Adirondack Championships… The Long & Shot Of It
I can hear everyone now! The minute you look at the title of this article, you are likely thinking that the writer left the “R” out of the word “short”, because as the cliché goes, it should read, “the Long and Short of it”. If you were one that did so, then you have “jumped the gun” (to use another cliché). Actually, it is on purpose that the “R” is removed, because this article about the Adirondack Championships was about the number of Records set in the Long Distance Races, and the Shot Put. You do have to admit, though, it did get your attention initially.
The weather was so perfect, that one may have thought it was ordered just for the occasion. With more than 250 competitors, many of these athletes were going to vie for the chance to compete at the upcoming Region I Junior Olympics being held at RPI in just three (3) weeks, July 8th – 10th, which will bring nearly 1,000 Youth Track & Field athletes to the Capital Region.
One of the highlights of the Adirondack Championships was certainly Maryanna Lansing (Pictured Above) who set an Adirondack Championship Record in the Youth Girl’s 800m Run with a time of 2:30.11. What makes her get the attention to be the lead photo for this article is that she followed it up with another Adirondack Championship Youth Girl’s Record in the 1500m Run, posting a time of 5:08.97, just less than nine (9) seconds from breaking the five (5) minute mark.
In total there were 13 Records broken from the 800m and up, but there were also four (4) Shot Put Records set. Out of a total of 25 Records actually set for this event on the day, this was the next highest number of records set at an event at the Adirondack Championships,
To view the current Records for the Adirondack Championships, click on “Records” from the navigation bar for the Liberty Tour, and then click on “Adirondack Championships”. For all of the Results from the 2011 Adirondack Championships, just click “Results” from the navigation bar for the Liberty Tour.