The Classic 400

     It was Memorial Day Weekend at Bethlehem High School on a beautiful warm sunny day, and the perfect backdrop to celebrate the Constitution. More than 200 years old, one might wonder what this country will look like when it is 400 years old, nearly twice its current age. Will the USA be the world […]

True Test of Patriotism

      It has been stated throughout time that adversity is the fertile ground from which Great Opportunities can grow, and Great Things accomplished. With that thought in mind, the Patriot’s Invitational faced its fair share of 2010 adversity. At the top of the list would be the lack of a contract agreement with Finish Right Timing, […]

Just Following the Flo!

“This Championship event had to look different than every other ‘Championship’ event” exclaimed Executive Producer, Anthony Mills. He said, “The Empire State Liberty Tour decided five (5) years ago to launch a series of Track & Field events that incorporated all age divisions (Youth, Scholastic, Open, & Masters). USA Track & Field (the National governing […]

Go East Young Men, Go East!

     You have heard it said, “Go West Young Man!” But for this Sunday, that call came for a new direction, “Go East Young Men, Go East!” And, to the USATF East Region Open & Club Championships these men went. From Right to Left (Pictured Above), Lee Prowell, Adam Harris, and Jeremy Bascom were the […]

Lightning Strikes At The Independence Invitational

   It has long been believed that Lightning never strikes the same place twice.  I shall submit to you that those who hold to such a belief did not attend the Independence Invitational on July 3rd at the Ichabod Crane High School Sports Complex.  It is certain that the first strike of Lightning was not […]

Whip-pet Good

  Long, Long Ago, In A Township Far, Far Away, lived a young girl that was not allowed to compete on the Track & Field team, because she wasn’t a boy, and there was not a Girl’s Track & Field Team. She was faster than all of the boys on the team, but will never […]

A President, A Pass, and A Promise

It has been known, throughout time that good speeches are those that are made with three (3) key points. I wonder if the same is true about remembering Great Performances at an Exciting Event? To change things around just a bit, I have decided to discuss the Pass before the President. It was an unexpected […]

Amending The Constitution

The Education Amendment of 1972, most popularly known as Title IX, stated the following:   Section 1681. Sex   (a) Prohibition against discrimination; exceptions.No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving […]

Speed Shatters Patriot’s Records

     For the first time in the five (5) year history of the Empire State Liberty Tour Track & Field Series, the Patriot’s Invitational was not hosted at Shenendehowa High School due to the complete reconstruction of a new eight (8) lane track, and an all new field events layout, which will be ready for […]

A NEW Empire State Championship

In 2009 a new State Championship will be born!  Since the Summer of 2005, the Empire State Liberty Tour Track & Field Series was the first series of its kind in all of New York State and the Northeast.  In addition, it is the first, and only, Track & Field Series to accommodate all Youth, […]

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