A President’s Pride

     I can remember as a young boy taking the President’s Physical Fitness Exam in elementary school. The goal was for all students to learn the life long values of exercise and fitness, in order to live a long, healthy, happy life. Now at the young age of 46 I find myself watching the next generation […]

Breaking the Record – What a Classic

It was Hazy, Hot, and Humid, but it didn’t break the record heat of 95 degrees at the inaugural Constitution Classic of 2005 in Niskayuna. But, the weather didn’t keep Brandon Mills (Pictured Above) from breaking the 110m High Hurdles record in the Young Men’s division, with a time of 20.06. That makes two straight meets that Brandon has […]

Leaping Into the Record Book

The Fourth Annual Patriot’s Invitational, the first stop of the Empire State Liberty Tour Track & Field Series, was everything it was expected to be. The weather was near perfect, with temperatures in the high 60’s and the sun shining most of the day. For those athletes that broke more than 75 Patriot’s Invitational meet records, […]

In the Beginning

   In the beginning there were rookies, veterans, boys, girls, Bantams, Midgets, Youth, Intermediates, and Young Men. After the Empire State Liberty Tour Track & Field Series, the Region 1 Junior Olympics, there were only five that remained. These five Eagles took flight to the mountains of Southern California to Mount San Antonio College where […]

Eagles Land on the Island

As it always happens, we begin the year with a much larger group than those that advance to the “Qualifying” meets. This year was no different, as the athletes pictured above are merely a fraction of the number of athletes that began the year. Nonetheless, they had qualified at the Adirondack Junior Olympic meet in […]

Adirondack Junior Olympian

It was a perfect day to compete, as long as you were throwing the Discus or the Javelin. With winds gusting to 30mph, this was hardly the day to set any records on the Track, but it was ideal for Kayla Owens who took 2nd place in the Midget Girls Discus Throw with a toss of 13.91m. Moreover, […]

Presidents of the Future

It is not certain that they will ever run for President, but it is certain that these four boys have a very bright future in Track & Field. It was a picture perfect day for the President’s Open (the third stop of the Empire State Liberty Tour) at Queensbury High School on Saturday, June 16, […]

Framing the Constitution

It is uncertain whether any of these gentlemen will become lawmakers or future Consitutional Scholars, but they are certainly getting a solid start in this 100m dash during the Constitution Classic at Ichabod Crane High School on Saturday, June 9, 2007. The Constitution may have been around more than 200 years, but that can not be […]

A Patriotic Take Off

     It was the beginning of the 3rd Annual Empire State Liberty Tour Track & Field Series. The weather was sunny and warm, the atmosphere filled with anticipation, and the athletes ready to go! It was a Patriotic Take-off with the Patriot’s Invitational registration up more than 20% over it’s previous record high attendance.     […]

We’ve Only Just Begun – 07

It is hard to believe that the Outdoor Track & Field season is here. In fact it seems as though just days ago we were still clearing snow from the driveway. “From a coaching perspective, there is never an off-season”, said Head Coach Anthony Mills. He adds, “We have just enough off-season time to get […]