 2:00.9, Weeks – 1:57.8, Gomes – 2:00.9 and Nedeau – 1:58.5

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LONDON (AP) — Jenn Suhr of the United States won the gold medal in the women's pole vault on Monday, ending Russian Yelena Isinbayeva's bid for a third straight Olympic title.

Suhr won after clearing 4.75 meters at her second attempt. 

Yarisley Silva also cleared 4.75 on her second attempt for a Cuban national record, but lost on a countback and took silver. Isinbayeva finished with bronze at 4.70. She had been aiming to be the first woman in track and field to win the same individual event in three straight Olympics.

Well done Jenn and Rick - we are all proud of you.

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