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Preview: New York City’s Gotham Cup – January 14, 2011

January 8, 2011

The New York City Gotham Cup is just a week away!

Date:  January 14, 2011, beginning at 12:30 pm

Location: The New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory (“The Armory Track & Field Center”, Tel. 212 923-2068), 216 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032.

Directions: Go here.

Parking:  “Street parking adjacent to the Armory is available and requires feeding a meter. Two good options are Riverside Drive just south of 165th Street or the parking lot at 165th Street and Fort Washington Avenue.”

Possible (untested) directions to the parking garage (Tel. 212.305.2718) : “The parking garage is located between 164th and 165th Streets & Fort Washington Avenue. On Fort Washington Avenue, cross the light at W. 165th Street, the parking facility is straight ahead on your Right.

Schedule of Events (unofficial): from DirectAthletics, here:

Field Events – Beginning at 12:30pm
Women’s Pole Vault, followed by Men Value (unseeded)
Men’s Vault (seeded)
Men’s Shot put (seeded), followed by
Men’s Shot put (unseeded)
Women’s Shot put (seeded), followed by
Women’s Shot put (unseeded), followed by
Weight Throws

Track Events – Beginning at 1:00pm
60 Hurdles – trials
Mile (unseeded)
60 meter – trials
400m – Final
500m – Final
800m (unseeded)
1000m – Final
Mile (seeded)
800m (seeded)
60 Hurdle Finals (top 16 from trials)
60 Dash Final (top 16 from trials)

Field Events – Following Dash
Men’s High Jump, Women’s  High Jump

Track Events – continuing from track events above
4×400 relay – Final
4×800 relay – Final
DMR (distance medley relay) – Final
Women’s 3000 – Final
Men’s 3000 – Final
Women’s 5000 – Final
Men’s 5000 – Final

Field Events – continuing from field events above
Beginning at 1:00pm
Men’s and Women’s Long Jump (seeded), followed by
Men’s and Women’s Long Jump (unseeded)

5:30pm???
Men’s and Women’s Triple Jump  (seeded), followed by
Men’s and Women’s Triple Jump  (unseeded)

Results from the 2010 Gotham Cup: Go here.

Tip:   While there, why not have a look at the on-site National Track & Field Hall of Fame?.  Hours: Mid November – Mid April): Tuesday-Sunday, 10AM to 5PM. Admission: $5.00.

Any other suggestions for attending the Gotham Cup?

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